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    My application was recently denied at a particular rescue. I have adopted over 10 dogs over the past 15+ years. Most of them older, ages 2-3. Never was denied before. But their reasoning was I had too many dogs, I had 3 already. Really? If they really read my application, they would see I have always had 4 dogs during the past 10 years. I only have 3 now because my 5 yr old border died from kidney disease.

    What irks me is they didn’t even bother to call any of my references or do a home check. They wouldn’t return my phone calls or emails when I asked if we could discuss this further. My wife and I don’t have kids, and we adopt only herding breeds as I do agility and herding competitions. I’ve had rescues ask me to take a dog because a lot of these dogs aren’t good with small children. I had a rescue who normally don’t adopt out of state let me adopt 2 dogs, which I drove to Tennessee from Florida to get them.

    I took the time to fill out an app, they should have at least took the time to call my references and did a home check, or at least call me to discuss without flat out dismissing me. I know everyone is busy, but it is call common courtesy. Granted, not everyone can handle 4 dogs, but if someone has the experience and time (my wife works 100% from home) they shouldn’t be overlooked.
    So I hear ya shamrock, very frustrating indeed.
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    Yeah, thats pretty rude not to return phone calls or emails. I understand your frustration as you sound like the perfect home for a herding breed.
    You are like me actually, I drove to Mississippi from SW FL to get Joe, my little ACD mix. Mississippi was a little bit further away than I realised. :D







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    zootv: I think the rescue group really missed the boat in so easily dismissing your application. Yours sounds like a much better home situation for a herding breed rescue dog compared to where they might end up letting one of their dogs go to: a family with both parents working outside the home to some degree, with a younger child, and without a full grasp of the demands and attributes of herding dogs. We used to have an Aussie which was by far the most intelligent but active dog we've ever had. They're not for everyone.

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    rescues have the interest of the dog in mind. you have to qualify.

    dredges: your breeder sounds shady to me. why do have to pay extra
    for papers? why would you want another dog from this breeder knowing
    your dog has bad knees? i quess you didn't have your dog x-rayed at
    6 months and again at 2 years old.
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    Restrictions and requirements imposed by a particular rescue group may seem unreasonable, but they are imposed for a reason. And that reason is usually based upon the past experiences of the rescue group.

    Most know what they are doing in terms of their requirements, and you can be sure that they have the best interests of their dogs in mind.

    I have worked with Pug rescue, so know the problems these rescue groups have experienced. They do great work for the breeds they rescue, and the fosters and other volunteers put in a great deal of time solely because of their love for the dogs.

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    "dredges: your breeder sounds shady to me. why do have to pay extra
    for papers? why would you want another dog from this breeder knowing
    your dog has bad knees? i quess you didn't have your dog x-rayed at
    6 months and again at 2 years old."

    doggiedad:
    "your breeder sounds shady to me".I have already answered these questions but I will try to explain again.
    the breeder had/ has an excellent reputation in the local area with lots of people, including the vet that referred her,
    papers cost more for her, if I wanted to breed our pet we would have been required to purchase the papers,
    she offered the dog without papers because she knew we wanted to neuter him and that we were after a pet and not breeding stock.

    "why would you want another dog from this breeder knowing
    your dog has bad knees?"
    I don't remember ever saying I did, but since I wrote this thread close to a year ago I guess it's possible, I'm not going to bother rereading it to find out.
    I would assume if I said I would consider getting another pup from her that it would be for the reasons listed above.

    "i quess you didn't have your dog x-rayed at
    6 months and again at 2 years old."
    of course not, why would I routinely get my pet x-rayed?
    I got him x-rayed when he developed knee issues, the vet said he couldn't determine if the problem genetic or an injury,
    or exactly what the problem was, saying it could be 2 things.

    Being that the dog was so young we chose not to do any surgeries,
    we did a few acupuncture treatments with a holistic vet, but other than that we let his knees heal on their own.

    I'm happy to report that our dog is doing much better and isn't in pain. He runs around just fine, but can't jump up on the sofa or our bed, but we help him up.
    We feel that this is better than surgery for the dog at this young age, if the condition worsens we will see a specialist.

    IF we get another dog, I doubt I would ever consider a rescue for the reasons listed in this thread; ie..
    high costs/ equal to breeders many of times
    dogs with previous medical issues/ that dog I wanted was recovering from Parvo or something
    abuse issues/ you never know true history
    rescues requiring fenced yards, work from home owners, expect you to never be gone more than a couple hours, think a tie out is cruel and unusual...... etc....

    I'm sure some are great, most probably mean well, but in my experience not worth the hassle, disappointment and frustration.


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    I'm unsubscribing from this thread because I have nothing more to add on the subject and I can see where this is going

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    We paid around $350 for our shelter dog. No fence requirements.

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