I am an honest person, and if I agree to a contract, it is what it is. I found this part of their contract disturbing: " This dog will be kept on a leash at all times when outside of a securely fenced-in area." I could never uphold this contract and would not adopt from this rescue.Those are good thoughts. I didn't even think about that. My husband is home all day because he works nights and then we switch. I will talk to the foster mom tomorrow about him. We have already been approved by the rescue, but we want to find a good match for our family as well. I am in no rush
This could be why the dog was given up in the first place.Wish that rescues were more upfront in their description of dogs and not wrap it in a humanizing way. Read between the lines and I see a beautiful dog with separation anxiety who is not good with small children.
Other examples: wants to be the only dog, doesn't want to share his toys, loves to sit in your lap and give kisses all day (eek!) and then all the restrictions they lay upon you after the adoption. That's why I get my own dogs from a breeder who trusts me.
The reason I got my first GSD pup from a breeder was that the GSD rescue wouldn't adopt out a spayed female to me because I had an ancient 14 year old intact male dog. That risk materialized would have been more miraculous than a breeding through two crates.This could be why the dog was given up in the first place.
On the other hand, I have seen rescues that will only adopt out if there is an adult home all day, no other pets, and no young children, and other somewhat extreme controlling measures. In some people's minds these things are linked to perfect homes.
LJ is intact and I honestly do not have any plans to neuter him. I don't see the need to, hopefully that will not effect our adoption process.The reason I got my first GSD pup from a breeder was that the GSD rescue wouldn't adopt out a spayed female to me because I had an ancient 14 year old intact male dog. That risk materialized would have been more miraculous than a breeding through two crates.
I doubt that you will get one through a rescue because of their strict policies. I don't want to be dictated by others whether I should neuter/spay my animals or not.LJ is intact and I honestly do not have any plans to neuter him. I don't see the need to, hopefully that will not effect our adoption process.
Geez. Thank goodness she was honest with you. The rescue is quite frankly asking for a lawsuit if they aren't more upfront when someone actually inquires about the dog. There is putting a positive spin on something, and then there is concealing the truth!I spoke to the foster mom today and luckily she was very honest with me. She said that she wished they had not put any information about him on there. He is NOT good with children, strangers(not even tolerable), or dogs of any size. She said most likely he will need to go to a single person who works from home and has no other pets. It became obvious to me that he is extremely fearful and has bad nerves. She stated that he doesn't seem to be able to handle any contact unless it is with a woman. Product of poor breeding or bad experience..I have no idea but not for us. We have a hug fenced in yard but we have 6 children and another dog so the search continues
Wow, lots of nice looking dogs there. Hmm, maybe change my puppy plans?You also have the option of rescues that will adopt out of state as well. There is Westside German Shepherd Rescue of LA that WILL adopt out of state. Here's the website: Westside German Shepherd Rescue, they just don't puppies under 6 months to be adopted out of state, but puppies over that age you can. I would love to adopt from them.
I'm going to steal this word for word so next time someone decides I need to listen to their judgment for buying my dog instead of rescuing, I can answer with this and walk away or change the subject.Rescuing a dog in need is noble, but buying from reputable breeders helps fight backyard breeders and puppy mills so there will be fewer dogs in need of rescue. Both options accomplish similar aspects, the reduction of German Shepherds in need.