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Old 04-21-2012, 08:39 AM
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I just had a long conversation with the man who runs the Golden Retriever Rescue organization in Pittsburgh (WAGS: Golden Retriever Rescue). I told him I texted the person selling the Golden boy, and that they responded yesterday stating he was still available. He is going to call them.

He did tell me that he is part of a Yahoo group for rescue organizations, and that recently a discussion was had regarding the success (or lack thereof) of obtaining dogs via Craigslist. He told me that 99% of the time it is unsuccessful.

I told him I would be willing to pay the $50 rehoming fee or donate that $50 to their organization, and he appreciated that. He said he will get back to me and let me know if he is able to contact the owner of the Golden.

I will keep you posted as to what I hear from him!
When I helped a GR Rescue with Intake, we didn't have much luck with people we contacted who had ads on Clist or a local area Yard Sale website.

For whatever reason, most of the posters think they can find a better home for their dog than the Rescue can. I think some people are not aware of how GR Rescues operate-I usually told them about our Adoption Policy and procedures. Sometimes they would release the dog to us, but rarely. Many of them wanted the money, which you already know Rescues can't purchase dogs from people.

I'm glad the guy with the Rescue gave her some tips-I usually suggested they do a home visit, check Vet References, ask about previous pet ownership, etc. I also suggest an Adoption Contract stipulating the dog must be returned to the owner if the new one can't keep the dog for whatever reason and also ask to be kept up to date about the dog, how it's doing, request pictures.
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Good for you calling WAGS and I'm so glad the gentleman from there called the owner. Hopefully, she will be very careful who she lets have her dog and if she can't find an adopter, she will call this rescue to take him.
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To all those who worried about the Golden on Craigslist I wanted you to know I picked him up (I'm a volunteer for WAGS) and he is a wonderful boy. We fostered him for a month and last week he was adopted to a wonderful forever home in WVA. His name is Rusty and he was the finest foster I ever had the privilege to help.
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That's wonderful news!!!!!! Thank you for what you do and for letting us know ♥
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To all those who worried about the Golden on Craigslist I wanted you to know I picked him up (I'm a volunteer for WAGS) and he is a wonderful boy. We fostered him for a month and last week he was adopted to a wonderful forever home in WVA. His name is Rusty and he was the finest foster I ever had the privilege to help.
Welcome to the forum and thank you for the greatest update. I am glad Rusty was adopted to a wonderful forever home. He is beautiful boy and I wish him all the best.
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To all those who worried about the Golden on Craigslist I wanted you to know I picked him up (I'm a volunteer for WAGS) and he is a wonderful boy. We fostered him for a month and last week he was adopted to a wonderful forever home in WVA. His name is Rusty and he was the finest foster I ever had the privilege to help.
Thank you SO VERY MUCH for letting us know about Rusty!!
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