Thanks, Desert Rose, I just put in my application for Puggles, he is closer. Although I live in Florida, they do out of state adoptions, so keep your fingers crossed because they have 1 app in front of mine. If not maybe I can go for Tyson, I was looking for a new Little Buddy. Thanks again.......
desert rose, or someone else who has "adopted" from out of state........do any of the before mentioned people know how long the process is once you fill out the application? And if they notify you if someone who was before you got the adoption? please, I'm not trying to turn this into an Excessive discussion. Only need to know if you have had Out of state adoption experience......Thanks to all
Sorry Thumpers I don't have out of state experience. I usually only pull from shelters that I can drive to - although I have been checking out other shelters of late.
The problem is that my most local shelter is a high kill shelter that gasses once a week. I HAVE to get as many out of that shelter as possible. It seems that they always have an endless supply of puppies there.
Desert Rose- Have you gotten a dog from the pound that had "Issues" as the other post suggests? YorkiePooLuv- can you elaborate on what you mean by "Issues", & why do you say "A Puggle from the pound". Are they more susceptible to "issues" than other dogs from the pound?........Thanks
Thumpers Please do not take that post seriously. If everyone was worried about shelter dogs with issues, nobody would ever rescue any of them and they would all be sentenced to death.
In my experience, most of the dogs/pups I have rescued have turned out to be great dogs. Most of them just need a little love and someone who cares to be the best dogs! People dump dogs at the shelter for many reasons - one of my "favorite" being that they got a new carpet and don't want it ruined by their dog.
I personally would NEVER stop rescuing dogs because they may have issues. No dog ever deserves to be dumped at the shelter and someone with a good heart and lots of love is usually exactly what the dog needs. Isn't that what you have????
Yorkiepooluv is a 'troll' that should be disregarded.
I hope all those 'puggles' in the shelters get placed. I don't want to seem mean and I like pugs (beagles are not my favorite...broke my heart running away as a child). I am sure people love their puggles. They are dogs, why wouldn't you love them?
There is a but.... with all these hybreds puppies are always cute. I don't think I have ever seen an ugly puppy of any breed. However you really can't tell what they are going to look like as an adult. It is a crap shoot, like with any mixed dog. Most of the ones on petfinder, physically look like they got more of the beagle side of things.
Has everyone seen what the labradoodles look like as adults? The ones I have seen (again looks vary), look more like German Wirehaired Pointers than the two breeds they came from. I really don't know what you would think that mix would turn out like, but I wouldn't have guessed that. Oh well, jmo.
the Local Shelter here has turned into a No Kill just this year..............I go over there sometimes just to walk through & give the animals some attention, & talk to them. They have a Big Cemetary outside I was really suprised at some of the headstones, some had the actual photo of the animal on the stone. last time I actually went to the Cemetary (you have to go out the back door to get to it), you had to walk past the incinerator, they were building a new one, I didnt know what it was so I asked.........it just made me sick looking at it. But Thank God they changed to a No Kill now
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Of course there are dogs at shelters that have issues. When adopting these dogs, you have to be aware of the unknown background. You also have to be willing to learn the dog's behavior and work with him if necessary.
As far as Puggles is concerned, he is already with a rescue group that has posted his personality as well as some of his likes/dislikes.
"Puggles is a 1 1/2 year old male Puggle, which is the new designer dog of Pug/Beagle mix. He weighs 24 lbs, and is full of energy. Loving, happy dog, very enthusiastic. Puggles would do best with older children that will play with him. He would be fine in a home with active adults as well. Would love a fenced yard to dash around in. Good with other dogs, fine with cats. Puggles is crate trained. Knows some basic obedience commands. Walks well on lead. He has short, shiny black hair that will be easy to take care for. Looking at Puggles will make you smile. He is neutered, on heartworm and flea preventative. He is microchipped."
He is lucky to have already been rescued and had someone take the time to try to find the "right" home for him. Most of the dogs I pull are in the shelter and half the time they are males listed as females or vice versa. The breed is never right either. I take them into a room with me for at least 30 minutes to see how they react. If there is aggression, then I know I will have a problem placing them so I choose another. My goal is to get as many out of there as I possibly can. I hate the fact that they are gassed!
Please take this in the spirit that it is meant. If you truly want a "puggle" and Puggles looks like he would get on with you and your family - then GO FOR IT! If you find that he has issues at all, then be prepared to take him to training classes, etc. or otherwise do what it takes to help him through and become your best friend.
thanks for the 411 desert rose. I've sent an email to check on the status.... I was wondering when the post mentioned "Issues" b'cause I have 4 other 4 legged furry coat friends (2 Dogs, 2 Cats, 3 of the 4 were rescued), they all get along great. It wouldnt be a problem to take care of a lil buddy if he needs some extra TLC. My GSD had surgery 2 years ago, luckily I was off from work w/ an illness myself, & was able to give him the extra care he needed to recover after he spent about 3+ days in the Emergency Vet, (I went to see him daily). He's fine now, & just as spunky as before!, he really is my best buddy. Thanks.
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