Dogs: Thelma and Louise - spayed (adopted from Humane Society 3 years ago) Cats: Larry, Sam, Rescue - spayed (found or rescued) New puppy: Charlie - too young but will be when he comes to age. (bought)
LOL Windy! I did support the question that Wiley asked. It got a little out of hand though... 1. Everest-neutered 2. Yukon-rescue-neutered 3. Sierra-intact-we will show her 4. Summit-intact-we will show him
"The more people I meet, the more I love my dogs..."
Baxter (1 1/2 y/o) is altered but Delilah (5 months old)isn't and the reason is because she has an inverted vulva and the vet wants to wait until after her first heat to see if that fixes the problem without surgery.
Rescue - nope, not directly. I make a monthly donation to our local shelter because I can't volunteer any time right now. When Lila is old enough I will do rescue transport and hubby said that we can start fostering as soon as we get the fence put in. In the meantime i do what I can, I focus on getting information out to my peers and friends about puppymills/bybs/petstores. I make sure that their decision to buy a pet is an educated one. So far none have purchased from petstores or byb's so i'm pretty proud of that.
Both of my cats were adopted as kittens from Toronto Animal services. Unfortunately, Molly was purchased (yes, she's a mutt!). I live around the corner from the Toronto Humane Society and donate (items needed/cash) whenever I have the ability to do so. I fundraise for any animal cause that happens in my city whenever my work/school schedule allows.
***Edited By: doggydaddy on 8/6/2007 10:40:32 PM*** Reason: *
I don't breed so your statement that 'responsible breeders rescue' doesn't really apply to me. Also I am now rescue shy, because the last dog I rescued was a 110 lb akita with aggression issues that we ended up having to have PTS because he was completely unpredictable. I have a 6 year old child in the house, and thus have to be careful about the risks of rescueing strange dogs.
Also, I believe that a responsible breeder can stay away from rescueing (unless its dogs from previous breedings) and still provide major contributions toward rescues and other pet related services through means such as therapy, monetary donations, responsible pet ownership education, and numerous other means.
***Edited By: Minniyar on 8/6/2007 8:10:18 PM*** Reason: add
Never trust a tall dwarf... he's lying about something.
Yes I DO rescue and over thirty years of pet ownership have never breed! ALL spayed or neutered. I also never bought one from a breeder. All rescues from the streets(cats that found me and I kept) or shelter.
I will quote what I wrote in the breeders thread. I did donate a large donation for each dog at each shelter I received my babies at, Buddy and Daisy included.
I have worked at the shelters on weekends when I can. I have relayed dogs to forever homes when I could. Would love to foster in the very near future.
I try to educate about over breeding, BYB and puppy mills.
I do have three dogs in shelters that I support at this time until they are found a forever home.
Dumdumdumdum... Mk, Stump - Neutered Satu - Spayed Etsu - Spayed Thats it..yea..Depending on where the next dog is from it may get fixed it may not, for showing purposes. I do not rescue, only because I don't think I can afford it working a rockbottom job at Subway making min. wage. That and I'm busy working and I'm going to be going to college. I want to rescue, or foster at least, but its just not going to happen right now.
Rocky and Bullwinkle are not fixed, but My eyes are on them at all times. Rocky was given to us by hubbys uncle who didnt want him. bullwinkle was bought.
Sagwa (kitty cat) is fixed because he wont stay in the house and we dont want unwanted kittens running around. he was saved, someone had tosse him out of there car while driving down the road, a lady saw it happen and we picked him up the next day
I dont rescue but I have been knowen to take in a dog here and there.
I'm gonna trade this life for fortune and fame I'd even cut my hair and change my name
Yes all my animals are spayed and neutered and yes I do rescue. I've taken in so far 3 fosters, and I spend alot of my time helping the springer rescue, the SPCA, and local rescues that need transports.
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.
Windy, since I am a breeder who will not breed a dog with faults, and will not sell a puppy with physical ailments of any kind, I have both breeding stock, and pets. Lucy - neutered female,3. Spud - neutered male ,4 All Bostons. Piggy -neutered male, 4 Squeak -neutered male 13months (rescue)
Slappy, spayed white long hair cat, 12 Herman, calico spayed cat, 6 Fat Boy, black neutered cat,10 Chucky, orange tabby cat 4 months (stray rescue) Precious, spayed orange tabby 'gift' from old lady. My son recently took 3 more off my hands. All dogs are micro-chipped, and all animals up to date on immunizations and medical care. I will not list my breeding stock, since this is a pet thread, but I do consider my brood bitches and my studs my pets as well, and will never part with them when they are no longer used for breeding. That's why I will never consider dog breeding a 'business'. I contribute to the BTCC rescue, 2 shelters, and take in any animal I find, or is brought to me, as I already explained.
Scout - Anatolian shepherd purchased from a working/show breeder who participates/participated in breed rescue.
