|09-20-2013 11:09 PM|
|HeidiGS||I'm also a minor on here, I've been told the same things, they're right. Even though I know patience is hard for us young people.|
|08-23-2013 10:06 AM|
|08-23-2013 09:55 AM|
What you NEED to do is calm down, go to school, focus on your studies, and let your parents decide whether or not they want to add a dog to your family right now ... or not.
We do not know what is really going on with you and your family.
Best place to go for help in finding a good match for all involved, especially the dog, would be a rescue.
|08-23-2013 09:26 AM|
Noah the hard part about committing to rescuing from a shelter is that the dogs can change by the minute. Many areas of CA are saturated with GSDs in their shelters and they are euthanized daily. My friend runs a rescue here in MI and she transports about 6 GSDs a week from CA. Many of the dogs are NOT in good condition. If you want a dog fast, then you have to make some compromises. You will not get to be as choosy about the age, health, and temperament of the dog. You will also need to actually get to the shelter. Often the available dogs are not accurately updated online or the dogs are only give 3-5 days to be adopted so there isn't time to window shop on Petfinder or email back and forth about whether the dog is a fit. You have to be able to show up and make that call pretty quickly. If you are willing to take your time, you can spend more time checking out each dog until you find the right one.
Why is rescue not an option?
Weeks and months is not long to wait. IMO finding the right dog in a few months would be considered rather fast, at least for me. I was recently looking for another dog and figured it would take me a year to a year and a half, and I was not even picky on breed, just size, age, and temperament to an extent (I actually wanted a mixed breed, 6 months-2 years, under 30lbs, didn't care about male/female). I ended up finding a suitable dog in about two months but waited almost another two months before decided that she was the best fit. If I'm going the breeder route, then it's more like a year or two. Even now I am trying to BREED my OWN dog for myself and it's taking forever. The first litter did not take so we wait to try again....hope she is pregnant, then there is the pregnancy, 8 weeks before the puppies are ready, and this is assuming that there is one born that matches what I am looking for...
|08-23-2013 08:38 AM|
I agree with Jean, there have been tons of options from rescue to shelter to breeder.
The situation is to uncertain for me anyway, to dig around on the internet to offer suggestions. Noah is perfectly capable of finding his own dog..Now asking questions about dog related stuff, well that's a different ballgame..
|08-23-2013 07:59 AM|
Noah has shown that he is capable of using the internet and doing searches. I do not think that I would personally feel comfortable facilitating getting him a dog given the information that I have seen posted. Particularly because he is looking at shelter and not rescue - as we all know that a rescue that does all the proper checks would have similar discomfort.
If people want to be a part of it, that's your own thing, but I only feel good helping dogs when I know where they are going.
|08-23-2013 07:40 AM|
I posted one in your other thread and you didn't respond. At the Devore animal shelter. I've posted several for you from there. Go look at their websites. Devore animal shelter, San Bernardino animal shelter, rcpets.info, upland animal shelter.
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|08-23-2013 04:06 AM|
Noah, you really need to calm down on the dog subject. You are being way too impatient and impulsive. You really need to listen to everyone telling you that it's probably for the best to wait until you are older to get a dog, when you can handle it on your own and don't have to mold your experience around what your parents want. You've been posting constantly for days and there have been numerous changes in what's going on. It's not a stable situation, don't bring a dog into it.
|08-23-2013 04:04 AM|
WSGSD rescue will NOT adopt to a child, let alone an adult who isn't on board. They are hard to adopt from!
Personally? We've given him plenty of advice. Take it or leave it.
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|08-23-2013 04:03 AM|
Inside dog, outside dog, GSD, Aussie, he can, he can't...
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