I have been soooo lazy lately.
Perhaps it's because it's getting hotter? (Watch for this excuse as it gets colder too!)
Perhaps it's because I have a genetic disorder called lazybonesjonesitis?
Perhaps it's because I got a new dog?
I have been more focused on the pooch than blogging, twittering, etc...
Mysteriously I still have time to read other blogs, twitters and
Perez Hilton watch the latest "Breaking Bad" though, hmmmm.
Anyway, I did want to talk about how I think that the process of adoption from a shelter could be a little more green.
In addition to the hound, they gave me a folder with a sticker on it - the sticker does appear to be made of paper and not coated with anything nasty though - filled with paper and lots of it, a ziplock baggie, a plastic AVID Microchip tag, a shrunk wrap package of marketing materials disguised as advice from a dog food company and a small bag of food. The bag is coated in something shiny that I'm sure is derived from plastic.
I just counted - 27 pieces of paper. Only 2 were completely necessary (AVID certificate and Rabies certificate).
The rest? Probably a lot of good info but could have totally been e-mailed to me. It would save the shelter money and save some trees too!
The AVID tag was put in a ziplock baggie - ? I'm not sure if that's because the plastic tag needed to be protected from the paper by being placed in a plastic bag?!
I think that owners should be given a choice about whether or not they even want the AVID tag and then why not make it metal like other tags? Give owner's the info and let them put it on the tag(s) of their choosing. I think I'm going to get this tag/collar combo for the poocherooni.
The marketing materials not so cleverly disguised as "helpful hints"? How about making it available to adopters but not including it automatically.
Oh, I forgot there was one other piece of plastic included but not in the folder: