Well,I am quite upset now.
I am upset with these small non-shelter based rescue groups who foster their dogs in private homes and then want me to fill out a lengthy application complete with personal references, an interview and a $200 nonrefundable adoption fee.
This is getting ridiculous.
I just want a little dog.
I am not upset with the lady who came out this weekend with the dog.
She was a very nice woman and really loved the dog.
I could not have taken the dog from her even if I had wanted it.
She loved the dog and the obviously loved her.
This morning, I found another dachshund on another website in a small town about 70 miles from here.
I e-mailed the group and called the number on the web site thinking I would get an answering machine.
Well, I didn't get a machine, I got this woman's home.
First of all, she sounded half asleep.
I could hear dogs barking in the background.
She said yes, the dachshund was still available, she was right there in the house. And she said she would e-mail me an application to adopt the dog.
AND she said she had 9 dogs NINE DOGS there at her house and she thought she would have time to e-mail me the application BEFORE SHE LEFT FOR WORK!
Now I am sorry but this is totally CRAZY.
This woman has 9 dogs IN HER HOUSE and she is leaving for work.......
and I am supposed to fill out a 2 page application with personal references, a veterinary reference agree to an interview and give her a $200 NONREFUNDABLE adoption fee AND sign a contract saying that if I ever gave the dog away, I would have to agree to return the dog to their rescue group.
THAT IS NUTS>>>I'm trying to get ONE LITTLE DOG.
This woman has NINE dogs in her house and she is LEAVING FOR WORK and I have to prove to her that I would be a good dog owner?????
WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE??????????
Needless to say I am NOT going to pursue this little dog although if i could drive down there and steal it just to get it out of that environment, I would.