Saturday, September 5, 2009

The Search Ends

We adopted a dog today! Well, kind of...we did adopt her but then we were told we couldn't take her home today. We had been told she was spayed but when they went to get her after we did all the paperwork, they realized they had made a mistake.

To make a long story short, they had mixed up our dog and another dog (our dog was supposed to have been spayed this morning, but they grabbed the wrong dog by mistake, so they spayed the wrong dog by mistake). I guess that's what happens when you put 2 black and white chihuahua mixes without collars in the same room.

The reason our dog was going to get spayed before she had even found an owner is that they think she may be pregnant. They'll find out definitely tomorrow when they do the surgery. Which means, if she is they will somehow terminate the puppies. I didn't ask how pregnant they thought she might be.

While this is a horrible situation, before anyone starts screaming about the animal shelter killing dogs, it's really the fault of the people who dropped her off (she was an owner surrender).

I believe there is a special circle of Hell waiting for people who dont' fix their animals. My father's a veterinarian and I grew up working in Humane Societies and it would floor people to realize truly how many unwanted animals there are. This is a problem that can be fixed so easily and don't tell me you don't have money to do it. There are plenty of programs that offer free and low-cost neuters.

The total price for adopting our dog, including vaccinations, micro-chipping and spay? $69. That's right and yet, people keep going out to rotten pet stores to buy dogs. Amazing.

This is the closest pic I could find on the web that looks like our dog.

And her new name? Maude. Yes, Maude.

The hubs didn't want a new dog after we put Poppy to sleep 2 months ago, so I had to give him something and he wanted to be able to say, "And then there's Maude" when the dog came into the room.

So, for anyone who didn't grow up during the 70's (including me) here's a link to what I'm talking about.


  1. I'm so happy you found a dog to adopt. Can't wait to meet her!


  2. Hahahaha.... No idea what that video is. The lady looks vaguely familiar. Tell Leo I said that he's really revealing his age with all of this.

    I'm sure you can't wait to get your new puppy. :) Was it hard to choose?


  3. Kristen: I can't wait to bring her to book club! (Although, first I have to make sure she's good around other dogs). And you were right about the SPCA--those dogs had private suites with sofas. Crazy.

    Danielle-You were the inspiration that I did a blog! and that lady is Bea Arthur from the Golden Girls! Leo is crazy......How's the little lady?

  4. Good for you, adopting! And Maude is an excellent name :-) Love the video-touch ;-) Have a great weekend!

  5. Ahhh, I once had a dog named Maude. Thank you so much for promoting shelter adoptions. I'm loyal rescue adopter and would like to put a hex on every puppy mill and retail pet seller. You are going to have much fun!

    Thanks for visiting prattle.

  6. Wow, another Maude! Small world =)