As advocates for animal welfare, we believe all animals should be housed in temperature controlled environments. This means we do not adopt out animals who will live 24/7 outdoors where they will be exposed to heat, snow, wind, etc. These are companion animals that don't deserve to be kept isolated and without socialization. Keep in mind these standards are broad to cover a multitude of different species such as rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, rats, etc. Please be sure to do your own research to meet the needs of each individual species.
Keeping a pet confined to one room where the door can easily be closed off on them, means that pet is only meant for that room or that person and not for the whole household and family. That's not what we want for our pets. Of course there are circumstances where you may have roommates/etc. but ideally, we do not believe pets should be kept in bedrooms. Please keep in mind these standards are broad to cover a multitude of different species such as rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, STOs, etc. Please be sure to do your own research to meet the needs of each individual species.
Having a pet be a part of the whole household increases the chances the animal will receive proper veterinary care.
"I am getting this pet to teach my child responsibility." This is a RED FLAG for rescues. We will not risk the lives of the animals for a child to learn a lesson. Any lessons learned are often through abuse, neglect, or suffering for the animal.
We are concerned that the animals will be denied the ability to live comfortably when they're in a busy, noisy, classroom majority of the day. There are other ways to teach students about animals that don't involve putting the animals at vulnerable risks.