Good news, I heard back from a rescue today. (http://www.pbroklahoma.com
) I would really appreciate if you guys would glance over their website and make sure I didn't miss anything significant that should keep me from working with them. I think they are a relatively new organization, or used to operate under a different name because I haven't ever heard of them.
They are about an hour away, but I think all our corresponding can be done through e-mail. They said if I send photographs and bios about the boys they will have an ad on petfinder within a day or two, and they have adoption events at a local petsmart once a month that we can bring Boss and Ollie to. They have an application, and contracts that will weed out anyone that they wouldn't adopt to, so that's a plus for me.
I did e-mail back to find out what will happen with the adoption fees. I'm not sure if they will keep them, or if it will go straight to us since technically it is just a courtesy listing. Do you guys have any idea how that usually works? It seems like they shouldn't get all
of the fees since all of the expenses have been out of pocket for us...but at the same time, I'm not trying to make money off of them and the damage has already been done to my bank account so whatever happens, happens. They are non-profit so I wouldn't be offended if they kept it. It would just be nice to see some of the money back since I am on such a tight budget right now. (being an art student is RIDICULOUSLY expensive, by the way.)
As great as this is for us, my heard sunk once I got that e-mail. So send good, strong thoughts this way that I don't have a complete mental breakdown... and also that we find the PERFECT home(s) for Boss and Ollie.
Also, I know it is hard to judge since you guys don't know the dogs, but do you think we should 'prefer' to have them adopted together? Maybe we should start having them spend more time apart to get a better feel for how they are on their own before making that decision...?