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12-24-2012 12:31 PM
Jag Ah, ok. That's an awfully high number.
12-24-2012 12:26 PM
msvette2u It's from applications I've processed.
12-24-2012 12:21 PM
Jag Is that an actual statistic? I have one door that goes into the fenced part of our yard, and 2 that don't. So statistically, our dogs have more chances of being let outside into a non-fenced area. Also, our driveway isn't fenced in. So every time I take a dog to and from the van they could get loose and hit by a car. Not to mention every time I take them in and out of the van out in public. So I have a fenced yard, but statistically speaking, my dogs have just as much chance of being hit by a car as those without fenced yards. Oh, and I said those that say no right off... without bothering to even question the adopter. You could make yourself crazy with all the possibilities of your dog being hit by a car. Not everyone that it happens to is a bad owner... but it seems that in a lot of the cases I've heard of it was people out in the country with a lot of land that let their dogs 'run free'.
12-24-2012 12:14 PM
msvette2u
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My main concern is that I live in an apartment and lots of rescues like people to have yards. I would much rather meet him at an event(I know someone that is involved heavily with this rescue) and talk to them. I would like to explain that my dogs are well taken care of, a very big part of the family, and exercised(obedience, rally, and agility too). His story alone breaks my heart and I don't think he will get to much bigger, he will be right between my oldest and the GSD.
I think you should go for it. Yes I'm an enabler

But I'm curious where you rent that you can have 4 large breed dogs, 2 or 3 of which are GSDs??
Many towns have 3 dog limits, or 3 pet limits.
12-24-2012 12:11 PM
msvette2u For every "good owner" that doesn't have a fenced yard, there's 10 more whose dogs got ran over because they didn't have a fenced yard.
A good rescue looks at the whole picture.
But overall, if you own your own home (and don't rent) you better have a fenced yard unless it's physically impossible to fence (we've adopted to situations like that).
That's our policy.
12-24-2012 12:09 PM
Jag You know, it has ALWAYS irritated me when rescues will right off say 'no' to someone because they don't have a fenced yard. I've seen MANY dogs tied out to a dog house and left in a fenced back yard. You can't do that unless you have one! So there's something positive on your side! Also, you're involved with your dogs. Point out the CGCs you have. Plus your experience already with the breed. Good luck to you!
12-24-2012 12:02 PM
Gharrissc I think if you present yourself and your dogs well, you have a good shot. Don't get discouraged if they don't seem too interested when you mention an apartment.
12-24-2012 08:35 AM
Del's Mom He is gorgeous! Looks a bit sad. I say go for it!
12-24-2012 08:21 AM
TommyB681
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Originally Posted by llombardo View Post
My main concern is that I live in an apartment and lots of rescues like people to have yards. I would much rather meet him at an event(I know someone that is involved heavily with this rescue) and talk to them. I would like to explain that my dogs are well taken care of, a very big part of the family, and exercised(obedience, rally, and agility too). His story alone breaks my heart and I don't think he will get to much bigger, he will be right between my oldest and the GSD.

I just saw this or I would have quoted it before:

Thats a tough thing in an apt. I have dealt with a number of shelters and if you make a good impression, have good reference, and can formulate to them how and where the dog will be exercised it shouldnt be a problem. I live in a 1 bedroom (however very spacious) which can be a no go for shelters but if you prove to be a good owner they will bypass it.
12-24-2012 08:17 AM
TommyB681 he looks like he has a lot of love to give someone. If you want him go for it!
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