Thread: Puppyquest 2012
11-27-2012, 09:04 PM
Vet says her paw can be saved. They might even bring to you if you're interested.
11-27-2012, 09:12 PM
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Since we work with rescues, let me explain why the rehoming fee is higher than the pound in most cases.
First, most rescues survive only on donations and adoption fees. They do not get any money from local, state or federal entities nor would most reputable rescues accept any money from HSUS or other "humane societies" where more money goes to executive salaries, advertising revenue and legal teams than the animals they pretend to care about.
Second, most rescues are no-kill and in their at times stupidity will take in animals with zero chance of adoption and pay for the food, care taking and vet bills for the rest of that animals life. Our rescue has had some dogs and cats for years that because of looks, temperment, age or illness will be there forever. The pound is a week and dead.
Third, even with volunteers for many tasks, the overhead cost of running a rescue is staggering. Code compliance, energy costs, transportation costs for showing adoptable animals, legal fees, liability insurance run even our small rescue thousands per year, again without taxpayer dollars to supplement.
Fourth, we will not adopt out any dog or cat that has not been spuetered and micro-chipped and most of the ones we get are neither. Even though we have arrangements with local vets, it is still not free for us.
So yes, getting Fluffy from a rescue will be more than getting him from the pound and in many cases, more than getting one from a breeder (did I mention that many rescue dogs are dumped on rescues after the back yard breeders (or ACK breeders, not that there is a lot of difference) have bred them out and we take them in?) but it is to support the larger goal of saving as many as possible.
ETA: This is what we take in that the pounds kills without hesitation...
Paws got a 911 call from the police about a dog that had been hit and laying in a flower bed not moving .
Paws volunteers responded, after a couple of hours the volunteers were able to get him in a crate and transport him to an emergency vet. Brady has a punctured lung, fractured leg, severe road rash, many bumps and bruises. He was treated with xrays, pain meds, and antibiotics at the emergency vets. 2 days later he was taken to a regular vet for a recheck. His punctured lung did not get worse, Great news! He is on crate rest for several weeks so the lung and fracture can heal. His foster mom says he is a very sweet boy even thru the pain he is enduring. If you would like to donate towards Brady's medical bill and care please use the link below. A big thank you to the police that called us and gave Brady a second chance!
Last edited by Madisonian; 11-27-2012 at 09:18 PM.
11-27-2012, 09:32 PM
Try your local craigslist (with caution of course). May have to spend a couple bucks but dogs are offered for adoption there too.Be Not Afraid.
11-27-2012, 09:49 PM
I found a lady offering them for free...and she turned down almost 15 offers prior to mine for them...the others just wanted to get them to sell them. We wanted them as companions. Altho she thought they were "Cheagles". She had three, one went to her mom and we took two. Right now they are sound asleep on my husband's lap.
We would not trade them for the world.
LizThey that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759
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11-28-2012, 02:52 PM
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The chihuahua we looked at last night was $1800. I gasped. It was adorable, but $1800 is a bit steep.
11-28-2012, 06:46 PM
Good luck in your quest, Nova.
After avoiding having a dog for 30+ years for a lot of reasons, the military being one of them, I'm amazed at how much impact that animal (make that animals as Mrs E and I have two) has on my life.
They are wonderful creatures and they certainly enrich our lives.
Now, if I could get Belle to stop bugging the shit out of me at 2 A.M. I just might be a rested, enriched person.
U.S. Army, Retired
11-29-2012, 06:51 PM
I'd guess that is one smart dog.
My dog is 14, I'll be on a puppy search at some point in the next few years. I love my dog, who is mostly norwegian elkhound (I got her from the Humane Society). When I've researched the breed, I found that they are not a common breed and very expensive, so I may have to find a different type of dog. I'm thinking about Huskies, they are cute and look kind of like wolves.
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