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I was looking around on Craiglist for somebody who maybe wanted to pick up some of our moving boxes and got sucked into the pet section...

How can people just give away or "rehome" their loved pets??? There is currently a 1 year old female who needs a new home bc the family had a baby and has no time! Are you kidding me?? I so want to help but I have no idea what to do! I can't have more than 2 pets (I have to give my cat to my aunt until we move into our own house!) but I so want to get this girl and help her somehow!
http://skagit.craigslist.org/pet/1396955442.html

Does anyone have any idea what I can do to help? Are there rescues in the area I can call? Should I offer to walk the dog and have her over for playdates to maybe help burn off her energy or is that wasted effort? They want to get rid or her, maybe they are just using the baby as an excuse?? Gah! Poor thing!
 

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http://skagit.craigslist.org/pet/1390855681.html

Here is a GORGEOUS golden mix getting "rehomed" bc they owner is going back to school....What a lame excuse! I was working full time, going for my Masters and still took on another dog...wtfrick!?
 

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I don't get the we-have-a-baby-so-no time reasoning. We had our dog Nikki when our daughter was born, we had Maggie when our granddaughter was born (she lives here), we got Hank while our granddaughter still is living here. :gotme:
 

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I found these 2 rescues in Washington:

Evergreen Golden Retriever Rescue (EGRR)
Territory Serviced: Western Washington State

Inland Empire Golden Retriever Rescue
Territory Serviced: Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho, Western Montana
 

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Thanks guys.

I don't get the new baby excuse either... I don't get most of the excuses honestly... SO sad... I wrote asking them if they wanted her to come over and play... if/when they reply I'll suggest the rescues too. I so wish I could bring her home with me... if only I could hide her from housing. ;)
 

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I've never understood the rational behind giving up the pets due to the arrival of children. We had three dogs (2 Sheepies and an Irish Setter) when our first child was born.
Personally, I thought 3 dogs and 3 kids was the perfect number.
And I do all of the grooming for my Sheepies.
 

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I often e-mail & tell Craiglist poster about Evergreen. They have a waiting list of folks wanted goldies, I hear.
But, being the proud owner of a Craigslist dog I don't think it's the worst way to go for rehoming.
The ones I hate are "7 yr old dog, kids no longer at home......"
 

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Since you're living in govt quarters I know your limited to 2...but can't you get permission to "dog sit"? I lived in military housing at my last place & had my cat and normally 2 foster goldens sometimes up to 4--I had great neighbors that never reported me & housing seemed to look the other way. I do remember when signing my lease (once housing became privatized) I had asked the question about being permitted to watch another animal & posed it as taking care of a fellow Airmen's dog that was being deployed. As long as it was temporary they didn't care just wanted a heads up & ensure that the dog was vaccinated. I never did do the official notification, but wanted to know in case I got "busted". Something to think about.
 

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Please consider that Craigslist is a notorious forum for many people just looking to rip people off. I personally beleive that many of these offers to rehome purebred dogs aren't legitimate. Just MHO.
 

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We had a Golden when are kids were growing up.

Who would have watched over them otherwise?

Our golden was a 100 lb. female. We had seven kids and she loved them and watched over them.
 

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I often e-mail & tell Craiglist poster about Evergreen. They have a waiting list of folks wanted goldies, I hear.
But, being the proud owner of a Craigslist dog I don't think it's the worst way to go for rehoming.
The ones I hate are "7 yr old dog, kids no longer at home......"

I so didn't mean to imply that it was the worst way to rehome! I just meant that it was so sad to see all these dogs being given up. At least the owners are trying to find a home instead of just dumping the dog. :mad:

I never got a response from the owner about me having the dog over to play (probably to much work on the owners part seeing as they are soooooo busy with the new baby. :doh: I sent the owner the link to the rescue sites and hopefully they can find her a good forever home.

As for "babysitting" the dog...I wish I could do something like that, but I am too honest. I'd feel guilty all the time! If housing wont let me keep my cat, I doubt they will allow me to foster, or babysit, other pets. I really wish I could, but I'd just be to nervous. The housing office here doesn't look the other way when it comes to their rules! I even offered to have them come randomly inspect my house if they would let me keep my cat with no luck.

When I get my own house, I am pretty sure I will always have a full house! Until then, I have to play by the rules and not put my husband's job (and our privilege to live in housing) in jeopardy!

Thanks again for the advice. :wavey:
 

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alohaimee -- did you see the ad where Whidbey miltary wife needs foster care for 2 dogs? (l being a golden!)
 

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There were times when my kids were babies that our furkids were frustrating (like having a bowel movement right in front of you EVERYTIME you nursed the baby:doh::doh:) but you worked through it not give them away. It's the same with children - they're not always perfect but you don't give them away!!!!:no::no::no:

Some people will use any excuse to not take responsibility. I just hope these furbabies find a more responsible/loving forever home!
 

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I used craiglist before to buy things like a refrigerator and to give away things. But I stay away from the pet section, a lot people try to sell dogs and services and constantly spam that area.
 

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I had to stop reading the pet section of Craigslist... I would have ended up with 8 million dogs if I hadn't. It's just so sad :(
 

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craigslist sometimes, is a good way to look for a new family member. BUT ofen these people are looking for rehoming fee's. so 99% of the time guys they refuse to call rescue groups. I have been involved with our Atlanta rescue groups for years, and the 1 thing I get from people is:

We just wanna get back the $$ we put in to her/him

Lol for some reason these people think they can dump their pets and get their money back. HA I've only offered money if they can prove that they had the pet fixed, and then they only get half of that. Its a cruel world we live in and sadly i feel that you should have to go through training classes to own pets. Theres to many irresponsible pet owners in this world.
 

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I had to stop reading the pet section of Craigslist... I would have ended up with 8 million dogs if I hadn't. It's just so sad :(
amen... i have to avoid it with all caution when i go to that site. Sadie mae came from a craigslist adoption and she turned out ok, a diva she is, but none the less, she's my diva :)
 

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alohaimee -- did you see the ad where Whidbey miltary wife needs foster care for 2 dogs? (l being a golden!)

I didn't see it yet, but I can't foster. I already am at the limit my housing allows. :(
 

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I have no human children (and that's probably a good thing...:bowl:), but I've often thought that some people should be required to attend training before becoming parents, so they know what they're getting into and treat the children right.

I suppose it's a good thing is that they can't post their kids on Craig's List - I honestly think that some would. I find it incredibly sad that so many furbabies end up there! WHAT are people thinking? Why do they think it's okay to dump them when it becomes a little inconvenient?!

Grrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhh! THAT'S why I have to stay away from the pet section! ;)

Its a cruel world we live in and sadly i feel that you should have to go through training classes to own pets. Theres to many irresponsible pet owners in this world.
 
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