No body is attacking this person, however simply giving up on a dog because you are moving or don't have time for it is sad. Rescue folks just get tired of cleaning up other peoples problems. I have a house full of dogs thanks to people no longer wanting to keep their pets. Quite frankly, I am tired of it.
And there you have it, people seeking help with finding their dog a new home being ran off by people who find homes for dogs
See and this is unfortunately true. These people are just looking for some guidance and they get attacked. I just think it's a one way street for some people. I am someone who cares for my pets as if they were a part of the family and would never give one up. Some people just do not feel the same way or do not have the same means. All you can do is try to help and offer suggestions, rather then tell them they are doing wrong. It happens time and time again and it pushes people from this site when they can find their animals home. It's sad..
Again,not all of us ran her off the board. Thanks for apologizing earlier. Seems like you want to lump all dog rescue people into a mold. We are all different folks,different personalities.
I don’t want to nor am I trying to lump all
of you in the same mold, I think anyone that devotes their time to dog rescue
should get a pat on the back, however there are some folks that do more harm
than good, they might not be able to see it but people like yourself can and I
just assumed you would know who my comment was directed at, so once again I
apologize and thank you for doing what you do
hoy ho and MM-
Unfortunately,some people are getting bombarded with the same type of folk's dog problems,ie:
the ones living in a trailer breeding for beer and cigarette money,selling puppies on side of road..(you know the kind.)...they drop their unwanted dogs on some rescue folks all the time. Then, the average joe shmoe comes along trying to rehome their dog for whatever reason(some legit,some lame...) and..well, sometimes the rescue people trying to tell the average person what to do seems harsh because of the low-life scum they usually deal with. I see both sides of the coin.I wish the poor volunteers who try to help the animals out didn't have SO many to deal with...If people would spay and neuter,sigh,but..I that's a whole another conversation.
I personally only foster one small dog at a time because I WOULD BE OVERWHLEMED with more. My hubby,baby,sis,my extended family,my girlfriends,...they all need my time and energy as well. I wish I could do more,but..I know that is all I can handle right now.
I try to offer information to all who ask **sincerely**about rehoming dogs because I assume they don't understand the massive problem with dumped dogs in Houston. Many have been very grateful for the info and have gone on to foster their dogs through a rescue and get them new homes.
I personally am not sorry for anything I have said in this thread. IMO this person is a bit too sensitive. I don't see any "attacks" in this thread. I see people telling it like it is. Heck, I've euthanized a dog before because I could not keep her(for very good reason). You want to talk about real attacks from rescuers for not keeping a dog?? I've been at the front lines.
This post is confusing. So this person comes on the board talking about how sweet and loved London is. They got London to keep their other dog Cujo company, Cujo gets hit by a car, they move to an apt and suddenly can't keep London.
First off all.......why did they get another dog to keep their other dog company? If Cujo were still alive, would they be trying to find homes for both of them? Also the fact that Cujo got hit by a car........was Cujo allowed to roam outside?
I'm sorry, I have several dogs (more than I should). I live by myself and commute back & forth to work. So I don't sympathize with people wanting to rehome their pets simply because they don't have a yard or they no longer have time.......I wake up every day wishing I didn't have so many dogs myself, but I keep finding the ones people are dumping.
Owning a dog is a huge commitment. Not to mention a financial one as well. These people need to think about that before they adopt a dog......this dog may live 10 to 18 years, so before you get a dog, make sure you are willing to commit to it or don't get one.