I would hate for a "forever home" to do this kind of thing, but sadly some adoptors just don't understand what they are getting themselves into. I am surprised that these people would contact the pilot though - It really has nothing to do with you guys. You are there offering to help, and they should be pretty darn appreciative!!!!
On our end...We are here waiting impatiently for our little fur-child to come to us in Ontario, Canada.....I tried finding one locally to rescue, but they are few and very far in between...so instead of buying from a breeder, I chose to search out a Pup in need. I searched (for over a month) and picked out a pup knowing FULL-WELL that she WILL be a handful (has never lived indoors and she will be 7 months old next week), and I am fully prepared for that, I still have my crate from my current boy, we bought tons of new toys, a new dog bed, a new jacket and even winter boots (she's coming from TN!). I already own a Purebred English Pointer (from 10 weeks old). My EP is my third dog, and this little English Pointer girl will be my 4th dog, and I've owned all as puppies.
I am very aware that Puppies are a lot of work, I help the local rescues here in Ottawa, Ontario with fundraising, and I volunteer many hours to help these abandoned dogs. I've helped find a home for another EP (who had her pups ripped away from her and was abandoned in a park!) ...she will be travelling to her new home (a facebook family from my English Pointer Group) on December 7th, I also aided in getting a beautiful French Pointer from Cyprus (who had been SHOT! here to a home in Canada, and at this very moment I am trying to help another Purebred EP Mommy and her 8 puppies (also from Cyprus) to a safe home ASAP.
For some reason, as I check here tiredlessly each day, and I can't get the needed help. I'm not blaming anyone - As the adoptor it's my responsibility to pick our new baby up, but it sure would be nice if those of us who deserve a break could get one.
I've been asking for help for almost 3 weeks, and no one seems to be able to pick-up our pup in Newburgh, NY (Road Dog Transport Drop-Off). So now I am stuck driving this distance (almost 7 hours one-way) by myself to rescue this deserving Puppy, which will not be an easy adventure with just 1 driver! Trust me if you were on the delivery end of my puppy you'd not only get a GIANT Hug and HUGE Thank you, you'd also get photos updating you on the pup's new home and how thankful we would be for your help.
I'm truly sorry for the idiots you have encountered, but don't let all the other really deserving homes suffer because of thier ignorance.
Kris & Family, Piper the EP...and soon Aura the EP