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by dawgdays
Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:09 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: poor little girl in WA
Replies: 20
Views: 2002

I agree, S. I wish we could do more of these. It's hard on the heart but ends up being very healing for all involved, too. Animal Farm has a model for compassion programs to give dogs dignity before they die (while still in the shelter). They fund shelters that are willing to implement it. Consideri...
by dawgdays
Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:52 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: poor little girl in WA
Replies: 20
Views: 2002

That's the thing ... Just because a dog's been abused doesn't mean it's safe for adoption. It makes me crazy when the public whips up a frenzy around these kinds of cases. A local rescue could consider a compassion rescue -- In other words, get her out of the shelter with the goal of giving her a we...
by dawgdays
Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:19 am
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: rescues and their volunteers
Replies: 65
Views: 10028

I haven't read thru the thread yet, but since I love answering surveys (lol) here are my answers. Rescues should be encouraged to work with breeders and vice versa. My mentor was a breeder. One of our best foster homes is a breeder. We have adopted to qualifed show homes with intact pets. No shame t...
by dawgdays
Thu Oct 12, 2006 5:27 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Dealing with aggression in shelters/rescues
Replies: 21
Views: 1989

Wow, sorry for the rant...apparently, I still have issues with my former rescue...


Ya think? ;-)
by dawgdays
Wed Oct 11, 2006 11:07 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Dealing with aggression in shelters/rescues
Replies: 21
Views: 1989

They're even flying out to the Bad Rap conference (hopefully they can pick something up while they're there). Ah hah! Now I have to go look at our registration list. ;-) BTW, two different shelters that adopt out animal-iffy dogs will be presenting this weekend along with several other talks on und...
by dawgdays
Wed Oct 11, 2006 7:37 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Dealing with aggression in shelters/rescues
Replies: 21
Views: 1989

I mean dog aggression, cat aggression, possession aggression, etc., the types that to many people, are perfectly acceptable. Manageable dog aggression = No problem. This is normal behavior for the breed. Manage, socialize, train, screen the home -- Don't euthanize. Cat aggression = ( Who cares? ;-)...
by dawgdays
Fri Sep 22, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Animal Wellness article on Bullies in Need
Replies: 17
Views: 2400

Fantastic!

Congratulations.
by dawgdays
Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:47 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Borderline applicants
Replies: 7
Views: 1028

Doesn't sound like a good match at all. But you already knew that right? ;-)
by dawgdays
Mon Sep 11, 2006 8:59 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Borderline applicants
Replies: 7
Views: 1028

I have a coupla those right now! When I have nagging doubts, I try to set up several meetings, involve my rescue partners and have the home take the dog thru one or more classes to see how well they listen to instruction and how nicely they connect with the dog(s). Some people just don't present wel...
by dawgdays
Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:32 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Norman is being adopted. Now tell me how to let him go!
Replies: 12
Views: 1155

I don't have any experience with invisible fences (Sounds scary, but a fence is only as good as its uber-responsible owner, right?) BUT to let go, when I need to let go, a visit to the shelter is the greatest cure-all. Seeing the faces of those in dire need is the quickest way I know to stay on trac...
by dawgdays
Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:25 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: In honor of Steve
Replies: 15
Views: 1837

Aaron - You're right. He does have flat footies! But more likely from funky breeding. He doesn't have the best confirmation, that's for sure. But hey, it's the temperament we're after, of course. (In case anyone wonders ... Since he's still a pup, he'll go out on a long foster contract with whoever ...
by dawgdays
Tue Sep 05, 2006 10:07 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: In honor of Steve
Replies: 15
Views: 1837

In honor of Steve

Meet Krikey. X-Girl's namesake Sputnik seems to have found a home, so we went shopping for a replacement. He's huge for a little man, so I thought he should have a big name to honor the big personality we lost this week. Viva Krikey! http://www.badrap.org/rescue/img/krike1.jpg http://www.badrap.org/...
by dawgdays
Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:54 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Jumpin' Jack Flash
Replies: 10
Views: 1179

Oh fer crying out loud - Where do you guys keep finding these cuties? You're making me crazy. It's like, the more they're outlawed, the cuter they get.
by dawgdays
Mon Aug 28, 2006 2:39 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Black-tacular!
Replies: 36
Views: 4417

but i definitely don't have the authority to modify these kennels in any permanent way.


You can rig a chain link top up there without making it permanent. It seems silly to kill an adoptable dog just bc he can jump out of his run when there's an easy solution.
by dawgdays
Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:32 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Black-tacular!
Replies: 36
Views: 4417

unfortunately, we can't put him up in the adoptable kennels because he can jump over them!


Can you put a top on that kennel so he can move into the adoptable runs? Home Depot sells chain link pieces in various sizes.

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