Hey guys. Has anyone been thinking of adopting a dog or cat?
I've always really looked down upon people for doing this, but I'm in a situation that needs to be changed. We have 5 animals in the house right now. 3 dogs and 2 cats. We need to adopt out one dog and both cats. As many of you know my wife is 6 months pregnant. Both my wife and I are allergic to both dogs and cats so there's a VERY big chance our baby will as well. We really don't want to scramble at the last moment if something doesn't work out. Our animals are also a lot to handle. We really do care for our animals but we've been saying for a while that we have too many and need to downsize our family. We care for our animals very much but the realization that we will have too much is hitting home. We'll make sure they are up to date on their shots and we have all the necessary items to take care of them that we'll also include.
Dexter: 9 years old. This guy is seriously the most loving cat I've ever had. He really just wants to be loved and I dont feel like we can do that with so many animals. He's a Siamese so he is very vocal. Siamese are generally known as the dogs of the cat family. He'll follow you around and really just wants to cuddle.
Charlie: 13 years old. I really couldn't ask for a better mannered cat. Recently he's become sort of territorial with our other cat (aggressive and pees on things the other cat has layed on). We're not sure why but we have a vet appointment on Friday to make sure its not something medical. He's probably best as an only cat. You'd never guess that he's 13. He really just likes to lay around and cuddle. He's pretty calm and is a very go with the flow animal. He is a large cat at around 16lbs but that just adds to his personality.
Jackson: 3 years old. We adopted him from the Animal Foundation a little over a year ago. Up to date with shots and everything. He's a very well behaved dog. He really loves his attention. He is a German mix (we dont know with what). He is pretty hyperactive and needs to be walked or played with almost daily. We got his as a running buddy for my wife, but he's just too much for us to handle right now. He was neutered as an adult dog so we did have an issue with marking in the house (which i believe has been resolved, but we do watch him pretty closely). He is crate trained during the day and sleeps in a soft kennel at night. He does do good with our other dogs but it did take a while for him to become accustomed to having them around. Now a days he mostly ignores them because he always goes for our attention first.
Again I wouldn't be doing something like this if it wasn't affecting our daily lives.
We will be asking for a relocation fee for these animals as I have a lot of items that will be going with each of these animals.