How on earth can you get rid of your own pet? I feel so sad for Troy. It sounds like you have a hard time bonding to pets. Because I will tell you, once you do...you will do anything to protect them and keep them with you.
If you were searching for another dog EXACTLY like the one that unfortunately got hit by a car (that you carry a torch for), then Troy was doomed from the get go. Hasn't anyone ever told you that people and animals are irreplacable because each one is so different and unique.
I actually got a sick feeling in my stomach once I realized that I was sticking up for you, and here you are giving your own pets the boot because you can't "take care of them". Are you out of your mind? Where are your priorities at?
That is your pets home as well as yours and your childrens. Once things start to effect them, you need to look at what your doing and figure out a way to either make it work for them, or just give it up. And I don't mean make it work by rehoming either. Before that assumption gets made, let me clear that up.
What kind of an example are you setting for your daughter/children(?) ? While it is great to help animals in need, ditching your own family is BS. I also see that you work alot. How, if you work so much, where do you find the time for all this? I am so disappointed and starting to get very worried. I am feeling really stupid for opening my mouth in your defense in the first place.
No way in hell could I ever get rid of any SIX of my own animals. I'm sorry, I'd have to not "rescue" over that.
i guess my only question to you is why ? why do you feel you are not giving troy what he needs ? is it because of the enormous amount of time rescuing other dogs has taken ? or is it because of something else ? i am sure most people won't understand how or why you can and are doing this. sorry if i missed if this was asked or where you answered this already ..... i havent read every post. too many of them so i just skimmed by most of them.
I did read your question about Troy.....sure he is my dog but lately with so many rescues I haven't had much time for him. I want him to go to a home where he can be spoiled, cared and taken care of as I no longer can. Is that soooo bad?
alldogslover. you are going to do what you do regardless of anyone on this forums opinions. rescueing can be a wonderful thing, if you go about it the right way. it just doesnt seem right to just stop and pick up an animal that you see running loose. in most cases, animals that get loose, usually return home. because a dog may seem a little dirty or unbrushed, doesnt mean it does not come from a loving home. could be it belongs to an elderly person who can not groom it on a daily basis. doesnt mean they dont love their dog and they wouldnt be devasted if it disappeared. no dog should be put up for adoption without first exausting all efforts to locate the original owner. placing ads in the newspaper. notifying the local vets and the aspca, even posting flyers would be helpful.
at no time EVER should your own animals be put on the back burner for your rescue dogs.. they are your permanant family members, your priorities . if rescuing animals off the street, is causing you to slip in the way you are treating your own animals, then its time to re-think what it is exactly that you are doing. its not enough to just say that you love your dog. you need to show it. by casting him away like second hand merchandise, you are falling far short of showing that love. i really feel deep sorrow for that poor little dog that was once so "loved" and now he is just plain "expendable". very sad.
About Troy...I already gave you my reasons. Now if I were to keep all my dogs you probably label me a hoarder and if I adopt them out to someone that can provide better care of them then I'm heartless.
I am going to do what I think it's best for them regardless of whatever of you people think.
Now about the stray I found...she has a wounded foot..so I'm taking her to the vet later today and I have already reported to the SPCA, they told me I could keep her until her owner claims her and if she doesn't get claimed then I can keep her. Of course I'm putting her picture all over the area where I found her.
I somehow missed this thread earlier. Perhaps I should avoid posting and just pretend I STILL haven't seen it~
While I applaud rescue efforts great and small, I guess I have a couple of questions here that I simply can't find the logical answers to in your replies alldogs
1) If you keep the "rescues" only two weeks before selling them, how on earth are they costing you $200.00? Are you doing spay/neuter? What the heck are you feeding these dogs? If you're operating as a rescue, most vets are willing to give discounts. If yours doesn't, you might want to look for another.
2) Who will be accountable if one of your rescue dogs happens to be purchased by someone who finds a flyer of the dog posted on a telephone pole on a walk one day shortly after they've bought the dog from you?
3) I am ever so sorry, but your logic on re-homing your own much loved Troy makes as much sense to me as parents deciding to "place" their own children so they can adopt. Not quite the same, but I'm sure you get my thought process here.
I can assure you that if I ever get to a point that I am able to assist in rescue, the "short term" pups will have to share their temporary home with my crew.
OMG, i cant even believe alot of these responses to this post, this lady did what she could, i know i wouldnt of stoped to pick up dogs i didnt know, and i really think that it being all matted and running the roads, that some one droped it off. and i believe she did what she could, the other one didnt want to go, so shes suppose to get out and man handle the thing? She is doing what she can and i think its teriffic that she does what she can to help, the next person could of hit the dogs? Im sorry i just couldnt believe that every one is bashing this lady when she is doing what she can. I think if the person that owned one or both of these dogs really didnt care to much about them to have them roaming the roads. and being matted, it sounds like it hasnt been taken care of. imo
Tappety, it's a long post so you might have missed that she is adopting out her own personal dog Troy, who is not a rescue (and had him listed as a rescue, saying she got him from someone who didn't have time for him anymore). She is getting rid of him because her "rescuing" is not leaving her the time to care for him as well as she thinks he deserves.
I don't understand the logic of giving up your own personal companion. How can you not feel a bond to your pet.The bond I feel to my own dogs is so strong ,I could never give them up.If rescuing is getting in the way of the care your giving your own pets ,it's time to rethink what you are doing.Your own pets come first ,not the rescues.I think your standards are skewed.Just my own opinion.
Quote: don't understand the logic of giving up your own personal companion. How can you not feel a bond to your pet.The bond I feel to my own dogs is so strong ,I could never give them up.If rescuing is getting in the way of the care your giving your own pets ,it's time to rethink what you are doing.Your own pets come first ,not the rescues.I think your standards are skewed.Just my own opinion. ---------------------------------------------------------------
I never did understand some people rehoming either..but with that said I don't think their is anyone on here that can honestly say they can bond with every animal.Animals are all different and some pull at our heartstrings more than others.Some on here with more than one animal you can sometimes pick up on that they have a favorite. When it comes to not bonding with an animal sometimes finding a new owner is the best. In March I got a second dog a week later I lost Shadow who I FELT MY SOUL WAS CONNECTED WITH. Rocco(the second one) I have flirted with the thought of rehoming him .I just don't see myself bonding with him. Being on here I have some ridiculous reason that people have given to rehome. Maybe just maybe Alldogs is doing what she feels is best for Troy.. I think allsdog might have other reasons for rehoming him, but maybe is alittle hesitant to share the reasons. This is JMO!
This is the first dog she's found. All the other dogs were owner surrenders or dogs she picked up at walmart from people giving them away. For example she's had Pepper and Sammie for months now. Pepper is carrying a litter and she plans on waiting until the puppies are 4mos old and getting them neutered/spayed before adopting them out. Whelping a litter and keeping the mother for over six months to me more than justifies the adoption fee of $200.
Queen, your reply makes sense. Then again, as it turns out, I wonder if that's in fact the truth behind the other dogs she has? Just something about the posts, the willingness to surrender Troy, publicly stating HE was a rescue makes me question other statements about those she has "saved".
Sorry. As I said before, I certainly HOPE I am wrong and owe her an apology, but so far..I've seen nothing to indicate that I am or do.
Looking back through just a few of her posts, it looks like she consistantly seems to find matted "poodle mix(es)" that are not only strays, but sweet natured about once a month.
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