Do you own a "rescue" dog?
August 1, 2009 1:53pm CST
Our dog was rescued from a "kill" shelter the day before she would have been killed. Just look at her! How in the world could you even think of killing her???? Anyway, after we adopted her, we re-named her "Death Row", because that is where she was rescued from!
1 Aug 09
Yes i have had 2 "rescue" dogs now. My first one was from a dogs home, he was a Rottweiler and he was a security dog somewhere and they used to lock him in a cage that was so small he could not even turn around. I felt so sad for him he didnt know how to do normal stuff like other dogs do, he didnt know how to swim, he didnt know how to get up steps, he alwats got frightened :( My second one was another Rottweiler and he is almost 2 years old, we have had him since the end of october last year. I dont know much about his background as he came over on a boat from Ireland but he is such a beautiful and loving dog. I am a sucker if i go to a rescue shelter, there was a little dog in there once with a massive tumour on his tummy and i asked if i could take him home and they said no that he was going to be put down, i knew he was dying but i wanted him to die peacefully in a home being loved and looked after you know? It makes me so sad to go to these places and see those poor dogs
• United States
2 Aug 09
I understand! But, maybe by all of us doing our best to help some, that will make this world a little brighter for some very special dogs! Did the first Rott ever learn to enjoy life? Oh, I hope so! I'll try to change my picture so everyone can see my 2 puppies! Gotta go play with photos!
3 Aug 09
What a cute pup you have! I met my Lab mix Lily at a shelter when she was about 6 months old. I'm pretty sure that she was a xmas present who got too big & was left in the backyard (it's quite cold & snowy in the winter where I live). When I brought her home, it was clear she had had zero training. Within an hour, she had learned Sit, Down, Come, the name of a toy & her new name. In case it isn`t obvious, she`s smarter than I can ever hope to be. ;-) When she was 3 1/2, she started rescuing stray cats (we`re rehomed 13 so far). The cat in my avatar is a feral kitten she brought home that no one wanted. Even the local no-kill shelter told me it would be kinder to euthanize him than to try to keep him inside, because feral cats can never be tamed. Not only is Quincy the cat the biggest baby you could hope to meet, he can do tricks like shake hands and roll over. He`s in training to do therapy work, maybe once he stops acting like such a crazy kitten (he`s 2 now, but once recently started chasing his tail), he`ll start helping others.
• United States
3 Aug 09
We own a rescue dog. Our Colby is a black lab German shorthair mix. He was tied to a trailer by his previous owner and left there when he had his trailer repoed. My brother took him to my moms and he found a home there. About 2 yrs ago my stepdad passed and she decided she had too many dogs for herself to take care of so I took Colby in and he's been our spoiled dog ever since.