Join Date: May 2014
Location: Cochrane, Alberta, Canada
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We have stores in our area that do this, the difference is the dogs are not there all the time. They have facilities to house the dogs, but they are only used on the weekends when the rescue societies bring the dogs in for the weekend and they have weekly, weekend adoptathons. People in our area are aware this is how it works and they can go every weekend, meet the animals and talk with the foster parents. The animals usually are not adopted on the spot, they set things up with the rescue facility to do trial stays and the people interested in adopting fill out forms that can be studied by the rescue group to help match people with the right dog. My daughter adopted her dog this way and it has been a wonderful match. I don't know if the pet stores get a cut or not. They really are not involved with the animals at all, other than giving them an area to house the animals. It might be a good will thing, or they may get a small rental space fee. I really don't know.