you know, there’s this weird vibe i’ve gotten from rescues that i just don’t experience with breeders and i think i finally figured out what it is.
breeders ask questions to find out what kind of owner you are so they can place the right dog with you.
rescues ask questions to find out what kind of owner you are so they can make sure you’re the right kind of owner.
breeders understand that there’s a million different ways that people raise and handle their animals, and rescues just don’t. they want your dog to be a pet and nothing more, they want a fenced in yard because obviously the only way to exercise a dog is to let them in the yard unsupervised. they want you to be a homeowner because obviously having a conversation with your landlord is impossible((also?? people move??)). they have this rigid view of what a “good” dog owner is and they’re completely unwilling to bend on any of their views, then pat themselves on the back for sending away people who were genuinely interested in giving a dog a loving home.
breeders want their dogs to go to homes that match the individual dog’s needs. rescues want their dogs to go to homes that match their cookie cutter idea of a Good Home.