I haven't been on here for a while, most of you new people probably don't know me but this is a genuine request. My very good friend's ex-husband was found dead in his apartment yesterday. He has a black lab that is 10 years old and needs a home immediately. I have called the Lab Rescue's and the Animal Welfare league and several other independent animal rescue places in my area. Because of the dogs age and because he is protective of his property no one will take him so far. Is there anyone out there in the Maryland area that is interested? They have told me the dog is in mourning and just laying their crying. He is staying with a neighbor of the deceased right now.
I have 2 dogs already and they are territorial. I have no room or finances for another dog, especially a big one right now. My good friend is terrified of big dogs and has 2 little girls and no time for a dog.
You should try the Humane Society of Culpeper, they take in a lot of dogs like this. They have dogs that had to be given up due to court orders and such. Not sure exactly what the court orders were about. Anyway google their name and you should find them.
I would love to take him but I live in a condo and have two dogs already and one does not like big dogs he is scared of them. Sorry
***Edited By: syrn11 on 6/29/2005 4:02:32 PM*** Reason: +
Hello Pope! I am in Calvert County, the dog is in St. Mary's county. That is a good idea about the newspaper. This just happened yesterday evening so the dust is hardly settled. The saddest part is the man leaves behind a 17 year old son (who lives with his Mom, my good friend). The boy is devasted and heart broken that the dog may end up being put down. I have known them for about 14 years. I am just trying to do something to help them out. This is my part in helping.
Wendy! I haven't talked to you forever! I'm so sorry that when we finally get to chat with you again that its because of sad circumstances. I live CLEAR on the other side of the US, so I unfortunately wouldn't be able to help, but I agree with the ad suggestion. Just screen potential buyers VERY carefully, we all know what type of people can get attracted by 'free dog' ads...
I live in VA about an hour from DC not very far from either one of you a couple of hours and I will see if I can find someone to open their home to him. I feel so bad, I hate hearing about things like this. Not sure if you addressed this or not but can the dog go live with the son?
THanks Hunter. I know it's been a long time since I've been here. I will check with the family and see if it is okay if I go the newspaper story route. I will also check the Culpepper Humane's Society.
I would leave a notice in the lounge of the funeral home. During a time like this, people who the family hasn't seen in a long time will come forward. One of them may be interested, especially since they knew this man, but if they don't know about the dog then they won't know to ask about it.
Mkae up a little flyer and tape it to the tables in the lounge. You may even ask the funeral home to add it in the Obit that he leaves behind a dog.
If cremation is the option, then there will be a memorial service. Approach it the same way. The people there (memorial or funeral) are all there because they cared about this man. You will more than likely find a good home with one of them.
UPDATE on the situation: Sadly to say, they have decided that the best thing is to put him (Sailor) down. Apparantly the dog is having trouble getting up and down, he is not healthy. He has trouble controlling his bladder and bowel movements. I think that with his age and his troubles he will never be adopted. I am so sorry to bring such bad news. They think that maybe Sailor will be happier to be with his owner over that rainbow bridge. (Tears welling up in my eyes.)