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If You Don’t Want An Animal That Gets Excited, Maybe Don’t Go For A Dog

, , , | Right | September 2, 2021

My boyfriend and I have been trying to adopt a dog for a couple of months. We’re not having any luck because our landlord only allows dogs under twenty-five pounds and small dogs get snapped up quickly where I live. I’m scrolling through a rescue shelter website one day when I find a corgi/Boston terrier mix that would be perfect for us. They are presenting him and several other dogs at an adoption fair the following weekend, and we decide to go.

On the day of the event, we head down to the location to find a madhouse. Due to the high amount of stress and multiple new people, the dogs are barking up a storm, acting very rambunctious in their crates. This is common, and we understand the dog isn’t going to act like that all the time, so we still want to see him. It’s a first-come basis, and we are about halfway down the list, so we wait patiently. We get to see the corgi in his crate beforehand and already know we’ll love him. 

When it’s our turn, we notice that none of the dogs have been adopted yet. The volunteer lets us take the dog out of his crate and outside the building for some one-on-one time. The volunteer gives us the rundown on the corgi.

Volunteer: “And I do have to let you know the way he acts in the crate inside is not a reflection of how he normally acts.”

Boyfriend: “Oh, we know. Lots going on in there; it’s kind of hard for them not to get excited with so many people around. Once he has time to be in a neutral environment, I’m sure he’ll calm down.”

The volunteer was dumbfounded. We later learned the other dogs weren’t adopted because the people thought they’d act this rambunctious and loud all the time, not giving them a chance to really show what they were like. It was sad, really. We adopted our little corgi, and he is one of the calmest dogs we’ve ever had.