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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    The RSCPA was going to euth a Pug x that came in. They rang me to see if I could take it otherwsie it would be euth'd. The reason? It had flea bite dermatitis and the owner who surrendered it said it kept failing house training.

    Both of these conditions were treatable and fixable.

    I am a supporter of the RSPCA in most instances, but I also know their record for euthing dogs, and particularly bull breeds.
    I think it might very much depend on the specific RSPCA and the people who run it. At our RSPCA they just got a dog-aggressive, compulsive fence-jumping mastiff x an expensive inner ear operation after they finally found a carer to look after him during his 3 month recovery. That's what I call going above and beyond! They also have a dog who's been there for 5 years! Unfortunately unlikely he will ever be rehabilitated and I wish they would work with local foster care groups more, but they definitely rarely euthanase dogs here. So I do think the RSPCA can be a good option.

    I do also think it is incredibly sad to give away a dog that you've had for 5 years. But sometimes life throws stuff at you that you are unable to control, I suppose.

    I once was homeless for 6 weeks - couch surfing with a dog and 2yo child - because I could not find a rental where I would be allowed to keep my dog. There was no way I would've given the dog up though - no matter what - and I finally found a house where I could have her and loved the her till she died. (I didn't just go for any house either: it HAD to be somewhere with plenty of parks and ovals nearby for dogwalks!).

    I did give away my cat during that time though because it was just too hard with 2 pets and I figured that the cat would adapt more easily to a new life than the dog. Still feel guilty about it, 5 years on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    I think it might very much depend on the specific RSPCA and the people who run it. At our RSPCA they just got a dog-aggressive, compulsive fence-jumping mastiff x an expensive inner ear operation after they finally found a carer to look after him during his 3 month recovery. That's what I call going above and beyond! They also have a dog who's been there for 5 years! Unfortunately unlikely he will ever be rehabilitated and I wish they would work with local foster care groups more, but they definitely rarely euthanase dogs here. So I do think the RSPCA can be a good option.

    I do also think it is incredibly sad to give away a dog that you've had for 5 years. But sometimes life throws stuff at you that you are unable to control, I suppose.

    I once was homeless for 6 weeks - couch surfing with a dog and 2yo child - because I could not find a rental where I would be allowed to keep my dog. There was no way I would've given the dog up though - no matter what - and I finally found a house where I could have her and loved the her till she died. (I didn't just go for any house either: it HAD to be somewhere with plenty of parks and ovals nearby for dogwalks!).

    I did give away my cat during that time though because it was just too hard with 2 pets and I figured that the cat would adapt more easily to a new life than the dog. Still feel guilty about it, 5 years on.
    You live in the ACT from what I have heard the head of the RSPCA down their is pretty awesome. Lots of dogs don't make it through here in QLD and I have worked at the Fairfield RSPCA here. AWL is a better choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    I think it might very much depend on the specific RSPCA and the people who run it.
    Yes, you're probably right. I have heard good things as well about some RSPCAs. My specific experiences are with the Yagoona shelter in NSW.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by magj View Post
    Staffy X free to good home. Lovely and loyal personality. Sits and stays, when been given food. 5 years old. Perfect for a family. I am moving and unable to take her with me.


    Hey, Did your dog find a home already?

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