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    its not the fact of the price on any other dog, i got a pup from there years ago, best dog i had. Its when they charge that for a senior dog that is 9 or even 14 years old that I think they should sell for a smaller amount. Like I said, i dont mind paying it for a young dog, even a 5 year old dog. i just cant justify paying that amount for an old dog, nor expect it free i just think more on the lines of $100 or $150 is more reasonable for an old dog. Perhaps I am unreasonable, dont even know why i am trying to explain my opinion...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post

    Crested Love
    Have you discussed your dilemma with your friends / OH. Maybe they would be willing to stump up the additional $10 themselves?
    Unfortunately no. The 'friend' is actually my mother-in-law, she's tighter than a cats bum

    I'm trying to work something out. I am doing some artwork for someone this week so hopefully I get paid before the walk and we can all go!

    And WOW, $15 - $20 each, that's terrible, seems Tassie has it a lot better than everywhere else!

    I have thought about a splitter for the poodles, they are well behaved on walks (mostly) but I wanted to take my pup along for some socializing too... in retrospect he is a little shy of other dogs so it might be a bit too much for him, even though we planned on walking at the end of the line.

    And in regards to adoption fees, I agree that older dogs should be less (over 9 years say) A lot of people want either puppies, or dogs around 2 years o age. The oldies tend to get forgotten and if the price was lowered it might encourage people to adopt these guys and give them the love they need in their golden years.

    Thanks for all the feedback guys!

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    a pupachino is a cappuccino made from soy milk with liver sprinkles (no coffee of Chocolate) we usually go to a place at Burnside on the way back from a walk around the duck pond at Belair, they have a couple of great dog walks up there but they have to say on leash because it is part of a national park.

    We some times also take her for a walk in the linear park around elder park/lake, it is a lovely easy walk and there is an off leash area where you can let them off for some real exercise.

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    I always thought the purpose of a non-profit organisation was to charge only as much as it would cost to help the clients and no more... someone forgot to tell me I could stage an event and bleed people dry!!! That would make things a whole lot easier for my charity!!! lol jks.

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    Ashaari

    This isn't providing a service, this is fund raising. The whole point is to bleed people dry. Maybe they bump the price because the numbers were becoming unmanageable?

    Mianco

    The cost of desexing a 9 yo dog is about the same as desexing a puppy so not sure why there would be a discount there, but maybe if the dog was already desexed and they could tell without operating (which would cost the same either way), then they could give a discount for an older dog.

    Then again an older dog might have expensive health issues in the remainder of it's life, and if you can't afford the price perhaps you shouldn't... After all, what is going to happen the minute the dog needs some old age care - or more than three visits to the vet?

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    I don't get how the numbers could become unmanageable? You show up, you pay them, you go for a walk, that's literally all it was when I went a few years back... You could get a participation certificate after the walk if you wished but I noticed a lot of people were just leaving without it.
    There is a bbq and pet parade this year, but as mentioned earlier, it would have been better to pay for these separately... I'm not even allowed to enter a pet parade with Cyrus because he is a show dog.
    Wouldn't be that hard to do separately... yes they would need a couple of extra staff but I'm sure there are plenty of volunteers... Heck I have been applying to volunteer at the RSPCA for nearly 2 years now and have still never heard back from them!!!

    We have decided not to go now anyway.

    But don't worry, I'm not leaving them out completely, I have a stack of puppy dry food here that my pup won't eat (fussy bugger) so I think I will donate that if they will take it (would they accept bags that have been opened?) and just take the dogs for a nice day at the park

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    Woooooooooooooh people!!!!!!

    I am not a part of the RSPCA, but I am the president of a not for profit organisation so while I can not speak for the RSPCA, I can speak on behalf of our org.

    It takes a HELL of a lot of money to run a pet rescue/rehoming centre.

    I PERSONALLY go out the door backwards between 15 & 20k per annum!!!!

    If there were laws in place that allowed ONLY registered breeders to sell entire dogs (and cats for that matter) to OTHER registered breeders or registered show folk of the breed I suspect the numbers of unwanted animals in the pounds would reduce substancially hence not requiring such large financial impute!

    If you are a responsible pet owner who takes EVERY precaution to ensure your pet is well looked after but don't have the entrance fee for the RSPCA walk......do your own walk!!!! But seriously, do you REALLY begrudge shelling out $20, $30 or even $100 per annum to help contribute to keeping unwanted pets alive - IF you have those funds?

    Don't get me wrong, I am NOT commenting on the internal practises of the RSPCA, but I AM saying there are an awful lot of people who figure it is OK to dump their unwanted pet onto ANY shelter (mine included) and who think they have the right to do so expecting this animal will be fed, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed, housed and transported not to mention have surgeries performed for the cost of air!!!!!

    COME ON!!!!! We folk involved in rescue CAN"T do it all on our own, there HAS to be some community spirit!! Lets look at the BIG picture here and not just in your own back yard!!!!

    I sincerely hope that EVERYONE who does the walk has a wonderful day. I can't do the walk because I am STUCK here looking after other peoples unwanted pets!!!! However I have purchased a tshirt because I did want to contribute something, and because I needed another casual shirt to wear around the property LOOKING AFTER OTHER PEOPLES UNWANTED ANIMALS!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
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    Mianco

    The cost of desexing a 9 yo dog is about the same as desexing a puppy so not sure why there would be a discount there, but maybe if the dog was already desexed and they could tell without operating (which would cost the same either way), then they could give a discount for an older dog.

    Then again an older dog might have expensive health issues in the remainder of it's life, and if you can't afford the price perhaps you shouldn't... After all, what is going to happen the minute the dog needs some old age care - or more than three visits to the vet?

    Im not even gunna bother trying to re explain, LIKE I SAID it has nothing to do with affording the dog, its just a waste opf time on here expressing an opinion, dont know why I waste my time on this site,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mianco View Post
    Im not even gunna bother trying to re explain, LIKE I SAID it has nothing to do with affording the dog, its just a waste opf time on here expressing an opinion, dont know why I waste my time on this site,
    To me it seemed like the point you were trying to make is this................If they reduced the cost of senior dogs in shelters etc then it would become more likely they would be adopted.

    I agree with this 100% however it just isn't do-able due to the massive costs associated with rescuing animals. As Shar stated above.

    Its fine to express your opinion on here Mianco.............some people agree with what your saying but forget to say it ..... then start posting about why it cant be that way.

    Gosh Im rambling..........Hope Im making some sense lol

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    Regarding charity fundraisers....to me it is the same as these thousand dollar a plate huge fundraisers you see for different charities. The whole point is that it is a fundraiser, deliberately over priced and those participating know very well that it is a donation. We can all chose whether or not to participate. If we feel strongly enough but can not participate this year then we can save for the next one.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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