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Old 08-23-2016, 04:16 PM
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Some rescues are on a power trip. No question in my mind. Some are dishonest. I knew of a woman who ran a "horse rescue" and would board her rescues and leave in the dead of night without paying the bill. Piece of garbage.

You shouldn't have to jump through hoops if you are sane and can offer a good home.
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Old 08-23-2016, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Sunflower--girl View Post
My rescue dog was born with a cleft palate and dumped at animal control to die at 2 days old. So I am extremely glad Animal Control called the rescue to come get him. Not all rescues are dog flippers.
No by far, most rescues care. I just said I found some "dog flippers" (good term) up north where I didn't as much down south (although down south a ton of people do it on Craigs List). But up here in Minnesota a lot of places I looked had rescue fees of $350+ where in Texas, most rescue fees were $75-$150. Much less to be made off of a dog.

There are good and bad everywhere. I didn't mean to imply they are better down south. Its just a different culture with dog adoption, for sure.
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Old 08-26-2016, 12:14 PM
Location: Thousand Oaks, California
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I tried so hard to find a lab to rescue. There are a few lab rescues in so Cal. I put in applications in several. Only one ever responded. They were in San Diego (4 hours away from us). It was our last resort. They do have a lot of dogs, which was a good thing. They have events every saturday for 90 minutes at a pet store. They dont tell you until about midnight the night before which dogs will be there (which is nice that they do it - but hard to plan a trip so far away on such short notice). Anyway, we ended up finding a dog online that we fell in love with and ended up getting. But my experience with the rescues was not a simple one. We are experienced dog owners, with a huge fenced yard and we were not going to leave the dog alone during the day (going to work with dad), no cats, no kids, etc.. Just felt ignored - I started looking over a month before the time I knew we'd want to pick a dog. So maybe they have more than enough homes wanting dogs, not sure..

I have yet to figure out how to post photos here - but our new lab pup is about 4 months old. She is an English black lab and just adorable! We love her so much! She is on instagram if you want to see her - search for elsiesweetpea (and follow her for updated photos). I post a couple a day!
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Old 08-26-2016, 10:56 PM
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Originally Posted by no kudzu View Post
3) The rescues get to the most desired dogs in shelters. They have spotters who make daily trips and pull dogs they think will be easily rehomed. Some also have special relationships with shelter workers who call certain rescues as soon as a certain dog comes in.
I volunteer at a local shelter. We exchange dogs with other shelters and rescue agencies when intake is high and space is short. But we don't just allow anyone to take highly adoptable dogs. That would leave the less adoptable ones and that gets expensive. Turnover is important to the survival of a shelter.
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