My application was processed in less than 24 hours and within minutes of providing photos of my indoor and outdoor spaces, Connie sent an email saying I could be Charlie's dad. To me it matters that they want to see the home you can provide for one of these special animals.
I met Chris at the agreed on time and place and met Charlie. The hand off was smooth and in less than 30 minutes Charlie and I (and my other puppy who came along to meet Charlie) were on our way back to Santa Fe. This dog is an angel and every day I'm grateful that I acted as quickly as I did. I'm having to step up my game just to deserve these guys.
I am very disappointed in the dog I adopted. She will never make a good pet because of her breeding past and undisclosed medical problems. I would suggest using a local rescue instead of this one. Connie and Chris have overextended themselves and are not caring for the dogs as they should.
After my correspondces with a member of this organization on potentially adopting from this organization I feel I can no longer support them in any way! I offer a great home and lifestyle and from reading the puppies bio it would seem to be a perfect fit. However they seem to have no interest in adopting to anyone under the age of 80 regardless on what would be the best for the individual dog. Below I have specific examples of what would need to change but here is some of my experience After filling out an application for a dog living in another state I was told "they are in Colorado not Arizona. Sorry." I am more then willing to travel for the right fit and would never ask to have a dog shipped. The org's name is 'Breeder Release Adoption' I obviously know where the dog comes from and have read up on what problems can come with it. I do not need a lecture before the conversation has really even begun. Even after explaining my complete history including working at a rescue and at a veterinary office I was told I likely did not have enough experience. It seems to me that they are focused on getting the dogs from the breeders, (A NOBLE CAUSE!) but feel afterwards they truely think they are the only ones that can properly care for them. After these discusions I asked more specific questions about the dog I was interested in (because they bio is non-specific) and got a less then cordial reply repeating the bio and saying I did not match up. ( How does a 26 year old professional in the animal care field not qualify for a "social puppy who loves everybody!"). They need to have some customer service if they which to increase adoptions to save more of these precious lives let alone to open the door for educating the general public about this issue. I was told "all we have to go on is your application", well no, lady, you don't because we are communicating through email now arent we. I cannot express how much the represtative worked to try to belittle and talk down to me and therefore my disrespect and dissapointment with this group. For the record I did ask her to get me in touch with someone who knew the dog I was asking about because she had not even met him! which she refused to do and then continue to tell me that some of these dogs are aggressive and could possibly kill my dog like they did one of hers. Well that my friend is exactly why due dilligence is important and I would of course have the dogs meet prior to adoption and would never leave dogs who do not know each other alone when not supervised.
We believed this particular dog needed a yard to play in and not to sit all day in an office while you worked. I'm so sorry you are so scornful. It is obvious, and I'm sure it was evident at the time as well.