Turning Down Adopters Can Be Hard...

@Pigglies (9340)
United States
May 28, 2007 12:46am CST
It seems like I should be used to turning people down by now. Generally, I don't have much of a problem with it. If someone just plain isn't a great home, I'm not afraid to tell them so. If someone would be an okay home, but I just don't quite think they meet my standards, I redirect them. If the particular animal just isn't right for them, I redirect them. Normally, I'm doing guinea pig adoptions. This can be a lot harder than it sounds, because most people don't really know how to properly care for guinea pigs. But currently, I'm adopting out some feral kittens. A really nice lady that had a lot of experience wanted to adopt one of the kittens. I was so sad to have to turn her down because of her dog, doggie door that could easily have been the escape route for the kitten, and her young child. It was so disappointing.
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• United States
1 Jun 07
Wow. That is sad. But you are looking out for the best interests of the animals and that is a wonderful thing. I would be concerned about the doggie door too.
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
5 Jun 07
Someone reminded me about the doggie doors that only let animals wearing a special collar through. That'd be kind of cool. Expensive though. Right now, we've got pending adoptions for all 4 of the kittens.
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• United States
6 Jun 07
That's wonderful! Yeah I've heard of those doggie doors too. But like you said they are expensive :)
• United States
31 May 07
While it may be difficult to turn people away, you should be proud of the high standards you set for these beloved animals. It is better to find them a great forever home then have them fall back into homelessness again. Keep up the good work
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
6 Jun 07
Thanks. That's what my hope is, that they won't be homeless ever again. Plus, as kittens they are getting a lot of inquires. But if they get returned and have to be adopted out again, it will be a lot harder.