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Old 01-23-2011, 12:10 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Thank You EMarie59. There are many good, reputable rescues out there. Please do your research. There are also rescues that aren't so reputable. I think there is a sticky in the rescue sections to help you in your search and you can always ask on here for opinions.
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:15 PM   #42 (permalink)
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I bet you'll find some of those pups you looked at ending up in rescue or shelters within months. Thank you for deciding to rescue!
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:20 PM   #43 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=onyx'girl;2013577]I bet you'll find some of those pups you looked at ending up in rescue or shelters within months./QUOTE]

God, I pray not!
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:22 PM   #44 (permalink)
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9 month old in Charlotte, NC.

Charlotte, NC B/T male, 9 months, ID#A784887
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:25 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Thank You EMarie59. There are many good, reputable rescues out there. Please do your research. There are also rescues that aren't so reputable. I think there is a sticky in the rescue sections to help you in your search and you can always ask on here for opinions.
I have already been warned about checking out rescue places. Oh my!
However, I do remember a story once from a friend of mine who was going to adopt a Doberman. She went to a rescue place who said that they needed to check out her home, etc. Which I think SHOULD be done! However, even though this place seemed to be good in regards to making sure the adoptive family was qualified, they tried giving her a Dobe who just had surgery done for spaying and the dog was still bleeding from the sutures. The dog clearly was having health issues and they seemed to just want to get rid of the dog instead of waiting until she was okay. Totally irresponsible in my opinion.
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:27 PM   #46 (permalink)
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9 month old in Charlotte, NC.

Charlotte, NC B/T male, 9 months, ID#A784887
Awwwwwwwwwwwww!!! How in the world will they be able to check me out? I highly doubt that an out of state rescue would adopt to me.
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:30 PM   #47 (permalink)
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Dont discount just because you are a distance away. Some rescues have volunteers in different areas that can do a home visit. I am glad you are going with a rescue.
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Absolutely, the dobe should have been healed before going to a home. How can anyone evaluate temperament when the dog isn't healthy?
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Awwwwwwwwwwwww!!! How in the world will they be able to check me out? I highly doubt that an out of state rescue would adopt to me.
He is not in a rescue. They are still in the shelter,. Keep an eye on the Urgent section and even in the Non Urgent section.

There are good rescues in NC. If you contact them, and if you are willing to travel to meet the dog, they may have contacts that can do a home visit for them. Some rescues will only adopt to a certain area close to their rescue so they are always in close proximity to their dogs. But other will do so, if they have a solid adopter and have the resources to do a home visit.
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Soleil is here to say you can find really great GSDs in rescue. Often their temperaments have been well checked out and you can see what you are getting from the beginning to a large degree. The rest is made by what you are willing to put into the dog.

Here is my rescue. She is happy, healthy and so easy to train.
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