Hello Everyone, I have to make a immediate move because of my children. They are teenagers and one is starting to hang around a lot of bad kids so i need to move immediately and take care of my kids first. We love our dogs so much but where we are going they dont allow pets. We are really heart broken about it. We were thinking about giving them to SPCA. But if i can find somebody myself that would be great. iI would like to make sure they are going to a good home. I have 4 dogs that are American Pit Bull. One is about a 1 1/2 female, 10 months male, and then my two little precious ones both females and only 3 months old. I live in the Dallas area. If you know of any body wanting them Please let me know fast. I know there is has a site for it but i need someone fast for the dogs.
My dogs are like my kids - So I can't understand why you would dump your babies!!
Hopefully you have the skill and ability to find a PIT shelter in your area within a 4 hour radius of your home. I say 4 hours, because 1 hr for each pet you're dumping is the least you could do for them!
I know it must be hard to rehome your Pits, but you say your moving because one of your children is hanging around bad kids, but anywhere you move there are going to bad kids and influenced around. Are you going to move every time your children hang around the wrong crowd?
No, I dont plan on moving everytime. It's just that I have caught them with Drugs that is easily accessable to him. I know its everywhere no matter where you go. We live in a poor neighborhood and you know how that goes. We we are just moving out of the enivorment and into something that is a whole lot better enivornment. Do you have any other suggestions. You see i want to live somewhere that my kids dont walk out and the neighbors are doing drugs in front of the house. Do you have any suggestions?
I think your dogs are all very cute and feel bad that you cant keep them. I hope you find good homes for them. Wish you had a different breed than a pit seems they all end up in shelters and no one will adopt them because of the bad history they have. Chances are they will end up being put to sleep. I would try to move to a place that allows animals. If you cant or do not have time I would explain what is going to happen to these dogs to that teenager you have. Because of him these dogs lifes are in danger. Maybe instead of getting rid of the dogs send him to a boot camp to teach your teen what not to do or how you may end up! Then you would have time to find a nice neighborhood and one that allows pets.
i'll be the bad guy here. since i get weekly emails like this because my email is on our rescue website.
you made a lifetime commitment to your kids, and i understand they come first. however, you made a lifetime commitment to those animals too. they depend on you for EVERYTHING. and i (and many here) would move heaven and earth to ensure i could keep my babies. i joked that my suv is big enough for me and them, the bf would have to make other arrangements. IMO, it is irresponsible to even look into renting a place that doesnt allow pets when you have pets. thats like trying ot rent in an active adult/55+ communtiy that doest allow kids when you have kids. it just doesnt make sense. to ma there is always a better solution that throwing pets away.
i am really sorry for your situation, but its only a limited amount of sympathy. i am more sorry that you will be inadvertently committing your dogs to a death sentence, most likely, if you sign them over to a shelter. adn if you "free to a good home" them, ther eare tons of people whit less than admirable morals who would scoop up a bunch of pits and use them for bad things. have you contacted a pit rescue in your area? please try that before you turn them over to a "free good hime" or shelter.
now, where are those steps so i can get off this here soapbox...
***Edited By: ESKIEGIRL on 8/15/2005 10:37:26 AM*** Reason: .
It can not be easy moving to a new place as a single mother dealing with the strain and emotional turmoil of having a child in trouble. You must be in a emotionally sensitive predicament if you have been put in a position when you have to choose between your child's health and keeping your pets. Taking care of large animals (or those that will grow to large animals!) is a huge responsibility, and you seem to know that because you recognize that you can not care for them yourself well enough at this point in your life. Trying to find a better home for them is a responsible act as a pet owner. I'm sure you are doing everything you can -- including posting here in the hopes of finding a sympathetic animal lover who can help your pets out.
We all love our pets and want the best for them. We care for them as children. But we must recognize that there are times when we can not care for them as they deserve to be cared for, and you, unfortunately, can not keep your pets in the life situation you are in. Finances and environment are sometimes unforgiving forces in our world, and, unfortunately, we have to do what we have to do to survive. I wish more people here had the humanity to understand you can not always control life circumstances.
I hope you find a good home for your pets--then you could release the worry you have for them.
