So I signed up for Havanese Rescue last summer, and I know that they completed the background check and also called my references. I was advised that they would conduct a home visit, which was fine with me. So, I recieved a call the week of Thanksgiving for a visit the saturday after thanksgiving for a home visit. I actually had travel plans so that was not a good week. I never heard back from them nor was it rescheduled. I reached out to them again and I recieved a call on Saturday, February 19 for a visit on that day. This would have been fine, except my cousin died the day before and I was not in a good emotional place to have anyone visit me. In fact, I believe I may have been in tears when she called. In anycase, I got the sense that the lady was not that inclined towards visiting my apartment based on where I live, which is the Bronx, based on a comment I heard as she hung up the phone. In addition, she seemed somewhat insensitive when I told her I had a death in the family.
I have not heard back from them and I am very disapointed in my experience. I am an Ivy Grad but chose to live in the Bronx because it affords me the opportunity to save so I can buy a house. Which I am doing this summer..
I got the sense that I was being judged.
Its funny because I have the intention and desire to help the breed and I am an advocate of rescue groups such as this but I guess my experience leaves a lot to be desired.
I hafound a great breeder and maybe along the way I will find another rescue group that supports the breed that way. Given that I began the process last summer, its seems like a long time to wait to be vetted.