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Q: For Shelter Workers, What are the words or phrases you most hate to hear at your shelter?

March 5, 2009 | By Joanne S. | 20 answers | Expired: 1961 days ago

For Shelter Workers, What are the words or phrases you most hate to hear at your shelter?

My biggest pet peeve from a visitor is "I have to 'get rid of him/her' ". They talk like they are getting rid of a worn our pair of shoes rather than a beloved friend. I HATE that phrase. What makes you angry?

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synola w.
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Mar 09, 2009

true wish list "i want a dog that is good with kids, doesnt shed, is house trained, doesnt bark" true surrender reason "it poops and pees" (not in the house by the way, just because it does) "we got this dog about a year ago, we just dont want it anymore" 14mo. old dog surrendered today. "we got this dog for my 3yr old and he keeps jumping on him and scratching him" "she keeps having kittens" duhhhhhhh!!!!!!!

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Ladyd
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Mar 08, 2009

Allergies

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Meg S.
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Mar 06, 2009

The phrases Kill and No Kill......it creates divisiveness within our profession and confusion for the public.

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Lindsay A.
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Mar 06, 2009

"I'm moving to a new place that doesn't allow pets." For obvious reasons, it's completely avoidable!
I also hate to hear "I don't know how you can work here." Ridiculous! It sounds so degrading.

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DogsLOVErunning
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Mar 05, 2009

It makes me angry when people talk about declawing the cats. It's cruel to declaw and it is very easy to trim cats' nails if you get them used to it.

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Fena
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Mar 05, 2009

I hate when people go in and are like "who wants these cats or dogs?" They are not all pure breds so who wants them anyway?" I think thats really sad and makes me angry. How can you say that about an animal. Who cares if they are not pure breds...they are still loyal nice loving animals.

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ashley
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Mar 05, 2009

I volunteer but i still here stuff. I hate it when people ask what breed is this dog an if u say a chow or pit bull or something like that they just walk away or r like oh well is there any others!

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Dawn I.
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Mar 05, 2009

I am giving it up because of allergies. It seems like everybody has allergies now a days. Or "My wife is having a baby so we cant have the cat anymore" what a crock

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Sue O.
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Mar 05, 2009

We want to get a puppy or kitten for our baby.

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Kim B.
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Mar 05, 2009

I don't like when people talk about how much it is to "buy" one of our dogs. They aren't for sale. Or they point at specific dogs and ask "how much does that one cost?" like it's a shirt or something.

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