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    Sounds terrible as an experience

    I adopted Gracie the kitty and not only did I have to get Doofus tested with other animals, I had to have a cat that was deemed to be suitable for me - ie no kittens because I have a dog.

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    Terrible I suppose, but Frosty is worth it (I type as she sits and rips up her bed).

    RSPCA wasn't a lot different to AWL. The worst thing about both of them is they have web pages with dogs on them, but they don't keep those pages up to date, and they don't make personal stories about the dogs that would let new owners know if they were a good fit. (not like the pet rescue site). So we make long trips out there for nothing.

    I'd been out to the RSPCA quite a few times - because it was slightly more convenient to where I live and where I go but just being there was hard. It was the first time for me out at the AWL. AWL had a lot more puppies and dogs to look at. RSPCA only had about 20 pens for adoptable dogs - and half of them were always empty.

    There were more dogs out the back but they didn't let you look at those - possibly because Staff hadn't sorted them out yet. RSPCA and AWL also board dogs, but I'd be terrified of leaving my dog there in case somebody accidentally adopted her or they accidentally PTS. I've heard a lot of dogs that board there come home with kennel cough - not very surprising but it pisses their owners off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occy View Post
    Id like to see more info on hormones and development though
    Isn't that what I said I wanted to do? To investigate why so many Vets refuse/dislike to desex until 5-6 months old and to see if there is a relationship between early desexing and bone growth problems/growth problems!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    Isn't that what I said I wanted to do? To investigate why so many Vets refuse/dislike to desex until 5-6 months old and to see if there is a relationship between early desexing and bone growth problems/growth problems!
    You might find this interesting, especially the link I posted on the pros and cons of early desexing.

    http://www.dogforum.com.au/dog-healt...-de-sexed.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shar Pei Rescue Victoria View Post
    DO charge for the dog if only for the reason that it is human nature to value what you have paid for. I see too many dogs come through rescue who had "been handed on to a friend" at no cost and that friend then decides that the dog is therefore disposable. By all means desex and microchip them beforehand, then charge for the cost of this. That way there is no risk of these pups/dogs reproducing.


    Just wantedto quickly reply to this.
    Absolute no dog is disposable SPRV,not to me and my family.
    River will have a happy home here with us for always.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChoppaChop View Post
    Just wantedto quickly reply to this.
    Absolute no dog is disposable SPRV,not to me and my family.
    River will have a happy home here with us for always.
    Think I may be missing something. I meant no offence by suggesting the pups should be microchipped and desexed and a monetary value exchanged, and I certainly wasn't referring to anyone in particular.....not even 100% sure who river is, the mother? or another pup?

    Just trying to say that if you don't charge for the pups (wasn't that the dilema in the first post???) human nature can be, that it then has no value.

    And as far as diposible dogs are concerned, I see heaps!! But certainly wasn't referring to you or your family ChoppaChop. I am simply stating that any "free" dog runs the risk of being seen as "no value" and therefore disposable. Further I believe that it would be a REALLY good thing if ALL pups and dogs were microchipped before leaving the breeder, and hey desexed as well!! (This said as from my own perspective, pups don't leave our care until after they have been desexed at 12 weeks, then stitch removal 10 days later) With the only exceptions being dogs from a registered breeder who are bred for the purpose of showing or registered for the purpose of breeding! That way, the number of inherant problems we see in certain dogs lines would reduce to possibly a minimum.

    But then, in a perfect world, I would also like to see the human owners registered with the local councils, rather than the dog. Would make my life a hell of a lot easier!

    Hope that clears up any misunderstanding.

    Hang on...edit to add where on earth did this come from Choppachop????? It wasn't even you who posted the question in the first place. But I now see that River is the pup and you will be adopting him.

    Now I understand why you took this personally.

    I can only conclude that you have taken offence to me stating that dogs can be seen as disposable when the human has not paid for them. Certainly not always but I can absolutely guarantee you that this DOES happen way too often. I know this for a fact because I am one of the bunnies who is on the receiving end of these poor dogs. I can't tell you how many times I have been told, "well, my uncle/my neighbour/the bloke down the road couldn't keep his dog/didn't want his dog any more so he gave it to me but I don't have time/can't afford it etc. etc. so here you are, take my "problem" and do with it what you will!!! Personally, I agree with you, I don't think any dog is "disposable" either, but hey, thats why I am involved in rescue because like it or not, it happens WAY too often.
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    Hi SPRV.

    River is free to her good home from my litter. I Pm'd you a couple of links to give the back ground.

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    Thanks Di Dee, have read and caught up I think.

    In my own defence I would like to point out that in your very first post, you state that "this does not include River". So whether or not I knew who River was, I wasn't including him!!!!

    Secondly, I have to say after reading the threads you sent me that they have made me think of something I have not thought of before. Bottom line is I live in the city. I rescue in the city, I rehome......in the city. It has never seriously crossed my mind about dogs on farms, probably because I have absolutely no concept. I have alsways been black and white about my views about desexing and microchipping dogs before they leave their mothers, however, I have no experience and no concept of what life is like on a farm let alone anything else about rural life. So I am going to do some research about whether I need to amend my argument about desexing dogs from a true rural perspective as you make a good point, farmers do need working dogs, so who then is best to breed the working dogs, a registered cattle dog breeder or a farmer??? I have to think about this one.

    Bottom line, the very best of luck to all the babies and to the Mama too. LOL my dogs would have a FIT if I expected them to do a moments work!!! After saying that, my staffy is coming to the vet with me in 5 mins to keep one of the rescues company, so I guess in her own way, she is working too. Cheers
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