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Sammi028
October 4th, 2009, 03:40 PM
As some of you know, I have been having problems with my 2 year old Silky Terrier and as I have been back with him for 3 weeks I am seeing alot of the problems my mom is talking about. My 2 year old cousin was here and she wanted to see him so i was holding him and as soon as she came near him he bit her hand! I have never seen him do something like that ESPECIALLY with me holding him. We have kids over all the time and we can't have him biting them, so I have come to the decision to find a new home for him. He is really a good dog in small crowds, but as soon as too many people come into the picture he starts misbehaving. I would like for him to go somewhere where people want to take good care of him and he will be able to run around outside alot (his outside is confined to a porch and it's really not good for him) with someone who wants to train him and play with him. He does not like little children AT ALL!!! Someone please help me.

Sammi028
October 4th, 2009, 03:42 PM
Ok, he's almost 3

Shaykeija
October 4th, 2009, 03:53 PM
Can you contact furbaby rescue? This is her link.

http://www.furbabyrescue.com/

If she decides to take your baby can you fly it out to her?

Sammi028
October 4th, 2009, 04:13 PM
It may be a possibility, but we can't really afford to spend a lot to rehome him. We are having some financial troubles right now...

hazelrunpack
October 4th, 2009, 04:18 PM
Shelters will often not rehome dogs with a history of biting, Sammi. Your best bet will be with a rescue that can properly evaluate and work with Andy. Dropping him at a shelter will likely end with him being euthed. :sad:

Frenchy
October 4th, 2009, 04:43 PM
so i was holding him and as soon as she came near him he bit her hand!

sorry but you put the dog in a position where he couldn't get away and felt threatened , scared , that is why he bit. You should have leaft the dog on the floor and let him go to the kid.

that is exactly why I adopted my last foster , because I was afraid he would end up with people that do not know how to treat a small dog. He has issues , but I know how to avoid putting him in those situations.
Dropping him at a shelter will likely end with him being euthed. :sad:

Ditto Hazel. This dog needs a rescue.

Sammi028
October 4th, 2009, 07:12 PM
So how do I find a rescue that I don't have to pay for? We can't afford to pay to put him somewhere.

He has bit her before and he wasn't being held that time, he growls at and bites at any little kid that comes over here and he sometimes nips out at adults too.

Chris21711
October 5th, 2009, 08:10 AM
Maybe you could try this route.

http://silkyterrier.rescueme.org/sites

clm
October 5th, 2009, 01:43 PM
So how do I find a rescue that I don't have to pay for? We can't afford to pay to put him somewhere.

He has bit her before and he wasn't being held that time, he growls at and bites at any little kid that comes over here and he sometimes nips out at adults too.

OK, I've been biting my tongue here, but it's not working.

And just what have you been doing to work with this dog and his nipping and growling.

You are the caregiver for this dog. It's your responsibility to find a safe new home for it if you are not willing to work with the dog and his temperment issues. If you have to pay to surrender it to a rescue then find the money to do that if need be. Period. It's a one time investment to give this poor dog the chance to continue to live instead of surrendering it to a shelter to be put down. You owe that to this dog.

clm

Love4himies
October 5th, 2009, 01:53 PM
OK, I've been biting my tongue here, but it's not working.

And just what have you been doing to work with this dog and his nipping and growling.

You are the caregiver for this dog. It's your responsibility to find a safe new home for it if you are not willing to work with the dog and his temperment issues. If you have to pay to surrender it to a rescue then find the money to do that if need be. Period. It's a one time investment to give this poor dog the chance to continue to live instead of surrendering it to a shelter to be put down. You owe that to this dog.

clm

Well said, clm. :thumbs up It really upsets me when people feel their pet is "too much trouble" and quickly hand it over to be somebody else's responsibility.

Try going to obedience class to train the dog properly.

NoahGrey
October 5th, 2009, 02:11 PM
I agree with CLM and Love4himies. This dog is behaving like this for a reason. And as an owner, it is your responsibity to figure out why. I noticed in your orginal post, that after 3 weeks, you were back with him. Do you go away lot?

