And just when I came to grips with the fact that I am cuh-raaazy, I was presented with the fact that this whole dog adoption process is ridiculously involved. I have to fill out 20 minute applications, for every rescue I am considering finding a dog from. I have to get home inspections and approvals from all said rescues. I have to prove that I like to exercise, which I cannot even prove to myself and the rescues have to meet my kids to make sure they aren't spoiled brats who are gonna tug on the new dogs' ears. They tug on my ears, so I'm not sure what kind of guarantee they are looking for.
But I am ok with all of this, because I understand the importance of finding the right dog for the right family, especially when placing rescue dogs. I don't want to get the wrong dog, as much as they don't want me bringing the dog back after a several weeks.
What gets me though, is why don't they do these checks on people who want to become parents to KIDS?