I have been in contact with a Rescue/Breeding agency in Kearney and they seem like they have really great chins, still waiting to meet them. (Rivendell)
I am looking for any different options in case I don't find the right chin. Hopefully I will see some that melt my heart, but if by chance I want to have another option.
Does anyone know of someone looking to rehome a chin or of a RESCUE (strictly or mainly) in Nebraska (or anywhere near omaha i.e Kansas/Iowa/Missouri and such.
Also if anyone knows of or has heard of (or by lucky chance has used Rivendell could you tell me if they are a good place or not? Their site doesn't show much and I haven't been able to get too much out of the person I have been mailing from there.
People do re-home via Craig's List, just as they once did in the dinosaur era of newspaper classifieds. They usually charge a re-homing fee to discourage people scrounging for free animals, and may really care and screen potential takers to the best of their ability. At least these animals aren't taking up space in shelters and rescues. Technically they aren't supposed to SELL animals on CL, but I'm sure there are some amateur breeders doing that. Not a good idea, but hey, I got my little darlings from a hobby breeder 10 years ago. Some hobby breeders are very good, but next time I think I'd look for a rescue. I applaud you for looking into rescuing a chin or chins.
Yeah I have been /looking/ for a rescue, but I have been in contact with a breeder and am interested in two of his younger boys. I would love to use a rescue but for whatever reason the ones here either have REALLY old chins (one is 21 and the other is 19 they aproximate (yeesh)) Also my other roadblock is that alot of places only adopt out to state/county/city locals... The Kearney place I am talking to doesn't have any rescues at the moment
Oh, my! I wonder if the elderly chins were in rescue a long time. If not, how in the world could anyone give up such an old friend??? I do understand the part about rescues adopting to locals, as they tend to want to see the environment the animal will go to.
So, I guess it's a good thing your area doesn't have a lot of them in rescue. Adopting one from Craig's List might be about the same thing as rescuing. But if this is your first chin, you may do better to get one you know is young and healthy.
Post by charliebunny1 on Mar 20, 2011 13:51:57 GMT -5
i think one good thing about the rescue i volunteer at is that they will adopt to anywhere in the UK, because it is affiliated with RSPCA and under their name. we have shelters all over the country so one of the other shelters can do the home visits for people a long way away if they see an animal on our website that they are interested in, then they can come and see the animal and if they like it they can take it the same day as they have already had a home visit. means our animlas get seen by a wider range of people and more chance of adoption. its hard when shelters wont adopt to non locals as sometimes people who would make great owners don't get the chance. although i would say don't rush things, i know you really want one but the right animal will com into your life at the right time. just be patient
i've seen the Rivendell person on another chin forum i belong to, and from what i have read, their knowledge and advice is sound, and the photos of their chins look good. i'd keep them on your list of options for a new fur baby to love