Mary’s husband passed away a few years ago and she was lonely. She decided to adopt a new companion and was super excited to choose her new friend and fill out the application.
It sounds like any pet would be lucky to have someone like Mary who could shower them with love and attention, right?
Well, not so fast.
Mary saw a little Yorkie mix that she fell in love with and filled out the application for adoption. Excitedly waiting for her approval so she could go pick up her new pup, she received a confusing response from the organization handling the adoption instead.
It read, “[We have] a philosophy of ‘adoption for life’… we feel there are other dogs that may be more suitable for you. In your case, it would be a dog aged three or older.”
It hurt Mary’s feelings. “I kind of felt bad because I thought, ‘I’m not old,’” she said.
And then she got angry saying, “I planned to get a young dog so that it will fly with me and be able to go under my seat and go wherever I go. I think they made a very poor judgment, in the fact they don’t know me.”
Mary wasn’t the only one upset; her daughter was furious when she found out saying, “To just write it off because of a number, it was really upsetting.”
Fluffy Dog Rescue sent her another response explaining that: “We have established a formula for our older applicants to do our best to accomplish this. With that said, your mother fits into a category of only being able to adopt a dog that is three years or older.”
To add insult to injury they also included this insinuating that Mary was not good enough to adopt one of their dogs…
They still don’t understand why Mary couldn’t adopt the Yorkie-mix. Mary is a compassionate, active, loving woman who would have given the pup a wonderful life.
“I just feel like I’m a good, loving person, and I could give a lot of love to a little dog, any dog,” she said.
Do you think her age should have anything to do with their decision?
Learn more about Mary before you decide…
Source: Little Things