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Saying Goodbye: Memorials & Support > Putting Aggressive dog down..need support.
Sydney, My- Angel, RIP

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Barked: Tue Jun 29, '10 11:30am PST 
You are doing the right thing, to be with your baby while he takes his last breath.

I am a member of a rescue and I have to say we are absolutely overwhelmed right now. We do not have the resources nor ability to take a dog with that type of aggression. Most of us have other dogs/kids/people in our house. We spend our own money to hire trainers, behaviorists and the like. At this point you are lucky if you get your dog into a rescue due to what we are all dealing with (lack of donations due to the economy and more dogs coming in due to the economy, more sick dogs coming in due to the economy). In a way, it is just passing on the problem to someone else. Most rescues will NOT take a dog with a bite history due to liability issues.

I'm just being as honest as I can be and I know it sounds harsh. But if you take him to a shelter, owner surrenders tend to only be put up for adoption and have to be adopted within 3 days or they are euthanized. Less time if the dog is older or aggressive.

So if it needs to be done, the least you can do is hold him and caress him as his life ends in this world and the last feeling he has is love.
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Get Well Soon > My Dachshund, Frankie, has a slipped disc. I have questions.
Sydney, My- Angel, RIP

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Barked: Tue May 18, '10 11:19am PST 
Run, don't walk to Dodger's list. Many dogs have been rehabbed with just crate rest and steroids. Google it and it will be a lifesaver.
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Rescue, Adoption & Happy Endings > Adoption agreement and moving...

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Barked: Thu Jan 28, '10 6:35am PST 
I don't know your exact circumstances but as a rescuer, you must notify the rescue if you move. The reason behind that is so they can keep up to date records (not take the dog away) in case he becomes lost or separated from you. The tag on him should NEVER be taken off (unless there is something different than most rescues)because it is another way of finding his way home if he should ever be lost. You would be surprised how often dogs go missing on trips. For example, imagine you are driving to CA (not sure but possible) and you get out at a rest stop and your pooch scoots out the door before you could stop her and is running full tilt into the woods. You may have your former address on her but if you call and the phone is disconnected or your old rabies tag. No one would be able to contact you and you may be without your sweetie. So by letting the rescue know you've moved and someone finding him calling the rescue, you could be reunited with your sweetie.
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Rescue, Adoption & Happy Endings > 11 dobermans dognapped in johnson city, tn

Sydney, My- Angel, RIP

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Barked: Mon Jan 25, '10 7:53am PST 
UPDATE: This is a scam. The woman who reported it was found to be lying and just didn't properly care for the dogs. She is being brought up on charges/
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Rescue, Adoption & Happy Endings > Starting a low income spay/neuter program?

Sydney, My- Angel, RIP

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Barked: Mon Jan 25, '10 7:50am PST 
We have a fantastic program in our area! It's CPAA (Central PA Animal Alliance) and I'm a volunteer for it as well. You may be able to contact them and they can tell you how they got started. We have a vaccine van too! It is also used to spay/neuter feral cats. The website is www.cpaa.info . We help member rescues that pull from kill shelters by taking care of the spay/neuter/vaccines for them to help promote pulling locally. Our mission is to end the senseless euthanasian of fantastic animals by spaying/neutering.
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Rescue, Adoption & Happy Endings > It is a SAD DAY!!!
Sydney, My- Angel, RIP

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Barked: Fri Aug 21, '09 10:58am PST 
Please don't think I'm being insensitive but what happened that Kip bit your son in the face? I don't know the history but a dog and a child should never be left unattended alone because kids tend to hurt dogs and then the dog gets the bad rap for defending himself. I don't know the situation, I'm just asking.

I'm glad someone is working with you to see what you can do to keep him in the family.

Prayers for you.
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Dog Health > Something is very wrong- someone please help

Sydney, My- Angel, RIP

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Barked: Mon Aug 3, '09 9:46am PST 
Make sure since she's taking the Prednisone that you are also giving her Pepsid for her tummy (it causes stomach upset). I would crate her for at least 6 weeks as well in case it is a back injury. I also reccommend going to www.dachshie.org which is a doxie chat board for doxie owners. There are very knowledgable people there as well as people who do rescue. Many of the dog have had back injuries so they would be the best place to start. Many times vets won't tell you to do the crate rest. The board is very knowledgable and can really help. Prayers are with you!
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Dog Laws & Legislation > Another Idiot Among Us

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Barked: Mon Jul 27, '09 10:02am PST 
Yes in PA we do have "Intercourse" and we also have "Blue Ball" and "Bird in Hand". All are in the Lancaster (Amish) area.
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Saying Goodbye: Memorials & Support > PLEASE HELP ME !!!

Sydney, My- Angel, RIP

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Barked: Thu Jul 23, '09 6:23am PST 
Choosing to open your home to another canine doesn't mean you don't still grieve deeply. It is a testement to your sweet girl that your home feels so empty without her in it.

I didn't know the capacity of love I was capable of until I had Sydney. He was a difficult dog but my first dog of my own. I was blessed with 14 years of his company until his liver started to shut down and I had to make the agonizing decision to end his suffering. That was December 3, 2008. I still cry for him, quite often in fact.

A year before he passed, Syd was depressed and would only "come alive" with other dogs so for Syd, I adopted Dexy. I think it was Syd's way of showing me what he wanted so he could take care of me. Syd and I were so close and so in tune to each other, I think he kept fighting for me and only chose to surrender when he was sure I would have another companion to take care of me like he did.

The odd thing is Dexy was a very scared, fearful boy. Syd had confidence oozing out of every pore. Syd tolerated Dex and Dex bowed down to Syd's supremacy. Once Syd passed, Dex became very confident. I think he was trying to live up to Syd and try to take his place. It was very sweet. I couldn't have gotten through it without my sweet Dex by my side.

Because of my love of Syd, I adopted Dex. Because of my love of Dex, I became involved in Dachshund Rescue. Because of Dex, I've saved over 12 dogs this past year from senseless euthanasia and placed them in loving forever homes. Love can make you do many things and can change your life.

You are in my prayers.
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Rescue, Adoption & Happy Endings > Help Needed From The South and Nearby....Happy Opportunity
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Barked: Mon Jul 20, '09 8:38am PST 
What about http://www.crlne.org/door/ ? They only have 3 listed, two are rough collies . Not to mention that many time rescues don't make it to the site and instead go to applications on file. I know with doxies we do that all the time. This one says that a fence is reccomended but unless specifically stated on the dog's profile, it is not mandatory (depends on the dog).

Good Luck!!
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