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    Im gonna join the judgemental lot.

    Changes in circumstances should be taken into consideration when obtaining a pet of any sort.

    Yes, I think there are totally valid cases for rehoming pets but for th emost part the excuses dont wash.

    Moving interstate is hardly a major, and I too am curious as to why the poodle is not also being rehomed.

    A small yard is not a hinderance to a big dog, they dont run around like maniacs all day fgs and isnt that what walks are for?

    I dont know the OPs reason behind th emove interstate so I don't condemn her personally, but I do question why it must be the rotty find a new home.

    I especiallyhate when people say the pet is much loved and have a lame excuse. The pet is so loved it has to go for no real reason.

    One of my faves recently was a maltese and a shih tzu I saw being rehomed. They had had a litter together and the children of the house wanted to keep a pup and they didnt have room for 3 tiny dogs so the adults both had to go to make room for their own baby...WTF?

    Rant over. Sorry OP, was not really directed at you and I hope your dog finds a nice FOREVER home.

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    This is the first thread I have looked at, after not checking out this forum since well before Christmas, because of the petty squabbling rather than sound information being tossed around. What a disappointment.

    You are not a hero. You are not helping. You know who you are. In any situation, you can choose to either contribute or contaminate. What are you doing?

    Life changes, and sometimes that affects the number/size/type of pets we can have. They aren't rehoming a 6-12mth old puppy that suddenly got big and started chewing the house apart. It's a 4yo Rotty. They are probably attached by this point in his life, which probably means their circumstances are legitimately changing. Other people have mentioned the possibility of illness, family and financial circumstances. Even if they aren't, they still have the right to make the decision to rehome their dog, particularly if it is in the best interest of, for instance, their children, if not for the dog itself. Or, even just because they know they aren't giving him the love/attention/exercise/diet he needs. If they know he's not going to be happy and properly cared for with them, wouldn't it be the right decision to rehome him?

    OP - I really hope you find a nice home for your boy. Good luck.
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    Glad to read you have found a home and you didn't succumbe the the lure of divulging the intimate details of the situation that aren't warranted on this forum.

    It's your decision and people should trust it is being made for the right reasons, not everyone makes flimsy decisions about rehoming their dogs.

    We only have our two as we decided to take them on as someone was moving and wouldn't have the logisitics to continue to care for them. The original owner moved to the GCoast and due to his job he was away for 4-7 days at a time. In his new home on the GCoast there was no one there to care for the dogs while he was away. It would have been severe neglect if he had taken them with him, so he chose to rehome and find them a new loving home.

    And can I just add the OP doesn't say anywhere that the other dog isn't being rehomed, for all you lot know it has already found a new home and the OP didn't need to look this far as they did with the Rotty..... ASSUMPTIONS get you no where. If you aren't willing to help, why bother?
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    So glad you have found a new home for your dog Lollypop.

    I know how hard making a decision like that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelby-001 View Post

    It's your decision and people should trust it is being made for the right reasons
    Why should people trust them? Are you serious?

    I have had people lie to my face with a sob story about their dog and why they need to get rid of them. It is so much easier to bull**** on a forum.

    So no thanks, I won't be trusting people on their word any time soon.

    Glad the Rotty has found a home.

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    So assume everyone is a liar until they can prove otherwise JJames?

    It's hard to trust after being burned, I do agree, but it is something you have to work on for yourself rather than putting your stuff onto others.

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    I'm not putting my 'stuff' onto anyone.

    I've been in rescue for a long time and it breaks your heart everyday so I guess that's why I'm suspicious from the get go, especially with the old 'moving interstate' nugget.

    So to a point ....when it comes to people rehoming their dogs I do assume some things until proven otherwise.

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    It must be so heart wrenching being a rescuer some times *hugs*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristy_07 View Post
    This is the first thread I have looked at, after not checking out this forum since well before Christmas, because of the petty squabbling rather than sound information being tossed around. What a disappointment.

    You are not a hero. You are not helping. You know who you are. In any situation, you can choose to either contribute or contaminating. What are you doing?

    Life changes, and sometimes that affects the number/size/type of pets we can have. They aren't rehoming a 6-12mth old puppy that suddenly got big and started chewing the house apart. It's a 4yo Rotty. They are probably attached by this point in his life, which probably means their circumstances are legitimately changing. Other people have mentioned the possibility of illness, family and financial circumstances. Even if they aren't, they still have the right to make the decision to rehome their dog, particularly if it is in the best interest of, for instance, their children, if not for the dog itself. Or, even just because they know they aren't giving him the love/attention/exercise/diet he needs. If they know he's not going to be happy and properly cared for with them, wouldn't it be the right decision to rehome him?

    OP - I really hope you find a nice home for your boy. Good luck.
    I think I am in love.

    I agree 100% with your post.
    A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
    An optimist sees the glass as half full;
    A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJames View Post
    Yep I'm judging. Never said I wasn't.

    Having worked in rescue for a while I'm finding that excuse wearing thin.

    The beauty of a public forum is the allowance to make judgements and form opinions based on what is written.

    I'll make an assumption now.... sounds like (from what is written) that only the Rotty is getting the flick. Why is that?
    Out of curiosity, which rescue are you associated with, and for how long have you been associated?
    A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
    An optimist sees the glass as half full;
    A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.

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