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    Umm... read back through my posts... I have a dog living with another family member because I couldn't give him what he needed - more space than a suburban yard offered.

    That is not what the issue is. The issue is the tired old excuse of "moving interstate". Moving isn't a good enough reason!

    Jonbax, the apartment I had in inner Sydney (yes in the city itself) was rented. I had my ACD cross with me. I got that apartment over a couple with a silky terrier and another single girl with a Chihuahua. I got that because I included a 'resume' for my dog. I had a letter from my dog training group & references from my old landlord and neighbours.

    Saying we're rehoming because we're moving is not good enough. It's not hard to find pet friendly rentals, there's even a website set up for exactly that!!

    Bulldog_Lover: The reason given in the original post was "because we are moving interstate". Is that acceptable to you? If so, good on you. I think it's pathetic! No-one would say that your grandmother was a bad person in her case and no-one was ever saying that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngelanBatty View Post
    ....the apartment I had in inner Sydney (yes in the city itself) was rented. I had my ACD cross with me. I got that apartment over a couple with a silky terrier and another single girl with a Chihuahua. I got that because I included a 'resume' for my dog. I had a letter from my dog training group & references from my old landlord and neighbours.
    and that's good, but you put in the extra effort that alot of people wouldn't which is thier own fualt - they are the ones letting thier dog down.

    I don't condone people getting rid of thier dogs because they are an inconvenience. But sometimes there is more to it than what other people can see.

    I once had to rehome a dog, but that was because it was better for the dog not better for me, but circumstances had changed and we found her a nice couple to take care of her.

    I just wanted to say that reasons to rehome a dog are not always black and white. But, yes I do agree that "moving interstate" as a reason alone is not acceptable.
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    In the end if they are finding their pet another home does it matter what the excuse is?

    It becomes the business of people when they are just dumping them at pounds and it making it the resposibility of the overworked/underpaid people that work there to try and find it a home with having very limited time.

    Whats it anyones business or problem if they are finding the pet a new home??? Making the effort to search for someone that will be right for the dog?

    I seen a comment that not having enough room for a dog was a pathetic excuse and they are just LAZY PIG HEADED people. Well thats you then is it?

    I Just think, people have reasons. In the end as long as the animal is not suffering, as long as the dog is better off, as long as people are doing the right thing by the pet then what is the problem??

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    Agree with your comments Bullgog_Lover 100%.

    We do of course have to ensure it doesn't become first choice or overused, but re-homing a dog is far better than dumping it at a pound or on the streets. The harder we make it, the more guilt trips we lay, the more abuse we aim, the more people will opt for the cowards way and dump them.
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    Oh goody. Lets remove more of peoples responsibility. Don't worry everyone, you can get any dog you like, when you get bored just make up an excuse and rehome it, then go get another one. It's ok though, you're rehoming it yourself that makes it all fine.

    Yes there are cases where rehoming is acceptable to some. Frankly I'm sick of it. The easier you make it for people the more it will occur. Hell, my ACD cross doesn't live with me but I still pay for every cent of his care. I am still financially responsible for him.

    Why has our society disintegrated so much? Why are we so accepting of people being irresponsible?

    We make excuse after excuse. We see it with kids - "oh he's only 5, he doesn't mean anything by it" "he's just a teenager" "boys will be boys" .

    We have freaking labels on the back of tortilla packets saying "CAUTION, Item may become hot when heated". Are we really that stupid that we can't even work out that heating something makes it hot? Seriously?

    If you get a pet you damn well look after it for it's entire life. If you genuinely can't then fine, find it a better home, but don't use pathetic, tired old excuses to do it, and disclose the full reasoning!

    Oh and yes, I managed to keep my ACD cross in apartments, surburban yards and even a townhouse for years without issue. I moved back home after my father tried to commit suicide, and after being on the farm my dog couldn't cope with surburbia. When it gets to the point that your vet is recommending constant sedation because nothing else works then yes it's time to look at other options.

    My ACD cross is now my dad's constant companion and having him around has helped my dad to cope a lot better with life. He has a reason to keep living now. So, what do you think was better for the ACD cross? Living on a huge farm with jobs to do and constant company or living in a small yard in suburbia, stressed out, unable to get enough exercise or stimulation and in a constant state of high alert because everything is triggering the prey drive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngelanBatty View Post
    My ACD cross is now my dad's constant companion and having him around has helped my dad to cope a lot better with life. He has a reason to keep living now. So, what do you think was better for the ACD cross? Living on a huge farm with jobs to do and constant company or living in a small yard in suburbia, stressed out, unable to get enough exercise or stimulation and in a constant state of high alert because everything is triggering the prey drive?
    Looks like Your dog was better off finding a new home! Goodwork

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    I think stating that society has disintegrated is a tad over reactive.

    Besides which, we are not distengrating, we are becoming over cautious, over reactive to everything and we have become a society of restrictions and laws on animal ownership.

