Originally Posted by In the Kitchen
Stir Blue I wondered that myself if she should take care of other things too, in the way of her family. I love dogs too but that would be too big a responsibility for me. She often takes dogs to Petsmart on weekends to see if the dogs will be adopted. Whenever I go there on weekends, I walk way around where they are as I start thinking if I could just have another one. With dogs you don't have to wait 9 months they are your immediately. I only wish she would have luck in having them adopted soon.
I work with an organization who cares for abandoned pets. The best help in placing a pet is the classifieds in your local newspaper. Next is the bulletin board at the vet. And many people are also going on the Internet looking for pets in their area.
Never put in an ad "free to a good home" or "needs a yard" or "good with children". These are complete turn offs. People are looking for a pet not an environment. An example of a good pet ad:
Free: Spot is a male 15lb terrier mix. He is brownish with terrier markings. Spot is nine years old and is potty trained. Contact 555-5555.
Free: Spottie is a female 75lb lab mix. She is black and is 27" tall. Spottie is seven years old and current on her shots. Contact 555-5555.
The people who respond to ads are generally good decent people. People start responding to these ads about 4-5 days after they are posted. Run the ad for about two weeks.