HELP!!! Adoption Issue...


HELP!!! Adoption Issue...

Postby Obby » Thu Mar 31, 2005 11:26 am

Hello, I just adopted a 6 week old APBT mix from the local rescue center. Or at least that's what I thought. After bringing the dog home, the shelter called and said that they gave us the wrong dog! :bully: . The problem is, the dog and my daughter are already very close. She and the rest of the family love the puppy.

My question is.... do I have to give up the puppy?


Postby melkissa » Thu Mar 31, 2005 11:31 am

At 6 weeks old that puppy should be with his momma and siblings..
Why would they adopt out a 6 week old???
How could they give you the wrong dog? I'm confused.
You go to the shelter.
Pick out a dog.
Meet with the dog, decide you want it.
Fill out appropriate paperwork, get approved, pay.
They bring out dog.
If it's not the dog you picked out, you would say "Hey, wrong dog pal." They would bring out the correct dog.
You go home and live happily ever after.
How could you get the wrong dog?
I don't understand what your saying, sorry. Give us more details and I'm sure we could help out more!
Welcome though! :)


Postby Obby » Thu Mar 31, 2005 11:39 am

Thanks for the quick response. Here's the details...

Both dogs are black with white marking under their bellys. Both are the same age 6 - 7 weeks old. Both dogs are also male.

We picked out the dog on Saturday, filled out all the paperwork, payed and everything. The shelter said that the dog needed to be fixed and I could pick him up on Wednesday (yesturday). With 4 days passing by, I really didn't remember exactly what the dog looked like. After all, they look so close!!! I did notice that this one was a little bigger. I even double checked with the shelter by asking, "this is the pit bull mix from the litter of 3 right? " they answered yes it is". I said, wow he sure grew fast and took him home.

Not sure what to do? I told the shelter i needed to sleep on it. :crybaby:


Postby Obby » Thu Mar 31, 2005 11:42 am

Oh yeah, the litter was 8 weeks old, not 6 - 7. Their mother was put down for eating/killing sheep :yucky: .

That is the puppies history, kinda sad :crybaby:


Postby melkissa » Thu Mar 31, 2005 11:54 am

Hmm.. I see what you mean now.
I'm not really sure about the legal guidelines, but I think you should keep him.
You're attached to him by now anyways.
I'm sure everyone else can give you much better advice, sorry!


Postby Obby » Thu Mar 31, 2005 1:05 pm

Too funny. I just got off the phone with the adoption center... the owners of the dog we orignially adopted love him and want to keep him too.

So all is good. The adoption agency just has to swap all the paperwork.


Bless the powers that be! :bowdown:


Postby Obby » Thu Mar 31, 2005 1:06 pm

Oh yeah, One last thing....

The dog we have is a Black Lab :roll: Looks like I'm going to have to find another forum.

This is a cool forum though, I'll try to stay in touch.




Postby Obby » Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:31 pm

All's well that ends well... For anyone that's curious, here's a pic of Lucky (not a bully like I was shooting for, but he's all mine).

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Postby Wednesday » Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:48 pm

Awww...he's a cutie!!! :inlove:

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Postby ShadowWolf » Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:25 pm

He's adorable. You don't have to leave -- we love other breeds too!

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Postby Noriko525 » Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:28 pm

ShadowWolf wrote:He's adorable. You don't have to leave -- we love other breeds too!

I agree!! You dont have to go!

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Postby Allie » Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:40 pm

Whatta cutie pie! Good luck with your new baby--- and you already have a fun story to tell about him. lol


Postby Obby » Fri Apr 08, 2005 10:25 am

Ok, I guess Lucky and I are the bastard children here. Think we'll stick around. I'm always doing things different anyways.

He seems to like Snickers.

I not sure what he wanted more here... the toy or my fingers.


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Postby saturn2 » Fri Apr 08, 2005 10:52 am

:welcome: Lucky is soooooooooo cute!


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Postby sahara311 » Fri Apr 08, 2005 11:54 am

AAAwww!!! I had a black lab b4 my Grampa stole her!!! (well the dog adopted my Grampa, really!) Lucky is adorable!!!!! Don't let him eat that snickers! lol

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