    In long gone eras dogs were not kept fenced in. They were fed food scraps. They didn't sleep in human's beds. They were treated as dogs. There was no doggy daycare and puppy schools, no such thing as doggy treats and doggy wear. Their bowl was an old one not used anymore in the kitchen, or indeed a plastic container that once held something else

    Of course there will be people who pass on their responsibility easily. It happens. It alwys will regardelss of how many people you want to berate.

    It doesn't harm a dog to live in more than one home. Dogs are not humans. They are animals.

    Life can change in an instant. What was once set in concrete can become something sinking in quicksand in a few months. No-one knows the future.

    As for 'same old excuses and disclosing the full reasoning'... you do understand that this is the internet don't you? Members here are not answerable to you or to anyone here. The OP has been and gone long ago too, and for all we know they did disclose the full reason to the potential new owner.

    If anyone should be angry about 'tired excuses' I think I should. I took in many, many surrenders. The dogs were far better off in my care though, and going to a new home, than remaining in one where they no longer could live whatever the reason. The thing is, I understand that life is not perfect. I accept that people are not perfect. I accept that no harm came to the dog through re-homing it.
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    Angelanbatty, looks as though my religion (christianity) has been decieving me my whole life! I thought that jesus was the only being that we were supposed to worship.

    And now I realise there is YOU! Someone who has never made a mistake, never had any unforseen circumstances cause them to make a hard decision, never caused any trouble, swore, ate with their mouth open!

    Maybe you should open your eyes and take a look around at the world we live in.

    Things, no wait.. **** happens and some people are forced to make decisions that they dont like.
    And on the topic of babies versus dogs, in the rehoming situation, what about 30 years ago when a young girl would fall pregnant out of wed lock and the baby would be snatched out of her arms and taken to someone "better suited" to care for him/her while the young girl screams for her baby..???
    Heck even today people are voluntarily giving up their children at birth or sometimes older because its just in the best interest of the children. Does this mean they don't love them? Hell no, it means they love them enough not to be so selfish and pig headed and give them a better chance at life than what their current situation allows them to do.
    Or maybe the argument is they should not have carried the pregnancy to term and aborted the baby in the first place? I dont think the child would agree with that statement.
    People have NO idea what is happening in the future, which is why it is called UNFORSEEN circumstances.
    If someone has a stable income, are loving, caring, have a suitable home to raise a dog in, get one, then four years later BAM they lose their job, can no longer pay rent so have to move in with their parents, of whom do not like dogs... What are they supposed to do come in here advertising the dog up for a kind decent home and then get ridiculed because they didnt tell all of your the indepth details of why they must give up the dog??
    No one is should be obliged to give all personal details of their circumstances to complete strangers to avoid being the subject of abuse.
    Fair enough if moving interstate is the one and only reason then I would go ahead and put my two cents in too. However I did not see one post asking if this was the only reason he/she was giving up the dog.

    Anyway I think this is getting a bit old.
    Im out

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    There aren't 20 thousand children being PTS every year because their parents couldn't look after them any more.

    Our main complaint was the reason given "moving interstate". Someone did ask for the why of it.

    Tis a bit hard when the OP posts and runs. Though there was also an offer of a home for the dog. And a post suggesting the dog did get a new home.

    I would hate to be in a situation where I couldn't look after my dog but if that happened, I would not be advertising on the internet to rehome her with strangers. I get offers for her every week because she's such a cutie. But she's an impossible cutie, ie she drove two different friends nuts staying at their places. But the boarding kennels love her and I know two farmers maybe three that would also take her on permanently if I couldn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
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    There aren't 20 thousand children being PTS every year because their parents couldn't look after them any more.

    Our main complaint was the reason given "moving interstate". Someone did ask for the why of it.

    Tis a bit hard when the OP posts and runs. Though there was also an offer of a home for the dog. And a post suggesting the dog did get a new home.

    I would hate to be in a situation where I couldn't look after my dog but if that happened, I would not be advertising on the internet to rehome her with strangers. I get offers for her every week because she's such a cutie. But she's an impossible cutie, ie she drove two different friends nuts staying at their places. But the boarding kennels love her and I know two farmers maybe three that would also take her on permanently if I couldn't.


    Thats excellent that you have all those options open to you, but.. what if you didnt? what if it was urgent?? ofcourse you would go through the neccessary adoption process of visiting their home, asking details of their lifestyle etc but in most cases this would be the only option apart from dropping them at the pound
    ( would not even CONSIDER this myself.)

    Like i said I would find the hidden options to be able to keep my dog, but as stated many times others just can't and dont have these options open to them.

    I dont know the OP and MAYBE they are just SCUMS that cant be bothered with their animal anymore, but who knows.

    I still think this thread has gone on way too long and the same statements and points of view keep being repeated with different wording.

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