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08-26-2013, 11:18 AM #1
Any experience with shelters and long distance adoption
Most shelters prefers to adopt dogs and other animals to homes in their local area. Does anyone have any experince in trying to adopt a dog from further away.Do as I say. Not as I do.
08-26-2013, 01:44 PM #2
Up here in Canada, a lot of local shelters have starting working with shelters in other cities to help get as many animals adopted as possible. If you want a animal from a shelter in another city, they can have the animal brought to your local shelter for you to adopt.
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08-26-2013, 02:00 PM #3
Where I live, various organizations that foster dogs/cats will bring the animals to local Petco's/Petsmarts to show the public...you can interact with the animals, walk them around the store, etc...that's where we got our Ginny, she came from a town 1 1/2 hours drive from our home...you get to have a 2 week probationary period , once you are approved for adoption, to take the animal home and see if they will be a good pet for your circumstance...these are foster, no kill programs that are seperate from animals shelters or the Humane Society
08-26-2013, 02:17 PM #4
I have found that many US shelters and rescues are very protective/possessive of their animals. I tried for quite a while prior to adopting our older dogs locally...and then again 4 years later when we got the 2nd larger dog (which was 4 years ago again),
Several places said 'no'. Finally one said yes...but they wanted the entire family...with existing pets...to drive down for a meet and greet to see if we'd all get along.... I was willing to go myself...and maybe take hubby...but I wasn't loading up 3 kids, 2 dogs and 2 cats to cross the border - a 10-12 hour road trip - one way. So they refused us...saying we weren't willing to comply with their regulations.
I had similar issues in Canada too...but with birds...
But locally? I had no problems adopting either Celeste or Job...in fact it was surprisingly easy.
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08-26-2013, 02:24 PM #5
I have seen a lot of breed specific shelters when it comes to Great Danes. But I am not sure if they are easier or harder to work with.
Expexting you to bring your pets seems like an extreme condition, and an unresponsible thing to do as a pet owner. I would be more likley to turn someone down who actually did it. but thats just me and my 2cDo as I say. Not as I do.
08-26-2013, 02:55 PM #6
When I was looking for a puppy to adopt, the shelters in my area gave me the information needed to contact the shelters of other cities. Maybe the shelters in your area would be able to help you with contact information for neighboring countries.
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08-26-2013, 02:04 PM #7
I am looking for a male Grand Dane. I could allways buy one and import it but with so many looking for new homes i would prefer to adopt.Do as I say. Not as I do.