SanSan… I have to say… it is sad that you could even think of leaving your ** beloved** pet behind. (( I will not even go on a trip without mine!! ))
Unfortunately it is people who take animals into there home and then decide they don’t want them , or *can’t * keep them > that partly fill our shelters … or we see wondering the side of roads, or end up in places worse .. like in a lab… because of an ad that said “free to a good home we are moving and can not take our dog”
Taking an animal into your home/ family … means a Life long commitment .. just like a child!!
Think... of moving to a place that is better and accepts pets.. look harder.
***Edited By: ivydragonn on 8/15/2005 1:14:45 PM*** Reason: correct
I'm very sorry that you're facing this awful decision. If it isn't too late, I'd look for a place that allows pets in the area you wish to move. It isn't my wish to make you feel bad- unfortunately life throws things at us that aren't expected. When I was younger, I lost my dog when my parents broke up. I know it was one of the hardest things my mom had to do. So yea...enough about me...just try to look at some other places. Good luck!
If the only reason you are rehoming the dogs is because the place you have chosen to move into doesn't allow them, I suggest you contact one of the pit bull rescues in the area you are moving to. Rather than surrender your pets to them, ask them about a list of apartments/rentals that will allow them. They are out there. I understand that you find it necessary to move but I do not understand why you would choose a home that does not allow dogs (or your breed of dog) instead of calling around and finding a place that your WHOLE family can move into.
Here is the link to another rescue in the Texas area. The lady who runs it is very nice, and while I do not know if they have any openings, she may be able to help you find a pit friendly place to live in the area you want to be in. http://www.freewebs.com/k9rescueandreferral/
***Edited By: shinyblackpit on 8/15/2005 1:51:33 PM*** Reason: asdfadsf
sansan-- I have teenagers, and trust me one of them is more of a handful than most teenagers combined. I would move the earth for my children as well, but my animals are my children too. The animals didnt ask for me to be the owner...I DID, therefore I accepted the lifelong responsibility for them.
Unfortunately, where ever you move, there is going to be drugs, bad kids and peer pressure. You do your best to not allow your children around these bad ones, they will hate you now, but thank you later. Being a parent is tough, and trust me all but aware of the single parenting! It is your children that make the decision to do or not do drugs, not the kids handing it to them.
As far as your dogs, I would guess that you know that alot of shelters and such destroy Pit Bulls automatically, just for the breed that they are and they are considered a "risk". I would hope for the sake of your innocent dogs that you reconsider your move, or ensure they go to a pit bull rescue to protect them as you are protecting your other children.
How old are you children? I understand you wanting to move because of drugs and such, but if your child was doing drugs, moving is NOT going to stop him. Drugs are available everywhere and they will find a way to get it. I think you should consider counseling or boot camp.
Also, since your worried about them getting in trouble why not come up with a solution to keep them out of trouble. Like getting them involved in other things to keep them busy. And since you have dogs, why not have your children and dogs participate in agility or such. This keeps your children busy and healthy as well as the dogs.
But if you must move, make sure you find a place to take the dogs with you. They depend on you. If you take them to a shelter they will probably be pts. You wouldn't rent a house that wouldn't allow your children so why rent a house that won't allow your dogs (that you claim are just like your children)
If they mean as much to you as you say they do you wouldn't even consider giving them up.
This might help you! http://www.pets911.com/index.php Look on the left side of the page, there is an icon of a house and it says this "With moving season upon us, make sure your pets aren't left out in the cold. Search our Pet-Friendly Apartments and all of our resources to keep your family together."
Sansan all I can say is I hope those dogs find good homes and aren't put to sleep, which will most likely happen, and I hope to God you never own an animal again. Please don't if you can't take the responsiblity.
I understand what everyone is saying don't get me wrong. But maybe help her to find a solution instead of bashing her. I think that is what she is looking for. I don't want to see them put in shelters or to sleep either. Anyway here is my suggestion. If you have to move so quickly do you maybe have friends or family that could look after the dogs so that you had a bit more time to find a place that you are able to have pets. Or maybe a strict set of grandparents that live away from you to take the teenager for a bit to get him away from the stuff and give you time to relocate your family to a better place that allows you to take the entire family not just the two legged ones. What ever you do please make sure that the furry friends have a great life ahead of them also.