Have you read the whole thread. On the first page I make the point that I rate rehoming the dog as the same as rehoming the kid. And yes, kids do sometimes get rehomed. But people are much more casual about doing that to dogs, and frequently it ends with the dog being PTS. Ie the child rehomed is much more likely to stay alive. The opening post (OP) said rehoming because "moving interstate" - which as several others have said is a pathetic excuse. Their plans ought to have included the dog.Hyacinth I dont know if that was directed at me or not but you are trying to make a point obviously. well sorry my kids, that i carried for 9 months and gave birth to mean more to me than my dog, No wait i am not sorry!
And family pets don't rate the same treatment as children generally. Eg QLD flood surviviors were expected to leave their pets behind which I thought was outrageous.
So you're entitled to your opinion and I'm entitled to mine and we disagree. I think even you wouldn't condone rehoming dog merely because of an interstate move. But people who work at the shelters have heard every pathetic excuse and lie there is. So I'm willing to call the OP out. But I also offered some help - if you didn't notice.
ok, lets leave it there, i agree with most of the things your saying, and like i have said a few times, i would not rehome my dog but i cant condemn someone who genuinly NEEDS to in this case i dont know what the reasoning she had behind her intentions, if it was ONLY that she was moving interstate i fully agree with everyone in their not so kind comments.
The unexpected can happen. However I think too many people acquire puppies without much thought to the future or the requirements of the breed they choose. My Koolie is a rescue and my home is the appropriate home he needed. His former home and owners were not suitable for a working bred dog. So he is now where he should be, but why on earth did they choose to get him in the first place?
I think one needs some sort of future planning when you are getting a dog, like are you planning to have children, will your job require you to move, what if you have to downsize your yard, etc. This will help with the choice of dog, what training may be required and whether to wait before aquiring a dog.
I waited 6 years before finally getting my first dog. I desperately wanted a pup but I had to wait till I was quite sure she would be with me for life and she was -17 years.
Sure somethings are totally out of left field, but the majority of reasons for rehoming dogs could often have been avoided if the person had thought things through more. I guess the temptation to get that cute puppy is often too strong.
I can understand peoples suspicion and needing more information about a dog that is up for rehome. If the dog finds a great home it is all good but there is always the original thought about was it a genuine case, or was it just another case of it being all too hard. It would have to be a totally desperate situation for me to consider such a thing.
Think about the best interests of the animal before you acquire it. Same could be said for children really.
Last edited by Kalacreek; 06-06-2011 at 05:20 PM.
Think about it for a second - big dogs sloth around most of the time, they're happy to sleep, relax & generally be lazy all day, go on their nightly walk & do some training & sleep all night. There are exceptions, this is generally speaking of the breeds you've just mentioned.
Little dogs are always on the go, they're actively looking for entertainment ESPECIALLY gun dogs and terriers! They get bored and destructive, start yapping/barking because they can't think of anything else to do.
I know what I'd prefer! Oh, and I've lived with a working dog in an inner Sydney apartment - never had ANY issues, so it can be done but most people are too damn lazy, pig headed and selfish to put the effort in.
Yes, larger dogs can be fine in apartments as long as you put in the effort. My mum lives in a unit with an ACD and a poodle mix. She is up at the crack of dawn everyday to walk them on the local oval and again in the evening, doesnt matter what the weather is doing. She throws the ball and spends quite a bit of time making sure their needs are met. Keeps her out and about and healthy too.
A friend of mine owns a very slothful Great Dane LOL!
Hey, I own a Great Dane. And shes happy to sleep all day and just go for a walk at night, a quick session of training and she'd happily sleep all night. I wouldn't have any qualms about her in a unit.
Last edited by jonbax; 06-07-2011 at 06:02 AM.
I honestly don't know what the fuss is about re homing dogs seriously! Yes You can winge and dig at the people that make no effort to rehome a dog and just drop it off at the Pound or RSPCA. When a person for whatever reason can no longer give their dog a Home and they make the effort and search for someone that can love it and treat it well, Instead of leaving that up to the RSPCA! Why are they a bad person??
To call someone selfish and Lazy and whatever name was called because they are trying to do the right thing and re home their dog is just really, I dont know ridiculous to me..
"Oh I work for a pound I see it everyday" What do you see? This has nothing to do with a rescue group as they are trying to find a home outside that!!!
It reminds me of my nan that had a cat, fiesty little thing it was. She loved this little kitty. She was Suddenly struck with grade 3 breast cancer and had to have major surgery and all the rest.. She ended up asking around trying to find her cat a home, as she was unable to care for herself let alone aan animal. We had dogs who didn't like cats so we couldn't take her.. A lady from her bingo group ended up giving her a home if i remember rightly. My grandmother died about 6 months later..
I Guess she was One Cold Hearted Rotten women that didnt give a damn about that Cat. Well apparently not being able to take care of an animal is no excuse for rehoming it???
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