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Old December 20th, 2013, 07:05 PM   #1
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They are fawking ridiculous.

We currently have two dogs, both bought from breeders as puppies. A 5yr old min pin, and a 12 yr old choc lab. Both females, both spayed. The lab is showing her age pretty bad, so I've been looking around at shelters to find a dog to adopt that's younger. That way the younger dog can learn the habits of the lab. We've done this pretty successfully with previous dogs and with other families dogs. Seems the house training etc goes quicker with already trained dogs around them.

Most of these shelters are crazy, seems most require 3-4 visits with the dog before being considered for adoption including a home inspection, seems majority require a fenced in yard, I have to give references like I would on a job app. Some are even asking about my employment and if its okay for them to contact my employer. Most call our current vet to get our history. Our current dogs are not up on their vaccines and man is that a red flag. They never been into the vet for sickness or injury. Only for the spaying and shots.

I find it stupid, hear all the time about all these pets getting youthinized because nobody adopts them, fawking make it easier. Their shelter hrs suck, their rules suck. My dogs have pretty damn good life. Their both house dogs, neither have ever spent a night in the cold, they have nice warm beds, toys, and get regular exercise and played with daily. Hell my wife treats the min pin better then she treats me . But apperently according to most of these shelters I am not good enough to adopt .

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Old December 20th, 2013, 07:10 PM   #2
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What about a regular mi humane society, not a private one.
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Old December 20th, 2013, 07:14 PM   #3
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I've been looking into those as well. Typically found their online websites to be very outdated. Seems most their hrs are pretty restricted so its hard to get out of work to go look and see what kind of dogs they have. But I will honestly probably end up getting my next pooch from a county shelter.
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As a dog owner, I think dog "people" are fucking weirdo's. I know a guy who made sure he couldnt have kids, and him and his wife refer to the 4 dogs, who had to come from shelters, as their children and treat them as such.

I am in the same boat as you though. My dog went to the vet when he was a pup to get his balls removed, and once to get a stick removed from his throat. He is 8 and fat and happy. I'm sure a shelter would never let me adopt one of their babies.
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I also find it crazy how over flooded all shelters seem to be with pit bulls an related mixes and Chihuahua and related mixes.
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When my dog died in September I made it a point to consider a rescue dog. It was a pain in the fucking ass. Humane society, shelters, rescues, whatever. I went back to my same breeder and "rescued" one of her pups from the possibility of being purchased by an asshole.
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When my dog died in September I made it a point to consider a rescue dog. It was a pain in the fucking ass. Humane society, shelters, rescues, whatever. I went back to my same breeder and "rescued" one of her pups from the possibility of being purchased by an asshole and made sure a dick dick got her instead.
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Understand that there are people out there who adopt a dog, and when the 'new' wears off they either mistreat it or take it to the humane society.

The shelters are trying to prevent that.

Not being current on shots = improper care in their eyes.
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Ive always gotten shelter dogs. all you puppy mill dog owners are snobby meany heads.
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I understand "why" in their minds. But for fawks sake, they really need to reevaluate the process.

I have donated to shelters in the past, but this being my first attempt to adopt from one, I probably wont again in the future.

I work with a guy who fosters a dog or two for a shelter all the time and he calls them dog Nazis.

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I understand "why" in their minds. But for fawks sake, then really need to reevaluate the process.

I have donated to shelters in the past, but this being my first attempt to adopt from one, I probably wont again in the future.
They don't know you from Adam.

Also, having had a rescue dog years ago, they are a lot of work. Often they still don't trust people, and it takes patience to get them to behave the way you want.

If you are going to have your lab 'train' the rescue, it may never grow to trust you. When the lab eventually passes, you might end up with a dog that does not like any people and becomes aggressive.

Not saying it will happen, but I have seen it happen.
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I am familiar with rescue dogs. Growing up that's what we had. Wasn't till i married my wife did I get my first puppy or even a pure bred for that matter.


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I found a shelter with a dog I was interested in. This shelter is 50 miles one way. I contacted the shelter about a visit. They require 3 visits on seperate occasions atleast an hr each visit. Their hrs are 10-5 mon-fri. 10-3 Saturday. The 4th visit is a in home visit at my house. Granted this is all after the per approval status that I didn't end up passing. Biggest reason I didn't pass is because my yard isn't fenced and I declined letting them call my employer. I am not looking at adopting a pit bull, rot, German Shepard etc...but something along the lines of a boston terrier.

I could see one visit at their site and a final in home visit. And I can understand contacting our vet to check to see if we have history with care, and see if a history of injuries.
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When my dog died in September I made it a point to consider a rescue dog. It was a pain in the fucking ass. Humane society, shelters, rescues, whatever. I went back to my same breeder and "rescued" one of her pups from the possibility of being purchased by an asshole.

Was my experience to. But I'd still check or shelter / rescue.
I have posted before about , picking Eli from a back yard puppy mill.
I didn't have high expectations, I had my Murphy. Eli was a companion for him not me. BUT , Eli is filling the hole from that loss.
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He's not a replacement for Murphy. But my expectations for him have changed.

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I am familiar with rescue dogs. Growing up that's what we had. Wasn't till i married my wife did I get my first puppy or even a pure bred for that matter.


Example:
I found a shelter with a dog I was interested in. This shelter is 50 miles one way. I contacted the shelter about a visit. They require 3 visits on seperate occasions atleast an hr each visit. Their hrs are 10-5 mon-fri. 10-3 Saturday. The 4th visit is a in home visit at my house. Granted this is all after the per approval status that I didn't end up passing. Biggest reason I didn't pass is because my yard isn't fenced and I declined letting them call my employer. I am not looking at adopting a pit bull, rot, German Shepard etc...but something along the lines of a boston terrier.

I could see one visit at their site and a final in home visit. And I can understand contacting our vet to check to see if we have history with care, and see if a history of injuries.
Unfortunately, there have been some people who took shelter dogs only to use them as training fodder for fighting dogs.

YOU know you won't do such a thing, WE are pretty sure (based on posts here) you wouldn't do such a thing, but as long as there are assholes in the world it makes things tough for good people.

I wish you luck, and it sounds like whatever dog you get will be a lucky one.
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unfortunately, there have been some people who took shelter dogs only to use them as training fodder for fighting dogs.

You know you won't do such a thing, we are pretty sure (based on posts here) you wouldn't do such a thing, but as long as there are assholes in the world it makes things tough for good people.

I wish you luck, and it sounds like whatever dog you get will be a lucky one.

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There's one in Jackson we went to when I was looking to get her a dog after her dog passed all they wanted was 125 bucks
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Dog shelters do make it hard to adopt a dog, so I bought one instead
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Maybe you can get a reverse mortgage on it.
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No but I could sell her...pure bread jack Russell, those things are worth some coin
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