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    yea that is so sad....

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Pawfectionist View Post
    Im wondering if the OP will actually read tbese posts or whether they just wanted the answer about how to get rid of it and then left, never to post again...?
    I'm sure the OP will have read these posts but i doubt they'll be back. Have a read back through the posts slamming the person for making the decision they've made. Would you be back? If you'd had such comments made against you, would you be back?

    I completely understand why people make such comments but are they really helpfull?

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    MMJ

    He hasn't been back since his second post at 8:45pm.

    Cavalier QLD - you're puzzling me - you post the ultimate guilt trip - you copy it in here, not just link it but you like MMJ's post telling us off for giving the OP a hard time about rehoming his dog.

    @ anyone
    Who would have thought - in a forum dedicated to dogs - so many of us would view rehoming one - akin to trying to rehome a child... maybe slightly worse because nobody PTS unwanted children.

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    I can understand why people are slamming this guy. While I don't agree and that it isn't helpful, we have seen all the silly reasons for dumping or rehoming dogs, of which most could have been resolved with obedience training and consultations in the beginning. But this one is just SILLY. He says his dog is perfect.

    While it may be the right decision for this guy for his dog, people are going to see it as a cop out because we know how many people get rid of their dogs instead of keeping it, just because THEY CAN. Obviously you can't do that with a child and the situation (and laws) are different, but it doesn't make anyone feel any better. After all, this forum is full of dog lovers that would put the dog at the same level as their children in terms of commitment.

    I do think, rather than verbally insulting/abusing this guy for doing the "right thing" (in his mind), we could help him with his situation. Offer solutions regarding ways to keep his dog or find it a safe and happy new home. Isn't that better, so that in the future, if one of his mates had a similar problem and couldn't keep their dog, that he would recommend they do what he did and ask the people that love dogs to help find a loving home instead of dumping it in a shelter, on the side of the road, or give away for free to the WRONG person. We should be encouraging people with this predicament to stay, feel safe and learn more, in hopes that they can pass on the knowledge they gain to other people. Obviously there are more people out there like this, otherwise our shelters wouldn't be so overcrowded...

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    @Hyacinth, The reason I liked MMJ's post is I agree with her! There posts there relating to this mans relationship with his wife, and what he should or shouldnt do, even a suggestion he chose sex with his wife over the dog???

    I certainly understand why people would feel angry but as MMJ said.....its not helpful.

    If you read my post, i said....

    I understand sometimes things happen, and appreciate this man looking for a good home for little mate rather than the cruel options some people take.
    And I do wish wish you well in your search for a good home....


    Just thought it was an appropriate time and place to paste and copy this from our sticky!

    This message i feel is appropriate on a rehoming thread as I feel if someone reads it...they may just take a another look at their decision to rehome their dog when looking at it from the dogs point of view.

    I dont see how it was less appropriate than discussing his sex life....(i noticed you didnt comment on that).

    And how is that story a guilt trip and somehow not relevant? If you think it is a guilt trip...WHY HAVE YOU NOT REMOVED IT, like you have others ?
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    I don't give a rats why people wish to rehome dogs. The fact is that they do, so the dog is unwanted and will hopefully find a good forever home. A much better way than dumping them in a birdcage.,
    My ex husband and I divorced. I would probably got a dog after that. If we decided it was a good idea to reconcile and he was allergic to dogs then I just may be doing the same thing. (a bit hard though as he is dead and I am remarried.)
    No one wants to be alone (or most don't) I just can't see why people feel they have to judge if it works out best for both the man and his dog.
    Last edited by Di_dee1; 06-15-2012 at 10:40 PM.

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    Good way to put it didee....

    Personally, I dont have an issue with rehoming for a good reason. I am have come in here trumpets blaring to tell everyone off for slamming someone many a time.

    But sometimes, the reasons just seem a little ridiculous and I have to join the slam brigade for a change.

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    Ohhh, thats not like you lala
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    I would probably slam some as well at times or just not post if it was "I want to rehome my dog and get a goldfish as I won't have to walk it" kinda thing but even then it is better to rehome the dog so it has the chance of getting an intelligent owner.
    Last edited by Di_dee1; 06-15-2012 at 11:43 PM.

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    When I read this is just pissed me off so much that at the same time a family are getting their loved dogs put down for no valid reason yet others people seem happy to dispose of the dog when they become an inconvenience, I still feel the same way now.

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