So the recent rescue is an adorable Shih Tzu/ Jack Russell mix. Yeah, she is fucking adorable.
I totally understand cute dogs. (I personally think Kipling is the cutest dog ever but I understand that I am in the minority there and am also bias.)
But I put her on my rescue page a few hours ago and I have people EVERYWHERE wanting to adopt her. Like 10 people who want her. And that is great! …..But…where are all these people for my other rescues. I totally understand that people have preferences, but there are lots of REALLY great mixes on my page that people dont even want to give a chance to.
I told one woman that wants to adopt Roxy that in the event I choice to go with someone else, there are three very cute and friendly Chihuahuas coming into my rescue in the next few weeks as well as several other rescues on my page needing homes.
To which she replied, “We have no interest in a Chihuahua. I got excited about that dog because my husband thought she was cute. Yes, I know there are other rescues, but we liked that dog.”
Sigh…I know that designer breeds are the most popular. And I have no problem with people having favorites. I just wish they wouldnt be so vocal about it. And I wish for every “cute” dog people have, they would have an “ugly”one. For example, my boss adopts old, elderly large mixes no one wants from shelters, but then she goes and adopts gorgeous long haired breeds from other shelters. So she get the pretty dog she wants and also saves a life.
Whatever, I am rambling. At least I am able to save these dogs lives at all. I just wish that all dogs were as desired as a designer dog.