copied these from petfinders,com adoption classified ads.
1001682- Dog:Registered Boxer Linn Grove,IN 260-334-5247 Amy Schlichter email@example.com 10-01-2005 Name: Hoss Age:6 Sex:M Size:L We are looking for an adoptable family for Hoss. He has been with us for 6 years and its very hard to see him go. Hoss is a brindle boxer, he is very good with children. He will let them climb all over him but is not friendly with cats and other adult dogs. He tends to be very territorial with them. Hoss would never bite anyone or even growl. He needs a fenced area or a designated place to run. He has been a house dog and is potty trained, can shake, sit, and lay down. He is a big sweetie and we want to find the best home for him. Please only inquire if you are truely interested. We are asking $150 for Hoss to insure that you are serious about providing for him. We would also like the new family to agree to never selling, or breeding Hoss. We would like to have him back if his placement did not work out. We want to know where he is and that he is taken care of. Thank you.
1001688- Dog:Registerd Boxer Linn Grove,IN 260-334-5247 Amy Schlichter firstname.lastname@example.org 10-01-2005 Name: Dixie Age:4 Sex:F Size:L We are looking for an adoptable family for Dixie. She has been with us for 4 years and its very hard to see her go. Dixie is a fawn boxer, she is very good with children. She loves to run and is the highest jumper I have ever seen, meaning Dixie really needs a good fenced area. She will run but not far. She loves to play, so the hard thing about letting her run is that she doesent want to come too close to you cause she knows youll put her up. She will crouch down til you get close then run off again. She is quite the character. She will be missed terribly. Dixie makes friends with everyone. She is good around other pets but needs a minute to test the water. She loves people and has a hard time controlling her excitement when she knows that your around. She has been a house dog and is potty trained, she can shake, sit, and lay down. We want to find the best home for her. Please only inquire if you are truely interested. We are asking $150 for Dixie to insure that you are serious about providing for her. We would also like the new family to agree to never selling, or breeding her. We would like to have her back if his placement did not work out. We want to know where she is and that she is taken care of. Thank you.
The petfinder classified not posted by rescue are a finicky thing. Often full of deciet, lies, and dogs with problems no rescue would willingly want. Too often people are tryign to rehome in polite terms animals that wouldn't get a chance elsewhere. In somecases there are miller accossiates posting on there. And People buying dogs to rebroker them.
I have had friends who needed to relocate to a different country and could not afford to fly their dogs. They loved their dogs tremendously but they just didn't have the funds. We should not jump to conclusions. You have no idea what their reasons are so who is to say they are stupid or not. Some people choose not to place their dogs in shelters because some shelters do not have foster homes. Who would want their dog to be in a cage 24/7 until they are adopted? If for some reason I had to give my dogs up, I would look for homes for them first. I would like to be a part of the adoption process. I can screen the families myself . Like I said, you should not judge this person because you do not know their situation or their reasoning.
Well if you go over to that site and read them you will see that they had this dog for 6yrs as a indoor dog and all of sudden it needs a fenced yard and it has to go . how can you throw a house dog of six years outside all of a sudden it upsets me.
just because they ask for a fenced yard doesnt mean it will not be a house dog. They may just want to make sure the yard is fenced so it doesnt run off and get injured, maybe not so obedient and needs fenced play area.
Things happen and not everyone is able to keep a dog. Even if they have had it for a long time. Sometimes things happen. We have no idea why they have to get rid of the dog. They do offer to take it back. I personally would not judge anyone even if you know everything about them. No one has a right to judge anyone for any reason it is just not a way you want to go.
Things happen in life and sometimes they can't be helped and pets have to be rehomed. I didn't read anything negative in those post. The only thing I would change is that I would have them spayed/neutered before placing them. All of my dogs are indoor dogs but if I ever had to place them I would require a fenced in yard as well to insure the safety of the dog.
I was just going to point out some very legitimate things that happen to people that might make them really and truely have to give up their pets.
They (regarding the primary caretaker of these dogs)could have cancer, have had a stroke, traumatic brain injury, could be diagnosed with a terminal or degenerative illness- Altzheimers, Parkinsons for example.
Things may have changed in their finantial situation. Could be laid off, could have had marital problems and no longer have the support of a spouse so now has to work two jobs to make ends meet and feel that they are no longer able to spend enough time with the dogs to properly care for them.
Life does happen, and sometimes the best thing for the dog is that they have a new home.
I also know there are lots of stupid reasons. Some of those are: I am really tired of his hair. I bought a new couch. His nails are long and they scrach me. He's matted. He has bad breath. My boyfriend doesn't like my dog. It is hard to say unless someone out and says a stupid excuse.
I have a huge fenced backyard and all my dogs live inside. I have GSDs. They do need to go use the bathroom LOL . When we go to play I feel safer in the backyard. My dogs do not wander off but for some reason I can't relax if they are in the front yard. Don't jump to conclusions.