Does the pet adoption story really matter? The reality is we feel that our human lives don’t have enough room for ourselves, much less room to take on the responsibility of caring for a homeless animal that could be a gremlin under that pleading, “please-take-me-home” look.
It only has to happen once; a kitten that just needs a place to stay for a day or two, a dog that just shows up on your porch claiming your space as his new home. Either instance results in weeks of denial. You already love and have bonded, but when the right family comes along you will be happy to have helped.