Pet adoption cruise

Would you be willing to take a theme cruise, that had the benefit, or at least the possibility, of coming home with a forever friend ?  Just a short three day voyage.

I thought it would be pretty cool if the ASPCA could do something like this.  Obviously it would be best if you didn't have to fly to the cruise port.  For those that didn't adopt, they could at least make donations.   I guarantee we would not be going home alone.

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No. We have local animals that need to be adopted so we support them. Mike and I have adopted 3 dogs and a cat .

All of our cats have been rescues, either from a shelter or the street, or my job.  The only animal we bought was our dog, who, as it turned out had several issues from the get go, and should never have been made available for sale, but we did everything wrong.  That being said, we had him for 10+ years and I miss him every day.  He was my avatar on FV, as you well know.

I have 2 cats and one big Labrador/ Newfoundland mixed wuss.

None we rescued, but they were free to good homes. I would support any group that puts and end to Puppy and Kitten mills.

My son is an active member of every adoption / rescue group in the area ... he donates $$$ as well as doing all the pet photography for highlighting the rescues ... he'd do a cruise like that in a minute and of course, I'd come to!

Although I do believe in pet adoptions (I've had several pets that adopted meWink), I d not believe that a cruise would be a proper venue.

Our last two cats have been shelter rescues, and the previous two were from a litter from my Dad's farm cat. One of the rescues was part bobcat (we didn't know this when we got him). He looked like a regular tiger striped kitten till he was about 5-6 mos old and then he started growing like crazy and developed many of the bobcat traits. He was never a social cat, not mean but didn't care for a lot of petting or much human contact. Our present cat is Lucy, a tortoise shell tabby who stole my heart the moment I saw her. She is ten now and rules the roost :) 

Like BD rebel, I'm not sure a cruise would be the place for this.  Folks need to really be sure before they adopt because it could end up being a 15-20 year commitment.

Our little Shih Tzu Barney was adopted from Washington State and brought home to Canada one day almost 7 yrs ago. Unfortunately, he can't help us get green cards for jobs in the states. Sad

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Can you imagine the extra work it would be for the crew to help clean up after the animals? Where would they go to do their "business"? What about the messes and damage to the rooms from stressed out, untrained new adoptees? People complain now about noisy kids, so how would they feel about crying and barking dogs or loud cats? 

 

 

My daughter's family just obtained a new puppy named Polly.  Polly is a Brit.  She is 11 weeks old and a Yorkie.  She is so adorable.  I have only met her on Facetime, but she has already won my heart.  Since I travel so frequently, I won't consider getting a dog for myself.  It wouldn't be fair to the dog.  I thought that all you dog lovers would love to see her photo.  One of my grandsons wanted to get a dog and name him Apollo but since this puppy is female, my daughter named her, Polly. 

 

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