Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Adoption Daze

Update 9/11/09: I found out from the adoption coordinator that what happened was that Dubby got beat up by another puppy. His bare skin is too sensitive to sharp puppy teeth! So the coordinators have issued special instructions to the on-site counselors--and I reiterate these instrux every morning at dropoff--that Dubby cannot play with rough puppies. And he MUST have sunscreen reapplied every day!

Dubby came home from the adoption site today with a bunch of scrapes on his face and a gash on his leg. My sister picked him up like this, but failed to get the scoop.

He's also sunburned. I drop him off every morning covered in sunscreen, and every day he comes back a little more red. I can tell the staff isn't applying sunscreen, even though I make that request every morning. I even left a tube of sunscreen there earlier in the week, to make it easy for them.

I feel so bad for Dubby. He shrieks something awful when I drop him off every morning. And he passes out from exhaustion every day on the ride home. And now this.

He's not having a fun time or a good experience, sitting there in his pen. I wish someone would adopt him already!

I'm not having much fun either; the adoption site is a 40 min drive away. I have to drive there twice a day--once to drop off (11 am), once to pick up (7 pm). I'm exhausted from all the driving. I don't know how people deal with such a commute on a regular basis; I've been known to turn down temp jobs if they take longer than 20 minutes for me to get to.

Blogging is taking a back seat this week as I struggle with two freelance jobs, an assortment of extracurricular commitments, the foster puppy, and of course, daily life. I shouldn't even be writing this post right now!

14 comments:

Kembree said...

if you get times update with some pics of the little guy..I'm sorry he gets sunburned...thats not fair..

Janet, Gus, & Gracie said...

Doesn't sound like a good place for the little guy. Stress like that doesn't help the demodex mange, either!! Sunburned?? Somebody's failing that pup.

Kristina said...

Poor little thing. I wish I were able to adopt him. Id make sure they know of your concerns when you drop him off again.

Martine said...

we hope the little pup gets his daily sunscreen and gets adopted ASAP

Rinalia said...

Do you have to take him? It just seems to make more sense NOT to stress him. Healthwise, it just isn't good and is going to exacerbate his condition and create behavioral woes.

Aren't there other ways to find potential homes? Or can you foster him until he is almost healed and then try the adoption stuff?

Good thoughts your way.

Raising Addie said...

Poor Dubby!

Have you tried leaving his little shirt on when you drop him off? That would at least help protect most of him from the sun AND he is adorable it in!

We agree maybe he doesn't have to go every time so he is not so stressed. They could always show pictures of him to potential adopters and then set an appointment if someone is interested.

Hope things get better there for that sweet little guy!

Chasing my tale...
Addie, Lucie, and Hailey

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Poor Dubby! It sounds like they're not all that attentive at this adoption place.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

BTW, you are very dedicated to be making that drive every day. I've also quit jobs because of the commute time so I know how you feel.

PBOforlife said...

I'm so impressed with your dedication. This group sounds like they need to get it together. If we didn't live in Oregon, I'd come adopt him. Poor little guy.

Kembree said...

Yes, I agree, I left that off..thank you for taking care of this little guy and your time!!

daisydog said...

Hmmm. These people need to take care of that puppy! Maybe he needs to heal more before he goes again. You are an Angel to care for him. Poor little thing. If I thought I could handle another dog right now I would come and get him! I hate communting too. Mine is only 20 minutes usually unless ther is traffic. I asume he is only going on the weekend? Anyhow take care, we miss you when you don't blog but soo understand :) ((hugs)) to all of you

An English Shepherd said...

Sorry to read this paws crossed he gets a home soon

Wizz :-)

Woodrow, Luna, MJ Campanella said...

hope he gets a home very soon - sorry you are going through this

Thanx for all the support during Woodrow illness it is greatly appreciated

Deb - Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

Luda's Mummy said...

It would break my heart to leave that poor little guy at the adoption center and pick him up injured and sunburned. These are rescue people you are dealing with?