I usually make it a point not to be rude to people however for some reason I really took this to heart. I don't know if I am just having a bad day (I really don't think I am) or what but it just makes me sick when someone does not properly train their animals then just go dump them off somewhere because they did not turn out to be the perfect pet they were hoping for. These shelter animals have been through enough and I feel sad hearing about things like this. I am glad however that she found other homes for the animals and did not have to take them back to the pound.
i agree with final and LMH you guys are bein way to judge mental on her.You dont know her personally.you dont know what shes been through.You cant have a very nippy dog and aggressive dog with small kids,it just dont work.She tried everything.The other dog ddint want to go in her house at all.Even after she tried your suggestions.She was just wanting advice from people she thought were knowledgable and might be able to help her.You guys just jump down everyones throat and say thier the reason for puppymills!I DONT want to start an argument but you guys were wrong this time.
Im sure you knew everything without asking anyone??????
***Edited By: cockerlover on 10/3/2005 12:21:29 AM*** Reason: need to add
This actually pisses me off! How can you guys be so rude! What would you say to me?? I have had MANY animals that I have rehomed. Let's see where should I start???
Shanaa - A cat that was terrified of my daughter and any loud noises - Rehomed Magic - A cat WE raised who turned out not liking kids either - Rehomed Belle - A stray cat that we found in the middle of the street, didn't like men - Rehomed Chloe - Puppy adopted from the shelter, genetic defect in her throat - Put to Sleep Chuka - Sister to Chloe also adopted, hit by car at 9 months old - Died on the way to vet Teyah - A Samoyed adopted from the Shelter, didn't like Chuka(same sex aggression) - Rehomed Naku - Spitz bought from a byb, dog was bought to be rescued from bad place - Rehomed Sulah - Pomeranian bought with Naku, same thing except she didn't like kids or loud noises - Rehomed Kenai - Pomeranian bought from breeder, suffered from severe seperation anxiety as well as was afraid he was going to get hurt by our larger dogs - Rehomed Cheyanne - Pomeranian bought from breeder, never bonded with her as well as afraid she would get hurt from larger dogs - Rehomed Mercedes - Cat adopted from shelter, dissapeared after sneaking out of the house - Missing Kaia - Golden/Chow mix adopted from shelter, suffered from sever luxating patellas as well as rare genetic defect - Put to Sleep
I am sure there are more, it is just late and I cannot think, plus there was a ton of foster animals in there as well. Just because someone rehomes a dog does not mean they do not care about them or any other animal. ALSO, some people want dog asthetically pleasing. I do. When I was looking for my chow puppy, I was looking for something in particular. How rude of you to make fun of someone just because they would like a nice looking dog??? I personally like pugs, pekes, etc. But I like their personality NOT their looks. I would never own one(no offense) I want something fluffy! I like fur! I also have a preference on what I want that fur to look like! I would never get rid of a dog because it didn't turn out the way that I was hoping it would look.But I do look for dogs with a certain "look" I like Goldens and Chows. I also like Pomeranians. Funny thing though, I do not prefer the black chows or pommies. Just don't care much for them.....they are the same dogs just different colors. I must be a bad person. I really like this site but sometimes people just go too far in being rude. Did anyone's mother here ever say to them that if you can't say anything nice, you shouldn't say anything at all???
Oh, yeah, I should mention, The list I wrote above for my animals has been within the last 5 years. Now you will really hate me........oh well! You can't know why someone does what they do unless you are in their shoes.
***Edited By: KatzPomDogz on 10/3/2005 12:31:03 AM*** Reason: fixed a word
You go katz....that's exactly right that people don't know what is going on and to be soo judgemental is inmature and very sad. We're here to help people and educate, not act like school aged children.
IF a dog is aggressive toward children then by all means rehome them if you can. Place them with an adult who has no children. I do not expect anyone to keep a mean dog around their children. That would be beyond stupid. Rehoming a dog because he was too friendly and slept all day? HE IS A DOG, WHAT DO YOU EXPECT?. That is what most dogs do. Not all GSDs are guard dogs. I have seen some very friendly GSDs who would not hurt a fly. What do you do with a GSD puppy who never turned out to be guard dog do you dump him on someone else too and move on to the next dog? YOU ONLY GET WHAT YOU PUT INTO YOUR DOG. DOGS ARE NOT PERFECT. IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE TOO PICKY THEN DON'T GET A DOG. I have put a lot of work and time on my dogs and now they are just perfect but you can't take a dog home and expect him to do exactly what you want without lifting a finger. Wake up and join us in the real world.
As for you : Shanaa - A cat that was terrified of my daughter and any loud noises ; fine a cat needs to be comfortable in his own home Magic - A cat WE raised who turned out not liking kids either ; fine kids should come first Belle - A stray cat that we found in the middle of the street, didn't like men -that's fine too Chloe - Puppy adopted from the shelter, genetic defect in her throat - Put to Sleep;I guess it's better not to let the dog suffer, it's the quality of life that matters Chuka - Sister to Chloe also adopted, hit by car at 9 months old - Died on the way to vet; how did your dog get out? Teyah - A Samoyed adopted from the Shelter, didn't like Chuka(same sex aggression) - that's fine you can't risk getting any of your dogs hurt/killed Naku - Spitz bought from a byb, dog was bought to be rescued from bad place - Rehomed; fine it's good to save animals from bad situations Sulah - Bought with Naku, same thing except she didn't like kids or loud noises - put kids first Kenai - Pomeranian bought from breeder, suffered from severe seperation anxiety as well as was afraid he was going to get hurt by our larger dogs - could have had him trained and should have thought about the big dogs hurting him before you got him Cheyanne - Pomeranian bought from breeder, never bonded with her as well as afraid she would get hurt from larger dogs - this is iffy Mercedes - Cat adopted from shelter, dissapeared after sneaking out of the house - Missing Kaia - Golden/Chow mix adopted from shelter, suffered from sever luxating patellas as well as rare genetic defect - Put to Sleep; I guess it's the quality of life that matters
Some of the reasons you gave are kinda out there. If your dog needs training then by all means get them trained. If you thought the dog would get hurt by the bigger dogs well didn't that come to mind before you made your purchase. Getting a dog is HUGE DECISION. .. they are not clothes. You can't just toss them out when you feel like it. They do have feelings and seems like you don't.
