|12-24-2012 01:31 PM|
|Jag||Ah, ok. That's an awfully high number.|
|12-24-2012 01:26 PM|
|msvette2u||It's from applications I've processed.|
|12-24-2012 01:21 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 01:14 PM|
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 01:11 PM|
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 01:09 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 01:02 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 09:35 AM|
|Del's Mom||He is gorgeous! Looks a bit sad. I say go for it!|
|12-24-2012 09:21 AM|
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 09:17 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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