Dh and I along with the kids decided that we really, really would like to have dog to be a part of our family. Growing up, dh and I both always had dogs. Since my mom moved away and the family dog went with her, I miss him terribly.
So, we began by exposing our kids to as many different dogs possible. Big dogs, little dogs, calm dogs, hyper dogs… you get it. Well, they love all dogs.
We began our quest for our newest family member by looking at local rescue agencies. We really want to rescue a dog. Well, none of the rescue agencies that we could find will adopt a dog to a family with children under the age of 8.
So we went to the Humane Society yesterday with all of the kids. They showed us the dog area and we spent over an hour there. We found three that we liked and that liked us. So, dh and I went back tonight after discussing it. We only had the baby with us. We asked about two of the dogs, having decided that the third was too small for our rambuctious group.
Without even really answering our questions, they looked at the baby and told us, “We don’t adopt to people that have kids under the age of 5. Sorry. Try coming back in a few years.”
It made me so mad. :mad: First of all, why did they even let us look yesterday with our kids if they knew they wouldn’t adopt to us anyway. So many dogs don’t get homes. I hate to think that a dog may die because it wasn’t adopted, when they wouldn’t even give it a chance at a home because you have kids.
I am so heartbroken. I have looked and looked, but cannot find a dog for our family. I’ve checked the paper and stuff too, but mostly that is all puppies that cost a fortune. First of all,we can’t afford $600+ for a dog. Second, we know a puppy won’t be best for us. We need a dog that is at least housebroken and has some training.
Sorry for the rant, but I am just so disheartened.