I’ve been so used to getting up in the morning and going for a walk, with a dog, and seeing the same people all the time that it is nearly driving me crazy. On one hand I kind of like not having the responsibility but on the other I really miss it.
So I went on-line to petfinder.com and started to look at some dogs. What dog do I want to get? After living through twelve years of canine crappus stupendous — oh we loved him though so don’t get me wrong — but he had issues. REAL, Serious, Lose your Insurance type issues, it took me a little bit of calm relaxed breathing to make a few phone calls about some dogs.
“Hi, I’m inquiring after Milo…has she been adopted yet?”
Sorry, Milo went home this morning.
“Hi, I saw your listing on petfinder and want to know if Jenny is still available for adoption.”
You’re not supposed to call. Sorry you’ve been disqualified.
“Hi, I saw your listing on petfinder and I’m inquiring about the black lab you have….oh…she’s not available? No…I was just interested in her…sorry. Okay…bye”
Dear XOXO Pet Rescue,
Here is my application. I would like to meet your dog Trixie.
—click here to send email application. Click
We’re sorry, Trixie went home today. We have plenty of other dogs available.
“Hi, I’m inquiring after the yellow lab id:02102010…yes, I’ll hold.”
Nope, she was adopted yesterday.
By email: Dear sir, I saw your ad about your chocolate lab, has it been adopted yet?
“Hi, I’m inquiring after Sissy, the black lab, is she available?”
Why YES she is came the answer over the phone!
“Really? Wow..so cool…you have no idea, what? Oh…she’s been shown? But still available? So what’s her deal? Oh, High Strung? Ok, well these dogs need a job, I can see that she would be a little bit high strung… till 4pm? Oh. Alright.”
Call if you want to come in.
I pick up the phone after work today and the women on the other end says “your application to Wright-Way Rescue has been accepted! Just let us know which dog you are interested in and we’ll have them available! Hope to see you soon!”
“Okay…I’m still looking…okay…yes, I’ll check the website…thanks!” I respond. Finally.
My cynical side begins to wonder if this whole dog rescue thing is a scam. They lure you in with photos of these really cute pets and do the switch aroo on you, just want your money, that kind of thing.
I have decided that either I’m going to spend $2,000 for a pure bred or $75 at the pound. No in between. No rescues. I’ll give Wright-Way a shot but if they start in on serious cash and formal agreements I’m just not going to do it. How can I? This has been my saga. I had no idea finding a perfect pet was going to be so involved.
I’ve nearly had it.
Instead of me doing all this leg work with over 250,000 homeless dogs out there I’m going to post a ‘Free Home to Perfect Dog’ listing instead. And start taking interviews.