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Shadow_Ferret
08-22-2008, 07:39 PM
Today is National Adopt a Dog Day. (http://www.care2.com/greenliving/national-dog-day-adopt-a-dog.html)

DO IT!

http://kecute.files.wordpress.com/2007/11/sad-dog.jpg
Plz taik me hoem.

CaroGirl
08-22-2008, 08:02 PM
Wow. That dog sure looks like it got caught made one serious mess on the carpet.

I would adopt a dog but I have two already, plus this hamster (not to mention two kids and a husband), and I feel my menagerie is quite complete at the moment.

sassandgroove
08-22-2008, 08:04 PM
ours is adopted and we just rescued a stray in july and found her a home.

They both are so loving and sweet and bring so much joy.

Shadow_Ferret
08-22-2008, 08:12 PM
Both our dogs are rescue dogs. The rescue place we got the Jack Russell from said she found it at the Humane Society in a back room being ignored. Said his nails were curling up into his paws and he was all covered in urine. The Humane Society said it was because he was abused, a stray, and unadoptable.

Now he abuses our dalmatian.

sassandgroove
08-22-2008, 08:16 PM
poor thing. I am glad you have him now.

Fraulein
08-22-2008, 08:17 PM
Get your pups and pets microchipped! a nice little story about a cat who was found far from home (http://www.hawkesbay.co.nz/index.php/200807262886/Locals/Local-News/Microchiped-cat-has-long-trip-home.html)

I don't really know if they can chip hamsters. Sorry CaroGirl.

Ol' Fashioned Girl
08-22-2008, 08:21 PM
We were early! We adopted our Ol' Mindy Girl about a month ago. She was dumped at a shopping mall - and for the life of me, I can't figure out why. She's a perfect dog.

Well.... except for that cat thing. :)

Siddow
08-22-2008, 08:26 PM
But...but...I did that last year!

Can I haz poni instead? plethxbai!

Southern_girl29
08-22-2008, 08:42 PM
We adopted a dog back in January. She's great. She's a shi tzu named Rosie. I swear she has the patience of a saint.

Ol' Fashioned Girl
08-22-2008, 08:55 PM
That's what Mindy is, Capt. So... knowing her and knowing Haggis, my one bit of advice: watch out for the attitude. Dey haz it.

Ol' Fashioned Girl
08-22-2008, 09:02 PM
Grrrrr. (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/26348075#26348075)

Kitrianna
08-22-2008, 09:27 PM
Sorry, I don't do dogs. They make me itch and break out in hives. However since kitties only make me sneeze and interrupt my sense of smell, I take them in when people leave them behind. Like the gorgeous Zeus in my avatar. Could you say no to that face? I can't, so if you can please let me know. I'll hire you to discipline him :D

Jersey Chick
08-22-2008, 09:30 PM
We've put in an application to adopt a retired racing greyhound - is that close enough? :)

Shadow_Ferret
08-22-2008, 09:31 PM
Yes, you're good people JC.

brianm
08-22-2008, 09:40 PM
We adopted Bella in March. Once the Christmas holidays are over, we'll be adopting her a roommate. :)

Yeshanu
08-22-2008, 10:58 PM
Today is National Adopt a Dog Day. (http://www.care2.com/greenliving/national-dog-day-adopt-a-dog.html)

DO IT!

http://kecute.files.wordpress.com/2007/11/sad-dog.jpg
Plz taik me hoem.

Aww...

I've never been a "dog person." It's not that I don't like them. I do, very much. But I know I don't have what it takes to take care of them. So I have cats, all adopted from folks who got them as kittens, then couldn't take care of them. :(



And is that our wonderful SF, speaking LOLspeak?????




???

Pagey's_Girl
08-22-2008, 11:05 PM
Awww, sweet face. I love beagles.

I have a friend who just adopted her second greyhound. What a couple of characters. Talk about personality...

TerzaRima
08-22-2008, 11:54 PM
In March, I found a small pointy-eared black mutt at the local shelter. Apparently a nearby farmer had spotted her on his land all winter, but he didn't feed her in the hopes that she would go away. (I picture Mr McGregor from the Beatrix Potter books). One morning, he went into the barn and found her nursing five puppies. So he brought the little family into the shelter, at least.

By the time we adopted her, all the puppies had found homes. When we brought her home, she was skinny with a dull coat and patchy tail, probably from a combination of poor nutrition, pregnancy and nursing. Five months later, she is glossy, with a tail like a plume, and she rockets happily around the backyard with our basset hound mix, sleeps on the foot of the bed, etc.

She likes to sit on the couch with Mr Rima watching Cubs games and so her name is, yes, Cubby. This is after I talked Mr Rima out of Derosa, Theriot, and Fukudome which IMO sounds like a Japanese porn flick. The name had to be something I was comfortable bellowing out in the backyard with earshot of our extremely conservative Muslim neighbors.

