1. Kami

    I’d totally go with the second organization since they focus more on the types of dogs you want. No need to feel guilty or flakey the first one just doesn’t sound like a good fit for you.

    By the way I love my two lab mixes.

  2. I think you should go apply with the other organization and tell organization #1 that you realized belatedly that they specialize in small dogs, which don’t work for you.

    Everything I have heard suggests that it is much, much easier to find foster homes for small dogs than for large ones. And adoptive homes. If you’re willing and able to take a big dog, I think you should head over to the big dogs rescue group and not feel guilty. (The dogs that have the absolute hardest time, apparently, are large black dogs. People don’t want black dogs, which I find utterly bizarre.)

  3. Rebecca

    Go with the second group. It isn’t as if you’ve already accepted a dog and are now saying ‘no, can’t do it’. And the first group doesn’t seem to have dogs which would work for you.

  4. I see nothing flakey in contacting two organisations and going with the first that can offer what you’re looking for. Especially given signs of incipient flakiness in Group 1. Don’t sit there pining for a particular dog you won’t let yourself apply for; there is such a thing as being too nice. In every sense of the word.

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