Im new to this but thought i would give it a try. I have a 3 year old male Australian Cattle Dog that i need to find a home for. My husband is Military and we are moving back to WA state. Any advice on how to go about it would be great! Dusy is current on all his shots, AKC, healthy. He is not fixed either.
Hi, Why don't you take the dog with you? Moving to another state, or anywhere else is not an exuse to rehome a dog. I understand, that sometimes people have extreme life situations and have to rehome a dog, but moving is not an excuse. I hope you will rethink your decission and take the dog with you.
"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself" - Josh Billings
I'm pretty sure they allow dogs in Washington State. I'm sure you're dog would make the move just fine - much better than having to be rehomed. You wouldn't have a baby and give it away because you're moving would you? Getting a dog is a life-long responsiblity (for the life of the dog). Do you know how hard it is on a dog to have to be rehomed? To have to be abandoned by the center of his world? My dog is 2 1/2 and I wouldn't give her up for anything.
Ditto to the other post, moving is no reason to rehome. Is there some other reason you have to rehome a dog that you are not telling us? If the move is the only reason that is a pretty sad excuse for leaving a dog behind.
If they're moving to military housing, perhaps there is a pet restriction involved? ___________________
I guess nobody wants to think about reality, but just bash on the OP and make them feel worse than they probably already do about the situation. There are some things you can't fight, no matter how much you think moving is no excuse, you aren't the OP, so there's no reason to make them feel horrible with this situation. Not everyone can keep their pets; some people leave them behind, let them run loose and fend for themselves. Obviously the OP cares, or they would not be looking for help.
Dogs cannot sin; that is a privilege exclusively for humans.
Sorry, I wasn't trying to bash, just thinking perhaps it is a troll. If I am going to try and help a person I need all the facts and if I don't get them or answers to my questions then all I can base my answer on is what they have filled me in on and according to the orig post they are moving and need to rehome their 3 yr. dog.If have to rehome because of military restrictions that is one thing, if rehoming just because of moving not so sure that is an good reason. If we have all the facts maybe we could brainstorm and come up with solutions as to how not to have to rehome. Someone wants help, we need all the facts, not vague posts. Sorry if you don't agree with that.
maybe all military is differnt but my sister in law and brother in law are on base housing and they have a large dog and have for years and they have been around the world with this dog- I dont see that being a problem. well at least for them. imho
DON'T LISTEN TO THEM THERE ONLY TRYING TO MAKE YOU FEEL WORSE. WHERE DO YOU LIVE ILIVE ON A FARM WITH HORSES,CATTLE AND SHEEP IF YOU ARE GIVING HIM AWAY I MIGHT BE ABLE TO TAKE HIM IN. DOES HE KNOW BASIC COMMANDS AND OBEDIANCE? YOU CAN E-MAIL ME ON THEYFALL@YAHOO.COM( MY FIANCE'S E-MAIL HE OWNS A GUIDE SERVICE!!! LOL. HERE TO HELP AMANDA AND PAUL
ravennr is right. There are certainly situations where some just can't keep their dogs no matter how much they want to.
I am facing similar situation now. But I have to re home a lot more then just one dog and I am moving to the other side of the planet. I can only take two dogs with me. The rest must stay behind. No way around it. so before you judge, make sure you get all your facts.
Any way, as some said, you can try rescue organizations, but a better way would be to place an ad in your local classified. Just make sure you do not put "free" in the ad so you do not attract the wrong people. He is not that old. Odds are you will find someone who will want him.
Oh, and just so you'll know, from my experience, it is easier to re home an intact AKC dog then it is a fixed dog. the new owners can always neuter him. You can offer to pay for it if that what they want, but they can't exactly revers it.
If I seem to have a superiority complex, it is because you make it so easy.
Every base and base housing situation is different, so perhaps that is the problem.. For instance, where we are you are allowed ONE dog and ONE cat, or TWO cats.. We had three cats and wanted a dog, so we rent out in town.. Now we have four cats and two dogs (I'm a sucker for a rescue).. There are a LOT of land lords that will work with you in situations like this and I'm just happy ours does.. I couldn't live without my "babies".. Yes, moving them around is a LOT of stress, but honestly I think its worse for us than them.. Everyone usually calms down after about 20 minutes in the car.. I'm the one who doesn't!! Again, we don't know the situation, but if you DEFINATELY do NOT want to get rid of your dog, research the area you're moving to.. There may be ways around it.. I know we get "house hunting" time when we PCS, so look into that.. And if its the thought of traveling with him, there's always sedatives from your vet..
<<<Oh, and just so you'll know, from my experience, it is easier to re home an intact AKC dog then it is a fixed dog. the new owners can always neuter him. You can offer to pay for it if that what they want, but they can't exactly revers it.>>>>
It doesn't bother you b/c you are a backyard breeder.
You would NOT want your boy to end up at a Back yard breeder or puppy mill. Get him fixed BEFORE placing.
A cat by any other name... is still a sneaky little furball who pukes on the sofa.