So I decided to finally write this for Cos â€™ Blogâ€¦. Iâ€™ll probably be ranting most of the time because thatâ€™s what I do, but sometimes itâ€™s funny or thought provokingâ€¦.
Some of you may have heard that Cos and I applied to adopt a dog from the Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue a couple months ago. I knew it would be a lengthy process because they have to schedule a home visit- get vet references-credit check (not really) to make sure we were qualified to adopt a type of dog we already have. Seriously, I think it might be easier to adopt a human child than the hoops this place made us jump through. Our vet reference had to be FAXED from the vetâ€™s number or they wouldnâ€™t accept it- thatâ€™s how nuts they are.
Going into it we knew that they had a fence requirement- we are only partially fenced in but we manage with the dog we haveâ€¦. BUT they had a fence exemption for the right situations.
Filled out the application â€“paid the application fee of $25- and waited to be contacted for the home visit- they also politely ask you not to contact them because they donâ€™t want to be annoyed- they will get to you when they can. Two weeks later the home visit volunteer who (now I can say) wasted an hour and a half of our time asking the same questions we already answered on the online application. Well, that was about a month agoâ€¦.
I finally got an email Tuesday from the â€œadoption coordinatorâ€ that A. Lost the Home Visit Report thatâ€™s why it took so long and B. We were denied because we â€couldnâ€™t not provide a safe and secure environment for a golden retrieverâ€â€¦â€¦.. EXCUSE ME?!?!?!?!
My response – While I understand you have a fencing requirement- we seem to be managing well with the GOLDEN RETRIEVER we currently have. Although from what you are indicating maybe I should surrender her to your organization so she is safe and secured. Â Please use my â€œapplication feeâ€ to buy a warm comfy bed, like I could have provided, for one of your HOMELESS dogsâ€¦.. Love Melissa
OK maybe Iâ€™m bitter because I feel like they called me a bad parent, but, I tend to live by the philosophy â€œIf itâ€™s meant to be, it will beâ€ so whateverâ€¦â€¦â€¦. THEIR LOSS!!!!