Friday, August 15, 2008

Rejection

Posted by Mandy at 7:21 AM
Thankfully, this post isn't about my rejection (though it may be soon enough), but about the rejection emails I just had to send to five families that wanted Sadie.

I had NO idea I would get so flooded with emails from people desperately wanting to adopt this pooch. Within three days I had to email the rescue group leader I'm working with and beg her to please take Sadie off of all websites! It took me over a week to sort through numerous adoption applications to narrow it down to six. Finally, this morning, I decided who my #1 candidate would be. I had the great pleasure in letting them know that they had been chosen so now we can move forward. Directly following that, I wrote the sweetest rejection letters known to man. I'm keeping the unchosen families on waiting lists, by their request, in case the #1 family doesn't work out for some reason. I let them know how fantastic it is that they're seeking out rescue dogs and encouraged them to continue the hunt for a dog that is greatly in need of a home. To be honest, ANY of the final 6 would have been great homes for Sadie. It really is wonderful to be in contact with so many kind-hearted, genuinely good people.

The #1 family chosen is from Little Rock and they have three kids, youngest being 4yrs old. I'm assuming one parent stays at home full-time due to the fact that they said Sadie will not be left alone during the day. This helped my decision! Sadie needs a lot of attention and is not used to being alone. They seem really ready to learn and accept responsibility for a little fur ball that loves to romp and play and have her belly rubbed.

Once Sadie is placed, we will make a decision about seeking out another dog to foster. Stay tuned! More dog rescue coming in the future.

5 comments:

Ginger on Friday, 15 August, 2008 said...

I am so glad Sadie is getting a good home. If you need more dogs just let me know. We get plenty at the city dog pound.

Shelley on Friday, 15 August, 2008 said...

Glad you were able to find someone so fast. I am a member of Southern States Mastiff Fanciers, and there are ALWAYS abandoned mastiffs in need of homes, it's pitiful.

Mandy on Friday, 15 August, 2008 said...

Shelley, when we move and have even more land, we would love to get into the "large breed" rescues.

Ginger, I'm glad you mentinoed that! I need to shoot you an email and discuss how we can foster dogs from the pound. I'd LOVE to do that asap!!

Shelley on Saturday, 16 August, 2008 said...

Mastiffs are supposedly one of the most abandoned breeds, because people don't realize what they are getting into when they get one. The food costs are high, and the medicine costs are double, due to their weights. I can put you in touch with some people once you get to that point, if you are interested.

Ana on Sunday, 17 August, 2008 said...

How awesome that Sadie was placed so quickly! Sound like she will be in a loving environment.

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