Join Date: Aug 2017
Dogs Name: Vom Haus NY Dobermans Ace's Wild
Titles: CGC, TKN
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So I have sent in an application to a prominent Doberman Rescue in my area, that I frequently see mentioned here on this forum. Ace is two, and we are ready to add another to the home eventually, and very much want to adopt. We feel as though we could provide a quite cushy life for another doberman, and want to spread the love.
We are only interested in bringing in a spayed female. So when a 6yr old spayed female appeared, it triggered my application to them. From our side it seemed like it had potential to be a good fit to our life.
I was honest on the forms about Ace being intact, and gave them an honest explanation when asked. That I had intentions of doing WAY more showing than we currently have, including potentially confirmation shows. I explained his allergy issues that have stalled the training/showing, and etc. I just received word back on my application that the Rescue requires ANY/ALL animals in the house to be spayed/neutered.
Ace is not neutered, and honestly we haven't really had big talks on this. My fiance isn't interested in neutering him, and I just don't really feel a certain way about it. I'd do it if I had to, but I don't really see the immediate need. Honestly maybe its just how we have been raised, but neither of us have ever taken a dog to be neutered. Dogs stay under constant supervision and on property's that are secluded from most everyone.
I'm not ranting and saying how unreasonable this is, but is this normal? Will every rescue I reach out to have this stipulation? I don't really want to take Ace to go get a surgical procedure done for a seemingly selfish reason of us wanting another dog. Our vet has never mentioned the need or idea, and its just not a pressing matter in our house right now. However, it seems like it would prevent us from trying to adopt?