- 5 years ago
- Wedding: December 2010
So my husband and I adopted a puppy from our local shelter. Actually she was a Valentines day gift from my husband. 🙂 Anyways, so we had all of her shots, she was dewormed, check up, all of that. She was 15 weeks old at her last appointment.
They told me to call back when she turns 5 months old to set up her surgery to get spayed, and to get her rabies shot. They said they would do it when she was around 6 months old. (Didn’t have to be exact though.)
So, I called last month (when she turned 5 months old) and they were all booked up. They said to call back around April 22nd-25th before the month of May booked up.
Well I called them today and this is how it played out:
Me: Hello. I was calling to set up an appointment for my female dog to get spayed.
Vet assnt. : Is the dog yours or did you get her at the shelter?
Me: I got her at the shelter. (Although thinking in my mind, SHE IS STILL MINE!)
Vet assnt. : Well we are all booked up until June ( I think she said the 15th, or the 5th… One of the two.)
Me: Oh, okay. Well I guess I will try again then around the end of May.
They won’t take any bookings for June until the end of May. I already asked.
Honestly, the way it played out (asking if my dog was bought or adopted from the shelter, seemed to decide weather or not my puppy could get fixed in the month of May. Is this because it would be totally free to me? (Since the adoption fee covers it?)
Should I waste my time or go to another vet? My mom’s vet is amazing. AMAZING prices, my mom has known him since I got my first cat when I was 13 years old. He is about an hour or so away. A true animal lover. Just a great vet all around. She is already 6 months old. I am thinking of just taking her to the other vet, and paying for her surgery, rather than wait it out for free!
So my question is not related to taking her to my mom’s vet. I am calling them this week to go ahead and get this appointment set up. I am tired of waiting. Even after just writing this post, I have decided forget it. I will drive the hour just so I can get my sweetie fixed before she goes in heat.
But why did she ask me about where my dog came from?