Tuesday, December 30, 2008

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My last post was all about getting a dog, D and I were so excited to take K to the pound to see if we could find a puppy. Well, the pound on base is now closed and we were told to go off base, to a place called Tierheim.

They were closed by the time we made it there yesterday, so we returned today, ready to check out some puppies! We were told by the Vet Clinic on base that the Germans do things a little different here. Basically, you can't just show up at the pound and pay a small license fee and go home with a new dog! It's a loong process. By long, I mean until the dog dies. When you take a dog from the pound, the workers actually come to check the dog periodically to make sure it's healthy, happy, and fed. You absolutely cannot sell the dog or give the dog away. Crazy huh?

I totally understand the whole reasoning behind it. They want to make sure the dog is being taken care of, but I don't want to have some stranger coming to my house whenever they feel like it to check on MY dog.

So after hearing the process, we are told we can't even adopt a dog because we are...get this, Americans! Come on! I felt so discriminated against when she told me this. She was like "Well, we don't want to dogs leaving the country."

Needless to say, I was pretty bummed. And so was D. Of course, K didn't know what was going on, she was just happy to see the dogs. Who by the way are in kennels outside 24/7 when it is 15 degrees outside! There water bowls were frozen solid! Kind of contradicting to me, but whatever.

So, we will just wait until we get to the states and buy a puppy there. Personally, I want a Teacup Yorkie.

Isn't she adorable?


Leah said...

she is very cute!!

How gross that they won't let you adopt a dog because you are Americans...thats so wrong.