We ended up adopting out 4 Iguanas in the two days there. < dom> ***note...we do NOT do same day adoptions. We take applications, adoption fees or deposits, then when everything is completely set up, we do a home visit to check everything out b/f leaving the Ig with them. We also require ownership of MK's, Igs 4 dummies book. As Dom can attest, we went on a home visit, stuff wasn't right, and we trotted rite back out with the Ig. Tina & I went again in a few days and everything was set up perfectly. Andy has a new home now.
kick dom's butt for that comment..LOL he has no butt left to kick. we worked it off while he was here in nc, and it hasn't hardly had time to grow back yet. hehe.
yeah i know ppl call me the ig-nazi, but i've learned from mistakes that if you don't carefully screen, follow up, do a home visit, etc, ppl simply can not be trusted to take proper care of these igs. we put way too much time, effort, and $ into these guys to dump then just anywhere. we charge pretty stiff adoption fees, too. if they say they can't afford it, we tell them the can't afford to have one...period. ppl just have no clue how much time & $ these guys can eat up, and how much $ you need to have access to on short notice in case of emergencies.
heck, i never even talk to most folks. once they see our *app from hell*, they turn and run. they just want to quickly take home a cute, cheap lizard, and we want to know who will keep it if they go away overnite, if there are any city ordinances against exotic pets, what brand of UVB they will use, vet references, etc. we're not a high volume group, but i think we do a good job with our foster placement. we were elated to recent adopt out lilly, who had been with tina for almost 2 yrs. seldom do we have quick turn-arounds. we want to get them potty trained, tame, socialiized, etc when possible. and we don't do all that to just let someone stick them in a tank.
i'm really not as bad as dom makes me sound...honest. .;-)