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Old 08-18-2008, 12:03 AM
 
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I do have one sweet dog, and did offer many times to adopt-not to
foster a dog. I also was getting a puppy pending on this. I had a dog 14 years old who did die as I did hold her. Anyway, rescue, and I did think
great, well I had no luck, just go fill out, and repeat. Therefore, there cry for help? Anyone else dealt with this? I wonder, if I could say give money for a dog, or this is, a no, since they get paid to adopt out? And I do see PayPal with money is the choice plan?
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Old 08-18-2008, 12:14 AM
 
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I'm sorry but this is not really clear about what you are asking.
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Old 08-18-2008, 05:15 AM
 
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Old 08-18-2008, 06:39 AM
 
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como? what? ...I have no clue what you wrote. ???
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Deep in the Heart of Texas
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I do have one sweet dog, and did offer many times to adopt-not to
foster a dog. I also was getting a puppy pending on this. I had a dog 14 years old who did die as I did hold her. Anyway, rescue, and I did think
great, well I had no luck, just go fill out, and repeat. Therefore, there cry for help? Anyone else dealt with this? I wonder, if I could say give money for a dog, or this is, a no, since they get paid to adopt out? And I do see PayPal with money is the choice plan?
I'm not sure if I understand your questions but let me paraphrase and then respond. (Apologies if I misunderstood):

You wanted to adopt a dog from a rescue and kept filling out applications and never got a dog, and now you wonder why all of the encouragement to get a dog from a rescue and not a breeder, if you applied and were ignored.
Most people want a young, trained dog, so if you applied for a particular, popular dog, maybe there were others who applied before you. Many rescues are particular about their adoptive homes (I won't debate the merits of this) and perhaps your situation does not meet their guidelines. You should ask why you were turned down/ignored.
You wonder whether paying for a dog from a rescue is right, since they get paid for placing dogs. And you wonder why PayPal is the method of payment recommended by most.
Most rescues are non-profit and they spend more money on caring for the dogs than they receive in donations, so they charge an adoption fee. If the rescue you are working with is a registered 501(c)(3) ask to see their form 990 so you can find out how they spend their money.

PayPal is safe and reliable for all concerned. Checks bounce. Cash leaves no record.
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Old 08-18-2008, 03:40 PM
 
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I think I also have a sense of what she is saying. A lot of times I will read information about animals "desperate" for a home. Then when you step up to help you have to fill out a vast application. I've been on both sides of this - in my 20s nobody wanted to deal with me - I just had a condo and worked long hours. Now I volunteer for the rescues and do home visits and fostering. Usually they get it right, but not always ...
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Old 08-19-2008, 06:36 PM
 
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sorry, for the messed up post- all i did want to convey-say:
Is I lost a dog at age 14, and have a dog, who would enjoy a friend-beside me.
I did see the O show rescue, and did say why not? I did fill out the forms, etc.,
maybe 3 times same info. Then I after one year, did decide to go to a breeder.
I did get a call, for dog, was told the fee, and was to have a home visit? I did wait, gave up my place with the breeder. Then no word, no home visit? I am retired, home, and felt when they are crying for help, to foster, bills to pay, why not get a home visit? They want a person home,
most people need to work, they sometimes want a dog who is social, have one. I guess I was at the end of my ropes, why I have gone back to the old way. Go to the breed club, and start anew. Anyway, rescue is not for me. What also was not right, I got a call, called back, and visit was to be. Then
on the site I never even got a call the dog was gone. Or even an email. The paypay bit was for helping them with bills for dogs. Which I was ready to do.
by check. Oh, my application was read, and ok. Why I gave up. I only did apply to the Bichon rescue in the state I did live. I did offer to take a dog older which was age 6, or the puppy who did need a social dog? I also offer to take a dog who was 7.

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Old 08-19-2008, 07:00 PM
 
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I'm not sure if I understand your questions but let me paraphrase and then respond. (Apologies if I misunderstood):

You wanted to adopt a dog from a rescue and kept filling out applications and never got a dog, and now you wonder why all of the encouragement to get a dog from a rescue and not a breeder, if you applied and were ignored.
Most people want a young, trained dog, so if you applied for a particular, popular dog, maybe there were others who applied before you. Many rescues are particular about their adoptive homes (I won't debate the merits of this) and perhaps your situation does not meet their guidelines. You should ask why you were turned down/ignored.
You wonder whether paying for a dog from a rescue is right, since they get paid for placing dogs. And you wonder why PayPal is the method of payment recommended by most.
Most rescues are non-profit and they spend more money on caring for the dogs than they receive in donations, so they charge an adoption fee. If the rescue you are working with is a registered 501(c)(3) ask to see their form 990 so you can find out how they spend their money.

PayPal is safe and reliable for all concerned. Checks bounce. Cash leaves no record.
All I am saying is: if they do need money-why am I not allowed to send them a check? If it does not clear, which it will, I pay the fee! Then I have the a check I did donate. I just wanted to give free! money, by check No, I did decide to go to a breeder, and send them a check, since I got told for 1 year home visit etc., I just was giving the check for 75.00 which I had to do paypal. Anyway here they had a pet telethon so I did the same with matching from verizon, where i did work.so it works the same but better. They match my gift for a no kill shelter. It works the same to help. thank you for understanding! anyway I did get 2 times my gift for a dog

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Old 08-19-2008, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Deep in the Heart of Texas
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Well, maggiekate, it's too bad the rescue didn't call you back. It's hard to find people like you who will take an older dog. It's not okay to tell you they want to do a home visit and then not follow through. I'm sorry that happened to you.

I think one reason Paypal may be preferred to checks is that checks require labor inasmuch as someone needs to review each one, endorse it, fill out a deposit slip and put the money in the bank. Paypal does that stuff automatically, no labor involved. Most rescues don't have enough volunteers and those that they do have need to work with placing the dogs, not doing paperwork.

That's my feeling, anyway.
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Old 08-20-2008, 07:38 PM
 
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My rescue takes checks but not paypal. I assume we wouldn't want cash since the money is given is given to the foster family who then sends it along. I'm really into shelters these days. Last April I saw an old dog on a search website [I won't name it, but the big one] and drove 50 miles to pick up a terrified, beat up old dog in a rural shelter - which was just a trailer - a kill shelter in a poor county that can't even vet check the dogs. She is old (double digits) and has a bad back, but she is the most loving dog in the world. Rescuing her had to be one of the best things I ever ever ever did and there are plenty more just like her .
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