This is one of the reason why I loved working for the humane society where I used to live. Every dog/cat that came in, but had behavioual issues would be worked, to see why the animal acts the way that it does. We have a animal behaviourist on staff, who works with animals that need a little extra love/trust.

This is one of the reasons, why we have dogs like yours in our shelters. People who do not properly train their dog, excerise their dog, enough bonding time, attention. Then can't take it anymore and want the problem off their hands, so someone else can deal with it. All without blinking an eye. And it is the dog that pays the price. All because of irrresponible owers.

Then turn around and cry and moan that your dog was put down..I mean yes it is awful and shouldn't happen, but really it is the owners fault as to why the dog has to be pts. And you can't adopt a dog out that has a bite history. Then it would be a public safety issue.

ACO22

BenMax
October 5th, 2009, 02:26 PM
I have to agree with others here.

It is your responsibility to ensure this dogs safety. If you need to fork out some cash to either go to dog classes or make a donation to a rescue that will take the dog - then do it.

There are many people that have to deal with other people's messes. And WE stand out in the rain to fundraise in order to save the same type of dog that you are trying so desperately to hand over to someone else. Please - take care of your responsibilities, that is your job.

Bailey_
October 5th, 2009, 02:28 PM
As some of you know, I have been having problems with my 2 year old Silky Terrier and as I have been back with him for 3 weeks I am seeing alot of the problems my mom is talking about. My 2 year old cousin was here and she wanted to see him so i was holding him and as soon as she came near him he bit her hand! I have never seen him do something like that ESPECIALLY with me holding him. We have kids over all the time and we can't have him biting them, so I have come to the decision to find a new home for him. He is really a good dog in small crowds, but as soon as too many people come into the picture he starts misbehaving. I would like for him to go somewhere where people want to take good care of him and he will be able to run around outside alot (his outside is confined to a porch and it's really not good for him) with someone who wants to train him and play with him. He does not like little children AT ALL!!! Someone please help me.

I agree with the others. It really doesn't sound like this dog has had much instruction in the way of how to handle children.

I have a 1.5 year old daughter and you will NEVER see her running at a dog, or pulling their tails/ears/hair. She knows the word 'gentle' and we've even taught her to blow kisses at animals instead of allowing her to actually physically put her face near a dog like she would LOVE to do. On that same note, any dog that comes into our home is immediatley 'desensitized' to touch. While we don't let children do this, we ensure that if they ever WERE tugged on - (even by a vet or groomer) - there will be no reaction. We go so far as to even pull gently on their tounges inside their mouths, as well as running our fingers along their gums.

Have you considered that his 'biting' may have been more of a territorial/protective thing towards you rather than trying to be physically aggressive towards the child?

It is YOUR families responsibility to keep this dog and to teach it how to react near children - and to teach anyone coming into your house how to handle your dog. Period.

Please don't fail this dog again - take it to a rescue.

14+kitties
October 5th, 2009, 02:36 PM
The best place for this dog is with a rescue. It is plain that humans come before the dog in this household. Surrender, and pay if need be. At least give this poor thing a chance.

lUvMyLaB<3
October 5th, 2009, 02:39 PM
wow.. that is all I can say W-O-W..

Ok... So.. If your child starts to bite what are you going to do? Toss him?? Really? NO you will teach your child with love and patience that is not ok, you will be frustrated and want to blow your lid, but you will do it, when that dog was brought it to the home you made a promise to the dog that you will take care of it, for better or for worse.

That poor dog, you get no sympathy from me, but wow I cry for that dog, you cannot even put time into helping it? You wont spend a dime on it?

Do you know why many of the people on this board have financial trouble? Because they spend countless amounts of money picking up the pieces of situations just like this. People that can see it from the dogs eyes and know the dog deserves it.

Please do the right thing, I cannot even begin to list the things that can and will happen if you give up that dog. He had NO choice to be brought into your home, you owe it to him to fix the problems that ARE NOT his fault, please please do the right thing.

BenMax
October 5th, 2009, 02:41 PM
The best place for this dog is with a rescue. It is plain that humans come before the dog in this household. Surrender, and pay if need be. At least give this poor thing a chance.

