As alluded to elsewhere, the times we’re living on have increased pet adoption to over 40% of what it used to be. Especially when it comes to dogs.
NYC (New York City) has become especially challenging to get an adopted pet. Some people are liking it to being more challenging than the act of being admitted to a competitive college. Now, that’s a pretty tall order if you ask me.
Case in point, whereas in the past NYCs dog pounds would see an average of 20 applicants a week, they’re now up to the hundreds. It’s now not unlikely to have half a hundred persons competing to get the same pooch.
Before, getting a rescue dog carried with it an aura of self-sacrificing love. Nowadays, it seems that these types of canines have become luxurious goods. One specific dog shelter, Korean k9 rescue, has felt the need to become pickier than Harvard due to their applicant number tripling since the start of COVID.
The conventional thinking was that there would always be more canines than people born in the world, who were willing to take them in. But partly due to spay & neuter popularization (looking at you, late Bob Barker of The Price is Right), the reality is now having too few born puppies for present demand.
This led to big cities like NYC (considered to be a ‘dog desert’), to partner with dog pounds in America’s southeast. That’s just to try, at the very minimum, dealing with sudden demand-supply uptick dynamics.
Some would-be dog adopters have become desperate enough to look at alternate options. But when looking into getting an official emotional support canine, it could become pretty prohibitive. This endeavor could end up costing north of 18 000. & still, keep on waiting upwards of two years.
That’s comparable, if not more, with adopting a human baby. But we’re just getting started.