A Good Reason Pet Adoptions Take So Long – Dunedin, FL Patch

Some say it is easier to adopt a child than it is to adopt a dog from a rescue. Now whether you believe this or not, I have to say, there is a good reason for it.

The rescue I volunteer with checks references, does a house check, and does home trials before anyone is allowed to officially adopt a dog. You may be asking why a rescue would go through all of that. Isn’t the point to get the dogs adopted into a home?

Well, that is partially true. Yes, the rescues want to get the dogs adopted, but they want the dogs adopted into a good home.

After reading an article a couple days ago, I became furious! I read an article about a woman in New Port Richey that saw a dachshund in her neighbor’s yard, whimpering with blood coming from its mouth. She ran over to help the dog, and the person in the house where the dog was came out with a broom. It appeared she had been beating the dog on the head with the broom until it bled. As the neighbor tried to save the little dog, the dog “owner” came after her with the broom, and dug her nails into the person’s back to try and get the dog.

This is only ONE story of many that is in our area alone. There are so many more about abuse and neglect. Things like this are the reasons that rescues are so careful to make placements.

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