That is great! He is a lucky fellow you found him. Please don't be sorry, there is nothing wrong with Poodles, lots of people like them and you are one of them. I happen to like ALL dogs, some more than others. Never be ashame of your likes and dislikes. they are who you are, they make you "you".
I just checked stnicholas website and Bianca is no longer on.. she went really fast after being put on the site. Laura told me they had alot of phone calls inquiring about her. She went to the best home of all the applicants.
I am bringing this new dog to Laura tonight so she can take his picture to put him on the web site. He'll probably be on in the next few days. I think he will also go fast (he is also very gorgeous) thanks for offering though, I appreciate that.
I forgot to check to see if he's neutered so hopefully he is.
Sorry for asking, but what is being done to locate his original family? If you would have taken him to a shelter first his family may be worried and looking. You said he didn't look starved or dehydrated. What if his family doesn't check the internet, or have a computer? Am I way off base here?
I understand what you mean by why not look for the original owner.
This dog had no collar, no tags but he did have an old rope tied around his neck. I choose to not look for the original owner because just by the rope on his neck I can tell what living conditions this dog might of been living in.
If I can find him a better home instead of trying to return him to his original owner, I choose to find him a better home. That is something I can live with.
By the way, I named him Angel and he sure is one. We took his pictures last night and he should be up on the web page pretty soon. He is sooo adorable, I even wish I could keep him. He truly is a purebreed American Eskimo.
He was full of fleas and has a bad scrape on one of his left legs but should heal pretty soon.
I just wanted to add that in the past I have also found stray dogs with tags and I HAVE returned them to their owners. There is one dog in my neighborhood and is always running loose and it just irks me but what can I do? I have to return him again and again.
I found Bianca also in my neigborhood with no tags, all dirty, matted and starved. I didn't look for the owners either and now she is living the life! That lucky girl!!
She went to this lady that has a 2 story home with huge front and back yard and one Cocker Spaniel. She had 2 Cocker Spaniels but one died and now she's replacing her with Bianca to keep her still living Cocker company.
Like I said, I can live with that. I did not steal them, I found them all dirty and hungry on the streets. As far as I know if I didn't get them may be they would been struck by a vehicle or the pound would taken them and possibly put them to sleep.
If you found a pearl neclace or a diamond ring on the floor, would you put an add and see if you found the owner? of course not! These dogs are more valuable to me than a pearl necklace or a diamond ring.
***Edited By: alldogslover on 9/2/2005 6:00:29 PM*** Reason: .
Well I thought there was probably more to it... it is just mine are micro-chipped and most don't have collars at all because their favorite sport is 'get the collar off'. Just thought if it wasn't in that bad of condition that maybe the original owners weren't that bad. It is a mix right? If it looks purebred you may want to have it scanned, I would hope someone would do the same if it was my dog. I do understand what you are saying though if he just seemed to be tied with the old rope...
I agree, I'll check to see if he doesn't have a chip.
No, he is not a mix he is a purebreed American Eskimo. Right now I was checking the profile for this breed and the pictures look just like him. Laura also agreed that he looks like a purebreed eski. no mix.
Of course, he was all dirty on the street, so people didn't really see through that but once he had a bath, he was shining!
Also, I live in an area where I know most people around do not know how to take care of a dog. I know the mentality of most people around here and I know they are not educated on what is the best food and care of a dog and probably can't afford it either.
***Edited By: alldogslover on 9/2/2005 6:41:59 PM*** Reason: .
I used to do Children's Protective Services. I saw a lot of little kids that had 'marginal' parents at best, however, no one is perfect. Just because maybe I would bath my kids every day, doesn't mean that the other kids are 'at risk'. Just because those children didn't get fed the same food as my kids didn't mean that their parents shouldn't be allowed to raise them. I know you have the dogs best interest at heart, it's just you really don't know the situation that the dog came from unless you met the original family. I am glad you are scanning it. That said I have little regard for people who don't permenantly identify thier dogs. Becoming lost is the #1 killer of pets, and the dog was lucky to have found you.
"I know you have the dogs best interest at heart, it's just you really don't know the situation that the dog came from unless you met the original family. I am glad you are scanning it." "That said I have little regard for people who don't permenantly identify thier dogs. Becoming lost is the #1 killer of pets, and the dog was lucky to have found you."
You are saying it right there, it is a dilema. What to do? I am faced with a tough choice. But I choose the welfare of the dog. I wish I could also choose the welfare of some children out there that have awful parents.
"it's just you really don't know the situation that the dog came from unless you met the original family"
I do not agree, I can tell alot about a dog's family by how the dog behaves. I do not think this dog has been abused and I think he has been socialized with other dogs and people. He is not scared to be around other dogs nor is he agressive. He is not used to taking baths. He was probably free feed because he is a little overweight and he was probably not walked much either. He is not house trained.