I have come across so many postings from different pug/dog rescues with poor dogs that were given up and abandoned... People that bit off more than they could chew by getting a dog in the first place... ones that just got bored or frustrated with them because they weren't what they expected they would be. I know there are lots of reasons to have to relinquish your animal but some of those reasons are disgusting and I'm annoyed.
Impound Number A4232161 (no name) - very sweet, around 8 years old - never neutered...
Pebbles - born with a crooked spine and probably won't live past puppyhood so given up because nobody wanted to be bothered with her.
Mandy - dumped at the shelter... pregnant and ready to have puppies soon.
Maybe I'm just a little sensitive because Lily isn't feeling good and she's under the blankets pushing me off the bed here trying to cuddle up as close as possible and these other dogs are probably alone in a cage. I'm annoyed by all these people just throwing these dogs away and thinking they are doing them a favor by giving them up to a good home - washing their hands clean because they changed their minds and don't want to keep their commitment as a dog owner. These dogs can't talk back and tell them how they feel so I guess that makes everything ok.
Or maybe I'm annoyed because, to be honest, I feel a little bit like a shelter dog at times too. ;-(
"The only animal without a chance is the animal whose chance is taken away."
Wouldn't life be great if you can just place an ad on craig's list and get rid of all your unwanted junk - no matter WHAT it is... your old couch, tools, your KIDS, whatever? This is a fictitious ad that goes around in rescue groups a lot - they have heard all the sob stories on how people try to rationalize their "I'm sick of this dog and need to get rid of it and everyone will be better off for it mentality." It's different if a dog is taken out of the house for being abused and I'm not claiming to be be better than anyone else - at times I feel like I can't take care of the dog I have but I know that and choose not to cast her aside because she's too hard to handle at times - even though it would make my life easier if I did. For others to just give up on these poor things because something better came up - it's disgusting and selfish.
***** Please Help!
After two long years of being on a waiting list for a dog, we have been notified by the breeder that, at long last, our number has come up and WE ARE HAVING A PUPPY!!!
We must IMMEDIATELY get rid of our children now, because we just KNOW how time consuming our new little puppy is going to be! Since our little puppy will be arriving on Monday we MUST place the children up for adoption this weekend!
One male - his name is Tommy. Caucasian (English/Irish mix) - light blonde hair, blue eyes. Four years old. Excellent disposition. He doesn't bite. Temperament tested. Does have problems with peeing directly in the toilet. Has had chicken pox and is current on all shots. Tonsils have already been removed. Tommy eats everything, is very clean and gets along well with others. Does not run with scissors and with a little training he should be able to read soon.
One female - her name is Lexie. Caucasian (English/Irish mix) - strawberry blonde hair, green eyes and quite freckled. Two years old. Can be surly at times. Non biter, thumb sucker. Has been temperament tested but needs a little attitude adjusting occasionally. She is current on all shots and is very healthy and can be affectionate. Gets along well with other little girls and boys but does not like to share her toys and therefore would do best in a one child household. She is a quick learner and is currently working on her house training. Shouldn't take long at all.
We REALLY do LOVE our children so much and want to do what is RIGHT for THEM. That is why we contacted a rescue group. We simply can no longer keep them. Also, we are afraid that they may hurt our new puppy.
I hope you understand that ours is a UNIQUE situation and we have a REAL emergency here! They MUST be placed into your rescue by Sunday night at the latest or we will be forced to drop them off at the orphanage or along some dark, country road. Our priority now has to be our new puppy!