Note about pet adoptions

8/10/2009:

Please read if you’re the type that forwards emails all over the place…

puppy-adoption-hoaxes

Only pets from Hoboken and adjacent towns!

Hoboken411 prides itself in having a very strong success rate for finding (legitimate) dogs and cats new homes!

And believe it or not, I get get multiple emails weekly – from readers that received a “save this sad puppy from being euthanized!!!” email, and forward to me for posting on Hoboken411. Seriously like three or four unique animals per week! Nearly all of these “sad animals” are usually listed within a two hour radius of Hoboken. However, pretty much 99% are either hoaxes – or have long been adopted. Email spammers love inserting a script that puts a geographical location into the body of the text – to make it “seem” local.

411 says NO to lame hoaxes or outdated info!

For that very reason, I developed a policy a long time ago that restricts the animals in need of a home to Hoboken or the immediate area. Additionally, please observe the following rules when forwarding pet adoption emails to Hoboken411:

  • Like I said, Hoboken is preferred – even better – from trusted people that I know personally.
  • Either be in possession of said pet, or personally know the person in possession of that pet. Provide phone number and/or location for verification purposes.
  • If you still feel the need to send it, even out of guilt – please check snopes.com – there’s a good chance it might be on there already.

I know you have it in your heart to find these super-cute animals a home – but please use common sense, and don’t assume each email you receive is legitimate.

(End of Hoboken411 public service announcement!)

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9 Comments on "Note about pet adoptions"

pawzclawz
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pawzclawz

I was walking home from a completed petsitting job last night. Got paid. Returned client’s housekeys. All that happy stuff. I saw a guy outside of McMahon’s. He had a 5 month old puppy. It was an Australian Cattle Dog. His name was Charlie. He’s so adorable. The owner said he got him as a rescue. The pup was brought up from Tenneessee.

bradykp
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bradykp

define “hefty fee”? I know North Shore Animal League does pet adoptions in mobile units occasionally at Petsmart locations and they charge $175. It’s quite costly for shelters to house a pet even for only a couple weeks, so them asking for $200-$300 is not odd.

King of Rock
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King of Rock

I hear the Chinese restaurants are doing a dog and cat drive…secret ingredient.

trueblue11
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trueblue11

hefty fee though.

idxjh93
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idxjh93

Trueblue – I’m generally a cynic as well but I have to defend petsmart here. They’re not necessarily “associated” with any one rescue group but donate space to local rescue groups and shelters to utilize their store on “adoption days” to showcase local dogs (and cats) that need adoption. We met our pup at one of these “adoption days” but the adoption was done directly through the rescue group, not through Petsmart and all fees/donations went directly to the rescue organization. There’s a link off of petsmart’s website explaining their program.

Of course, it’s a great business move for Petsmart because you need lots of stuff when you first adopt a pet and HEY!, you’re already in a pet store! Of course, have to put in a plug for the BEST pet store in the area – Cornerstone Pets on 9th in Hoboken (hopefully this plug doesn’t get my comment edited….)

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