Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Escondido, CA
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I am so glad I found this thread. We lost our beloved rescue golden last fall and we have been through the wringer tying to adopt another golden. Since our last time getting a dog from a golden rescue we have had a couple kids. Now no one wants to deal with us, not even consider it. We don't want a dog that is unsafe with kids (been down that road with another dog from another rescue), but surely there are SOME goldens needing homes that would be fine with kids, right?
We finally found a group that said they'll work with us and they did a home check. The volunteers told us, right in front of our children, that we were approved and we could start inquiring about the dogs they have available (not that any of them, save one very old senior, were approved for children). The next day I got a call with a list of things that we had to change about our house to get approved. Heartbreaking. We did do what they asked, but we're still waiting for the approval. I wrote an email to check how things were going and to inquire about a younger dog on their list, but got a very terse reply reiminding me that we were not approved so we should not be asking about dogs. :-(
This has been utterly heartbreaking for all of us. I have sung the praises of golden rescues for over a decade, and I'm left feeling dejected. Adopting Rocky was one of the best things we ever did. He was the furry heart of our family.
After reading here, I gathered the names of all of the good breeders you all have recommended within about five hours of here and wrote every one of them an email telling them a little about our family and that we are looking for leads on any adults or older puppies who needs home. The very next day I heard from someone nearby who had a possibility for us. We're going to see her today. Hopefully our family will be complete again.
I know there are good rescues out there, I know I do. It's too bad that so many families are being kept from rescuing.
Happy to be loving on our Easy (CH Annecys Summits 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover) , the best gift ever.
Missing the greatest rescue golden ever (for us). RIP Rocky Dog.