I agree with you she has been jumping around like crazy putting in her two cents on every thing .She is driving me crazy. this thread is way to long and it is because of her.
Charmer here is a message for you:
He's your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion."
I rehomed a rescue Chessie (Charlie) that kept trying to eat my grand daughter, a cock-a-poo (Bilbo, cutest little guy) rasied in the country that refused to stay in a fenced area once we moved and a stray kitten found in the yard. That is over the last 25 + years.
That's it. Unless there is a threat of injury to animal of human, I feal as if it's MY responsibilty to work through the problems with my pets as it was with my children. Just my personal opinion.
Living creatures aren't disposable commodities, unfortunately it seems to be the thinking for many people, hence all the pets on the streets and in shelters.
As for typos and spelling errors, I think I remain the Typo Queen! Grammer is something all together different.
We have become a soicety of instant gratification. When many of us want something, we want it right now, we want it as "advertised" and we want it without having to wait or work through any bumps in the road. If this doesn't work as promised, time for a change. Sad, but all too true.
Can this thread die already. I find it amazing that this has gone in for 8 pgs and OP has all replied about 7 times in this whole thread. Everyonr has said their peace already. There really nothing anyone can really do if this person wants another. They will go out and get one no matter what is said here. And nit picking someone because of spelling errors and/of grammactical errors is sillly.
I personally have only rehomed one dog. She was a Sheltie much too small to breed and I didn't think it was fair to her to have to compete in my household for attention. My girls get their extra attention (mind you they get a fair amount on a regular basis) when they are expecting and Lexie would have missed out on that on top of having to try and push through the bigger Shelties to be seen. I spent quite a while looking for her new home, specifically tailored it to her needs, and was thrilled with the results. She was adopted by an older couple, the gentleman is retired and spends a good amount of time gardening and is home all but 3 hours a day, twice a week. They just lost their very small sheltie so were familiar with the breed and smaller shelties. And she instantly clicked with them. They also adopted a puppy from us several months later, they live 20 minutes from us and we see them and Lexie & Griffin on a regular basis.
I think as a pet owner it is your responsibility to research your breed BEFORE you bring them into your home. It is also your responsibility to train them and to make sure that the breeder you get the dog from is responsible and the dog is well bred. I think there are cases that may require you to rehome a dog (I've had one family that the wife got pregnant unexpectantly 2 months after they got their puppy. When the doctor assigned her to bed rest for the remainder of her pregnancy 3 months later and let her know she was probably going to have a baby with problems, she asked me to help her find her puppy a new home as she felt he would suffer in both training and socialization). I think poor training and bad choice of breed should never be an excuse.
No puppy will be well behaved all the time. Every breed has ups and downs and is different. I know several breeds that I could never own as they just don't fit me. I also know what to look for in a breed that will work for me. If you've had to rehome more than 2-3 dogs you need to either figure out what you're really looking for and commit to it 100% and make it work , or you don't need a dog. I don't mean to be harsh - but one of the questions I ask people who want to adopt a puppy from me is if they have rehomed, or given a dog away. If they answer yes more than once I look into it and it's touchy on whether I'll place with them. I also have a "Take Back" clause in my contract that stipulates that I can choose to take the dog back if the family doesn't want it and I don't have to pay for it. I've been burned in the past and I don't mess with it. Most good breeders don't want to touch someone who doesn't have a problem giving up a dog, with a 10 foot pole. It's a sign that you're not able to commit to the dog. If your child misbehaves will you try and help it figure things out or will you ship it off to someone else to deal with?
I thought this thread was one of those dog for me type threads until I read it .All I have to say is ,your not ready for a dog yet,it seems like you dumped 2 for stupid reasons. No dog is perfect ,get a alarm and stuffed toys.I know you probably wont read this,but dogs are not disposable ,they are living , breathing creatures when brought into your home you made a commitment to care for.
yea i got the newfie dog now...he is pretty good...and iam not gonna rehome him now...he will be with me rest of my life....wat???you dont believe??...fine...who cares???...and even if i rehome then why you people are concerned...i will do whatever i want to and you do whatever u want....you people are arguing on a fuss..this shows how much "mature" you are....i think you guys have more free time to waiste....fine !..do it..like i said..who cares?