Thunder - Keeshond mix - was tossed out of a moving car roughly at the age of 2 months old. the people who took him in decided after a month they no longer wanted him so we took him.
Salty Dog - 11 1/2 year old Anatolian shepherd that i was asked to foster for our breed rescue, who is now a permanent part of our family. she was 9 when we took her in.
Max - our newest addition. Daschund mix adopted from a rescue group.
Scully - kitty adopted by us from our town pound at 8 months of age.
Fox - kitty stray that was brought into my work by the ACO.
All have been spayed and neutered at the appropriate age except for Max who is still too young. we adopted a great pyrenees years ago and never had her spayed because she had neurological issues and wasnt supposed to be with us for more than a year according to the neuro dr. we took her to. she was with us for 5 years, never had a litter and is the only dog i have ever owned that wasn't altered.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Ripley 11 year old spayed female Rott/Lab mix (rescue) Spencer 7 year old neutered male English Setter Andrew 15 year old neutered male cat (rescue) Kitona 9 year old spayed female cat (rescue) K.C. 2 year old neutered male Maine Coon (mix?) (rescue)
I do not do rescue currently as I have two small children. Before kids I took in Mama cats and their litters from the local SPCA.
Ellie-Corgi spayed The 4 red heads, un-altered as they are show dogs.
As a member of a certain breed club, we do quite a bit of work/donations and volunteering for our breed's rescue group here in our state. Our club also donates quite a bit of money to the UW-Vet School as well.
I like him a lot better than I like most people. To you he's a dog. TO me he's an adopted son who is short, hairy, walks on all fours and doesn't speak clearly. I have no problem with any of these. <
Hello My Breeding dogs are my pets as well. I agree Pen, I could NEVER give up one of my kids once there breed/show career is over! I've even had people offer me large amounts of money for them, just can't do it :) I have 1 spayed female (bad hips) 2 intact males, one is stud the other is awaiting helth testings to be done at 2 then will decide if to neuter him. 2 breeding mama's and 1 female awaiting health screening as well, she is the sister to the male who is waiting for his tests :)
As for rescue, I donate $, food, etc. I used to be more involved with actual animals but can not any more :( Still I will never pass an animal in need I will get them where they can get the help they need. I am also invilved with finding homes for animals in my breeds rescue organization.
I prefur to have my Bordeaux with fur instead of a cork and bottle ;)
they are both rescues. alice directly from a bad situation. cooper from a shelter. both were in terrible shape and now they are happy healthy babies. it was worth all the effort. a million times over :)
Indifference turns clarity into denial. ~Quan Tracy Cherry
Two dogs, two cats. All are spayed/neutered. Since I have a 2 1/2 year old, fostering is not something I am able to do at this time. Twice a month when I buy the dog food, I also pick up an extra bag for the local shelter. At Christmas time I use some of the extra money I have to help them purchase other supplies. Would love to do more, but I am a college student with a toddler, so finances are tight until I graduate.
Ruffian-12 year old Shiba Inu, she is not spayed, she was bred 2 times and I was considering breeding her again, she has never been put under so I am not willing to put her through that at this stage in her life.
Tonka-10 year old Shiba Inu, he is neutered, he was done at about 2 and a half after he had a couple of seizers and blood tests could not tell us what it was so epilepsy was suspected, and he was neutered.
Casper-11 year old cat that DH rescued when he was about 6 months, he is neutered.
My entire youth, I always had altered dogs. This was an age where no one was proactive about spaying and neutering, well except for my mother.
When in my late teens early 20's I had Old English Sheepdogs and Afghan hounds, and did show but did not breed, and had no interest in breeding. I did end up neutering all those dogs(yes I had 5 intact male dogs in my house at the same time).
Then I took a long break to raise two children. And we only had altered dogs as pets.
When the kids were young I took an interest in bicycling(mostly because my car broke down and did not have $$ to fix it). My children encouraged me to enter a time trial, and I ended up taking second place on a cheap $99 bike from Sears. I was offered a spot on the local cycling team, but was told I needed to get another bike. I found a sponsor, and my bicycling racing portion of my life was launched. I destroyed a knee snow skiing and thought my bicycling days were over. But I made a recovery and then started racing Mt Bikes as a sponsored rider once again. And to Blue Dixie, I never rode in the Tour de France, because the Tour de France is for men. We gals have the Tour de Femme. I went to a Mt Bike camp and met my first Jack Russell. He was so tanatious. This little dog jumped out of his owners backpack and treed the biggest bear I have ever seen. I knew then, that this was the breed for me. And that I wanted to become involved in this breed and breeding. While I got my first purebred dog in 1960 and did show her in fun shows. I did not get my first dog towards developing a breeding program until Jan 1999. I have just really committed myself to learning. Not that I have not made my share of mistakes, we all do. I just wish I had found a site like this to gain information.
He's your friend,your partner,your defender your dog.You are his life,his love,his leader. He will be yours faithful and true to the last beat of his heart.You owe it to him to worthy of such devotion