Help Us Find a Home For Our Dog!
(St. Croix) We have a very sweet spayed, 10 month old female german shepherd mix that needs a home. We are having to leave island soon and unfortunately can not take her with us. She is smart, sweet, great with kids and other animals and knows common obidience training like "sit.' More then anything, we want to find her a great home and will pay anyone $200 who can offer that. If you or someone you know are interested, please contact us ASAP.
They are helpless without us and completely dependent on us. Not much different than children.
People think their untrained dogs will always get adopted or somebody else will love them for us and drop them at the shelter and the dog gets to spend it's last week in a scary environment alone, before it gets killed. 3-4 million dogs a year in the states and over 12 million cats die in shelters and those are the best numbers in years.
Are they human? no, Are they part of our family and dependent? yes.
I can't think of a good reason not to take a pet with you during a move. The only reasonable excuse I can think of for "re-homing" a pet is a severe allergy in a family member... and even that can sometimes be remedied with allergy shots. A pet is a lifetime commitment. I've lived all over the country, from STX to Vermont to Washington (state) to Arizona, with my dog, and I've always found a way for her to go with me and to be extremely well cared for when I'm at work or on a vacation where I can't take her with me. There has to be a way for you to keep your dog with your family. There are some very helpful, creative people on this board. If you tell us a little bit about your situation, maybe we can throw some suggestions your way and find a way to save your dog.
Like Linda said, we do not know the reason why he can not have his pet with him. Some reasons are legit. Some are not.
I know someone when they moved here, had their dog put to sleep because they did not want to bring it with them. That, i do not approve of.
What kind of vet would EVER do that?!
These people are trying to do the responsible thing prior to their move off-island and find their dog a good home.
How about cutting them some slack and helping them find a good home this pup.
I am sure if they could take the dog with them, they would. You don't know their circumstances nor are they important.
We all know that many people just leave their animals behind without bothering to try to find a home or they drop them at dumpsters, etc. If they cannot find the pup a good home, they have to option of taking it to the shelter on STX but they are reaching out, now, to do the right thing and find a good home.
Instead of being so critical, help find a home for this STX pup!
Good Luck scottsstx to you for finding a loving forever home for your dog.
With due respect to all viewpoints, I agree with the quote above.
Moreover, it is interesting to note that sometimes humans cannot take care of their children or their elderly relatives any longer and have to turn them over to other people or institutions. The attitude toward people in such circumstances is often one of compassion and concern. While I feel that dogs and humans are distinct, I would not treat a pet owner who cannot keep his pet with any less compassion and concern.
Best to all, and hoping that the dog in question finds a good next home,
Hmmm is right(td) Same dog, same person. What's he hiding for??? First post my ass!!!
Wow how the judgement and speculation does fly.
My friend just relocated to HI for her new job at the unveristy.
She makes an OK living teaching--not piles of $$ for a 46 y/o widow with three school aged kids.
At great expense, she relocated her dog and two cats.
Both cats died while in Vet suppervised quarentine and the her beloved yellow lab died 2 weeks after being released from quarentine.
The most awful part is that her nieghbor had offered to "buy" the dog before she left.
You have no idea of OP circumstances. Why not just try to offer some advice and drop the character assisingantion.
I know I'm new on island, but you see it so often in the states. Most times, people asking for somebody to take a dog for free to a good home, so some young kid, with a young mother show up and get the dog and a little money and seem to love it so much. Next thing you know, your dog that you sort of loved when it was convenient and never really tried to train, is now being tossed in front of two fighting dogs to warm them up. A german shep? awesome. Great warm up dog and You just made 2 bills getting it.
This isn't a rare thing in the states. IT'S COMMON. If you offer a free dog on CL or the paper, this is usually its fate. Here, it's MORE common. You can LEGALLY fight animals here.
Dogs are sweet trusting animals. Please spay and neuter and again, they aren't for a time in your life. They are for their life.
I've been following this post and have just one question....
WHY has the original poster "scottstx" not chimed in again????
Perhaps because he/she was "caught" from an earlier post on the message board about looking for a pet sitter?
And why is only one dog being "given away". Guess the other 2 are the lucky ones.
Hmmmmmm is right.