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    Are a lot of them on some sort of ego trip or something?

    I spoke to one yesterday who didn't even know that the blue marks on the dog's tongue were excess pigmentation. They thought the dog must have eaten some food that stained the tongue permanently. I'm like -wtf?

    Yep, I think I'm done looking at rescue dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Are a lot of them on some sort of ego trip or something?

    I spoke to one yesterday who didn't even know that the blue marks on the dog's tongue were excess pigmentation. They thought the dog must have eaten some food that stained the tongue permanently. I'm like -wtf?

    Yep, I think I'm done looking at rescue dogs.
    yeah...like a tattoo needle in action....sheeeesh

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    This thread makes me so sad. I've been doing rescue for nearly 10 years, started with fostering a dog as I wanted to help. As I became more involved I never ever expected thanks or recognition, and I still don't. I do it purely because of my love of animals.

    Any thanks I DO get is from the animals, and that's more than enough for me.

    Sadly a lot of people do get involved and then fade away when they don't have people fawning over them with gratitude - those are the ones that are there for themselves firstly and the animals second.

    I am proud to do what I do, and yes I love to tell people about it, but mostly I tell them WHY I do it, as I want to raise awareness about all those animals out there looking for homes, and that maybe whoever I have spoken to might one day look at adopting an animal from rescue rather than a pet shop or byb.

    Some "rescuers" don't realise that they do more harm than good when they end up turning someone like DA off rescue, someone who has a wonderful home on offer.

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    Aw Greys, I am hoping there are many, many rescuers out there like yourself. IMO you are a a person who is a dog-rescuer in the true sense of the word.

    Please don't be sad on my behalf. I am not so upset that I don't clearly realise that I unfortunately have come across two who are not so good IMO. Many more out there I'm sure are fantastic, and do it in the right way, and for the right reasons, such as yourself.

    But if there are more out there like the measly two I've encountered over the last couple of days, then yeah, you and others are right, it certainly doesn't help ppl to look at rescuing a current animal instead of purchasing one yet to be born, or worse, purchasing one from somewhere they shouldn't.

    I also think maybe some rescuers should take into consideration that the population is not totally full of raving idiots who know nothing about dogs. They need to learn not to treat ppl in a condescending manner, and treat other potential dog-owners as they would like to be treated themsleves.

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    The rescuer I surrendered River to was the opposite. So caring, kept me in the loop though I did not ask to be, I asked if possible I could be notified when he was settled. I was effusive in my thanks which she seemed shy to accept. Maybe though my case is different.
    She was not keen to just take him at the beginning, saying if possible he could stay with me till a home found, then surrendered for the vet stuff it would be far less stress on HIM. I totally agreed, till I got so tired then arrangements were made to go to Netty but then a home was found. So, there are some good ones out there.

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    A great scenario Di.

    Yes, I would like to think that (like everything in life) - the good ones far ourweigh the bad.

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    Victoria Stillwell It's me or the Dog USA got broadcast on 10 last Sunday(?), and it featured four out of control weimeranas that belonged the founder and president of the local weimerana rescue.

    This rescue lady was so busy saving dogs, she didn't look after, exercise, train or discipline the ones she had. Her idea of correction was badly timed use of shock collar (and no follow up praise or reward for the right behaviour), and prong collars. Victoria Stillwell put all these collars in the bin. She said that people say that prong collars can be used correctly but she disagreed. She said they could lead to long term damage of a dog's trachea - which collapses and then the dog can't breathe - lovely. With this particular woman - given her methods for training were all bonkers - Victoria was right to take all these things away from her. Cesar Millan was not mentioned.

    And the woman's sense of priority was all about saving dogs lives at the total expense of "quality of life". And you could tell that it was only the embarrassment of a camera crew in her home that stopped her from having a tantrum and throwing Victoria out at the beginning. Not my idea of a good candidate for rescue. She should have stuck with her first dog and donated money to any no kill rescue of her choice and not founded another one.

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    lol, I am hearing you Anne!!! I have also been following the "other" thread. Unfortunately, some people forget that there is a world out there of people who work, are over 50!!!!!(yep I know one rescue person well that does not diviate from this one), have young kids etc.

    I would be lying if I said I give everyone who applies a dog, because that would be far from the truth. BUT I do engage a huge amount of communication with then and then make a case by case decision, after meeting them and gaging body language, interest etc.....as should be the case IMO. I think that the "control" actually goes to the heads of some, who knows what motivates the blanket rules.......if only life were that simple we could apply blanket rules to everything lol
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