I have to agree with 14+K.

I must add that this dog can be saved but in the right environment, with the right people and in a rescue and not a shelter. This way the dog will be placed with an experienced foster family to help in getting through issues.

14+kitties
October 5th, 2009, 02:49 PM
I must add that this dog can be saved but in the right environment, with the right people and in a rescue and not a shelter. This way the dog will be placed with an experienced foster family to help in getting through issues.

:sorry::offtopic: I have to admit I am ignorant in the workings of a rescue as I would never use one to surrender a pet. I would work with that pet to get it turned around. So I have a question. Do rescues charge a surrender fee? I know shelters do if it's an owner surrender.

* Should add I am not sure how a dog rescue works. With cats and the rescues I work with they don't charge.

Bailey_
October 5th, 2009, 02:49 PM
Sammi,

If you are very sure you don't want to pay to bring your dog to a rescue, please contact me. anna@pettiquite.com

I have someone affiliated with Best Friends that will be willing to pick up your dog for you. Please do not take this dog to a shelter, there are better options.

Bailey_
October 5th, 2009, 02:51 PM
:sorry::offtopic: I have to admit I am ignorant in the workings of a rescue as I would never use one to surrender a pet. I would work with that pet to get it turned around. So I have a question. Do rescues charge a surrender fee? I know shelters do if it's an owner surrender.

* Should add I am not sure how a dog rescue works. With cats and the rescues I work with they don't charge.

Usually, many do, at least here - for owner surrendered animals. The ones in our city range from $100 - $150.

BenMax
October 5th, 2009, 02:54 PM
:sorry::offtopic: I have to admit I am ignorant in the workings of a rescue as I would never use one to surrender a pet. I would work with that pet to get it turned around. So I have a question. Do rescues charge a surrender fee? I know shelters do if it's an owner surrender.

* Should add I am not sure how a dog rescue works. With cats and the rescues I work with they don't charge.

There is no charge normally, BUT if a donation is offered, a rescue may be more inclined to help in order to offset the expense of the dog being surrendered.

I never ask for a donation, but I do hint that there is a financial requirement. 1 out of 10 will donate.

clm
October 5th, 2009, 03:00 PM
There is no charge normally, BUT if a donation is offered, a rescue may be more inclined to help in order to offset the expense of the dog being surrendered.

I never ask for a donation, but I do hint that there is a financial requirement. 1 out of 10 will donate.

one out of 10. How sad is that. Chances are they paid somewhere between 500 and 1,000 dollars for the cute puppy at the pet shop or byb to start with and once they decide to get rid of it, it's not worth spending a cent on.:frustrated:

clm

Bailey_
October 5th, 2009, 03:02 PM
BM, is that with your rescue or many in your area? That's wonderful if they don't charge for surrendered animals, but I don't know of any rescues here that *dont* charge, unless the animal is found as a stray. :sad:

BenMax
October 5th, 2009, 03:04 PM
one out of 10. How sad is that. Chances are they paid somewhere between 500 and 1,000 dollars for the cute puppy at the pet shop or byb to start with and once they decide to get rid of it, it's not worth spending a cent on.:frustrated:

clm

Those that really love their animals and there is no solution are the ones that usually offer a donation. The majority of people who abandon their animals usually have a gun at your head using the old 'if you don't take it now, it's going to the pound'. You know that you are not going to see anything from these people.

My opinion on surrendering to either a shelter or rescue it is only curteous to provide somesort of donation. Every darn penny helps (it truly does). If these same people had to have their animals euthanized it would cost quite a bit. If they are willing to save the dog, then the classy thing to do is give a donation.

Bailey_
October 5th, 2009, 03:07 PM
My opinion on surrendering to either a shelter or rescue it is only curteous to provide somesort of donation. Every darn penny helps (it truly does). If these same people had to have their animals euthanized it would cost quite a bit. If they are willing to save the dog, then the classy thing to do is give a donation.

