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Tonight on the news, here in Denver, there was a story about a man who saw an ad on craig's list. The gsd was very thin and the man wanted to buy her to rescue her. He meet the guy at a gas station and paid forty dollars for her. He took the 2 yr old female to the vet and found out she was stolen three weeks ago, out of the owners back yard. They had left her out while they were gone. Just shows, that unless you have a very secure back yard, even a older dog can be taken. Glad this one had a happy ending. The guy in this story runs a rescue.
 

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Dog flipping...made CNN. Don't leave your dogs unattended. People are stealing them and selling them on craigslist. :(
 

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Apparently they also steal them for bait dogs. Saw a direct quote from a dog fighter. So sad. He also said that they look for "free dogs to good home" ads. I'll see if I can find the quote... :(


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There was a white GSD walking around inside of the convenience store where I stop in the morning to get my energy gummy bears. I asked the cashier if it was his and he said no followed by, did I want it? I said I'd like to take him, but he must belong to somebody and I doubt one of my gsds would be too happy about me bringing him home. Some woman chimed in saying they called the phone number on his collar and was told they weren't coming to get him, hower she sounded a bit unsure of exactly what they said. She also said they called animal control and they were on the way.

I got to work and decided to call animal control and left a message, just in case he would be put down as an owner surrender. I also said I would be interested in taking him. They called back and asked if I had the dog, told them no, I called because I was interested in taking him and as far as I knew he was being picked up. They told me nope, when the driver got there, the dog was gone and the that the dogs owner has been searching for him.

I stopped by the store after work to ask the day cashier what happened to the dog and she said the night cashier decided to keep him. I'm not sure if the woman who said she called was lying or maybe the dogs owner was half asleep and didn't understand what was being asked, idk. She (cashier) was going to try and let night guy know, if not ill see him in the morning and let him know that the owner does indeed want his/her dog. The whole thing seemed odd, I hope the guy doesn't try to pull bullpoop and contact the owner.
 

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good reason to never leave your dogs out unsupervised. Doesn't matter how secure your yard is. People can always get in.
 

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I swear to god, that day when they broke/walked in, it was about the dogs and not about our belongings. It's very unsettling.
 

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I swear to god, that day when they broke/walked in, it was about the dogs and not about our belongings. It's very unsettling.

that's why I keep a close eye on my dogs and I sincerely hope Dax becomes one of those seriously intimidating stay the heck out of my house unless invited type of dogs. Shasta just watches. that's all she does.
 

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There was a white GSD walking around inside of the convenience store where I stop in the morning to get my energy gummy bears. I asked the cashier if it was his and he said no followed by, did I want it? I said I'd like to take him, but he must belong to somebody and I doubt one of my gsds would be too happy about me bringing him home. Some woman chimed in saying they called the phone number on his collar and was told they weren't coming to get him, hower she sounded a bit unsure of exactly what they said. She also said they called animal control and they were on the way.

I got to work and decided to call animal control and left a message, just in case he would be put down as an owner surrender. I also said I would be interested in taking him. They called back and asked if I had the dog, told them no, I called because I was interested in taking him and as far as I knew he was being picked up. They told me nope, when the driver got there, the dog was gone and the that the dogs owner has been searching for him.

I stopped by the store after work to ask the day cashier what happened to the dog and she said the night cashier decided to keep him. I'm not sure if the woman who said she called was lying or maybe the dogs owner was half asleep and didn't understand what was being asked, idk. She (cashier) was going to try and let night guy know, if not ill see him in the morning and let him know that the owner does indeed want his/her dog. The whole thing seemed odd, I hope the guy doesn't try to pull bullpoop and contact the owner.


Whoops, Should have added a "not" ^ in there
 

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that's why I keep a close eye on my dogs and I sincerely hope Dax becomes one of those seriously intimidating stay the heck out of my house unless invited type of dogs. Shasta just watches. that's all she does.
As a long time dog owner, its the ones that just watch are the ones you have to watch out for the most.
 

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As a long time dog owner, its the ones that just watch are the ones you have to watch out for the most.

I can honestly say that's not Shasta unfortunately.
 

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I used to live with a friend's GSD that never made a sound until AFTER he bit someone. He was coal black and he would sneak up behind his target.

My own pack makes one heckuva racket when anyone comes anywhere close to our house.
 

