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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-06-2008, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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very disappointing...a tiny rant

it was maybe 2 weeks or so ago that i sent an email to hri about my application to adopt.
i asked if i should have heard something from the foster home by now.

i was polite, not demanding or negative in any way.
it was a simple question referring to process.

i was told that i would hear back in a day.

well, 2 weeks later and i'm still waiting for some sort of response.

not trying to bad mouth anyone...but i have given up on the idea of working with these folks.

i will likely move on to the canadian hav rescue.

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Joe,
Being out of country could have some bearing on it too. I'm not sure.....but I'm so sorry this didn't work out for you. I know you would given this guy a fabulous home...

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Joe, I am a state contact for HRI here in California. Typically, an applicant won't hear from the foster home unless they are being considered to adopt. A state contact may or may not respond to all applications they receive. When an application is submitted it is routed by the state the applicant lives in, since you don't live in the US I wonder if they received it or not.

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it was maybe 2 weeks or so ago that i sent an email to hri about my application to adopt.
i asked if i should have heard something from the foster home by now.

i was polite, not demanding or negative in any way.
it was a simple question referring to process.

i was told that i would hear back in a day.

well, 2 weeks later and i'm still waiting for some sort of response.

not trying to bad mouth anyone...but i have given up on the idea of working with these folks.

i will likely move on to the canadian hav rescue.

joe
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Oh Joe, I am so sorry to hear this. Do not feel bad about contacting Canadian rescue, your heart is in the right place and you will give the right boy/girl a perfect home.

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Joe, I'm sorry you haven't heard back from HRI. I can totally understand you being frustrated and needing to vent, I would be too! I can understand them not considering you because you are in Canada but they could at least have the decency to e-mail you and let you know that when they said they would.


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Lina:

I think Joe has been in contact with someone from HRI. And as Kathy stated he would not hear from a foster home but from the state contact of the area.

And I am sure that being in Canada and wanting to adopt from the US has some bearing on the situation-since he does not live in the US the process of getting his application to the State Contact may not have happened.

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Joe, sorry to read about your frustration. If I remember it correctly, someone from HRI had contacted you to let you know they DID indeed receive your application. And I think you kept asking on a regular bases about 'your case'. If they think Canada is not really doable for them, they maybe could have told you that a lot earlier? But I don't know how these things work. Hope you'll find the perfect match soon.

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my application was received and that was confirmed by email.
i have had several email 'conversations' regarding the process of adoption with an hri representative.
up until now it had been fine.
this last email i sent to them was answered with an email saying they would check with the foster home and get back to me 'tomorrow'.
that last part never happened. that is the source of my disappointment.

i can understand not being acceptable because of distance (tho i did say that i would pay for air shipping) but it would be nice to know if that is the case.

maybe this post is not appropriate in the first place but i did want to vent abit and this seemed the best place for that.

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I understand Joe about needing to vent. I wouldn't give up though, sometimes, especially in rescue, things don't happen the way we would prefer. Please remember too, these are all volunteers that also have a lot on their plates at times. I am sure you will hear from someone soon. Thank you for caring.
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Awww Joe, I know how anxious you are for a playmate for Mugsy. I know that the right dog is out there for you...don't give up. But being patient is for the birds....


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