Used to be that humans would be the criticizing ones about picking a dog for adoption. Now, the tables have turned.
From our first series installment, we’ve learned how the covid pandemic has pushed animal adoption rates to such heights, that shelters have turned finicky on the adoption process. But there’s always one that figures out how to ‘wise up’ under such circumstances.
As part of her dog adoption approach, a woman peppered with applications the adoption agencies in the area. Sixty applications, to be exact. & this was a professional with a graduate degree, not some deadbeat, wannabe adoptee.
It still didn’t work. Rejected all the same.
It took writing as if she was going to apply for a position, including well-known community contacts in it, to get the proverbial ‘foot in the door’ to get a pooch. Pretty close to what was shared earlier about how nowadays, due to higher exclusivities, pet adoption may feel like applying to an ivy league college.
Another woman, having been used to being around dogs throughout her life, now during covid found her living isolated. She cranked out applications, sometimes staying ‘till the wee hours of the morning. She finally got to meet a part-Chihuahua.
The meeting felt like it went well. But nope. Also rejected. It’s enough to make one more easily accept conspiracy theories, what with the pandemic & all. What were these interviewers really looking for? It’s enough to make one go cuckoo.
Now that there are more people paying attention to shelters, thus catering to the ones that run them, it makes one wonder if the newfound notoriety is giving these people a ‘power trip’. Why does asking for who’s the one to keep the dog in the event of a couple split, have to do with the present adoption try?
Let’s address that & more on the next one..