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Old 07-10-2014, 09:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
Magwart
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Sounds like there's more to their perception of the story -- whether right or wrong, there's some other version of it that's likely circulating. It's common practice for rescues to suggest that denied applicants go to a shelter. They aren't saying you're terrible--just not a match for their adoption program (and the reason likely has to do with internal politics as between rescues than anything else). There are so many good, purebred-looking dogs whose only other option is euthanasia -- most rescues would rather see you go get one of those dogs than see you support a BYB on Craigslist, as the assumption is you are going to get a dog.

It's easy, easy, easy to "beat" rescues to great GSDs in So Cal -- you're in an area that's flooded with GSDs in shelter, and they don't pull all the great dogs because there just isn't capacity. Scores of GSDs die every month in your area for lack of rescue space. There's a Yahoo Group called "GSD West" that sends out lists of GSDs in shelters -- and there's always a long list of So Cal dogs.

Stop dwelling on whatever can't be fixed with your local rescues and go find yourself a great dog at a shelter -- there are plenty who are desperate. Here's a sampling of the So Cal dogs on the list that came through my digest yesterday:

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Ca. Pasadena, Bobik, male, black and tan, 1Y

www.PetHarbor.com pet:PSDN.A345347

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Carson shelter, Ca. Gardenia, Coco, female 2Y

www.PetHarbor.com pet:LACO1.A4731164
www.PetHarbor.com pet:LACO1.A4731164
Coco

Los Angeles County Animal Control - Carso
animalcare.lacounty.gov
216 West Victoria Street
Gardena, CA 90248
Voice: (310) 523-9566

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CA. LA. CARSON, Rita, 4Y pb GSD

www.PetHarbor.com pet:LACO1.A4114320
Rita

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CA LA WEST VALLEY, MIA 1Y, JUST A BABY

www.PetHarbor.com pet:LACT2.A1491197
Mia

West Valley Animal Care and Control Center
Los Angeles Animal Serivces | To promote and protect the health, safety and welfare of animals and people
20655 Plummer Street
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Voice: (888) 452-7381Fax: (818) 756-9111

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CALA DOWNEY, OSO, SAD GUY, 2 YEARS, GSD MALE

Los Angeles County Animal Control - Downey
animalcare.lacounty.gov
11258 South Garfield Avenue
Downey, CA 90242
Voice: (562) 940-6898Fax: (562) 869-1777

www.PetHarbor.com pet:LACO.A4677833

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CA LA DOWNEY, MAKES MY HEART BREAK! MALE, 7 YEARS, WOW BROKEN HEARTED

www.PetHarbor.com pet:LACO.A4730966

Los Angeles County Animal Control - Downey
animalcare.lacounty.gov
11258 South Garfield Avenue
Downey, CA 90242
Voice: (562) 940-6898Fax: (562) 869-1777
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