Thanks eveyone for the bump. I've been busy and haven't had a chance to look at this, also put things on the back burner for now but I'll catch up on all of it.
What a nice bash-the-rescue thread this has become.
As usual you have to put your snide 2 cents in...so can you tell me what is a message board all about ?
Perhaps you missed my first post http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...escue-gsd.html
but I was basically venting about the bad experiences I had with rescues and the fact I reached out by PM to a adoption expert for help and received no response. I PMd the adoption expert because I didn't want to go into detail publicly about some of the bad things had happen and wanted to ask if this stuff normal.
I have mention this before but I'm not sure who has read it. I am bi-polar, I am not psychotic in any way...just have my mental ups and downs but pretty much have a handle on it, thru hard work. Also I am sober 16 years and I care to believe it was thru the grace of God, which I don't push on anyone.
In my addiction I assaulted a Police Officer while I was out on bail for trying to pull a pistol on another Police Officer. By the time I was eighteen I fathered a child I've never seen, was shooting heroin and tryed to kill by firearm. In between those years I did alot of evil things and harmed alot of people. I have 2 DUIs and got out of 4 of them.
Now of days...I have a strait lace girlfriend who has a college degree, we own a home on 2.5 acres, I have a pickup truck and Harley that are both paid for and I do volunteer work at the local Senior Citizen Center. I don't lie, steal or cheat and do my best to follow the path Jesus Christ has laid out for me.
The reason I'm not dead or in jail is because I had a lot of caring people in my life that never gave up, even in my worse of times. Thats the reason I want to adopt a GSD that other wise would be put to sleep because he has been labeled to aggressive to adopt. I've made arrangements for a $40 a hour dog trainer who specializes in GSDs to help with the transition... which I can hardly afford but I'll spend it to Elly may a little brother.
None of the rescues knew any of this about me but did I tell you about the one in NC that wouldn't let me adopt a special needs GSD because I live in Tennessee. the rescue was about a 3 hour drive away which I offered to come and meet them. I also offer references, one...the Police Office who arrested me on the gun charge.