Monday, June 11, 2007

The Impossible Rescue

For the past month, we have been trying to adopt a dog. What we thought would be a quick and easy process and turned out to be very frustrating and disappointing.

In case you were wondering.....we did not get Buddy (from Carrie's post below). The owners never called us back. We don't consider ourselves too picky....we want a medium sized dog that is not a puppy and is somewhat well behaved.

We were hoping to adopt a Dachsund named "Brownie". His owner is a Chinese woman in Garden Grove who worked too much and no time for him. After two weeks of emails, phone calls, and cancelled meetings, she decided to give Brownie to a family member. We liked him and were sad when we didn't get him. Here's a picture of Brownie:

Later, we found another dog on the internet. His name was Buddy. He is a black dachsund, that is 3 years old, house trained, and a little overweight. (this Buddy is not to be confused with the original Buddy in a previous post). We called the animal rescue, spoke with the adoption coordinator many times, filled out the applications, our references were called, and we set up an appointment on Friday night to go to Pomona on Tuesday for the final interview and adoption. We received an email from them today telling us they gave Buddy to someone else! We were very angry and disapointed. Over the weekend we went out and bought a collar, leash, dog bowls, toys, crate, and special diet dog food.

Our serach continues for a dog.........we didn't think it would be this hard. We'll keep you posted.


Shannon and John said...

Keep trying. I think it is so great you are adopting. That is the way to go. We adopted our two dogs and they are the best.

Mikael said...

buddy is the classic name for a dog, although I am rooting for your latest Cheerio, or is it Cheetah, or Chubby... I can't believe I forgot. There have just been so many! I wish you 2 the best and I can't wait to see a family pic when you finally get a cute little nerd!

Sarah & Spencer (But Mostly Sarah) said...

How frustrating, Carrie! Grrrr. I have a dog named Buddy--you can have him if you are looking for a Buddy. Good luck finding a dog.

Carrie said...

The latest is (or was) Cracker. We may go get him next weekend if he is still available. The other front runner is Farley. He has already been adopted but the family hasn't come to pick him up yet. They have until Tuesday and then he is ours!

Julia Huntsman said...

I've been considering mini doxie, but have been having similar experience to yours. Where did you finally find Cracker? very cute dog.