|03-25-2013 10:48 PM|
some rescues get their panties in a bunch and have super high expectations of adopters- most those rescues have their dogs in their care longer ... the normal rescues who know people are human look out for the DOG... nothing else... i have dealt with both types of rescues, and the super high expecation ones dont realize they are hurting the dog with their rules and regulations.. rescue groups run from normal to crazy insane to hoarding.. it depends on those that run and are involved with that rescue.. the bottom line is the dogs need help, and by going anal over things they want a prospective adopter to have /do is just insane . when i had my rescue i had no issues with owners with intact dogs (mine were all speutered prior to placement so i didnt care if a dog was intact in the prospective home) , i had no issues with no fences (dogs getting walked to me is better but thats just me IMO), and all the dogs i adopted out stayed adopted out- i continuously follow up and none of the dogs i adopted out were returned . but thats neither here nor there.
the bottom line is you do what you want and use the rescue you want, the dog you want will come to you one day, whether its now or later.. dont let the anal rescues beat you down, just ignore them.
|03-25-2013 07:15 PM|
Luckily I found a good rescue, one I like, and now I volunteer there since I believe in what they are doing. Just don't give up!
|03-25-2013 06:58 PM|
Anyhow...normally I start my search at Sequoyah German Shepherds GSD Placements...from there I type in German Sheperd Rescue East Tennessee and follow my nose. I also look at Hoobly Classifieds a lot Hoobly: German Shepherd Classifieds I just enjoy looking at GSDs and hope maybe to come across the right guy there.
shepherdmom...I have read where Rescues require a 6 ft fence and to me that is unreasonable. Besides the expense some places have ordnances against them. It seems counter productive to getting the K9 rehomed.
Jakoda and MrsK...thank you also for your post.
|03-25-2013 12:12 PM|
Check out my Foster. He is not backed by a Rescue. I took him from Craigslist and worked him up to the point where he is being super with my pack and boarders who are coming in. I have intact dogs as well, Gizmo is intact too, though. I'm hoping to get him neutered before he gets placed, though.
I do not find your signature offensive at all.
|03-25-2013 11:52 AM|
I think that should read "There is a reason why some rescues..."
After we build our home, I will be adopting/fostering for a local GSD rescue. I have known the lady running it for some odd years now. She does adoptions on a case by case basis. Many rescues don't allow fostering or adoption if there are children under a certain age in the home, I have two small children, I will be fostering/adopting.
I think lumping all rescues as the same is part of the problem, because they aren't all the same. There are bad rescues just like there are bad adopters.
And to be perfectly honest, not wanting to give out so much personal information right off the bat is pretty legit considering there are LOTS of crazy people out there who will use/steal your info. I would be hesitant also to give out my personal information online. It's easier to do it in person, or over the phone and have the other persons information (like their name, the rescue they are with, etc) because its easier to pick up on signs things are shady, or if something happens and you have to call the police because of information being stolen, thats more information to give to them to catch someone stealing information.
The Packman, I don't know what part of the Smokeys you are in. I am just outside of Knoxville and there are routinely GSDs in this area in high kill shelters that need adopting. Good luck in your search!
|03-25-2013 01:07 AM|
The Packman when you post in a public form why would you expect me to send you a PM in response to your post? We don't feel you bank statement determines whether or not you make a good home. When I said a dog also has to pick you, I am not going to adopt you a dog who you may want but it's body language cleary say your not a good fit.
As far as electric fences, no we don't allow them. They let coyote in and the dog can't get out or protect itself if a pack comes in. We are not located on the west coast and we have no problem with dog turnover. We adopt every dog out as quickly as possible, our goal is to move on and help the next one. Not hoard them. We have been established since 1996 and rescue more dogs GSD's than any other rescue in our state and even help dogs in our surrounding states. Good luck in your journey to find your second dog.
|03-24-2013 08:54 PM|
And this right here is why you have to research rescues and find one you can work with. Some rescues don't seem to want to actually find homes for dogs. The rescue I volunteer with doesn't hold past mistakes made years ago against you nor does it hold the fact that people have to work, or the fact that some people can't afford a perfect 6 foot fence against you. What you do have to do promise to never drive with a dog unsecured in the back of a pick-up truck. Promise to give the dog a safe loving forever home and promise if something bad or unforeseen happens in your life that you bring the dog back to them rather than to a shelter.
BTW I don't find your sig line offensive.
|03-24-2013 08:02 PM|
packman, I find nothing offensive in your sig line, I honestly don't know why anyone would but I guess that's just me.
Like someone else posted, there are good rescues/bad rescues, good adopters/bad adopters.
I'm sure the right dog will come along for you and I think it's great that you want to go the rescue route..Hang in there.
|03-24-2013 07:48 PM|
My signature is designed to get a chuckle and you are the first person in 20 years not to see the humor in it. If you would reject me based on that, I'm guessing your one of the people mentioned in this thread by other people who have had bad experiences with 'rescues' like me. I purchased Elly May thru Dr Thompson owner of Sequoyah German Shepherds and she is our Vet and I like to think that carries some weight as to what type of owner I am.
Here's a link to Dr Thompsons thread: http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...shepherds.html
BTW: the whole purpose to rescuing K9s is to get them rehomed...not to satisfy your ego or agenda.
|03-24-2013 07:06 PM|
Normally professional organizations are run by paid staff. Rescues are run by volunteers, so they don't count as professional in that sense. 501c3 is documentation that the group is not for profit and donations are tax-deductible. It is not a stamp of quality or proof of professionalism. The paperwork costs several thousand dollars, and some smaller groups cannot afford it. It does not make them bad though.
It sounds like the resident female was spayed after the application was rejected. Most rescues will refuse to put a dog into a home with an unaltered animal and they will make the rejection decision based on the application alone, without interview, etc. This is usually a deal breaker. Also, part of it is the communication with the applicant. If the applicant comes across as someone who will be difficult or unpleasant to deal with if a problem arises, the application may be rejected. It is hard to find people to donate their time to deal with difficult or unpleasant people.
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