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Can you give me examples of open ended pet adoption questions?

I am working to become an adoption counselor with a local no-kill animal shelter. What are some innocuous yet revealing questions that may have worked for you in a similar type of situation? [more inside]
posted by Bistle on Jul 29, 2014 - 16 answers

I'm the jerk who adopted cats and now cannot keep them..suggestions?

I adopted two stray kittens just under a year ago. I am mildly allergic and planned to keep them temporarily, but grew quite attached. I am constantly on the road for work take them around from hotel to hotel with me, which is not ideal. On top of that, my permanent living situation is changing and I will be living with someone with severe cat allergies. I need to find a home for these two as soon as possible. I have exhausted my possible friends and family options. I really would like them to be able to stay together, as they are quite good buddies. I don't like the idea of giving them to a shelter, though I am beginning to see it may be the only option here. If it's useful, I am going back and fourth between Scranton, PA and Pittsburgh, PA right now, in case anyone has suggestions that are location specific. Does anyone have advice about facilities or other ways that I might try to find them a home? Tobias and Tzipora and I thank you.
posted by sb3 on Sep 21, 2013 - 17 answers

Mail order wedding?

Is adopting a dog sight-unseen foolish? [more inside]
posted by InkaLomax on Jan 28, 2013 - 30 answers

Chihuahua Puppy Guides?

In the wake of a recent hoarding incident in Pennsylvania a local shelter has a large number of chihuahuas who will soon be needing permanent homes. I have previous experience dogsitting a family member's chihuahua for long periods of time so I know how to take care of adults, but some puppies are also available for adoption and I think that might be a rewarding experience. Everyone in the household has experience with dogs, but we have not raised a puppy. I was wondering if you could link me to the best guides for what to expect and how to raise a puppy, and specifically for the unique challenges of a chihuahua puppy. [more inside]
posted by furiousxgeorge on Jul 22, 2012 - 4 answers

Houston cat adoption filter: Can you help us find a home for Joe?

How can we find a good home in Houston for an adult cat who needs to be an "only" cat? [more inside]
posted by timeo danaos on May 31, 2012 - 9 answers

Adopting an animal when depressed

I'm looking to adopt my first dog. I have some general ideas down. Medium size, medium activity, short coat. I have space for it and all the time in the world for it as I'm home 24/7. What I need to know are people's experiences with mental illness and owning a pet. [more inside]
posted by kanata on Oct 28, 2011 - 36 answers

How to get a kitten to be our dog's best friend?

Tips for a successful dog and kitten union? [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Jul 7, 2011 - 12 answers

Wailing and gnashing of teeth

Cat adoption filter: should we take in a young feral who seems to have adopted us, or should we find a different kitten to bring into our home? Complicating details inside. Bit of a novella, apologies in advance for the length. [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Jul 6, 2011 - 56 answers

How to make a pet rehoming decision?

I'm afraid I may have to find a new home for my dog, and I'm really brokenhearted about it. How can I best make this decision? [more inside]
posted by katy song on May 13, 2011 - 21 answers

am i supposed to wear black for a year?

How soon is too soon to adopt another kitty after the death of the first one? [more inside]
posted by apostrophe on Feb 26, 2011 - 34 answers

I guess I shouldn't be surprised that adultcatadoption.ca is unregistered.

How can I find a new home for an adult cat in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by 256 on Jan 10, 2011 - 19 answers

Can I exchange my cats?

I don't love my cats. Can I humanely surrender them and find a better match? [more inside]
posted by Jay Levitt on Dec 28, 2010 - 44 answers

Tough decisions regarding my dog

I adopted a dog a few years ago and now I'm considering the possibility of giving her up. I feel awful about it and I'm not sure what to do. Good reason for doing it: starting med school. Not sure if it's a good or bad reason: Boyfriend hates her. Really long, but if you can handle it, I'd love some insight. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2010 - 54 answers

Names for Black Dogs? Let's give them a leg-up in the adoption process.

I need great, imaginative, appealing names for black dogs! A friend operates a rescue organization for dogs and cats, and mentioned how hard it is to find homes for black dogs (see Black Dog Syndrome)... and since I was already helping her come up with names, I thought I'd come up with a special list of Black Dog names that are perhaps evocative of personality types, and that might inspire interest so that potential adopters will maybe find their curiosity/sense of whimsy piqued and stop to at least read a description on the website, instead of just passing by any photo of a black dog. Some specific considerations inside... [more inside]
posted by taz on Oct 29, 2009 - 66 answers

This Is My Dog, Reginald McPimplewagon

I now own an untitled cat. Inspire me with ridiculous pet names you've encountered. [more inside]
posted by spamguy on Nov 10, 2008 - 172 answers

i can haz kitteh tiem now?

As a first-time pet owner-to-be, what should I know about adopting a cat? [more inside]
posted by spamguy on Nov 3, 2008 - 51 answers

Housebreaking an Adopted Dog

Does house training a young dog work the same as house training a puppy? [more inside]
posted by Sabine3283 on Apr 13, 2008 - 11 answers

How to find a new home for two cute kitties.

Two cats need a new home in or around NYC. Shelters not an option. Please help! [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen on Jan 4, 2007 - 16 answers

Could our older dog become better when our younger dog is adopted out?

Can giving up a younger (dominant) dog help to mellow out our older (skittish, clingy) dog? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket on Oct 28, 2005 - 8 answers

Where Kitty, Kitty?

How to search for a new home for a pet? We moved from a condo to a house 24 months ago that we have been renovating and will BE renovating for the next seven years or so. Our really awesome cat hates it... [more inside]
posted by jeanmari on Aug 8, 2005 - 16 answers

Peeing Dog

My roommate and I adopted a dog about two weeks ago. He's a submissive/excited urinator. When I get home from school, if I so much as look at him, there's pee everywhere. Same thing with scolding--he does something bad, I'm all "no, that was bad," and he's all "okay, have some of my urine!"

I've been told that the best way to deal with this is just to wait, but if there's something to expedite the process, I'm all ears. (More about our training methods inside.) [more inside]
posted by billybunny on Jun 7, 2004 - 11 answers

Found a kitten!

What to do about a foundling kitten... [more inside] [more inside]
posted by oflinkey on Jan 15, 2004 - 32 answers

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