Help my niece and her family are moving to Georgia this weekend. The person taking her dog is not able to anymore. If she takes it to a shelter in our state it will be put down. Can you help us find a home or rescue in Georgia that can help her. The apartment the are moving to will not take a pit and they do not get in a house for 3 months.
If your relatives take that poor dog to the shelter to get put to sleep, I hope you remind them of that the next time they think about getting another puppy (and I am sure they will eventually). I understand that their person fell through, but that wasn't the poor dogs fault. Dogs aren't disposable. It is inconvienient, but I have never moved in to a place that doesn't allow dogs.
This seems to be the only pit rescue in GA, and it's in Atlanta. They make it very clear that if they don't have room to take your dog at the last minute, because you haven't done anything to try and find him a home, they won't if they can't. But, since you did have plans, and they fell through, maybe they will, and who knows, maybe they have room.
There are two other 'pit friendly' shelters who are willing to rehome pits, and they are:
I think the whole situation sucks, though. And I think Scout is right, they should simply pay for three months of boarding, or at least board the dog until they can find someone to take him/her for a bit until they get their house. Ideally, yeah. But if they decide to abandon the dog, please AT LEAST go to one of the above places to give the dog a chance.
There's no room at the Inn here! I am not sure how far your move is... but I can't imagine giving my dog away knowing that I would be in a home where I could have him in 3 months. They can search for an apartment here (GA) that allows pits. I will help with this if you can give me a general area they will be moving to.
I would try friends and relatives where you are living now, if you have any that you feel would take good care of the dog, and then make the trip back to get him in 3 months when out of the apt and into the house...
Like others mentioned, he can be boarded for that period of time, though I understand that could be costly-- but worth some sacrifice, in my eyes, if it meant I could keep my dog.
Last, you can call him a boxer/lab mix, or throw English bulldog into the mix if he's a shorter one with a really big head, and see if the apartment people buy it.
Is there any type of foster organization in your area? If there is they might take the dog into a foster home until either he can go back with your niece or until another home can be found for him. Good luck. Wish I could help, but I'm all the way down here in west Texas.