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mckayleesmom wrote: Today I took Mckaylee to the pound to look at the dogs....We stop in every couple weeks to see if they have anything that will fit in good with out family. They didn't today...I have a couple calls in to people giving away dogs. Anyways, I decided to check out the no kill shelter off post. I found this one dog that is sooo cute...he is an australian sheppard named Bo. Then I noticed it said that he is protective of his little brother Luke...I found lukes picture and they are the cutest things. I was thinking about talking to dh tonight and seeing if he would go along with adopting them both so they can stay together....But then I went to the new adoption policy page and they won't let people in government housing adopt they won't let us adopt...I live on post. How crappy is that? I know that alot of military families are not responsible pet owners, but neither are alot off post...why discriminate?

luvbug00 replied: I think they are resisting the frequent moves as they are very difficult on the animal as well as the owner. "sigh" Sorry you can't get them hug.gif Don't worry you'll find one and I hope its soon! hug.gif

editited to say...... not just military personal but those in low income houseing and stuff like that. I wouldn't be surprised if they where weary of rentals as well.

mckayleesmom replied: But not everyone around here moves alot....We will be moving in to Florida in 6 months, but once there we will be there for years. They could end up adopting them out to someone that moves alot anyways and not in the military.

mckayleesmom replied: Here is Bo...and his brother looks the same....are they not to die for?

mysweetpeasWil&Wes replied:

Why is that? I'm never heard that? Just curious...

We rescued our dog from a puppy rescue and although I felt really good for what we did, I sortof regret it now that we have kids. I say this because since they were rescues, they are usually mixed breeds, which I'm NOT opposed to at all. But if I knew Owen was going to be half Akita, which have the tendancy to be very protective of their families, I would have thought otherwise. I like feeling protected, but I can't have people over without Owen about to chew their hand off. We've gone to training classes, but it's just his breed IMO. He's GREAT with Wil, but I can't simply walk Owen and take Wil for a walk at the same time. We have to seriously walk on the other side of the sidewalk if we pass anyone. He's pretty fierce. sad.gif So although I'm also opposed to mail order pure bred dogs, I would probably go this route if we were to do it again. A good friend of mine gets her dogs this way and will only get pure bred Goldens. And I swear she has the sweetest dogs ever...great with kids.

Sorry to ramble...Owen has just been a huge issue for us lately since we're having another child. It's sad to say, because I love him to death, but we're considering getting rid of him. And we have A LOT of military in our city, so that's why I ask the question at the beginning of my post.

Adopting an older dog in which you know their temperament may also be a wise choice for kids! Good luck!

luvbug00 replied: Awww how cute! Maybe if they met you? can you go to the shelter where they are at? Maybe if you could prove that you will be located for a substantial period of time in flordia then they will be more accomidating. It's worth a shot! hug.gif

mckayleesmom replied:
Because alot of military families don't think about what type of dogs they get ...breed wise. If they get stationed overseas...there are alot of breeds that are not allowed in other countries...for example...Pit bulls, rotwiellers, german sheppards are not allowed in Germany. The animal breeds are very controlled in that country....I think that German sheppards are their police dogs and you are not allowed to have one....Therefore, the humane societies are filled with pit bulls and other breeds that can't go overseas....People don't think before they get them and don't know what to do with them when they get deployed.

holley79 replied: Where are you moving too in FL?

As for adoption. I know our Humane Society doesn't like to adopt to Military families here either. I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that is where most of their stock comes from. It's sad but it is true.

MyLuvBugs replied: Oh that really sucks! sad.gif I'm sorry. hug.gif But I truly believe that everything happens for a reason. Perhaps these just weren't the dogs you were ment to have. I'm sure they'll find a good home though. hug.gif hug.gif

mom21kid2dogs replied: Brianne~sorry to hear this. We're in the non military area of the US so I didn't realize this!! He's a really beautiful dog. We know someone with one~they are sweet dogs but theirs needs alot of exercise.

FWIW, there are rescues for any pure bred dog as well as mixed breeds. I used to donate heavily to a Cocker rescue, am on the transportation chain of a dauxie rescue and have a work aquiantaince who runs a Golden Retriever rescue called "Golden Endings" in the neighboring county. You might try another rescue, especially if you can travel to get a dog. They may not have the same policy. Or you could wait til you get to Fla. I remember seeing a PBS special years ago that cited one Fla county was destroying 200 greyhounds a week. Ugh!

3xsthefun replied: I'm sorry you can not adopt them. I'm sure there is another dog out there somewhere waiting for you give then a home.

mckayleesmom replied:
I did look into rescue places for pure bred dogs, but they don't have much right now. I can't travel that far because I have 2 kids and our car is a gas guzzler. I do have 1 call in right now about a 5 month old Blue Heeler. There are alot of breeds that my husband refuses to get, not because of the dog, but because of where we are going....There are alot of husky's in this area and I love them, but dh says the heat in Florida isn't fair to the dog...which he is right...its super hot and they have all that fur.....We will see.

~Roo'sMama~ replied: Aww, that stinks! I'm sorry they won't let you adopt them! Maybe you can start looking in the newspaper ~ some people put ads in the paper when they're trying to give away their pets. I hope you find a puppy soon! hug.gif

mckayleesmom replied:
The puppy I called about is being given away...they don't want money for her...they just can't keep her.

~Roo'sMama~ replied:
Yeah I meant sometimes people put ads for free dogs or cats in the paper because they want to find a good home for their pets and don't want to just drop them off at a shelter, but don't want money for them. Usually the ads are for dogs for sale and not free, but every once in awhile there is a free one. wink.gif

mckayleesmom replied:
Yes...we have a free section in our newspaper and its usually all pets...Isn't that sad. SHe is 5 months old and they are looking for a good home for her...and she is good with kids.

~Roo'sMama~ replied:
Aww that is sad. sad.gif Makes you wonder why so many people are getting rid of their pets.

Sorry I didn't know you'd already checked out the papers, I thought you were talking about one at the shelter. tongue.gif Well she sounds great ~ I hope it works out! Being good with kids is always a plus. happy.gif

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