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Old 09-01-2017, 07:32 AM
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I am looking to get a new dog to join my other two. I've been to the County dog pound, and the Humane Society, but did not find one I wanted. Stopped in at Gainesville (FL) Pet Rescue, which is just a few blocks from my house. I saw one dog that I was interested in.

I inquired, and the lady started going on about that dog having minor possession-guarding issues. She said it doesn't like to share it's toys. Asked if I had other dogs, and if they had toys. I told her that I have a yard full of toys - balls, inner-tubes, rubber bones, sticks, rocks, etc.... I said not to worry, they are dogs and they will work it out.

She looked horrified and told me, "we don't allow outside adoptions". I didn't understand, and asked her if I had to be a member or something. Turns out she meant that they don't allow people to adopt dogs unless they are going to live inside the house. They have to be "part of the family". I looked at her dumbfounded, and asked if she was kidding. Apparently not.

Really? W T F? It's OK for her to keep the dog in a 2'x2' cage all day, but not to let it run free in a 2-acre fenced yard?

By the way, at least 75% of the dogs at all three places were pitbulls, or pitbull mixes.
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Based on what you told her she did not see the dog as being a good fit. I do not see what the problem is. I work with a breed specific rescue and we turn people down as well if we do not think the dog will be a good fit.
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Their business their rules.
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Originally Posted by Jersus View Post
Based on what you told her she did not see the dog as being a good fit. I do not see what the problem is. I work with a breed specific rescue and we turn people down as well if we do not think the dog will be a good fit.
But there are some that are just plain overzealous. I know they want to make sure the dog will go to a good home but some just take it too far.
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But there are some that are just plain overzealous. I know they want to make sure the dog will go to a good home but some just take it too far.
Indeed, and it is like that in anything. As an example, we had someone who wanted to adopt a Weimeraner for their elderly mother - not happening. Likewise, another family wanted to adopt but lived in an apartment - not happening. Also, if the family already has a dog, we require the dog visits pre-adoption.
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You had to say PB didn't you!!
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It's my understanding that those rescue agencies get lots of returns so they have grown extremely picky about who and where they send critters.
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Well, I tried to rescue the dog and give it a fenced and shaded 2-acre yard to run and play, but they prefer to keep it locked-up in a 2'x2' pen. Maybe I should call the police and report them for animal cruelty?
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Originally Posted by Fish Haid View Post
Well, I tried to rescue the dog and give it a fenced and shaded 2-acre yard to run and play, but they prefer to keep it locked-up in a 2'x2' pen. Maybe I should call the police and report them for animal cruelty?
Surprises me that they didn't at least check out your setup, especially only being a few blocks away.
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Originally Posted by Fish Haid View Post
Well, I tried to rescue the dog and give it a fenced and shaded 2-acre yard to run and play, but they prefer to keep it locked-up in a 2'x2' pen. Maybe I should call the police and report them for animal cruelty?
Where do you live (not specifically, but regionally)?
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I saw this recently. The dog has to sleep indoors with the adopting family. It cannot be housed outdoors
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Originally Posted by Elusive View Post
I saw this recently. The dog has to sleep indoors with the adopting family. It cannot be housed outdoors
Our rescue has this same rule
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Originally Posted by Jersus View Post
Our rescue has this same rule
I'm curious why. My two labs would go absolutely nuts if they had to stay inside. They are well-behaved in the house, and come in often, but they live outside.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
I'm curious why. My two labs would go absolutely nuts if they had to stay inside. They are well-behaved in the house, and come in often, but they live outside.
Maybe it's not clear. Rule is sleep inside at night. Basically we don't want the dogs to be coyote prey or subject to extreme elements.
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Originally Posted by Jersus View Post
Maybe it's not clear. Rule is sleep inside at night.
That's exactly what I meant. They go absolutely nuts being contained indoors for that long. 2 to 3 hours it is their absolute max before they go stir crazy and start pacing around. Out in the backyard they are happy as clams.
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Originally Posted by Jersus View Post
Our rescue has this same rule
Plain stupid......

My dogs sleep outside... covered, ventilated area, in their own memory foam mattress, in much better comfort then many in the US (they eat better too)...

So they would prefer to keep a dog, than give it to me because they sleep "outside"
Plain asinine.
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Originally Posted by emudryj View Post
Plain stupid......

My dogs sleep outside... covered, ventilated area, in their own memory foam mattress, in much better comfort then many in the US (they eat better too)...

So they would prefer to keep a dog, than give it to me because they sleep "outside"
Plain asinine.
Your opinion is noted and Some feel it is plain stupid to let a dog sleep outside overnight where they can be prey to coyotes and fall victim to severe weather changes.

Plain asinine

Yes we would rather keep the dog. We are a self funded organization with plenty of volunteers and we have no issue making sure our dogs are properly placed. We have a sub 3% return rate so we are pretty damn good at what we do despite what you think.

However your opinion is noted and will be filed in the septic tank.
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Originally Posted by Knoxes View Post
Where do you live (not specifically, but regionally)?
I'm pretty sure Fish Haid is a resident of Hudson, Fl.
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Originally Posted by emudryj View Post
Plain stupid......

My dogs sleep outside... covered, ventilated area, in their own memory foam mattress, in much better comfort then many in the US (they eat better too)...

So they would prefer to keep a dog, than give it to me because they sleep "outside"
Plain asinine.
I tend to agree - its stupid. Best dog I ever had was a German Shepard that slept in the barn and refused to come into the house. Some dogs just like to be outside.

Now if its one of those practically useless little yappy dogs then it probably needs to be indoors - but if its a hunting/working/etc kind of dog then its certainly not necessary.
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Originally Posted by Jersus View Post
Your opinion is noted and Some feel it is plain stupid to let a dog sleep outside overnight where they can be prey to coyotes and fall victim to severe weather changes.

Plain asinine

Yes we would rather keep the dog. We are a self funded organization with plenty of volunteers and we have no issue making sure our dogs are properly placed. We have a sub 3% return rate so we are pretty damn good at what we do despite what you think.

However your opinion is noted and will be filed in the septic tank.

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