she found them homes, she didn't throw them out. a little dramatic I think. That's the problem it's like pms or menopause gone bad around here lately. None of us are "know it alls" and you'd sure think so by some of the posts. Now it's just become funny.
Oh so you think it's ok to dump a dog on someone else so you can go find another dog who will disappoint you yet again. Don't you have a heart, lady? I am not telling anyone to keep an aggressive dog especially if you have children but giving a dog away because he was too friendly and he slept all day is beyond ridiculous. Will you give a dog away because it is too friendly and sleeps all day? Honestly tell us. If you want guarantees don't get a dog. If you want a guaranteed watch dog get an alarm system -- it is guaranteed in writing. Dogs are not.
DID YOUR LOVE YOUR FRIENDLY SLEEPY DOG? DID IT NOT BREAK YOUR HEART TO SEEM HIM LEAVE? YOUR HEART IS MADE OF STONE.
"If your dog needs training then by all means get them trained. If you thought the dog would get hurt by the bigger dogs well didn't that come to mind before you made your purchase. Getting a dog is HUGE DECISION. .. they are not clothes. You can't just toss them out when you feel like it. They do have feelings and seems like you don't."
Okay, my dogs have ALL gone to training, every single one of them. Koda is in Advanced Novice Training and is on his way to going into competition training as well as becoming a therapy dog AND he is also going to be working at the school to help kids read. DO NOT say that my dogs aren't trained!
First of all, I had Kenai BEFORE I had bought my other dogs. Second, the dogs got along just fine, Kenai just kept getting in the way and twice he was accidentally stepped on by Koda and had to be taken to the vets. Kenai also had SEVERE seperation anxiety. He needed someone there 24/7. This is something that we tried over a year to help but I have two kids and other dogs. I found him a home that COULD give him all that attention because the girl didn't work and there was no other animals to vie for attention for. I have seen pictures of him and have visited him once and he is the happiest dog now. He is very loved and I KNOW that it was the best thing for him.
Chuka was hit by a car when she scaled our 6 foot kennel. She was a border Collie/Chow mix who was incredibly smart, fast and stubborn as hell. It was the first time she had done that or it would have been fixed.
If I didn't care about my animals, I would give them to whoever wanted them, I never have rehomed an animal that way!!! EVER! I love my pets very much and that is why many of them are rehomed. If I feel that someone else can give them a better life........why shouldn't they get it? You do not know me. How can you say I have no feelings? I have worked with animals my entire life. I have worked in many shelters and was even breeding my own dogs for a time. (Pomeranians) But even being a breeder, I still did rescue because I cared about the breed I bred. I also do Chow rescue. How can you say I have no feelings??
You had your dog little pom first. Didn't you think that big dogs can hurt little dogs? Some big dogs dislike smalls dogs. Didnt' you owe it to your pom to make sure his new housemates got along with him?
Someone who gives a dog away because he is too friendly and sleeps all day is heartless. Don't you people bond with your animals?
She's just blowing katz. No real ryme or reason. I'm sure I didn't spell that right. haha. anyway I think if you can rehome a pet that doesn't work for you then do so. Sometimes pets work for other families better and as long as you are responsible it's ok to do what's best for the pet and the family.
You are so willing to jump the gun when someone says something. I wasn't even referring to you. I was talking about hearray who time and time again tries to coach everyone on how to behave on this forum and I now find the comments funny.
Why don't you read what I said in my response to the original poster before assuming I am ok with this.
LOL yeah I am picking one thing out . YOU ARE RIGHT. IT IS A VERY IMPORTANT THING THOUGH. She said she gave the dog away because it was too friendly and slept all day. She gave no other reason for giving it away. That makes her heartless and a horrible dog owner. What the heck are dogs supposed to do? She never said the dog had behavioral problems or was aggressive. He was friendly.
Did ya read what I said??? They got along GREAT!! Koda was at the shelter. We ALWAYS test our current animals with the ones we are looking at. There was no personality conflict at all. Koda can just be a clumsy oaf once in a while. It wasn't his fault and it wasn't Kenai's either. I tried to keep them seperated which failed miserably as they enjoyed each others company alot. One other thing, was that Kenai was MY dog, he didn't like the kids playing with him or picking him up at all. My main reason for rehoming Kenai was due to his seperation anxiety. He would SCREAM at teh top of his lungs when I would leave the room. Kenai had been through obedience training as well. My trainers exhausted their ideas other than finding him a home where he had plenty of attention.
I NEVER said it was okay to rehome a dog because it was too friendly.....reread if you have to. (Did you check? Nope, never said that) I just said that you cannot judge someone by why they rehome a pet. Maybe there was other reasons that she didn't mention? You hear all the time of people rehoming dogs because they are too "wild or energetic" and no one says anything. Flip it around and you all attack.