My Home Inspection Is All Up To Doggie Chemistry!

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MarcoGidgetI recently decided to get another dog & instead of going through a breeder or pet store I decided to look into adopting a dog from a shelter. I figured that after several months  since my oldest yorkie Harley passed away my younger yorkie Megan could use a new companion.

I discovered the process for adopting a dog from a shelter is a lot like buying a house. I had to browse through the internet, save my favorites, fill out a preapproval before I can purchase, get a background check  where they contact  my vet, groomer. friends, & family. Now that I have been preapproved I am getting a home inpsection today.

 I think it is quite funny;who knew it was such a rigorous process. I feel like I'm  buying a house. A volunteer is coming over to make sure I have a pet friendly house and is bringing a furry companion to see how my dog interacts socially with her dog.

After cleaning & staging my house and leaving out all the pet stuff we normally hide when selling a house I'm ready and I  guess the fate of my closing will left to doggie chemistry. Here are 2 of the cute dogs I am considering adopting. Marcos was given up by his owner and Gidget is puppy mill survivor. Before  I started this process I had no idea just how many of these animals are available and the hardships they have endured in their short lives. Whatever the outcome today, these volunteers are to be commended  for the time, love and patience  they take out of their personal lives  to care for these dogs, nurture them back to health and provide foster homes for them until they find new families. I would highly recommend that anyone looking for a pet consider adopting a rescue dog.

                                            Looking Forward To A Successful Closing! 

Posted by

Joan Congilose, Broker/ Sales Associate

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Comments (6)

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Shelters have the best dogs, looking for a forever home.

Nov 25, 2011 02:21 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Enjoy the holiday season!

Kentlands Dahlias.  Photographs by Roy Kelley.  Canon PowerShot G11 Camera.

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Nov 26, 2011 11:23 PM
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Joan, you are a great person to do it..i did it with my Maine coon cat...I too had no idea of the vigorous screening process they put me through.  Rescue shelters are the best & I hope it goes smoothly for you!

Nov 27, 2011 05:19 AM
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

Hi Joan.

I do agree with Ginny's comment.

Have a great and productive week.

Nov 27, 2011 05:40 AM
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Joan, I'm Pres of the Board of our local shelter and, yes, we are very strict in our screening process. We want to get it right the first time and not have the trauma of a returned doggy. It's stressful on the dog and the parents. I like the way you compared it to buying a house--cool!

Nov 27, 2011 11:38 PM
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Good Luck and I hope you find the perfect mate.

Nov 27, 2011 11:38 PM