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    I know exactly how you feel and I think it's a great idea.
    The more people I meet, the more I like my dogs.

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    I have known many people who have been in this situation and they are really stressed out about what to do for the best. Some people can be very judgemental. I actually have a dog at the moment whom I'd like to rehome so that he can maybe have a better life. Maybe if this section could get up and running I may post about him.
    The more people I meet, the more I like my dogs.

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    Thanks so much Puggerup, that means a lot.
    The more people I meet, the more I like my dogs.

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    I understand if your dog isnt happy with the life that they currently have, then they probly do need somewhere more suitable. But I think if you buy the wrong dog for the wong living conditions or life style, its not fair for the dog to have to give him a whole new life, because you didnt do enough research on the breed.
    If I lived in an apartment and say bought a kelpie and then decided I didnt have enough space, therefore had to re-home it, then I am in the wrong.
    Whats your story DR?
    I'll try not too judge

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    Oh no, I would never point that out if they were asking for help!
    They would have already realised they were in the wrong. If someone asked for that kind of help, yeah maybe I wouldnt be fully supportive, but I would give them genuine advice on giving their pup a new home.
    I was just making a statement in my last post

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    I have to go to bed shortly...joys of working nights...so I will get back to this thread tomorrow. In the meantime, I'd just like to say that this particular dog, a Pharaoh Hound, I adopted from a shelter 2 years ago. He had been dumped by his breeder. I did research the breed first and then my heart ruled my head and I gave him a home. He is extremely shy and I have never been able to get him to come to me, no matter what I tried. He does come up to strangers. I have never ever treated him badly for him to ignore me and he gets on well with the rest of the pack but really keeps to himself. Anyways, there are other probs about which I will give more detail later. I just feel if he went to a home where there were no other dogs or maybe one dog, he would fit in much better.
    The more people I meet, the more I like my dogs.

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    In your case, I spose that is an exception.
    I would never be able so re-sell a dog.
    What breed do you have?
    Are you sure you cant excersise more and do some training with the agression.
    I know you cant help the size but is it really that much bigger than what was estimated.
    I hope you havent sold him/her yet. I'd love to help you keep it with some more training or suggestions.

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    Oh yes, I completely understand with that one.
    You did do the right thing there
    She was COMPLETELY past your lifestyle.
    It wouldnt have been fun for anyone in that situation.
    If I knew your story I would have been more than willing to help.

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    No one, in my short time here, has joined and been judged on their initial comments. All have been helped and given advice. It is when that advice is unheeded that things change. the same happens in communities

    As a teacher i know that in schools we counsel students and parents and that if nothing changes to improve the behaviour - and this is a government school - the student is expelled after a final meeting and behaviour contract.

    I know lots of people who have had to rehome dogs - I have someone atm trying to rehome a long haired gsd through me - and usually I do not judge the owners. I sent my first nasty sms the other night to someone who was harassing me to help them rehome their "guard dog".

    I told them that I was sitting at the vets with my dog who could die and that they needed to take responsibility for their own animal and if they couldnt they needed to call the rspca. Normally with rescue I just shut my mouth and take the dog or help rehome it.

    I have sat time and again and talked to people who were in tears at having to get rid of their dogs. Some people treat dogs well, others treat them like a commodity that can be traded. Not all people who rehome their dogs don't care about them - some love them so much they will do anything to save them

    I have had dogs I would not have kept long term. Rahnee the heeler X was one. Buddy the shep was another - I adored him and he was devoted to me but I had my number 1 dog and that was Cappy. Sometimes it isn't right to keep a dog no matter how much you think you love it. They were with me for weeks only - as rescues - but people rehome their dogs for various reasons.

    Some people should rehome their dogs and dont!!

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