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        11-20-2012, 01:16 PM
      #51
    Weanling
    Keep in contact with the rescue, IF its meant to be it will be.. If not, being upset about it wont change the fact that the dog is just not meant to be yours.

    I have a fondness for Boston terriers..I had 0 interest in these dogs until someone/something higher up the line thought it would be funny to dump the first one into my lap.. I went riding with this lady who had Brutis, my first...He was immaciated and LITERALLY she told me they were going to shoot him because he had "some disorder that caused him to puke every time he ate"... yeah the fact that they had 14 other dogs and weren't feeding everyone enough had nothing to do with it... anyway I took him home, fed him, and he fattened right up.. and my love affair with this short nosed, bulgy eyeballed, gassy breed began. Just amazing dogs..

    Anyway every boston I have had since him (4), has pretty much fallen into my lap, so I really believe in the "if its meant to be, it will be" mantra
         
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        11-20-2012, 01:21 PM
      #52
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by SMMJessee    
    i tottoally agree with DraftyAiresMum because you were the first to find her,
    They should have schedualled with you and if you werent a match tell the vet that they can take her.

    Rescues are people that care about dogs, if they really cared they would have let the dog go to which ever was the best
    Every independant rescue I have looked into charged some pretty crazy fees or have some very strict rules...If your willing to drop that kinda cabbage on a dog with say special needs or basically sign your life away, odds are you wont be some crummy home.. so I can see why they follow the first come first serve basis..
         
        11-20-2012, 02:15 PM
      #53
    Showing
    Actually, their adoption fee was an incredibly reasonable $95, which was part of the reason I was more than willing to drive the 4 hours to get her.

    Fortunately, cairns haven't really been a hit with the backyard breeder scene, which has helped with keeping the medical problems within the breed to a minimum. However, this also means that they don't often show up in rescues because most people aren't going to just "dump" a dog they dropped anywhere from $500 to $1500 for. The only reason Sophie was surrendered was because her elderly owners couldn't handle her chasing their cats and didn't have the wherewithal to work with her on it. Typical terrier, just needed to be properly introduced to a cat tgat wouldn't run (like our Cosmo, who thinks he's a dog and routinely kicks my 60lbs beast off his bed).
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        11-20-2012, 02:35 PM
      #54
    Weanling
    That is cheap. I have found cat rescues that pretty much adopt the cat out at cost.. but never a dog rescue.


    When we were looking to add a third boston, we started looking at rescues..and I actually found a senior female with special needs that seemed like she would be a great fit...But they were wanting upwards of $250 for her..

    I understand and can appreciate an adoption fee, but seriously that's was too expensive IMO for a dog that I would have to be constantly dumping money into. I found my last boston when I went to buy hay this last time..turns out they were boston breeders and she was the last puppy they would have for a while.. they had her discounted because she was getting old enough (almost 4 months) that they needed to move her. $250 got me a dog with a one year health garantee and all of her puppy shots..
         
        11-20-2012, 03:38 PM
      #55
    Showing
    I had the opportunity to buy a nice red 6-month-old female last year for $300 last year...but I bought my horse instead. Her sister sold for $1300 to a show home, but Gracie's ear had been damaged by her littermates and she wasn't showable, plus she didn't have the personality for it. I kick myself every day for not buying her.
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