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There was a white GSD walking around inside of the convenience store where I stop in the morning to get my energy gummy bears. I asked the cashier if it was his and he said no followed by, did I want it? I said I'd like to take him, but he must belong to somebody and I doubt one of my gsds would be too happy about me bringing him home. Some woman chimed in saying they called the phone number on his collar and was told they weren't coming to get him, hower she sounded a bit unsure of exactly what they said. She also said they called animal control and they were on the way.

I got to work and decided to call animal control and left a message, just in case he would be put down as an owner surrender. I also said I would be interested in taking him. They called back and asked if I had the dog, told them no, I called because I was interested in taking him and as far as I knew he was being picked up. They told me nope, when the driver got there, the dog was gone and the that the dogs owner has been searching for him.

I stopped by the store after work to ask the day cashier what happened to the dog and she said the night cashier decided to keep him. I'm not sure if the woman who said she called was lying or maybe the dogs owner was half asleep and didn't understand what was being asked, idk. She (cashier) was going to try and let night guy know, if not ill see him in the morning and let him know that the owner does indeed want his/her dog. The whole thing seemed odd, I hope the guy doesn't try to pull bullpoop and contact the owner.

Did you call AC back to let them know where the dog was? Maybe they could pass that info on to the owner.
 

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I used to live with a friend's GSD that never made a sound until AFTER he bit someone. He was coal black and he would sneak up behind his target.

My own pack makes one heckuva racket when anyone comes anywhere close to our house.
Isn't that typical behaviour of a fear-biter?
 

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Dogs are most certainly stolen. Use common sense.

We have an invisible fence and the house rule is Rusty is not left outside alone. If we had a physical fence I would never leave the home with him outside. My parents left our dogs outside when we were kids in the fenced in yard while at work & school they stopped doing that because someone was giving dogs antifreeze. Lost a lot of neighborhood dogs that summer, it was awful.

The FedEx guy last summer was delivering a package. I was in the backyard and didn't hear his truck pull up, Rusty of course did. I look up and here comes the driver being escorted by Rusty around the side of the house. He was trotting along side of him. The guy got a kick out of him because he said he knew he was leading me to the owner of the house. lol
 

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Don't think anyone would have the balls to try and steal Jäger, and theres no way he'd go willingly lol...
 

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For $40? That just doesn't compute. There are 101 easier, quicker, safer and more legal ways to make that amount of money. Heck, just the drive to the meeting place cut a good percentage of profit in fuel.
 

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Did you call AC back to let them know where the dog was? Maybe they could pass that info on to the owner.
Yes, called them this morning and left a message, no reply. Called again after work, (I have a phone number of the guy who has the dog now as well) still waiting......
 

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I know that lots of people don't agree with getting a dog off craigslist, but I'm so happy that I got my Robyn and not some creep that would use her for bait. Its heartbreaking to know that this is going on. There was a 7 month old GSD stolen out of his backyard about the time I got Robyn. They used him for bait, then cut his head off. They caught the guy because he yanked a tooth out of the dog to keep as a trophy...just sick, but it happens all the time. The owners of the dog lived on the same block as the person who stole the dog:( My golden is a barker when he sees something and sometimes it drives me nuts, but I'm glad that he does because he makes everyone aware. I've had some kids(at least I think its kids) messing with my dogs where I live now. I had a feeling because my chairs would be moved or my patio screen door would be open or off the hinges. Yesterday my son was home and someone banged on the door, he got up real quick but couldn't find anyone. I don't know if they are trying to rob me and they are trying to see where the dogs are, if they are just being butt heads, or trying to steal them. If I catch them they will have a lot more to worry about. I'm so happy I'm moving..I know my dogs will be safe where I'm going to.
 

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When I was a little girl (probably 40 years ago) we used to go to a farm for apples. My parents were friendly with the farmer and he had a GSD. I don't remember much about the farmer and his wife except for the one time we went to their farm shortly after their GSD was stolen. They were devastated. And they lived out in the country, so don't assume your dog is safe just because you live in the middle of nowhere.

I also remember an incident when I was a teenager. My mom went to work and when she parked the car in the morning a beautiful GSD came up to her. She looked for a collar - none. She looked for a person nearby - none. When work was over he was still next to her car so she brought him home. He was an amazingly well behaved dog and we couldn't find his owner. We always figured he was stolen from somebody who really really missed him. Very sad.
 
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