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    Default Oh poor little man...

    Just thought oid put this out there, you just never know, he may find a home!
    I wish I had the room....



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    One of so many...At least someone cared to get him healthy again , if that is true
    Pets are forever

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    Unfortunately they are now advertising him as Free To Good Home.

    I feel if I had to give away my dog, I'd give him to a rescue group. They would find him a good home and make money for themselves to try to save more from shelters.

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    The general public do not know that 'free to a good home' isn't always the best way to rehome a dog.

    I for one, before joining here did not know and i always thought people 'selling' their dog and profiting from it seemed wrong if you didn't want it anymore. Now i know better, not that i would ever be able to 'give' my dog away, no matter what the circumstances.

    I got Rex from a Free to a good home ad. If they ever sent him to the pound or rescue he would have most likely been euthanised as he had aggressive tendancies toward people, dogs and around food. So some of them do make it to a good home sometimes

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Pawfectionist View Post
    Unfortunately they are now advertising him as Free To Good Home.

    I feel if I had to give away my dog, I'd give him to a rescue group. They would find him a good home and make money for themselves to try to save more from shelters.
    Maybe your dog, who is healthy and already desexed and vaccinated and chipped.

    This dog is not desexed or vacc'd or chipped and may need ongoing care and medication for his skin issues.
    No rescue group is going to make a profit from this dog.

    The other thing is a rescue org does not (to my knowledge) just walk into shelters and pounds and buy dogs.
    A foster carer must step forward and sign up to give the specific dog a temporary home.
    All foster carers are vetted and a home check conducted.
    A save is placed on the dog ONLY WHEN a foster carer has committed in writing to take that dog.
    As far as I know dogs released from the pound are registered to the name of an individual (not a .org).

    I will contact this person with the Koolie and give her the details of AWDR I.
    Her dog has a sad story - which should generate more interest in him.

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    Some rescues do troll the pounds for suitable dogs often depending upon what their particular criteria is.

    Some rescues specialise in small breeds, some large breeds, some the more difficult dogs, some will rescue those that are not coping in the pound, have health issues etc. Some will only take on dogs that are easily rehomed.

    Some have kennels, some rely totally on foster carers.

    Most rescues do have a Clause 16D which means they can put their name down next to a dog and get is out for far less than the general public.

    They do however have to allocate which pounds they will associate with in most instances.

    I have contacted every pound in Sydney and asked that my name be put down next to any purebred Whippet, papered or not but as myself and the club do not have a clause 16D we must pay the advertised price.

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    And some feral people trawl the free to good home ads for their own purposes, back yard breeding, dog fighting, or just on selling for a profit... It's never good for the dog.

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    Yes, Mac. Volunteers do visit pounds but do they just walk out with the dogs?
    The Volunteer submits the dogs on the website, then also to Pet Rescue.
    Breed specific rescues are the best option as many people already know what
    sort of dog they would like and go actively looking for same.

    I have heard on the grapevine that a particular pound in Qld will not deal with rescue orgs
    after being abused and threatened by some over zealous newbie org recently.

    I was hoping to illustrate to Paw that it is not that easy (up here) as maybe VIC or NSW.
    Sorry, I was not aware of the 16D, I will google it.
    My understanding is limited to the paperwork I have seen from various dogs I have fostered
    and conversations with admins at AWDR I )QLD).

    Thank you for clarification.

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