Turning Down Adopters Can Be Hard...
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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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