Please invest enough time in this dog so you don't have to rehome him. If you properly train the dog it will be everything you are looking for. You can not keep him 3 weeks and then decide he doesnt listen so you have to give him away, that is just not enough time. You better watch how you treat these animals, who knows one day it may turn on you because you are not what it is looking for.
Rat Terriers are excellent family dogs. I have 2 Basenjis and 1 Rat Terrier. As much as I love my Basenjis, I have to say the Rat Terrier has a much better personality than either one of them. He is always so happy! I don't know a lot about the breed, but every Rat Terrier I've been around has the same temperment as mine does. They are so eager to please and love people and attention. I highly recommend the breed!
Charmer I'm glad you found a dog you like. I understand what it is like to ask for advice and get your butt chewed! It makes you not want to ask anyone for advice or help. I learn new stuff about my Basset Hounds everday.My advice is to learn as much as possible about your breed. How to train them(with out hitting of course).And keep him.A little work goes a long way.
***Edited By: bassetbaby on 10/4/2005 4:24:51 PM*** Reason: spelling
You're supposed to learn about your breed of choice and dogs in general BEFORE you buy one.... Because you didn't educate yourself two dogs have already had to deal with your crap and be rehomed. There are alot of books about dogs and ALOT that you can learn just by doing a simple google search. Try that before you rehome this dog.
Charmer- you clamimed you invested so much time in your ..ummm Aggressive 10 week old puppy. But how long did you actually have it?
I have a 16 week old puppy that I've had for about 5 weeks or so, and there isn't a day that goes by that he doesn't nibble on my fingers, toes, leg, hair, or whatever else. But you know what.... It's called TEETHING. Just like little children teeth puppies do too. But I wouldn't get rid of Connor just because he nibble. THEY ARE PUPPIES!! They need to be trained just like toddlers.
And if you can't handle a little German Spitz or a 10 week old puppy how the heck are you going to be able to handle a 120 pound Newfie?? And if you did your research, you would know they will be about that size if not BIGGER. I've seen one that weight 180 pounds. They love people. They are used for water resuce, and the only thing that makes them guard dog material is the fact that they are HUGe and just the size makes them intimidating toward predators.
If you have so much money to spend on animals. Which I assume you do, because Newfies aren't cheap, why don't you buy a home alarm or use the money to train that "aggressive" puppy. And if your neighborhood is so bad that you fear for your childrens saftey you should move to a better place.
Sorry but sometimes there is no bond, then sometimes there is. We had Trash bag for 3 months and still didnt respect her, there was no bond although I loved her enough to find her a new home, and was already looking at my new cat to own before trash bag left us.
I think Charmer is the type of person who has a hard time bonding with animals.
She wants one but she doesnt want the responsiblity of taking care of it, so when it craps in her house one too many times, she finds another place for the dogs to live. She will never find a forever dog she will simply keep rotating her dogs because she has an addiction to it. And she goes into rotate the animals withdrawls if she cant trade them off for more then 7 days.
Thats just my opinion so go ahead and pick on me because I rotated my cats LOL!
Peanut....You are such a bad person.You should have thrown those poor kitties out on the side of the road or taken them to a shelter.( just kidding).I think it is better to rehome an animal than take them to a shelter.I have seen people throw dogs out on the side of the road.Wouldn't it be better to find them a good loving home.Okay Peanut I'll take the heat now!LOL
If given a choice between dumping a cat or dog on the side of the road or rehoming it of course I would say rehome it. But guys this is not the point. She (charmer) is rehoming dogs for stupid reasons. She bought a german spitz which is a small dog as a guard dog. She clearly did not do her research or she would have known a german spitz is no guard dog. She also had a 10 week old puppy that she dumped on someone else after training the dog for three weeks. She said the dog was aggressive because it bit her. A person who did their research would know that all puppies nip. Someone needs to make it clear to her that she needs to learn more about dogs before she buys another pet. If she buys another dog we all know she will dump it again once she comes across another problem.
It sounds like a German Shepherd to me! they are only 23-25 inches tall, friendly, good with children, Easy to train, but they do need lots of playtime and running, and my German Shepherd does shed, though. I think it would be worth considering!
Dogs are my pride and my joy, and I can't wait to show you all the cool things I have ready to get you closer to your dog!