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"You are NOT adopting my pet!"

Lucky Rescue
January 2nd, 2006, 02:04 PM
This is from a posting on Craigslist. I'm sure everyone here who rescues will find most of it VERY familiar!!
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To the people who message me with no information about themselves, or their experience with animals. You are only interested in how to get to my house, how big the animal is, and whether or not it's free. You are not adopting my pet.

To the people who aren't going to be home, but ask me if I can drop the animal off at your neighbor's house. You are not adopting my pet.

To the 14 year olds who want the cute cuddly kittens, or bunnies. Does your mother know you're scanning the adoption forum? Do you have a job to care for these animals? You are not adopting my pet.

To the people who inquire about the iguanas but who openly admit that they have no knowledge of how big they actually get. You are not adopting my pet.

To the people from Connecticut, Mass, etc, who message me and ask how far I am willing to drive... Well, I'm not. You are not adopting my pet.

To the people who ask if I know any numbers of breeders and if I could get them a nice discount. Hello? You are not adopting my pet.

To the people who ask if they can adopt puppies and kittens in pairs, so they can breed them when they get older...... You are no adopting my pet(s).

Once in a while I recieve a purebred cat, or very desirable breed of dog, or expensive species of snake that needs to be put up for adoption. These obviously get the MOST replies. Most replies consist of "I want it, e-mail me with pics." Um, no. But thanks for playing. You... are not adopting my pet.

Some e-mails contain "I'm interested in the animal for adoption. Please call me back today after 9, or tomorrow between 10 and 11, or again after 3." No, I'm not taking these orders from someone I don't know. If you REALLY want to adopt the said animal, then YOU will contact me when it's convenient for ME. Otherwise...... You, are not adopting my pet.

Alot of the e-mails consist of "Hello, we're 3 college girls sharing an apartment, and we want to adopt your kitty! We can offer lots of love!" That's very sweet of you girls, really, but what will you do when you graduate college and move on with your life? Where will the kitty end up? You are not adopting my pet.

And of course, only a few e-mails consist of, "Hello, we are a loving family of four living in a nice house with a fenced in yard. We have lots of experience with animals, and are looking for one more to add to our family." YES. YOU are adopting my pet.

Often times people surrender their animals to me because the animals are sick or injured, and the people don't have the time or the desire to care for them. Once I make sure the animals are doing well, I will put them up for adoption. The SAME people who GAVE me their animal want to adopt them back. Are you kidding? No. Just, no. YOU are not adopting my pet.

To the people who tell me that I'm selfish for charging a small adoption fee... SELFISH? If I were truly selfish, I would not be doing this in the first place, now would I? You are not adopting my pet.

To the people interested in small animals and reptiles. When I ask you which veterinarian you plan on using, and you tell me that only dogs and cats need a vet... WAKE UP. Exotics get sick TOO. You are not adopting my pet.

To the people who want to adopt an animal for a birthday or a Christmas present... That's sweet of you. While your intentions are good, absolutely NOT. When the recipient of this animal decides that they don't want it, what will you do then? You are not adopting my pet.

meb999
January 3rd, 2006, 08:17 PM
I love it!!!

Prin
January 3rd, 2006, 09:47 PM
Often times people surrender their animals to me because the animals are sick or injured, and the people don't have the time or the desire to care for them. Once I make sure the animals are doing well, I will put them up for adoption. The SAME people who GAVE me their animal want to adopt them back. Are you kidding? No. Just, no. YOU are not adopting my pet. This is the worst one. What a bunch of scumbags! People suck.

Lucky Rescue
January 4th, 2006, 10:34 AM
I just got an email from someone wanting to adopt Dolly, one of my foster kitties. She said:

"I want to adopt Dolly. She looks just like my other kitten who got run over in front of my house last month!"

Ummm...sorry, but YOU are not adopting my pet!:D

Toonces
January 4th, 2006, 04:40 PM
[QUOTE=Lucky Rescue]

"I want to adopt Dolly. She looks just like my other kitten who got run over in front of my house last month!"

Sheesh ppl never cease to disgust me:mad:

t.pettet
January 4th, 2006, 08:03 PM
This is my all time favorite one: Couple phone up wanting to adopt a specific dog in my foster care and when I asked them if they've owned any dogs previously he said Oh Yeah, the last one ran away over 3 months ago just like all the others, of course they were just mutts so we don't really care.

Lucky Rescue
January 4th, 2006, 10:37 PM
That's a good one t.pettet! Here's one of my favorites, that I am still shaking my head over:

A lady wants to adopt one of our kittens for her 10 month old husky to play with, since "he's too rough with our other dog!"

Don't think so.

momto2
January 30th, 2006, 08:03 AM
I just can't believe people sometimes! And we need a liscense to drive?