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You will also notice that some animals have “Foster” listed next to their names. These animals are up for adoption, however, they reside in a home with an LHS volunteer instead of at the shelter. If you are interested in meeting any of these animals, please send an email to the foster parent’s address which is included in the dog or cat’s page. If one is not listed, then please send an email to to be put in touch with the LHS adoption counselors.
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Groups like these have high standards for who gets to adopt. Applicants are sometimes subjected to an interrogation . After receiving this hostile treatment, several would-be pet owners told me, they got offended and gave up. Others push on, (“As a dog ages, it often becomes incontinent and arthritic. How do you intend to handle your dog's age-related problems?”), supplying personal and veterinary references, and submitting to home inspections. Even after going through that ordeal, you can be told that you are unworthy for pet ownership, for reasons often left mysterious. At this point, many frustrated animal lovers can commit an act they’d previously thought abhorrent: They buy a dog, cat, bird, or guinea pig from a pet store or breeder. I know because that’s what happened to me.“If you haven’t yet experienced that remarkable power of the human-animal bond, American Humane encourages you to consider adopting a dog and finding out just how life-changing it can be,” says Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane. “With so many dogs in shelters all across our country available for adoption — and many of them never finding a safe, loving, forever home — adopting a dog will make you a hero, too.”Many adoption agreements also have a provision mandating that if things don’t work out with the pet, you must return it to the group rather than find it another home. Let’s call this the . The comedian adopted a Brussels Griffon named Iggy that just couldn’t get along with her cats. DeGeneres gave it to her hairdresser, who has two daughters, then aged 11 and 12, and Iggy basked in the love fest. Then someone from the group called to check in with DeGeneres on how Iggy was doing. She told them about the new arrangement. Not only was DeGeneres in breach of contract, the group didn’t want Iggy living with any children under age 14. They confiscated the dog.Breed specific organizations are a great place to look if you have your heart set on adopting a specific type of dog. These organizations are usually composed of foster networks as well, but will be able to offer lots of information about the breed and breed-specific care. As with any animal rescue or shelter organization, asking where their dogs came from or if they have surrender criteria is a good way to weed out any potential behavior issues. Some animal rescues and shelters don’t accept dogs with behavior or medical issues because they don’t have the resources to properly council adopters and/or treat the dogs. However, some rescue groups will go to great lengths to save these dogs, and as a result may end up with problem pups that have nowhere else to go.