Call or write the rescues and ask why they didn't choose you. Maybe it was
that the other families fit the dog better for some reason and not anything
to do with you.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Farm Collie Breed Conservancy and Restoration
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jessica Pelletier
> Sent: Saturday, January 20, 2007 7:12 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [FARMCOLLIE] I don't know what to do
> I feel as though I've hit a wall and I didn't know if anyone could
> help. My family has owned collie mixes from rescues since I was a baby.
> After we lost our last dog, Lucky, to lymphoma, we made the decision to
> adopt another dog from a rescue.
> Here's the problem: I've applied on 4 separate occasions for 4
> different collie mix puppies from different area rescues, given vet phone
> numbers as references and puppy proofed my home for any volunteer
> inspections. Each of these dogs has been adopted to other families and no
> one from any rescues has called my vet for references or inspected my
> We've never left any of our dogs alone for long periods of time or
> abused them; and they all get regular exercise and socialization with
> Am I doing something wrong? Has this process gotten more intense over
> the years? The last time we adopted was in 1992. If anyone has any
> suggestions, it would be really helpful.