pitpat2az, I for one would be overjoyed if someone decided to take a rescue dog, instead of one of mine. It just has'nt happened - yet, and I hope that it does. I will direct my clients to the U.S organizations, because frankly, I was'nt aware of the number of Bostons in need of rescue there. To the doberman Op, any reputable breeder microchips their dogs. There just is no way I would sell a dog without it, and I don't know any Boston breeders who won't. I think it should be law, but each kennel club is different, as is each country,so I wish you luck with your proposal.I would also like to add that this has been a vey informative thread, and I've learned a lot. As Savannah said, the only way to solve this awful problem is education, and to know how to go about that is a challenge for some people, in my case it's distance and computer knowledge, which I am slowly learning. I am interested to know Popes 'blog' and how that works.
Wow! Hello everyone! I just got on today after being with my family the last couple of days. Sorry I didn't get in on this sooner...
To answer Wiley's question, Yes I do rescue. Our second dog is a rescue, and just this morning I dropped off our foster baby! : ( I'm gonna miss that girl!
As I said in another thread, I truly believe..."If you don't rescue, don't breed!" We plan on fostering and adopting again in the future. We loved the experience!
I have big dreams of starting a Sibe rescue in conjuction with our kennel since we are knowledgable about our breed, and many people around here are not. As my husband said recently..."I can't wait till we have a bigger building, we'll rescue them all!!!" That is our heart! I know many of you already know this, just thought I'd reiterate for those that don't know me...
JKK - if you need any help, let me know. I am a huge supporter of the use of microchips. A big problem with them is that people purchase and implant the chip but do not actually register it. Then they sell the pup as "microchipped", BIG DEAL, if it's not registered to the breeder then the dog can not be traced back to them, the new owner may never register the chip, and then if the dog ever gets lost it still can not be reunited with it's family.
I think that a "Breeder License" is a wonderful idea but we need to be careful. If not done properly it could make it more difficult for someone who loves and cares for the animals to breed vs. a miller who has the $$$ to deal with it instead.
Please keep us all posted, run rough draft ideas by us, and ask for help if needed. I'm sure people on here have legal experience that they can share with you if you do not yoursef. That knowledge is important in a situation like this :)
I prefur to have my Bordeaux with fur instead of a cork and bottle ;)
I too, am interested in the breeder license/microchiping. We have all of our dogs microchipped. I plan on doing it for all of our pups before they leave... also registering myself as a contact as well. I got that idea from our other breeder, and have heard it from several people on here as well.
Great idea with the report... Let me know your progress... I would be very interested in reading it.
I can't remember... do you have to actually sign up to use the forum or are you simply a "member" once you place an add. I know that I used TP for almost 2 years before I first started to use the forum and actually post vs. just reading along. Or possibly not all breeders look at the forum 10 times a day or more like us, LOL. Hopefully that's what's going on ;)
I prefur to have my Bordeaux with fur instead of a cork and bottle ;)
i'm surprised too. I know there are more people that are definitely breeders,some of whom are also involved in rescue and I do know that, and have not answered AND there are people claiming to be "breeders" who have also not replied. Then again, I dont consider them breeders anyway and so really perhaps they are better off staying quiet as I would not want to hi jack the thread again saying "get out you're not a real breeder" LOL >>>>> sorry early am dry humor
Red, if you place an ad on TP as a breeder listing (kennel etc..) (or dog for sale I believe) you can get into the "breeder" section. I think when you sign up for TP you can just click into the forum. Someone will have the more correct answer.
Red asked~What are some of the organizations that you guys like to support? North Shore Animal League was a great place when I had dealings with them. We found a pregnant dog when I was younger and kept her untill her pups were old enough to be adopted out. We loved her and begged to keep her as kids but parents said nope because we were moving, yada yada.
Just looking for sugestions for people who may want to donate $$$ :)
I'm sorry I missed this Red.
I really believe in checking out your local shelter and make sure they are responsible shelter and donate there. I do donate to The Human society, ASPCA and PetPalsInc.org and The Pierre Human Society. PetPals and Pierre get the most of my monetary donations.
But I feel more comfortable with the shelters that I know and see where the money is going. One thing I would love to point out is donating food, blankets, cleaning products etc. you know that some one in the office is not having lunch on your buck. Each shelter will have a list of things they need, all the way down to newspapers.
You have the resources to breed, but you don't have the resources to donate even the minimal to a shelter? You can't take a couple hours out of your day to to transport a dog for your breed rescue? You can't spend a day at an event to raise money for a rescue? Suuuuure.
http://www.ashleyspets.com "A dog is not almost human, and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such.
Blue thank you for your honest reply. Please find in your heart that each puppy you sell from now on donate 10.00 per dog sold, to your local shelter. If you can't do that you can always volunteer time, food and you know all the rest.
This is was not my intent when I started this thread. I just really wanted to know.
First I am a firm believer that you should not be boastful of good deeds done to help others... be it be humans or animals. Wiley... do to my respect of you I will answer your question. Yes, I do rescue. In the past year and two months I have fostered 8 puppy mill Pomeranians, One two week old kitten that fell in a wall at an apartment complex the other three passed away before they were rescued. I have helped groom and place a Schnauzer female found in the Wal-mart parking lot after waiting six weeks trying to find her family. At this point I am awaiting answer to an application I put in for our local Animal Shelter. I also finically helped support our local shelter that took in dogs and cats after Katrina. I rescue for the love of animals. ALL animals. If I had the land I would be fostering horses, cows, pigs, goats, cats, dogs, birds and even the poor large (wild) animals that have lived all their lives in small cages. Some days I feel like I am related to Noah. :)
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