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Would you be offended??

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
I am hoping to email the woman that we adopted Bootland from soon with some pictures and an update. She runs a pet rescue and they had him listed under the name Jovi, but we renamed him. I'm not sure if she named him or not, but would you be offended if you ran a rescue and somebody adopted and renamed?


I'm just trying to figure out whether I should use his old name or new name.
post #2 of 23
Personally, no, I wouldn't be.
I think you should just be honest.
What's the worst she would say??
It's pretty much expected that people re-name their pets & I'm sure she's seen loads of people re-name them before. I wouldn't worry about it.
post #3 of 23
No i wouldn't be offended, i'd just be so pleased that he has a loving home

She'd probably expect you to change the name anyway.
post #4 of 23
I would just make sure to mention the name that she knows him by, but I think rescues have to know that adopted animals are usually renamed by their new families especially if they are kittens or puppies.
post #5 of 23
Thread Starter 
We actually really liked the name Jovi for him too, but it reminded us too much of Bon Jovi. Maybe I'll just say that we renamed him after Tara's favorite hockey player.


She was a great woman though and I doubt she'd care.


She had a gorgeous cat too.
post #6 of 23
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Originally Posted by valanhb
I would just make sure to mention the name that she knows him by, but I think rescues have to know that adopted animals are usually renamed by their new families especially if they are kittens or puppies.

Don't sweat it! I think its very courteous of you to send her an update.
post #7 of 23
I reckon she would love to receive an update. I don't think she would mind that Jovi was renamed, but as mentioned before, I would put the name that she gave him in there so she can identify him.

When we adopted Felicity, the lady at the rescue centre asked if we would be keeping the name and was surprised when we said we would, so I think they almost expect name changes.
post #8 of 23
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Originally Posted by valanhb
I would just make sure to mention the name that she knows him by, but I think rescues have to know that adopted animals are usually renamed by their new families especially if they are kittens or puppies.
when i called to inform the shelter of Chip's rabies info, i referred to him as 'Bear' since that's what he was listed as.
post #9 of 23
When I got Bakker from the rescue he was named "slash" as he has the "slash "of white color between his eyes. I knew that he was going to be renamed promptly!!
post #10 of 23
I think that any cat lover would expect a name change would be likely. Cats seem to prefer certain names, and even expect a different name from different people. For instance, JC likes to be called "Deetles" by myself, daughters & grandson, but will refuse to respond to "Deetles" if spoken by anyone else, except maybe a flat stare. But if they call "JC", he almost immediately gets up & comes over to them....ahh, it's nice to have privilege!
post #11 of 23
I don't think so. Rescues always name them something, and 99% of the time they get renamed. What does Bootland mean anyway?
post #12 of 23
I agree...keep the name that they know the animal by. Otherwise you may confuse him or her!!

I know when I call to give the lady that gave us Whitey an update, I'll still refer to him as Maddie. Which reminds me, I need to do that tomorrow.
post #13 of 23
Nah I doubt she'd be offended - happens all the time in rescue...
post #14 of 23
When I gave updates to the rescue from which we adopted our boys, I did an AKA. I said "Cotton & Spike, AKA: Timon & Pumbaa" and proceeded to tell her how well they were doing and so on. She was not at all offended and was very happy to hear that they were settled into a loving home.
post #15 of 23
I'm sure the only thing she's really concerned about is that he has a good loving home. The fact that you want to give her an update will tell her that. As others have suggested, you should make sure she knows which cat you are talking about by referring to him by the name she knows, but I'm sure it won't cross her mind to be offended that in his new life he has a new name.
post #16 of 23
I am sure she'll appreciate the update and I am pretty positive that she would expect you to rename your new pet! Just put in the title line the name you got him under and explain his new name in the e-mail itself.
post #17 of 23
I agree with the others. For the most part, rescue groups give the animals temporary names, because they have to call them something. I'm sure the woman will greatly appreciate an update with photos.
post #18 of 23
If I were that person, Iwould just be thrilled to get pictures & hear from you! So many people don't let you know how their adopted pet is doing. I don't think she'll care.
post #19 of 23
Yes I think you should send them! I will be naming every one of my kittens and expect every one of them to get new names when they go to their homes. The only time I kept a cats name was Autumn...but thats because it was just so perfect for her.
post #20 of 23
No I wouldn't be offended, of course I did the same thing. Limerick was "Johnny Outlaw" before he was Limerick
post #21 of 23
I foster cats, and "try" to give them temporary names. Most of my kitties were renamed when adopted. I even tell my kids that we are giving them their baby names, and when adopted they will be renamed.

In fact, we called Jasmine "Red" at first, and renamed her when we decided to keep her. Her sister Blue was adopted, and they kept her name! And my foster Sugartoes...I never thought anyone would keep that name...but they said they were going to keep it! I think the rest got renamed.

We didn't plan to keep Festus, and named her before we knew she was a girl...by the time we decided to keep her, it was too late to rename her...so Festus it is!

I think they will be so thrilled to hear from you, that they won't care a bit that the kitty is renamed.
post #22 of 23
No, not at all...but I do like the name Jovi!
post #23 of 23
At the rescue I helped out at last year people changed the names 90% of the time, we had a big bucket of names and judt pulled one each time we got a new animal in... most people who wrote to the rescue with photos etc had chosen the 'perfect' name for the animal and we always saved them and even put some on the website with their shelter name in brackets for anyone that remembered them
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