Do shelters in your area not charge a fee either?? Shelters all charge a surrender fee here - and actually, many dogs/cats/birds are left at the doors. People don't even want to pay the 30 bucks to bring their animal into a warm building...:frustrated:

BenMax
October 5th, 2009, 03:08 PM
Do shelters in your area not charge a fee either?? Shelters all charge a surrender fee here - and actually, many dogs/cats/birds are left at the doors. People don't even want to pay the 30 bucks to bring their animal into a warm building...:frustrated:

If the shelter has the contract for the municipality then no they do not charge, otherwise, yes there is a fee but it is so darn little.

14+kitties
October 5th, 2009, 03:14 PM
There is no charge normally, BUT if a donation is offered, a rescue may be more inclined to help in order to offset the expense of the dog being surrendered.

I never ask for a donation, but I do hint that there is a financial requirement. 1 out of 10 will donate.

Thanks BM and Bailey. As I said, cats I know. Dogs not so much. Shelters here charge to surrender. Rescues I didn't know.
Sorry, off topic again. :o
When I got Benni and her baby Snoopy I told the woman I would not take them unless she came up with some money to spay Benni. I figured I was doing her a huge favour by taking "ol' cranky" off her hands, she could pay. And the last four my co-worker has given me a little to help out too. :thumbs up

Ok, back to the regularily scheduled doggie surrender........ :sad:

Bailey_
October 5th, 2009, 03:18 PM
When I got Benni and her baby Snoopy I told the woman I would not take them unless she came up with some money to spay Benni. I figured I was doing her a huge favour by taking "ol' cranky" off her hands, she could pay. And the last four my co-worker has given me a little to help out too.


:sorry::offtopic: Good for you 14, for encouraging her to pay at least something!!! :thumbs up

breeze
October 5th, 2009, 03:24 PM
Sammi028 who is the dog living with?? you or your parents??

I know that being young you think this is the only option ( to give up the dog) but there are people on this board that might be able to help you or your parents if you/parents are willing to try. It will take a commitment from you and your parents, but it could be achieved with some help.

there is always options, and you have to try everything before you/parents give up..

Bailey_
October 5th, 2009, 03:25 PM
Sammi028 who is the dog living with?? you or your parents??

I know that being young you think this is the only option ( to give up the dog) but there are people on this board that might be able to help you or your parents if you/parents are willing to try. It will take a commitment from you and your parents, but it could be achieved with some help.

there is always options, and you have to try everything before you/parents give up..

:thumbs up Very true Breeze.

breeze
October 5th, 2009, 03:35 PM
you got very good advice in your thread here... http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=64869


so what happened?? did your mom stop going for training?? you said things were improving, what set her back??

chico2
October 5th, 2009, 03:36 PM
No reply yet,I don't think Sammi liked the answers:sad:
People often just do not see the need to train a small dog,but like Ceasar says,all dogs,no matter the size need training.
I hope this little pup will be ok....:pray:

BenMax
October 5th, 2009, 03:44 PM
No reply yet,I don't think Sammi liked the answers:sad:
People often just do not see the need to train a small dog,but like Ceasar says,all dogs,no matter the size need training.
I hope this little pup will be ok....:pray:

Me too. I don't think there really was anything that really could have been said Chico2. Sometimes people make up their minds and even if given great advice will do whatever they were set out to do.

It is difficult not knowing the fate of this little one. Really, it is frustrating...and sad.

Bailey_
October 5th, 2009, 03:56 PM
Don't give up yet friends! :) The OP just last logged in this afternoon...doesn't mean she won't be back to check up on our comments. :thumbs up

Golden Girls
October 5th, 2009, 04:11 PM
If any one read her previous posts you'd see this dog has lived with her mom for over a year ...

I hope at least you come back to see the offer Bailey made for you, please take it and allow Best Friends to work with your pup - in the right hands he'll blossom.

btw your mom should be charged with animal abuse

Lyrical44
October 5th, 2009, 06:30 PM
Now I read this, and I was at first irritated that everyone was down on you, your trying to do what you think is right for your dog and all...NOW

Now, Im like, you know, you have been here since AUGUST and you have 30....just 30 posts. And I feel like maybe you really dont CARE to try.

