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    That's a good point as well Hyacinth. I was out of home when I was 15/16 and from 17 have been living with my OH. We only ever had fish in the early days and it wasn't until we were saving to buy our house that we got Harley followed by Bella when we rented on acreage. From there we brought our house, so I could now have more pets if I had the time or the money to spend on them.

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    Yep, same here. Didn't have any pets (apart from fish) until we bought our own house. Finding a rental where you could keep a dog (let alone a heap of pets) was too hard and we knew it wasn't a sensible idea. So we waited and waited and saved and saved and the day before we moved into our own house I went and adopted Meika (couldn't wait any longer!)

    Obviously not everyone has to own a house before they can have pets, but financial and living situations do need to be looked at in detail. Some rentals are great and very stable but a few are unstable and (like what's happened to me) you can be given a months notice to move because the owner wants to move back in, or the owner can decide he wants the trees on his property knocked down, not tell you and let you wake up at 7am one morning with a 20tonne excavator knocking down your fence to gain access- that was a nightmare! Lucky we didn't have dogs!
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    I sell very few puppies to people who rent. It makes me nervous knowing that things can change very quickly.

    Whenever it comes to dogs I always think it's sensible to think with your head and not your heart.

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    See this is what I was talking about earlier.
    You are all making it seem that I'm irrisponsible.
    Yes, I live with my parents, big deal!!
    You dont f*cking know anything really about me

    Seriously over it.
    I have pets, you don't know where I live either therefore you cannot judge me on owning pets before I own a house which is never going to happen seeing I'm on a dissability support pension and not able to have rental accistance until I am atleast 21.

    Wish there was a way to delete this, dont need this crap

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    my parents wont let me have one at moment.
    or else i would. even tho I'm over 25 and responsible

    priceless!

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    sheena

    You might be responsible as far as making sure food and watering and training happens but that's not all there is to taking care of dependents.

    Is it irresponsible to take on the care of many dependents when you're not financially independent or secure? Do your parents worry about what will happen to you when they can't care of you any more? Have you thought about saving up for what you want, or even just emergencies? I suppose the pension makes that a bit difficult - ie they don't like anyone to have any assets or savings and be on social security.

    I read a whole sad story about someone else who was on disability pension - and her condition got worse and she couldn't take care of her animals any more. The birds got rehomed with someone who knows how to take care of them, but the cats ended up with someone who had no idea about keeping litter trays clean, or fresh water or regular feeding. This could happen to anyone.

    I know if it happened to me - that there are plenty of friends who would take on Frosty - and enough money to cover for her care if needed.

    It's good to be optimistic about all these dogs, but do think about what would happen to them if your situation changed. And you have to think about what the extra cost is - if your parents are still supporting you. Not just their food. But what you cost too.

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    There was an older lady at the dog park the other day who I was chatting to, her dog was also quite old and terminally ill. She was saying how lonely she will be after he leaves her and although she has no husband or family to keep her company, she will not get another dog (or pet) because she can't bear the thought of leaving an animal behind and she doesn't think it's fair on them.
    It broke my heart but I had a lot of respect for being so selfless

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    Canine Sports Productions: Early Spay-Neuter Considerations for the Canine Athlete

    This is similar to the information we were lectured on for the Cert III Dog Behaviour & Training Course.

    If a mod would like to sticky this in a more appropriate area please do. People can research and make up their own minds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristy.Maree View Post
    There was an older lady at the dog park the other day who I was chatting to, her dog was also quite old and terminally ill. She was saying how lonely she will be after he leaves her and although she has no husband or family to keep her company, she will not get another dog (or pet) because she can't bear the thought of leaving an animal behind and she doesn't think it's fair on them.
    It broke my heart but I had a lot of respect for being so selfless
    Maybe suggest to her regarding the benefits of fostering ! She doesn't have to be pet-less - she will have all the benefits of owning a pet and doing something really worthwhile - without having to worry about leaving a pet behind. Plus the bonus - she will always have support from the rescue people - as long as she is able to pick a good one.

    'Pet Rescue - PetRescue - find your new best friend!' is a really good place to start doing some research on rescue organisations in her area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RileyJ View Post
    Maybe suggest to her regarding the benefits of fostering ! She doesn't have to pet-less - she will have all the benefits of owning a pet and doing something really worthwhile - without having to worry about leaving a pet behind. Plus the bonus - she will always have support from the rescue people - as long as she is able to pick a good one.

    'Pet Rescue - PetRescue - find your new best friend!' is a really good place to start doing some research on rescue organisations in her area.
    Yes I suggested fostering but again she said it wouldn't be fair as she doesn't have the energy anymore to do all the things that a foster dog usually needs. I did give her my phone number and said to give me a call if she ever gets lonely and wants to have a cup of tea and play with my dogs so hopefully she does give me a call

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