Geez, I should not have looked. First off, my rescue boy is nearly the exact same age....and I know the lady I got him from had at least one other black male. It just makes me wonder. And, Cleveland is close to me........but, I have three dogs already.
I don't think he will be there for very long......poodles are hard to come by through a rescue in this area and are very sought after.
I e-mailed the Adoptions Supervisor this is what the reply was:
"Bentley is a neutered, healthy male standard poodle that came to us originally because his family did not have enough time for him. He is a very high energy, outgoing dog that would need to go to a home with dog experience. Although he is very friendly and social, he lacks basic knowledge of commands. It will be best if his next adopter took him to obedience classes and taught him proper manners."
sorry it has taken me some time to reply but we went to see/visit bentley yesterday,( saturday). he was still at the a.p.l. ???? i could not figure out why ?
we went into a large meet & greet room and they brought bentley in. WOW is he beautiful! smart black standard, we played / worked with him for an hour plus, he is a typical puppy, full of energy and wants to please. my husband is great with dogs too. long story short; i was not a good match for him !!!! i have 2 spinone who are 11 + years & eddy and she only would adopt him to us if i brought the WHOLE FAMILY TO THE A.P.L. TO MEET BENTLEY. now i know rules are rules. i would never not follow the rules. that is why i had to just leave. i just can not take my elderly two down there, just is not going to happen. so i e-mailed the apl with this reply:
"thank you for letting me meet / play with bentley; i am sorry i did not meet your criteria for a successful adoption. best wishes, june"
i can not even put into words how i feel leaving him there. i was told he had been adopted out twice and returned and it is to hard and not fair to him not to be placed in the "right home". thanks for letting me vent; you guys are great!
How frustrating! I've talked to shelters that have the same "must bring in all other pets to meet" rule. I personally find it to be an absolutely crazy rule! I have two indoor-only cats and there is no way I would bring them to a shelter and expose them to all those germs! Not too mention, the cats would be terrified, so meeting another animal wouldn't go well.
You might mention your concerns about your senior pets. I did have a shelter offer to bring the dog for a home visit instead. It's worth asking at least!
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Seems like their current screening method isn't too successful if the pup has been returned twice already.
I can just imagine pulling into their parking lot with my trailer and leading the cowponies into their lobby. "You said you wanted to introduce the rest of the family." Girl cowpony would probably behave. Boy cowpony would play with anything he could get his lips on and would knock everything off the counters.
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