ArchersMomma Posted October 13, 2008 Report Share Posted October 13, 2008 I have noted on here a propensity towards recommending that people obtain a rescue BC over a puppy. While I think that is highly commendable, I have some concerns that I wonder if you could help me address. Before we brought Archer home I did a lot of searching on rescue sites. I really wanted to give a loving home to a dog that badly needed it. However, without exception, none of them would go near us because our son is only 6 years old. It didn't matter that we had already had a boder collie in the past who was already 5 years old when Liam was born. There seemed to be NO exception to that rule. I understand that there are a lot of border collie's that end up in rescue or shelters and it was very frustrating that I couldn't even get past this rule to ask to be considered. Of course I completely understand in most circumstances the desire to avoid families with small children when adopting a rescue out....but should it really be so "strict"? Is there not room for the exceptional family who may just be able to handle both the child AND the dog? I'm not saying that we are that family, but I'm certain there are families out there who could give great homes to these dogs. I hope this doesn't come across as being overly critical because that is def. not my intention...I really am curious. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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