I was sarching the web and came across this place called Dog Island. I think it's supposed to "relieve the dog's stress and hardship associated with daily live among humans," or so the place states. It's completely free. Sounds good, right?
Well, if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. One big major problem is that once you send your dog is there, he or she will never return.
As of now, there are over 2,500 dogs living on various islands. For food, they basically must hunt down a rabbit, but they are monitored and given supplemental food supplies... hatever that means.
You can visit the islands ... if you're rich, it states, but there is no guarantee you will see your dog, and visits are only 1 specified day per year.
To be honest, IMHO, it sounds like a paradise in Hell. There is NO WAY I would ever consider sending a dog I owned to such a place to live out his or her life.
Has anyone else ever heard of this place? It's supposed to be off the coast of Florida, and the photos do make it look nice, but still .. NO Way!!
Did you check out the items to purchase for sale? The empathy leash for 60 dollars oh gosh! I would imagine this is fake. The kicker is who would be stupid enough to send their resume to them? They actually have a area to send resumes for people who want to work there!
Did you listen to the music the dog cd?
***Edited By: holidayzbliss on 10/12/2005 8:14:06 PM*** Reason: added cd info
I didn't read all the things on this site because it sounds like a load of you-know-what. But I do have one question. If this is a hoax, then does that mean that if people do send their dogs, they won't go to a "paradise" but some kind of sick junk yard or something? It reminds me of the movie Man's Best Friend when Allie Sheedy takes Max to a junk yard to be given away because the man said, "oh I've got a farm out in the country where he can run all day " and yadda yadda. But Allie believes that Max will go to the "farm" and live a happy life. But the guy ends up trying to rough him up so that he could be a junkyard guard dog! Sorry, this site just reminded me of that. I hope that it's not real and that they don't take ANY dogs. :(
Well, now I have heard it all. Oh sure, let me get reservations for my 2 pampered babies and let them run wild and try to fend for themselves. Oh sure, they would love that. They like be spoiled. I showed the pics to Bessy & Bobby and they didn't seem too interested. That is the most rediculous thing I have seen. I hope nobody falls for that.
who would fall into this trap? i could understand if people didn't want/couldn't have the dog and were too scared to send them to a shelter b/c they thought they were gunna die anyway... but MAN! who........... how............what....??
There is a Dog Island, about 25 miles east/northeast of Apalachicola, FL...roughly 55 miles from Tallahassee..home address of these people with more free time than me. It's about 6 or so miles off shore of a relatively sparsely populated section of the Florida coastline. I've been fishing previously in the vicinity of this island but never landed on it. There is a real Dog Island obviously...but me thinks..I doubt it supports what the site stresses. If its true it isn't a paradise. Apalachicola is an awesome mostly undiscovered small gem of a town(DON'T say a word!!!), lots of oysters in the area, excellent fishing/kayaking. Then again there aren't too many prying eyes around, not much tourist traffic. SO...anything's unfortunately possible sometimes. Try to find it on a map...goodluck...but clear as day its there.
Well, what can I say? I'm just a gullible idiot ... LOL. I thought the 12 year waiting period was to visit ... LOL. I must admit that the web site was impressive , well done, and went into a lot of detail for a hoax.
It's a long swim Harlee. Don't know too many "domesticated" canines that prey of saltwater fish either...LOL. Would pay to try to see a african wilddog poo mix of some type wrestle a 150lb tarpon back to shore...never mind the sharks. 99.8% percent sure its a hoax. I'll talk with my old man, he fishes around there every once in a while. Already anticipating him calling me stupid(the favored word for a family friendly site) and telling me "get your head out of Uranus"...LOL. Take care..:).
Yep...I'm with you Dusty. I'm in the business of handing over a beloved(frequently grumpy Dogue) family member to a place.. site unseen, accessible via only by boat or airplane on a weekly basis. Predatory environment would be a blast to witness in limited doses. If I had a dollar for every rabbit/meal my dogs chased down, I'd have .50 cents...every dog has its day... my old Hannibal caught a big jack rabbit, don't know how for the life of me and looked confused as it scampered away.