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post #11 of 79 Old 12-06-2012, 03:10 AM
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Have you tried FB groups for horsey people in your area? Dog groups in your area etc?

I understand the need for kill shelters, there are just not enough homes/space for animals - but I couldn't take one there either. If I were you, I'd just find the money to keep him a little while longer while you try to rehome him.
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post #12 of 79 Old 12-06-2012, 07:34 AM
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Ok, after a night networking, Sue says to get me some photos so we can get him out there and find him something. Do email me photos and all. Is he good with kids cats horses other dogs. List everything you know, heartworm status etc.
We are going to save him.
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Hoping for a good outcome for the JR. Also I hope your friend w/all the dogs/puppies/ kitties gets them into homes, too. I, too love animals, but too many can get overwheming.
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What rescue did you contact? May be a longshot and it could be the one you have already talked with but have you tried SouthBARK rescue?

Also, I'm a couple hours away but if I could get him in with my local non-kill (Hub City Humane) would you be willing to meet me with him halfway? I could contact them and find a foster, or foster to adopt.

I would offer to foster him myself but I have issues with my own dog and new males :(
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Wishing you the best. Have you reached out to the local horse community? The breed of dog is commonly seen at barns; maybe someone will give you a lead in who will take the dog.

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Talk to EVERY PERSON THAT YOU KNOW that might be interested. Use FB, free online ads, even put a short ad in your local newspaper. I just found homes for 6 cats, a mother cat who had litter#2--previous owner let her come and go while she was nursing her first litter (3 kittens), and she had 7 more on July 19th!!
I talked them up and was able to give them away in pairs to 3 homes. (I kept 2 boys.)
I also found a home for a miniature Schnauzer (15mo) that our cat brought home in August, 2011--yes, you read that right. She was a lover and tried so hard to behave that I couldn't dump her at a shelter.
Here is my Photobucket page about the cat and kittens
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Here's the dog that I re-homed.

Take pictures and post THOSE, too. REALLY helps. It can be done!!! Pictures REALLY help.

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Have you tried FB groups for horsey people in your area? Dog groups in your area etc?

I understand the need for kill shelters, there are just not enough homes/space for animals - but I couldn't take one there either. If I were you, I'd just find the money to keep him a little while longer while you try to rehome him.
As my mother jokingly says, I have too good a heart when it comes to animals so that is what I may do...somewhat grudgingly, but still. I understand the need as well, and I suppose itís terrible of me to say that it would be easier if he were a stray, but with the possibility of him belonging to someone...I just donít know if I could do it, to have that on my conscious at night. Oh, and yes, my mother has put up notices on FB and my brother too (I, myself, donít have an account there), as well as the dog rescue friend who helped me that first night.

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Ok, after a night networking, Sue says to get me some photos so we can get him out there and find him something. Do email me photos and all. Is he good with kids cats horses other dogs. List everything you know, heartworm status etc.
We are going to save him.
Okay, thank you! I will send you a PM right away!!

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Hoping for a good outcome for the JR. Also I hope your friend w/all the dogs/puppies/ kitties gets them into homes, too. I, too love animals, but too many can get overwheming.
Thank you very much, too This encouragement helps, since everyone else I know just said to give it up and keep the dog. LOL Of course, none of them quite understand that having a horse leaves you broke as anything In a good way, though.

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What rescue did you contact? May be a longshot and it could be the one you have already talked with but have you tried SouthBARK rescue?

Also, I'm a couple hours away but if I could get him in with my local non-kill (Hub City Humane) would you be willing to meet me with him halfway? I could contact them and find a foster, or foster to adopt.

I would offer to foster him myself but I have issues with my own dog and new males :(
Yes, I live near the Gulf of Mexico - Pensacola - and I tried Baldwin County Humane Society, which is called BARC! Is that what you mean? Today I tried Humane Society of Pensacola, but no one picked up so I am going to call back tomorrow, and send an email as soon as Iím done replying here. Another close one is North Baldwin Animal Shelter, but unfortunately that one is out of the question because you have to live in that area, which is Bay Minette and I live about 30 minutes from there. They ask for references and everything (not that I would try to trick them or anything, but hey, desperate measures sometimes; lol naw I would feel awful afterward.)

I could definitely try to arrange that! Iíd discuss the chances with my mother, and she would likely agree. Of course, this cutie appeared at a time when we had recently taken in our own rescue dog. I mean, from my before posts, I donít mean to come off as though we live in the ragtag part of town and all of that, since itís far from the truth. But gahhh. We level out our expenses on the animals here, and one of my dog already requires canned dog food mixed with dried because of his digestive stomach being so messed up! (And he is, you guessed it, rescue lol! Though weíve had him for almost three years now so.)

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Wishing you the best. Have you reached out to the local horse community? The breed of dog is commonly seen at barns; maybe someone will give you a lead in who will take the dog.
Thank you with all my heart! I can use the luck. We have gone around to most everyone we know, my trainer included (though I figure if he has escaped from pretty far off, then she would be aware since she is also far out; almost an hour away. Quite a drive to get to the barn) donít know him. I put up a poster in the Robertsdale Feed Store, and the Western Store down the street from it. No one had seen him before, but Iím grateful they allowed me to tack up posters there. We also have a dog boarding place down our road, and I took him there - no one knew him, but I was able to put another poster there.
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Talk to EVERY PERSON THAT YOU KNOW that might be interested. Use FB, free online ads, even put a short ad in your local newspaper. I just found homes for 6 cats, a mother cat who had litter#2--previous owner let her come and go while she was nursing her first litter (3 kittens), and she had 7 more on July 19th!!
I talked them up and was able to give them away in pairs to 3 homes. (I kept 2 boys.)
I also found a home for a miniature Schnauzer (15mo) that our cat brought home in August, 2011--yes, you read that right. She was a lover and tried so hard to behave that I couldn't dump her at a shelter.
Here is my Photobucket page about the cat and kittens
July Day of the Kittens2012 Photos by ducks4you_2009 | Photobucket
Here's the dog that I re-homed.

Take pictures and post THOSE, too. REALLY helps. It can be done!!! Pictures REALLY help.
GOOD LORD those animals are adorable! Surely those faces are illegal somewhere in the states - especially that kitten! Gosh, I would melt if I ever saw her/him. Perhaps thatís my problem now LOL melting at the sight of an animal needing help. Around here, we usually do have a good number of folks looking for a pet - especially the horse community, barn cats and such - but for this one, no one seems to want him! Perhaps itís because heís full-grown or something...which is odd, because when my family and I go to shelters, I deliberately go look at the elder ones. Theyíre the ones who are already potty-trained and respectful. The puppies scream in the middle of the night neverending-screaming! Besides, dogs older than two-three years deserve homes as well :)
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Oh, and by the way! SIGH.

Upon further inspection and mass Googling of breeds so I could confirm it in case someone happened to want him, he apparently is a rat terrier, not a Jack Russell. Or perhaps heís a mix of the two, which from reading up on both of them, would be a good breed to have around a barn. Both of them were bred to go underground to chase rats/vermin, explore, track, etc. Though now that I look at the pictures, Iím going to ask my brother to slap me because I wonder how I didnít place it together.

Iíve literally never had small dog breeds in my house when I was younger even though I didnít live on a farm or anywhere with big land, but if you give me bigger breeds such as German Shepherds, Australian Shepherds, Rottweilers (rest in peace, Lady ), Great Danes, Irish Wolfhounds, I can identity them in a second. A smaller breed? Naw. Unless it was something easy like a hairless dog or Yorkie or a Chihuahua, which my dad has one Cute little thing, but he likes to lick your ears and inside your nose which is extremely gross.
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