Thursday, December 16, 2010


Seriously depressing, I can't get over it. Why isn't anyone getting adopted? I have had so many people back out of adoptions this week. I had a family take home a dog for 1/2 hour. Their dog wanted to play and plays a little rough so the JRT was nervous and they brought him right back. I honestly think that is the fast return EVER! I know it is just because the dogs weren't introduced properly. I have met their other dog, he is just a big goof who has no clue how big he is.

Then I have the WONDERFUL family that I am so excited about who wants the Irish Setter and they backed out today. THEN I have a nice family who was interested in one of the JRTs. They backed out last night and then um... that might be it.

THEN I am getting so many emails from people wanting to get rid of their dog. 9 year old dog who is blind, 2 year old male because well they are having a baby... I told the women people have dogs and babies everyday, it isn't a reason to get rid of your dog. 6 year old female and 3 year old male because the owner moved into an apt. Or my favorite a 100 pound Pit Bull with separation anxiety so bad that the dog will eat through dry wall to get out and has. OMG! Are you kidding me???

Email request after email request of people begging for help for this shelter or that shelter. Knowing that tomorrow is D day for so many dogs and there isn't a darn thing I can do about it. Tonight I will lay my head on my pillow to go to sleep knowing full well my inability to help has caused tonight to be the last night for so many dogs.

Why is it I feel guilty about dogs I have never ever met dieing but their owners don't??


Allison at Novice Life said...

I feel your pain Amy. Every night I tuck my horses in, and watch my dogs nestle in at the end of my bed, I cannot help but hear my heart cry out for those without shelter, love and a warm place to sleep. :(

Trooper Thorn said...

So sad. Must be the time of year.

Katie H. said...

The reason you care about those dogs dying and their owners don't, Amy, is because you have a heart. Dog rescuers can feel a compassion in which others cannot. We have the ability to see a dog, not as just a creature, but as a soul. And that is what sets us apart from the rest.

LilliGirl said...

Hang in there. We are all in the same spot this time of year.

9258 Photo said...

I have those 2 JRT pups I told you about a month ago. The app that you sent me I contacted the woman and she changed her mind about getting one. And then I had another woman apply for one and I tried to contact her 3 times and have heard nothing back. So why did she bother even applying. I told her they are puppies and they can be a pest to older dogs (which they have an older dog). Just pointing out the obvious. Who'd think that 2 - 4 month old female JRT pups would be hard to adopt out (well maybe the fact that they are known cat killers at 4 months have scared a few people off).

OliviagraceBoutique said... are so sweet and I feel bad..I feel so bad everytime I see an animal on the side of the road, and I dont pick it up..I have rescued lots of animals..And its so very sad that people just cannot take the time to take care of their animals..So what if you are having a baby? The dog will get used to it and so will the baby..Ughh..people make me angry too..Keep your head up, you are doing a fabulous job...xo

Kada said...

Sometimes we have to focus on the dogs we can help and have helped, because if we focus on the ones we cannot help, we'll get so depressed, we'll want to get out of rescue altogether.
We all have feelings of guilt and depression over the dogs we can't help. It's a very sad reality that we simply can't rescue all of them.
Please give yourself credit for the kind heart you have; for all the time, money, energy and love you've invested in dogs. For the ones you can't help, send them you love, bless them and release them. Sometimes, that's all we can do. God bless you.