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stx2010
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Hello everyone, we have a 1.5 year old golden retriever chow mix. He is adorable, super friendly and very well trained. We must get rid of him soon for our living situation does not meet his needs. His name is Wilson he got the name because he carries around his Wilson Tennis ball where ever he goes. Please respond, Thanks!!

PS..we are on STX

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Topic starter Posted : August 31, 2010 9:47 pm
aussie
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What are his needs?

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Posted : August 31, 2010 9:50 pm
longtime
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How can you get rid of your dog; it always amazes me when people do that--would they get rid of a child as well. I mean, it's a commitment for heaven's sake.

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Posted : August 31, 2010 10:16 pm
Linda J
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To equate a dog with a child is offensive. Plus, many people DO give up children for all kinds of reasons, often in the best interest of the child.

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Posted : September 1, 2010 12:23 am
stxapt
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Dogs are NOT property, despite the legal definition of pets. I treat my dogs like they are my kids. I am emotionally attached and could NEVER give them up or "get rid of them" It is offensive to see dogs chained up all day and treated like a garden ornament. Research has shown that dogs feel emotion and can reason - more than some children!

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Posted : September 1, 2010 1:00 am
longtime
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I strongly disagree with you Linda J; your statement is offensive to me.

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Posted : September 1, 2010 9:39 am
Linda J
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Then we will have to agree to disagree.

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Posted : September 1, 2010 10:10 am
SkysTheLimit
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While I agree that getting a pet should be a committment, not everyone feels as strongly about it as I do. The animal shelter is a prime example of how many cast away pets there are. I personally would try finding a place to live that I could keep the dog. No, I would find a place suitable that I could keep the dog!
That said, I'm glad to see you trying to find a home for Wilson on this board. Too many just abandon them or drop em by the shelter. I hope Wilson finds a family that can give him a big yard and lots of lovin.

If you post a pic you will have greater success finding him a home. Good luck Wilson!!

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Posted : September 1, 2010 10:27 am
speee1dy
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stx2010, i am sure this is not an easy decision for you to make, good luck finding Wilson a home.
to those who complain, we dont know this persons situation and should not judge her choice. there could be more than one factor involved, maybe health reasons financial reasons,maybe they are not home enough to give him the attention he requires.
not for us to judge

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Posted : September 1, 2010 12:32 pm
dcruz218
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stx2010, i am sure this is not an easy decision for you to make, good luck finding Wilson a home.
to those who complain, we dont know this persons situation and should not judge her choice. there could be more than one factor involved, maybe health reasons financial reasons,maybe they are not home enough to give him the attention he requires.
not for us to judge

(tu)

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Posted : September 1, 2010 11:47 pm
LuckyGirl56
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stx2010...what are the dog's "needs"? Does "Wilson" get along well with other dogs?..i.e. would he fit into a household with other dogs? Does he get along with cats? How is his health? Does he have medical problems? Is he a "problem child" ? What are your reasons for trying to find this little guy another home? Alot of board members are pet lovers and I'm sure someone would willingly "step up to the plate" to take in this boy if we knew more. Any additional information you can provide will help us all help you. Let us hear from you.

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Posted : September 2, 2010 12:06 am
CAtoSTX
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Just saw your posting on Craigslist... that looks like an owned/loved dog! that's not a stray s/he probably got loose and was scared during the storm. Have you tried to find the owners? Called local vets? Sugar-mill? (see if one of them recognizes the dog)

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Posted : September 2, 2010 1:48 am
Berenice
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I would definitely post his picture around or contact the shelter. I saw your posting on Craigslist as well and the dog definitely doesnt look like a stray. I'm sure the owners are looking for him.

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Posted : September 2, 2010 2:23 am
swans
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Evening,

Why didn't you state in your original posting, stx2010, that you found the dog during hurricane Earl? On Craigslist, Wilson certainly does not look like a stray and must have a home. You didn't mention that he was "found"; and, it sounded as though you owned Wilson, but were trying to find him another home because of your current living situation. In reality, you don't even know the dog, who he is, or who the owners are.

This has to be someone's pet and you should attempt to find his "owner" before merely giving the dog away. Please listen to CAtoSTX and do what is right in trying to find the dog's rightful owner.

Please do not mislead someone into thinking that you are placing YOUR dog up for adoption. Swan

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Posted : September 2, 2010 2:42 am
aussie
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Unbelievable. Good catch folks.

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Posted : September 2, 2010 2:56 am
SkysTheLimit
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That's just wrong

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Posted : September 2, 2010 3:35 am
Linda J
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Why not just advertise a found dog? Or ask for advice instead of posting as they did? A quick call to the vets here would probably mean finding the owners. Very strange.

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Posted : September 2, 2010 8:20 am
swans
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stx2010: On Craigslist (Virgin Islands - under Pets), you also mention that you took the dog to the vets and got him a heartworm tablet and flea medicine? Did you mention to the vet that you "rescued" the dog (as you put it) / found it during the hurricane? Did you mention that you did not know the dog, but that he needed these medicines? I wonder if the dog was updated on all his vaccinations???

Something seems strange and unsettling. Swan

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Posted : September 2, 2010 11:00 am
anne1024
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AGREED 100% - First of all, do your homework before getting a four legged friend. Chow mix are not good with kids and although loyal to their owners, not so with others. I know, I had one for 11 years, just had to put him down due to his hips, but would never ever have thought of getting rid of him. Good Luck Wilson..WOOF

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Posted : September 2, 2010 11:50 am
Beeski
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Did you find a home / owners of Wilson?
if not, please bring a photos/copies of photos to the STX Veterinary clinics
Island Animal has missing/found/home wanted for animals in the front lobby.

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Posted : September 6, 2010 11:46 am
swans
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Travis,

Can you please update on "Wilson's" situation? Thx.

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Posted : September 6, 2010 12:23 pm
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