WANTED: In need of a companion dog
Dog must be hyperallergenic my fiance is allergic, prefer young
adult, recently retired due to health problems, needed to keep my
from going bananas.
That showed up on my local Freecycle today. I worry that the person couldn't afford to keep a dog if they are looking for a free dog instead of rescuing one and paying those fees. I know there a lot of rescue groups around here and some are for dog breeds that are hypoallergenic and the adoption fees at the groups I've looked at are not very high. It also seems unlikely that a person is looking to give away a young adult, hypoallergenic dog.
I don't know.. money isn't the only thing that could keep someone from being able to adopt from a rescue. I'm sure the different rescues have different rules, but a friend of mine was unable to adopt from a big one here in my town because she and her boyfriend lived together. They said it wasn't a stable home environment. For the dog.
We have a rescue group that won't let you adopt a dog within a set timeframe if you returned a dog to the shelter. So if your dog couldn't handle the new baby and you took it to a shelter to give it a chance at a new happy home without children, you were automatically ineligible for taking a dog home. Because you're obviously not going to care for it and give it a loving home, I mean you returned the last one, right?
We were told we'd be ineligible for a local rescue because I found a stray, took it in for the weekend, and came to drop it off that Monday. I took it to the vet first and paid for shots, but since I "abandoned my dog" I won't be able to adopt a dog from them in the future.
That's okay, there are tons of other rescues, and we ended up "trading" the stray for The Dumb Dog at another no-kill shelter which was out of room
(We weren't averse to getting a second dog, but the stray was going to be twice the size of The Smart Dog when she finally got some food in her, and The Smart Dog absolutely did not like her. He tolerates The Dumb Dog pretty well - tried to assert dominance for a while, but eventually learned she had no idea what he was going on about and just gave up