Post # 32
If you lie they will know. Rescue groups search the database to make sure it is actually your house. I work with several rescues and they all do it. You will be denied if you lie… But you will also be denied if you leave the dog outside at all times. Rescues can “check up ” on dogs and they won’t adopt for a outside dog only.
I would wait until you have a place of your own or a landlord who will let you have a inside dog. I know it sucks but it’s also best for the dog… dogs are part of a pack and being outside away from that could lead to issues down the road
Post # 33
@dubhcheist: I would wait until you can rent a house where the homeowner is ok w/ furbabbies. We lucked up because our landlord had two so he gave us the thumbs up. Before Darling Husband and I got together, I lived in an apt. Although I wanted to have a little one, it just wasn’t feasible because I wouldn’t have access to a backyard and I was living the single life. Now I have the 2 cutest terrors and I’m glad I waited.
Post # 34
Any shelter/rescue has an obligation to protect the dogs they are adopting out. By lying on the application you are essentially doing a disservice to the dog.
Some dogs are more independent than others but dogs are pack animals and do not thrive outside alone. Your quality time with your pet will be seriously hindered and you are putting your dog at risk for theft and injury.
I know what it’s like to really want a dog but really wanting a dog doesn’t mean you are really ready. Dogs are a serious commitment that require serious time and money.
I know it’s not the answer you want to here but I’ve seen to many situations like this while working for vets and in shelters.
Besides lying won’t really help your case. Shelters and rescues do their research well. They check out the area you live in(whether or not you know is a different story) they call your vet for references, etc.
If you have to lie then getting a dog is really not the best option right now.