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Get a call from my SI, wanting to know if we would take her GSD.
Mind you she just got him in December and we told her that she really couldn't afford 2 dogs but she insisted, we offered several times to take him. She calls last night and say <span style="color: #FF0000">"HE REALLY NEEDS TO LIVE IN THE COUNTRY" </span>
PLEASE!!!!!!!!! Get off you fat @$$ and do something with the dog, like maybe walk him. The situation per her is all he does is pace and appears to be aggressive toward people. He supposedly is 1 year old. We would take him but we just rescued a malnourished 4 month old puppy so I don't think we could handle 4 dogs right now. My DH told her we would try and find a home for him. This is the 2nd time she has done this and we keep telling her not to get anymore animals. You know the type of people that think the GSD will train himself and will just lay around (get a stuffed animal if thats what you want).
Then you have to hear the dog is too hyper, won't listen etc.
I will try very hard to get this dog out of there ASAP, I am sure he just needs training. I only met the dog once and seemed OK (I don't go to her house because of her mentality of having a dog). I am really PO and needed to vent.
 

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Oh good lord. Yeah, that's a familiar tune. Many of my friends are at the age - Recently out of highschool, wandering about in college - where they think they're TOTALLY capable of taking care of a large animal in a tiny apartment. Which, some of them are, but that's sadly only about a third. I'm living with my parents while I raise my GSD so, particularly during the rowdy puppy years, she has four people keeping her out of trouble instead of one. Still, a pacing annoyed dog? How does it not occur to these people that, HEY, if you were locked inside the house all day, everyday, with nothing to do except for half an hour your owner actually decides to pay attention to you instead of the TV, wouldn't you get a case of cabin fever, too?

Solution is easy - WALK THE **** DOG!

People like that really don't realize owning a dog is like having a baby. Hard work, long hours, and often times they can be **** inconviencing, so unless you're willing to love them inspite of all the extra work, don't get one!

I really hope you manage to find her GSD a good home - One where they don't mind fufilling its needs.
 

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SMGriffin, she doesn't live in an apartment, she owns her own home with a decent size backyard. But you can't just open the door and let the dog do his business and let him in and tell him to lay down. This woman is in her late forties! She has 2 kids and they are definately a reflection of her laziness. But now the dog is my focus, yet again not taking responsibility for her action.
 

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That just plain sucks some people should never be able to have pets. I have a friend that wants a GSD. Told him straight out he can't do it unless he worked closer to home or from home cause it would not be fair to keep a pup in a crate for over 10 hours a day.
Some people just do not think before they act.
 

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I have a friend like that. It's gotten to the point I don't even want to see her dog or hear about her - always a female - becuase I don't want to get attached knowing the dog won't be there for more than a year. It's sad. My friend should stick to cats.
 

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Sounds like my SIL from Texas, she's also in her mid 40's with 2 kids. They've had so many dogs- and got rid of them a couple months later- I can't even keep track. They used to have a GSD too, but he kept barking at the neighbors kids, bc they teased the dog,- the Bassett (or was it a Beagle?) was digging, the Lab was too hyper....
They just get dogs to picture the perfect american family, but don't spend any time with them and have zero commitment and responsibility. They set such a bad example for their kids (they're brats too). I can't believe I'm actually related to them.
 

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Originally Posted By: SunCzarinaI have a friend like that. It's gotten to the point I don't even want to see her dog or hear about her - always a female - becuase I don't want to get attached knowing the dog won't be there for more than a year. It's sad. My friend should stick to cats.
My cousin is like that has a Roti couple months older than Brady he sold him when he was a 1 yr. Last year he got a GSD I was livid 1st of all he named it my old GSD's name and told me he told his son not to get to attached to him. My DH says I guess we'll be getting another one soon. Its been a yr and for some strange reason I haven't heard boo out of my cousin in 3 months.

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It makes me so mad because these poor animals have feelings too and to be thrown around just kills me. Some people want this perfect dog but don't want to put any work into it. My new little boy is very quick to learn and family members say "I will take him, he is so good for 6 months". Yeah sure after all our hard work.
 

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Originally Posted By: chachifamily members say "I will take him, he is so good for 6 months". Yeah sure after all our hard work.
OMG my sister-in-law wants Jesse, actually she wants to trade dogs. I said no way but if hubby and I die then she can have Jesse. She said she would so I have no worries about him if something happens to us.
 

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Originally Posted By: littledmcMy cousin is like that has a Roti couple months older than Brady he sold him when he was a 1 yr. Last year he got a GSD I was livid 1st of all he named it my old GSD's name and told me he told his son not to get to attached to him. My DH says I guess we'll be getting another one soon. Its been a yr and for some strange reason I haven't heard boo out of my cousin in 3 months.

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I think that's why there's so many 1 year olds in rescue with no clue how to behave and are scared of their own tails. That's a sad story about your cousin.

The poor little boy being told not to get too attached to the dog. I can't imagine treating a child like that. My parents were tough as far as putting down the dogs once they got geriatric, they felt it was a quality of life issue and rarely let them go for more than a few months once they couldn't climb the stairs to bed. But being told not to get attached to a puppy becuase he won't be there that long? That's emotional abuse and it;s just wrong.
 

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I hate to see people regard their dogs as disposable - at least she remembered that you had said you would take him (several times from your post) and called you. She could have just dumped him in the pound. I'm glad you told her that you would take the dog often enough that she remembered... I sure hope she doesn't get another dog!
 

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I found my GS puppy actually on craigslist. Appearently the real owner of the dog left her at a park and a kind family took her in to find her a kind home (my home). Eventually the REAL owner of the dog (the one who left it...abandoned...alone and in a park tied up) called me hoping to get his dog back. He told me that the reason his dog was left was because he left it with his brother and his brother didnt think dogs were allowed in military housing. He said he was a good guy and wanted the dog that "he paid for" back. I explained to him very clearly that while he MIGHT be a good owner, and it wasnt HIM that neglected the dog, he left the dog in the hands of someone who would, which to me is just as bad. What I learned from this experience is dogs simply are not for everyone, and it was kind for the family to take her in and find her a new home. It sounds like this dog might not be well off with the people it is with now, but there are avenues to find new loving homes for the dog. Some people just arent qualified to have pets or children in general.
 
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