Is there an age where we are too old to be allowed to adopt a dog? Well as crazy as this sounds A Wisconsin based rescue group seem to think so, they denied the application of a 70-year-old woman because of her age!
Mary is a real dog lover, she is 70 years old and from Illinois. About three years after her beloved hubby passed away she turned to Fluffy Dog Rescue to adopt dog, both she and the doggie needed companions…
She said: – “I planned to get a young dog so that it will fly with me and be able to go under my seat and go wherever I go.”
There was a 1-year-old Yorkie mix breed dog she had seen, she had really set her heart on it, and it was being fostered near to her. The rescue group cited her age as the reason they denied her application.
Fluffy rescue emailed this response to her: – “…(we think that) a philosophy of ‘adoption for life’ …there are other dogs that may be more suitable for you. In your case, it would be a dog aged three or older.”
“I think they made a very poor judgment, in the fact they don’t know me.”
Mary was quite upset by this, unsurprisingly, so her daughter emailed the rescue group for more information and was told that…
“…the rescue has a mission to place dogs in lifelong homes and that they ..have established a formula for our older applicants to do our best to accomplish this. With that said, your mother fits into a category of only being able to adopt a dog that is three years or older.”
Mary said: “I just feel like I’m a good loving person and I could give a lot of love to a little dog, any dog.”
What will be next? Will you have to complete a full medical to assess your life expectancy, maybe even screen people for potential diseases? Where do we draw the line?
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