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    Hya, you're complex and your thoughts are confusing to me (not hard to confuse me though!)

    You feel it is reprehensible to re-home a dog because you are moving, but you are happy to have a dog crated for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week? I love your opinions and knowledge, but I admit that you have me stumped here...??
    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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    I dont mind rehoming for the right reason. But I think the reasons should be fully explained.

    The new owner needs to know if the dog is destructive, or aggressive or whatever and "moving interstate" doesn't cover that IMO. And if moving interstate is the ONLY reason for rehoming then its not good enough. However, it is much better fo the dog to be rehomed I guess than staying with someone who clearly doesnt want it.

    I am a bit biased though, I dragged my dogs here from NZ. I also was homeless for a couple of weeks many years and lived in my car with my dog (RIP Chevy girl, miss you lots)

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    I have re-homed 2 dogs. They weren't suitable for our family.

    One was an Aussie bulldog, who grew 3 times the size of the average AB and the kids were terrified.
    Had I wanted a large breed, I would have chosen a different type. She used to pin my son against the wall. She is now bed sharing with a young man who is totally smitten by her and able to walk her.. which I couldn't.

    My pug was the love of my life. I did consider giving away my husband and son and keeping him, but there is no rescue group near me for them, so it ended up being the dog who went.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog_Lover View Post
    Looks like Your dog was better off finding a new home! Goodwork
    He lives with my father & I pay for his upkeep. I don't know if that completely counts??

    Quote Originally Posted by dan4nas View Post
    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
    Hey, if you believe in Christianity more power to you...

    I actually believe that if you're unable to care for a child then yes you should abort. But that is MY opinion. You're welcome to whatever yours is.. By the way, did you know that according to Christianity (or maybe that's cathlocism, fiction/myth either way to me) the baby is not a being of it's own right until it has it's own blood which doesn't happen until around the 8-10 weeks, therefore it is not killing a being until after that stage... neither here nor there really is it?

    I wasn't born 30 years ago. I live in the present. Horrible things were done in the past and rather than focus on that I'd rather look to see what we're doing to prevent it now... Oh wait, we live in a society with 12 & 13 year old girls giving birth! How the hell are they going to care for another human being? Do you believe they should be putting their undeveloped bodies through pregnancy & childbirth?

    There were posts asking for more information on why the dog was rehomed. None of these were answered. Given that I've come into this over a month later after someone else bumped it up I doubt that the OP will even read this!

    The more you enable people to shirk their responsibilities, the more they will!

    Lala, that's EXACTLY the point I'm trying to get across! Thank you for putting it so much simpler than I ever could!

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    Thats excellent that you have all those options open to you
    The reasons I have all those options open to me are because I've done the work to encourage my dog to be friendly and well behaved. She can be a bit annoying if people don't set limits because being a smart dog, she will take everything she can get. I've taken her to visit lots of my friends and I'm a regular at dog club. I didn't just stop when she "graduated".

    Anne - answered the crate question elsewhere. I know they can seem cruel - a bit like prong collars can but a dog can love being in one. Mine goes in there voluntarily. I'm a huge fan of Susan Garrett and she's a huge fan of crates too. As long as the dog gets enough exercise - and hers get hours, as does mine, and the mental stimulation, a dog can be a lot like a cat or a teenager - happy to sleep all day...

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    dont take it to heart i was just being cheeky.

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    AHHHHHH Please please please do not start an Abortion debate On a dog forum!! Thats One argument no body is going to win because Its a subject that most people have strong opinions on.

    They say the things not to discuss at the dinner table are, Religion, politics and bloody abortion!!

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    No arguement starting here - I just stated my opinion on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngelanBatty View Post
    No arguement starting here - I just stated my opinion on it
    They start as your opinion, then I give my opinion then you don't like my opinion then bob gives his and I don't like his then **** tells us all the shut up and then tell him where to stick it then Its Killer with keyboard time! Haha

    A few years back, I took my cat to get desexed, the vet informed me she was pregnant. I couldn't believe it she was so young and so little. They said for a little extra they will abort the kittens.. I don't know, just couldn't do it. Never heard the term abortion used when referring to an animal but yeah.. She ended up having 9 kittens

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog_Lover View Post
    AHHHHHH Please please please do not start an Abortion debate On a dog forum!! Thats One argument no body is going to win because Its a subject that most people have strong opinions on.

    They say the things not to discuss at the dinner table are, Religion, politics and bloody abortion!!

    really? Those things are all discussed often at my family's dinner table along with lots of other controversial topics. And we are ALL very opinionated (usually all completely different) so makes for very interesting Xmas dinners. The death penalty conversation is a really good one to get my mum up in arms LMAO

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