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        11-18-2012, 10:42 PM
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    But that's the thing, they did give you a chance. It's unfortunate that you couldn't make it to the appointment they originally had available, but from the rescue's perspective it's 'first come, first served'. Rescues are over loaded now a days, and they can't take a chance and risk losing the other potential because you backed out. I think it's perfectly fine to be 'upset' but there's no reason to be upset with the rescue.
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        11-18-2012, 10:45 PM
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    Originally Posted by alexischristina    
    But that's the thing, they did give you a chance. It's unfortunate that you couldn't make it to the appointment they originally had available, but from the rescue's perspective it's 'first come, first served'. Rescues are over loaded now a days, and they can't take a chance and risk losing the other potential because you backed out. I think it's perfectly fine to be 'upset' but there's no reason to be upset with the rescue.
    Agreed - as someone who has been in the rescue sector (currently on hiatus), I can tell you that as hurtful and frustrating as it is to be on your side of it, it is equally as frustrating to be on the other side of it when you DO hold an animal for someone, passing up a home/placement in the process, and then have the one you were holding that animal for fall through for one reason or another so that at the end of the day you have NO home for that animal.
         
        11-18-2012, 11:43 PM
      #23
    Showing
    Years ago I'd called our vet about my wanting a female, shorthair cat, not a kitten. He'd had one come in the morning before as a stray. Turns out she'd been spayed. He hesitated than said I could have her. He should have held her 3 days in case the owners called but on the other hand I was offering her a home which meant he didn't run the risk of being stuck with her.
         
        11-19-2012, 12:01 AM
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    Weanling
    I agree with the OP. If the vet tech is someone they work with regularly (and II bet it is) they should've told her it was spoken for but if it fell through she could have it. And on the same note, if you keep in contact with them about Sophie maybe her "trial" won't work out.
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        11-19-2012, 11:03 AM
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    I know everyones thinking "Suck it up" but I understand.
    I too have found a dog that I feel a strong connection with even though I've never met it, and they get sent to a different home.
    You get mad because they told YOU that they would show YOU the dog, and then send it to someone else. And you feel like this dog is the PERFECT dog, and you feel such a connection. Then its gone.
    People, stop being rude. If this has never happened to you, I suggest you keep those "Suck It Ups" to yourself because you've never had that happen! Its HARD! If it has happened, and you got over it quickly, you probably didn't feel a connection. It's as simple as that. Please be nice to this girl. It feels like loosing a pet you already had.
         
        11-19-2012, 11:10 AM
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    I know everyones thinking "Suck it up" but I understand.
    I too have found a dog that I feel a strong connection with even though I've never met it, and they get sent to a different home.
    You get mad because they told YOU that they would show YOU the dog, and then send it to someone else. And you feel like this dog is the PERFECT dog, and you feel such a connection. Then its gone.
    People, stop being rude. If this has never happened to you, I suggest you keep those "Suck It Ups" to yourself because you've never had that happen! Its HARD! If it has happened, and you got over it quickly, you probably didn't feel a connection. It's as simple as that. Please be nice to this girl. It feels like loosing a pet you already had.
    Look, no one was rude, that's just how rescues work. You didn't put down any money on the dog, it's not your's. Do you know how meny times I've driven dogs hours away for some one that put in an aplication on not only dogs, but horses, and then they don't show up, or they meet the dog, and they don't think it's the dog for them.

    I'm sorry, but you can't have some magic connection with a dog you never met. You might like it a lot, but there is no garuntee that it's the dog "you always dreamed of."

    Untill you work in rescue, you will never understand what actualy goes into it.
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        11-19-2012, 11:31 AM
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    Trained
    I work in an animal shelter. An application does not make the animal yours. Unless you put a hold on the animal or pay for it, it is not yours, and it goes home with whoever is approved and does these things first. I'm sorry you're disappointed, but I don't think the rescue did anything wrong, and I wouldn't go around bashing a place that is helping and finding homes for animals.
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        11-19-2012, 12:17 PM
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    Originally Posted by Barrelracer00    
    I know everyones thinking "Suck it up" but I understand.
    I too have found a dog that I feel a strong connection with even though I've never met it, and they get sent to a different home.
    You get mad because they told YOU that they would show YOU the dog, and then send it to someone else. And you feel like this dog is the PERFECT dog, and you feel such a connection. Then its gone.
    People, stop being rude. If this has never happened to you, I suggest you keep those "Suck It Ups" to yourself because you've never had that happen! Its HARD! If it has happened, and you got over it quickly, you probably didn't feel a connection. It's as simple as that. Please be nice to this girl. It feels like loosing a pet you already had.
    Oh, for crying out loud - no one was mean, no one was rude and no one told her to suck it up. What DID happen was several people who happen to have perspective from the other side of this equation gave very valid reasons for why the process played out the way it did. Just because it wasn't a pat on the head and blind agreement with the OP does not mean it was invalid input or rude. Why you feel the need to come in and be offended on the OP's behalf is beyond me.
         
        11-19-2012, 12:46 PM
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    IMO, rescues should be "find the best home for the dog" and not "first come, first served." I'm not saying rescues should pass on good homes in case a better one comes along, but if there are multiple people interested at the same time, the dog should go to the one the rescue feels would be the best fit.

    When we got our GSD, Luna, there were around 20 people interested in four puppies. I tried to adopt her early, even offering to pay over the phone. The shelter refused, saying if I didn't show up to get her, she'd be out of a home.

    I ended up being second in line on the designated adoption day and got the puppy I wanted. I watched the website in the years that followed and two of the dogs ended up back at the shelter as adults. I don't know the fate of the other pup.

    Had the shelter taken those 20 applicants and chosen the most suitable, perhaps the outcome would've been different.
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        11-19-2012, 01:16 PM
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    Showing
    Just for the record: I'm not saying I would have been a better home for Sophie than the tech who adopted her. I just would have appreciated the chance to see if I was the right home for her. Even our over-crowded humane society will hold a dog for 48 hours if you set up an appointment to do a meet-and-greet with your current dog (I know because I was looking at a JRT for my boyfriend's birthday, but had to set up a meet-and-greet with my dog...we couldn't get in with my dog until two days after I first expressed interest in the JRT, so they put a hold on him until I could bring in my dog, even thought they had other people interested in him and I didn't put any money down...it ended up not working because he tried to attack my dog).

    Not trying to bad mouth the rescue, either. Just upset with the way this was handled...especially in light of things that have happened with them since.
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