Javi & Jasper

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PetSmart and other pet stores

Working at PetSmart, the one thing I always try to work on is customer service.

I try my best to smile, laugh, and bond with all of the customers. I’m not some person who’s just here to make a living, because if you look at our wages, you’ll know we’re DEFINITELY not here for the money…

So my question is…
What’s the #1 complaint at PetSmart, or any other pet stores?

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RESCUE GROUPS

I’m part of a bunch of foster programs, animal rescue organizations, and shelter animal volunteers. I love it all.
Recently, we just acquired 5 bunnies from an organization. When we signed up for the program, I noted that I had a cat and a dog and I did NOT want any rabbits that would be stressed out over them. I also do not live in a lavishly huge apartment, so size is obviously an issue, especially when it comes to keeping them separated. 
Javi and Jasper are fine with the bunnies. The bunnies…not so fine with them. The stress that has built up on them shows in things like aggression towards other bunnies, thumping, hiding in their caves (I had to make 2 more because they were fighting inside them), and going potty on my kitchen floor instead of their litter box.
Don’t get me wrong, I love people with a good heart who try to find homes for them.
But I trusted them that these bunnies would be okay here, I gave them all of my information, and they screwed them (the bunnies) over. 
Am I angry? Not really. More annoyed than anything. 
I feel like no matter how desperate you are at trying to find foster homes, the main goal should be to pair them well. 
So now my kitchen has been turned into a bunny coliseum and Jasper/Javi are apparently the lions. 
If you’re a rescue organization, please don’t damage your rescues in a foster home that is clearly not fit. 
Unfortunately I am going to have to take these 5 buns back to the organization and see if they have more cat/dog friendly buns. If not, then rabbit fostering isn’t going to work out…
SIGH

RESCUE GROUPS

I’m part of a bunch of foster programs, animal rescue organizations, and shelter animal volunteers. I love it all.

Recently, we just acquired 5 bunnies from an organization. When we signed up for the program, I noted that I had a cat and a dog and I did NOT want any rabbits that would be stressed out over them. I also do not live in a lavishly huge apartment, so size is obviously an issue, especially when it comes to keeping them separated. 

Javi and Jasper are fine with the bunnies. The bunnies…not so fine with them. The stress that has built up on them shows in things like aggression towards other bunnies, thumping, hiding in their caves (I had to make 2 more because they were fighting inside them), and going potty on my kitchen floor instead of their litter box.

Don’t get me wrong, I love people with a good heart who try to find homes for them.

But I trusted them that these bunnies would be okay here, I gave them all of my information, and they screwed them (the bunnies) over. 

Am I angry? Not really. More annoyed than anything. 

I feel like no matter how desperate you are at trying to find foster homes, the main goal should be to pair them well. 

So now my kitchen has been turned into a bunny coliseum and Jasper/Javi are apparently the lions. 

If you’re a rescue organization, please don’t damage your rescues in a foster home that is clearly not fit. 

Unfortunately I am going to have to take these 5 buns back to the organization and see if they have more cat/dog friendly buns. If not, then rabbit fostering isn’t going to work out…

SIGH

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BIG NEWS!

We are opening our home to foster bunnies! Javi and Jasper are both going to explode with happy feelings when we bring them home. 
Bunny World Foundation is teaming up with us and hopefully we can save some bunnies pre-Easter to make room for the post-Easter bunny increase…

BIG NEWS!

We are opening our home to foster bunnies! Javi and Jasper are both going to explode with happy feelings when we bring them home. 

Bunny World Foundation is teaming up with us and hopefully we can save some bunnies pre-Easter to make room for the post-Easter bunny increase…

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JAVI

Time for a quick education.
Many people do not understand the difference between a service dog, and a therapy dog. The easy way to remember this is…
Service dogs: For people who need a special service. Protected under the ADA of 1990.NOT VOLUNTEERING WORK
Therapy dogs: For everyone and anyone who needs a little TLC from animals who have been trained to VOLUNTEER to give love.

Pretty easy right? Service dogs aren’t volunteers, and therapy dogs are all volunteers. 
Now go spread the word because I would really love it if less people accused me of faking his certificate so I can “fly free” and “bring him into restaurants”. He’s not a service dog, we’re not allowed in those places anyway. [Although it would be nice to fly for free…]

JAVI

Time for a quick education.

Many people do not understand the difference between a service dog, and a therapy dog. The easy way to remember this is…

Service dogs:
For people who need a special service.
Protected under the ADA of 1990.
NOT VOLUNTEERING WORK

Therapy dogs:
For everyone and anyone who needs a little TLC from animals who have been trained to VOLUNTEER to give love.

Pretty easy right? Service dogs aren’t volunteers, and therapy dogs are all volunteers. 

Now go spread the word because I would really love it if less people accused me of faking his certificate so I can “fly free” and “bring him into restaurants”. He’s not a service dog, we’re not allowed in those places anyway. [Although it would be nice to fly for free…]

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