AndreaGS
08-22-2008, 11:57 PM
I'm a week and a day early! I adopted a chihuahua-terrier mix puppy from a couple who took the litter in after another family foreclosed their home. I hear there are more animals in shelters now due to all the foreclosures going on.

She's cute as a button and all members of the family (even the cat, surprisingly enough) love her!

Komnena
08-23-2008, 12:38 AM
Shelters are full of marvelous cats too. I got the sweetest cat ever from there.

shawkins
08-23-2008, 01:23 AM
Currently holding at 7 furry housemates, mostly dogs, all but two of which are former strays.

Ask me about my carpet.

Ol' Fashioned Girl
08-23-2008, 01:39 AM
Carpet! 'Tis but a memory here in the Ol' Household. We discovered the oak floor under it and tore it all out!

sassandgroove
08-23-2008, 01:42 AM
we have hardwood floors. the dog fur balls sometimes get big enough I think they may be sentient.

Ol' Fashioned Girl
08-23-2008, 01:59 AM
I hate to tell you this, Sass, but if they're like my cat/dog hair mix, they are sentient... and they're smart, too.

shawkins
08-23-2008, 03:32 AM
Good thread, Ferret.

You know what drives me absolutely batshit? A buddy of mine has a house in the woods. You know--"the woods." Where assholes go to abandon the pets for whom they once took responsibility. Last time I checked she was taking care of nine dogs, all abandoned. Probably it's more now.

To anybody out there who's considering doing something like that, let me take a moment to disabuse you of the notion that you're doing the dog some kind of favor. They don't learn to hunt. They starve.

If it's inconvenient for you to fulfill the responsibility you once assumed for another living creature, the only honorable alternative is to find your pet a new home. If that's too much trouble your only other option is to find a no-kill shelter staffed by your moral superiors, donate generously, and drop the pet off there.

Matera the Mad
08-23-2008, 06:46 AM
I'm not that hungry.

tjwriter
08-23-2008, 04:44 PM
Good thread, Ferret.

You know what drives me absolutely batshit?...

You share my feelings.

All three of my dogs were ones that needed desperately needed homes though they didn't come from the shelter.

The last one we kept was strolling down the street one day. He looked healthy and kept, but he wasn't one of the neighborhood dogs because I knew them all. I fed him a treat like I do all the neighborhood dogs and he stayed. So I put up posters trying to find his owner, and then I put up posters trying to find him a home. One of the local rescue groups offered to give me a hand.

At the last minute, my husband's aunt & kids decides she wants to take him. Fast forward a few months and she's moving in with her boyfriend. She tells us that they are taking their first dog but not the stray they took in. She was going to dump him in the country or take him to the pound.

Being all pregnant and hormonal, I threw a massive fit and we ended up with another dog. It took a year to get him integrated into the house, so he had to live outside some, but we're a happy family now.

I've found another dog since then, but I couldn't keep him, so I contacted a no kill group that took him and found hin a nice home.

End of massive rant that wasn't near as mean as it could have been. I've got to keep the toddler from irritating the dogs now.

regdog
08-24-2008, 07:44 PM
We rescued a cocker mix from a parking lot 10 1/2 years a go she's 11 now. She was dumped becasue she was sick. We adopted a Min Pin several years ago but he passed away 2 years after we got him. He was very old and horribly abused by his original owners. Takes a big person to smack the shit out of a 10 pound dog :rant:.

We now have an old resuced pug he's having some serious health issues but he's hanging on so we're not quitting on him.

We also have 2 older male cats, one whose not well but hanging tough. And thanks to the asshole who left their female unspayed and she is now with us as well as her precious kittens.

AmyDoodle
08-24-2008, 08:01 PM
My Lab/Dal mix is a rescue--took him from a neighbor that brought him home and. . .didn't do anything else. Excuse me, but you at least have to feed them.

The guy got another Lab mix, a yellow one, and recently moved off and just left Sam behind. He's had no shots and never been housebroken (I don't think the guy has either), but has the sweetest personality--always smiling. I'd love to find this sweetie a home.

Bayou Bill
08-24-2008, 08:27 PM
Just for the record, this is, Lola, the "found puppy" we adopted last spring. We needed to replace the carpeting with hardwood floors anyway, but she has added a sense of urgency to the project.

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-12/909970/Clipboard01.2.jpg

Bayou Bill :cool:

Yeshanu
08-24-2008, 08:43 PM
We needed to replace the carpeting with hardwood floors anyway, but she has added a sense of urgency to the project.

rofl at that. I'm glad I'm not the only one who needs new flooring due to pets...

Bayou Bill
08-24-2008, 11:27 PM
rofl at that. I'm glad I'm not the only one who needs new flooring due to pets...
Yep, we're not sure if she's getting better or, having run out of clean carpet, is too nasty-nice to re-use the rest.

Bayou Bill :cool: