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    I wish I could find the essay that goes through the lies people tell themselves and the shelter when they give up the dog...

    This article gives a clue to the truth. Shelters would not be overwhelmed if the only time pets were given up was when someone (with no friends or family) got too ill to care for them.

    Dog Owner's Guide:Minimizing owner surrenders

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    Thanks for this Hyacinth. I am surprised by the high number of shelter dogs surrendered. That is one area I would have liked the study to delve further with.
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    A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.

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    Hell, I have just joined this in help of rehoming my beloved rottweiler. And after reading this post soooooooo many of you are so judgemental how so very sad people. Wow there is only 4 posts on here that are non judgemental come poeples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ankle Biter View Post
    Why is everyone so quick to judge ones decision.
    No one knows the whole story why lollypop is rehoming her pet or the circumstances. And Lollypop should not have to explain in detail everyone is entitled to privacy.
    I am sorry to say this but this forum has become a judging and ganging up site. Its getting very hard for anyone to express their opinion.
    For all we know lollypop for personal reasons may have to down size their yard dramatically because of finance reasons or anything we don't know the full story. And its not fair on a large breed of dog to be locked up in a tiny yard.

    I'm not having a go... I understand everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I just request that people should not be so judgemental and nasty.
    I joined yesterday and honestly, I used to be apart of an online mothers forum but left because it became rediculously judemental and just plain insulting..

    I posted about dogs mounting my dog was annoying an it turned into a heat rage of insults at me for not having her desexed, like that was the problem.

    The person posting my be moving interstate into a unit where she cannot home a rotty.

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    I think it's ridiculous that we are expected to take the word of a complete stranger as gospel.

    I would expect to get the same grilling and judgement if I came on here saying I was rehoming my dog!

    I would rather live in my car than rehome my dog... I don't understand why animals are so easily disposable. I think it is completely unacceptable and irresponsible.

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    Some people (all should be) are very "passionate" when its comes to incorrect practices- if you will- of dog ownership.

    Yes there are alot of people who give up animals with little or no reason, which is terrible for the animal. The good side- the animal 'might' find a home with a more caring and compassionate family, the bad- the animal may have its life cut short.
    Its a terrible fate for a dog, or any animal for that matter.
    But all the people who decided to judge, I repeat what some other posters have brought up- You have no idea who this person is, you have no idea what this persons circumstances are, they are not obliged to tell the world EXACTLY why that have to give this dog up, however they have done the right thing in trying to find the dog a home with some one better equipped to look after it.

    This particular dog ( i know has already found a home) has been looked after for four years and is still being looked after as he/she made the effort to find him a home, not just dump him or abandon him as alot of discusting people are doing to their animals.

    I think the job of people in here should not be to ridicule others for their tough decisions, it should be to help them, in this situation he/she needed help rehoming her dog of whom- for a reason unknown to us ( there is more than one reason than moving interstate OBVIOUSLY, but it was not disclosed for whatever reason.) she could no longer take care of. The task should of been to point her in the right direction (if we knew of one) to rehoming her dog! nothing else!

    Also one should not compare a dog to a human child. EVER! I understand some people think of their pets as their children when they dont have any of their own, which is nice, but a very impractical thought.
    As this situation may very well be an example of, when moving from a houuse with a large yard into a unit ( for whatever reason) a child is not going to be fostered out, a dog would have to be. There are alot of other reasons in which dogs are not like children, and I could go on forever but I wont.

    anyways, ive had my piece.
    Last edited by dan4nas; 06-05-2011 at 08:58 PM.

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    And I know I am going to now be ridiculed for saying my bit, which is fine, but let me just say sasha is very much a part of my family and will spend her whole life with us despite whatever problems etc that may arrise in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan4nas View Post
    Also one should not compare a dog to a human child. EVER! I understand some people think of their pets as their children when they dont have any of their own, which is nice, but a very impractical thought.

    Why not? A dog is your responsibility from the day you bring it home until the day it passes away. If you are not willing to ensure that you will uphold your end of that responsibility simple, don't get a dog.

    I don't know the person placing the OP from a bar of soap, why should I trust them? Why should I believe every word they say?

    It would be the same as believing that designer dogs are healthier because of hybrid vigor because don burke said it.

    Oh and for the record, It's not impractical. I'm more responsible with my dog than the MAJORITY of parents are with their kids.

    I realise that you have kids and while your dog is a part of your family you will choose your children first, fair enough. Don't you dare try to put that onto others who don't have kids. I refuse to have them until I have an extremely stable environment to bring them into and I am ready for them. That is not now and there is NO reason I cannot treat my dog, by giving him the best of everything I can, like I would my own child. I don't believe he is human, nor a replacement for a child, but the FACT is he is just as much my responsibility as any child would be. It sickens me to be told that it's impractical, just because someone on the other end of a computer can't fathom my choices.

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    I am in no way implying that treating your animals like they are your children is a bad thing- i treat my own animals this way and i have children!

    All I am trying to say is that when it comes to decisions around rehoming etc-they are two very different situations.

    I totally agree that one should not get any sort of animal until they are suitably able to care and nurture it for the rest of its life but UNFORTUNATELY a minor percent may have a situation arrise where it is out of their control and their animal needs to be placed in a new home. In these situations (which is what I am trying to get across) one should not be ridiculed and in this case as the OP did not go into further details as to why he/she needed to rehome her animal, so maybe they should not be barked at until one knows the full story.

    I am not out to attack anyone that looks after their animal the way an animal deserves to be looked after, thats not my intention, I just think people should be given the benefit of the doubt whilst the full facts are not laid out on the table.

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    Would you feel the same if you were looking at adopting the animal?

    I wouldn't go near it with a 10000000000000 foot pole frankly. How do we know that they aren't rehoming it because there are aggression issues?

    If people are willing to hide one thing, who's to say they won't hide more??

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