Adoption Issues

/Tag: Adoption Issues

Shelter adopted out my service animal.

I'm a musician (touring artist) and had my service animal staying with my mother for a bit as I was traveling. She lost the dog, when the shelter received the dog, they adopted it in three days. My every attempt to locate my dog has been thwarted and denied by the shelter even though they didn't go through proper protocol. The dog is microchipped and registered as a service animal in my name. Is there anything I can do?

By |2020-12-01T17:13:30+00:00December 1st, 2020|

Can dog shelter force me to neuter my dog?

I adopted my dog in August 2019. I tried to get him fixed but because of Covid, the appointment was canceled. I since then decided to mate him with a friend's dog. Can they take the dog away if I signed a document that I had to neuter him?

By |2020-12-01T17:04:41+00:00November 13th, 2020|

Adopting a Bengal kitten off Craigslist.

I found someone on Craigslist with Bengal kittens they are looking to rehome. We live in Denver CO. I'm just making sure it's not illegal to pay this person money in exchange for a Bengal kitten. I know some states have strict rules about adopting pets.

By |2020-12-01T18:00:13+00:00November 4th, 2020|

Surrender of dog

We adopted a great Pyrenees and he has anxiety issues and aggression towards our smaller dogs and cat. We would like to fix this behavior but cannot work with our local rescue organization to do so because of the adoption contract.

By |2018-06-25T10:13:22+00:00June 7th, 2018|

Adopted sick dog

My mom and I adopted this wonderful dog not that long ago from a shelter. The day we brought her home we noticed she was urinating non-stop. We took her to the vet and the vet prescribed her an antibiotic. A few days later the urine didn't stop so we called the vet again.

By |2018-06-22T15:16:41+00:00June 5th, 2018|

Kitten passed after purchased from pet store

I bought a kitten at a pet store in early April. The kitten soon after the purchase displayed symptoms of an upper respiratory infection. I spent the rest of this month treating my kitten with antibiotics and she even stayed at the hospital for 2 days.

By |2018-06-29T12:26:38+00:00May 2nd, 2018|

Negligent Rescue Organization

My husband and I adopted a 2 y/o lab/shepherd mix on 4/6/18. The dog was initially living in Texas then transported to Virginia in February 2018; the same rescue organization has branches in TX and VA, and they both coordinated his care. I had asked before adopting him if he had any significant health issues other than being overweight and was told no. We took him to the vet the day we got him and found out he was heart worm positive and has been since at least since December 2016, as he tested positive for it in June 2017 and it takes six months for the test to come up positive.

By |2018-05-21T17:01:55+00:00April 15th, 2018|