A post about adopting a dog has been posted by the charity that helped TV star Stacey Solomon adopt a new pet.
After the recent death of a beloved companion dog, Stacey Solomon has adopted a new family member to help deal with the loss – a move that has been criticized by her supporters.
The former X-Factor finalist lost her 11-year-old dog, Theo, in December and recently announced new puppy love to her 4.9 million Instagram followers, reports My London.
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The 32-year-old took in cocker spaniel Teddy from a foster home to join her other dog Peanut, the dachshund.
Not all of his fans were happy with his January announcement, with some saying the new pet was fast-tracked to stardom without the proper vetting process.
One person pointed out that the adoption process wouldn’t have been so difficult for Stacey because she’s a celebrity.
They wrote: “I just find that rescues don’t normally make the adoption process any easier. Families normally need older children etc as they don’t know a dog’s story. But for celebrities, they break the rules.
“Not even a home visit. Why not give everyone the same treatment whether they’re famous or not.”
Another added: “I can’t believe he’s a rescue dog and they just let you take him home what can you do next celebrities we should have been checked and have a home visit.”
A third said: “I would like to know how you do this, I had to go get a puppy because no rescue would let me have a dog because you have a baby, you have a toddler and a baby. It is ridiculous this supposedly normal people can’t save but famous people can and no matter the circumstances no hate it’s unfair how the system works why should someone famous change lives of a dog at a rescue center. I may have given a rescue dog as good a life as you.”
But the foster home she bought the dog from, ProDogsDirect, was quick to come to Stacey’s defense.
They wrote on Instagram: “We treat each dog as an individual – many of our dogs, unfortunately the majority, cannot be housed with young children due to their past or lack of information about their past.
“[Teddy] is great with children, he has a fabulous temperament and is now in a great home. We know it’s hard when you have kids, and we want all of our dogs to be able to be housed with kids.
“They can’t, but those who can, we’ll declare and put them in a home with children if it’s the right home for the dog. Each dog is individual and each of our candidates are too. S’ please be kind, we all want the same thing and that is to see all animals safe and loved <3".
They added: “Yes, we have repatriated one of our dogs for @staceysolomon and his family. Yes, she went through our adoption process, yes, she filled out an application form, yes, her home was checked, and no, she hasn’t adopted a dog in 24 hours.
“It’s so sad that the minority cannot be happy that a rescue dog has found a great home where he will be loved and cared for – we couldn’t be happier for Teddy and his new family… Thanks to everyone who is happy for Teddy <3".
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