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scottstx
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August 13, 2012 4:32 am  

(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.

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Jamison
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August 13, 2012 4:58 am  

If you're going to shit on your dog and throw her away, please take her to the mainland and do it. She would have a much better chance of survival in a kill shelter up there, than here.

A dog is for a lifetime, not a time in your life.


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stxem
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August 13, 2012 11:43 am  

Hmmmm....

https://www.vimovingcenter.com/talk/read.php?5,181680


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DixieChick
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August 13, 2012 11:46 am  

i would be careful offering money to take her. someone who needs the money and not the dog could take your offer.
why cant you take her with you?


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vicanuck
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August 13, 2012 12:07 pm  

I agree with Jamison...take your dog with you.

Just because its not convenient for you now, you can't just dump it here.


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Jamison
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August 13, 2012 12:08 pm  

Or offer somebody else $200 to dump it for them.


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Linda J
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August 13, 2012 12:14 pm  

Wait a minute. This owner is trying to do the responsible thing. We don't know any details. I speak from experience, our cat was abandoned when owners left (we think). We certainly do have a responsibility to our pets, but they are NOT our children.


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Jamison
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August 13, 2012 12:25 pm  

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.


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speee1dy
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August 13, 2012 2:19 pm  

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.


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roadrunner
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August 13, 2012 2:29 pm  

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.


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roadrunner
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August 13, 2012 2:30 pm  

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?!


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Alana33
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August 13, 2012 4:21 pm  

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.


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August 13, 2012 5:01 pm  

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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,

Islandlola


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speee1dy
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August 13, 2012 5:28 pm  

not sure which institution did that but it was in florida and not here. of course i do not know the reason they gave for putting the dog to sleep. but that is what they did.


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applepie
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August 13, 2012 5:44 pm  

Not sure what the procedures are, however they may be able to help you out with your dog. They match dogs with disabled veterans returning from IRAQ with brain injuries and PTSD. Give them a call:

Paws and stripes 1 505 999 1201

Good Luck!


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gonetropo
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August 13, 2012 6:26 pm  

There may be a good reason for not taking your pet with you but for the life of me, I can't think of one.
As Jaimson so graciously stated 'A dog is for a lifetime, not a time in your life",.
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hink it over and take your beloved friend with you.....


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SkysTheLimit
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August 13, 2012 8:03 pm  

Hmmmm....

https://www.vimovingcenter.com/talk/read.php?5,181680/blockquote >

Hmmm is right(td) Same dog, same person. What's he hiding for??? First post my ass!!!


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Ronnie
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August 13, 2012 8:43 pm  

Previously he had three dogs now wants to leave the one behind. Maybe can't take three or doesn't want to take the mutt. It is the same poster as before.


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blu4u
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August 13, 2012 9:16 pm  

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.


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jostvandog
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August 13, 2012 9:21 pm  

First of all why cant you take the dog? Pet fee charges with the airlines? Housing restrictions? Give us more info maybe we can help....


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Alana33
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August 13, 2012 10:40 pm  

I just want this dog to find a good home.
Don't care why it needs to find one, as long as it does.
Doesn't anyone out there know someone to adopt the pup?


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swans
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August 13, 2012 10:45 pm  

I just want this dog to find a good home.
Don't care why it needs to find one, as long as it does.
Doesn't anyone out there know someone to adopt the pup?[/quote

Or perhaps foster the pup to afford more time to find a forever loving home.


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Jamison
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August 14, 2012 7:05 am  

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.


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Alana33
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August 14, 2012 11:21 am  

Dog fighting is NOT legal here, tho it is done.
For some unfathomable reason (to me, anyway) cockfighting is legal.
Disgusting.


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LuckyGirl56
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August 14, 2012 2:43 pm  

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.


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