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    I have just seen on Petrescue an old Blue Heeler and a smaller dog dumped in a pound as the owner is going overseas.They need to be re homed together so the smaller one will have time to settle before the older one dies,it has one or maybe two years left.

    What is wrong with some people?How can you do that to an old dog? At least they did not put it to sleep like one 11 year Blue Heeler for sale in Gumtree that the owner has said it will be if they do not find a home.

    Sorry maybe I should not judge but I just don't understand some people.I hope I have not offended anyone though I am not having a go at genuine cases where dogs need re homing but the above two just seem so horrible.

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    I don't understand how anyone could get rid of their dog, let alone one that is old.
    I was saying to someone the other day, there is no way I would ever surrender my dogs. Never. Whether I be lacking money, accomodation, time etc. I would never get rid of them. Give me a genuine situation where I would have 0% choice in the matter, because I would turn down (almost) anything to keep my dogs.
    They're like my children, you don't get rid of your children when it gets hard. You are all they have, they rely on you for everything.

    I understand this isn't the same for everyone. A lot of people don't see their dogs as a high priority, but I however, do.

    Heres a little story for you from a client...

    Maltese X is 7 years old, the family buy a Border Collie bitch puppy.
    Maltese is dog agressive, so spends all her time tied up away from the new BC.
    The family decides its unfair the Maltese is tied up all the time, so tell me they're taking it to the RSPCA. I told them 'you do realise she probably won't pass her temperament test'? and they replied with 'yeah but at least she won't be tied up anymore'.
    On the same day, they bought a male BC and are planning on breeding them.
    A little off topic, but some people take their dogs, or any animal for that matter, for granted....
    No other animal with love you with that much respect and admiration as a dog.
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    What a sad story and from the amount of dogs in rescue centres I would imagine it is sadly not unusual.

    I could never give my dogs away and a friend of mine split up from her husband but still managed to keep her three dogs.They are part of the family and I am responsible for them.

    I agree they are like children and you would not think about giving your children away and I have three daughters two of which are teenagers!

    These people miss out on so much love a dog will give you if you treat them like that.

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    Personally, I wish some people would just 'man up' instead of dropping dogs off with our rescue organizations. Man up by actually acknowledging that having a dog is a responsibility for the life of the dog. Man up by actually thinking of some thing/one other than themselves. Man up by taking the dog to the vet themselves and not leaving it to others if that's how it has to be.

    Our family just rehomed a beautiful 10 1/2 year old girl, Millie, a BC X. Her owner went overseas to work and left Millie and her other girl, Daisy, in the kennels for 18 months before issuing the request to have both girls PTS. Well, both girls now have new forever homes and the only person missing out on these two gorgeous dogs is the stupid **** who left them behind.

    It makes me sick. Like Myf, I'd sleep in the gutters and scrounge before I'd leave my dogs ( or my cats )
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    I have will take back any dog that I ever home or bred & can not tell you the amount of disturbing things I have beed told when poeple return pets that I was once lead to beleive meant so much to them.
    There are the honest 1's too, I am looking after a Maremma 1yr old for a women who has lost everything & is trying despertly to get things back on track so her & the maremma can be reunited.

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    There are times though that through ill health of the owner that dogs have to be rehomed.
    I don't feel that anyone can make a blanket statement that it should never happen and they would never do it.
    I however totally hate, as you all do as well, the dumping of dogs in pounds and on rescues willy nilly as so many tend to do.

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    There are times though that through ill health of the owner that dogs have to be rehomed.
    I don't feel that anyone can make a blanket statement that it should never happen and they would never do it.
    I however totally hate, as you all do as well the dumping of dogs in pounds and on rescues willy nilly as so many tend to do.
    I quite agree about the genuine cases.It must be very sad for the owners.I am talking about the cases where some owners get bored with their dogs,want a new puppy etc.I saw an advert for a BC puppy for sale because their garden was not big enough!Has the garden changed size in the few weeks since you got the puppy!It is the lack of thought in getting a dog that gets to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    There are times though that through ill health of the owner that dogs have to be rehomed.
    I don't feel that anyone can make a blanket statement that it should never happen and they would never do it.
    I however totally hate, as you all do as well, the dumping of dogs in pounds and on rescues willy nilly as so many tend to do.
    I still can't see that as a reason to 'dump' them at the RSPCA. I think there's a differnece between surrendering the dog, and personally find the dog a new home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    I still can't see that as a reason to 'dump' them at the RSPCA. I think there's a differnece between surrendering the dog, and personally find the dog a new home.
    Using that context then and in no way I am attacking...take my case then as you do know it.

    The home for River fell through. I had no time to properly find him a new one as I had to start chemotherapy then go on to radiation. I surrendered him to a rescue who found him a good one.
    My health really sucked at that time. I am just using this as a case for debate.
    By your own criteria a case such as mine would seem to you to be one where impossibility of finding a good home myself for him due to living remotely, very ill health, timing, is seen as being a bad decision for the dog?

    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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    Di,
    What a sad story & you should in NO way fel bad. I am sure you made sure of the rescues reputation etc & really what more could you do??? And there are the honest ones like my Maremma owner but you do get jaded when you hear rediculous excuse after pitiful excuse. What upsets me is the tripe they have told me when I rehomed or sold the dog to them in the first place. I feel like I've been had but I do vet my new homes as well as possible.
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