Since the declared pandemic began, there’s been heightened tensions between the ever-increasing expected adoption standards of animal shelter workers, & accordingly frustrated would-be adopters. But where does that leave the would-be pets?
Some think it’s for the better to raise standards. That most people looking to adopt a pooch, better not do it. This is coming from a bioethicist. & that even while having this added professional insight, ended up having canines who were always on edge against each other.
It’s further stated that is not so much scaring away those that don’t have the ‘right’ criteria. Rather, it’s making sure that the process of applying is complete enough in order to adequately conscientize interested humans on the potential challenges to arise during lifelong dog caregiving.
The point is to seek in driving away from the process of what it’s being seen now as a status symbol, feeding unhealthy self-absorption & behavioral paranoia. A lot of this is being blamed on Instagram. By taking the ‘dogginess’ aspect away, they’ve become accessorizing options; toy sidekicks.
But for some animal rescue operations, management is now seeing things getting back to their pre-pandemic ‘normal’. In the midst of its height, these dog pounds were experiencing a 200% application spike. Now they seem to start to see a ‘puppy boom cooling’.
Thus some rescue operation volunteers have become less requirements-bound, & more ‘sales-y’. bound to jump on any pet reaction towards the would-be adopters, & encouraging that display as a sign. Using used-car dealership tactics such as, without wanting to pressure it looks like it’s ready for you.
Some of these could be as mundane as dog-humping a complete stranger. But not wanting to admit to this being part of social-instinctual reactions, it’s instead chalked up to an ‘immediate connection’.
Come & join us next time as we finish this up..