Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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Sorry I was just in a mood this morning. I do realize how hard rescues work, the job that they do to save animals is wonderful. I was on the board for an SPCA and it was a "working" board...meaning we cleaned the kennels, gave shots, laundry etc...Our family has had 2 rescues and they were/are the best dogs. I have been searching for months, I really don't take this lightly at all. It means everything to me to be matched to the right dog. I found my Choc Lab Allie on Petfinder and it may sound weird but as soon as I saw her picture and read her description I knew she was ours! Goofy, I know. I know that the foster moms work really hard at finding the right match and writing a good, accurate description. After many emails and phone conversations we adopted Allie in May 2004. I also helped the organization with home studies in my area.
I guess Mika reminded me of one of our dogs that has passed. Mariuch was 14 years old when she passed, I sat in the vet's parking lot crying for 2 hours, just frozen. Mika's story is that she has been with a family that had moved a lot and Mika did not like it. We just bought our final home in February and I just thought that parallel was kind of neat.
I really did not mean to say anything bad about rescues, I'll try to notify a moderator to delete my comment, it was not my intention to hurt anyone.