It doesnt take money to adjust a dogs behaviour all the time, you CAN do it on your own if you feel like putting in the effort. Im not saying that you are in the wrong for thinking maybe your dog would be better somewhere else, where the people have the resources to properly care for it, because I did rehome my biting dog when I couldnt change her habits, but I TRIED. 3 WEEKS?! You have had the dog 3 WEEKS, WTH its a silkie terrier, I have one of this, sitting right beside me as I type, shes TINY and HELPLESS, and 3 WEEKS is ALL your willing to give this dog?! I will tell you right now, Bennie has jumped on my 5 year old neice, I corrected that, he has CUT my stomach, my foot, my arm, my thigh, he has EATEN every friggin shoe I ever liked, he has driven my mother half crazy with his chewing, he stomps my cats, he runs rampant all over my house given the oppertunity. He will be 1 year on the 23rd. I HAVE HAD HIM SINCE DAY 1. He has more issues that and equestrian magazine, and STILL I wont be giving him away. I have corrected his chewing for the most part, I dont allow him to stomp the cats. DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT IS FOR ME?! HE is a great dane/newfie/something, HE is huge! YOU HAVE A SILKIE TERRIER!! GROW UP, take responsibility for something you originally ASKED FOR

30 POSTS?! You have tried NOTHING.

I am ENRAGED by your posts.

Take up any offer you get, from the peole here willing to help your dog now. He deserves it. OMG how dare you. Dont get another pet, if you cant even take the time to keep the Terrier from the child, and then introduce them slowly, to correct his growling, and niping, omg....just....ugh.....some people.

Lyrical44
October 5th, 2009, 06:33 PM
as a matter of fact. If you can put your pup on the road. I will take him. I am giving an offer for a safe, happy home.

t.pettet
October 5th, 2009, 06:52 PM
Give it up people, this op just wants to get rid of the dog so no amount of trying to teach her other options or training methods or trying tirying to make her take some responsibility is going to get through. What we might consider doing for future dumpees is set-up a network of people who would be willing to drive a certain distance to actually go and get the dog. One person for each 100 mile distance or something as such. Something to consider! By the way Bailey I have never charged the morons any fee when taking in their unwanted pet as time is of the essence especially when the pet has a good chance of being tossed out anywhere but I do make sure to have the owner sign a surrender form.

Bailey_
October 5th, 2009, 10:01 PM
Give it up people, this op just wants to get rid of the dog so no amount of trying to teach her other options or training methods or trying tirying to make her take some responsibility is going to get through. What we might consider doing for future dumpees is set-up a network of people who would be willing to drive a certain distance to actually go and get the dog. One person for each 100 mile distance or something as such. Something to consider! By the way Bailey I have never charged the morons any fee when taking in their unwanted pet as time is of the essence especially when the pet has a good chance of being tossed out anywhere but I do make sure to have the owner sign a surrender form.

I personally don't like to give up on people, which is why I've already phoned my contacts in UT to ensure that this dog may get the needed help IF the family decides against bringing it to a rescue.
This particular OP is young, therefore as Breeze mentioned, the OP may not understand all the options available to her and her family. If it IS the final decision to get rid of the dog, as everyone has already stated there are options available and I think it's neccessary for the OP to understand. And why shouldn't we make it clear that this family has a responsibility? They do. Stating this fact certainly cannot hurt.

That's great that YOU don't charge to take in owner surrendered animals. The rescues I'm affiliated with in my city - do charge, and the cost also varies as to the individual situation and WHY they are surrendering their animal, as well as if it is nuetered or spayed yet.

By the way, I think we can refrain from calling people 'morons' here. We all have our opinion about people that surrender animals, however name-calling is a tad immature IMO.

Melinda
October 6th, 2009, 05:11 AM
There is no charge normally, BUT if a donation is offered, a rescue may be more inclined to help in order to offset the expense of the dog being surrendered.

I never ask for a donation, but I do hint that there is a financial requirement. 1 out of 10 will donate.

the one I work with in Ottawa also doesn't charge, often times not even a donation is hinted at nor requested, that said, I never rescue a dog to hand over to them without giving them money, my last was my sisters pet store dog (maybe now she'll listen to me) I paid to have the pup spayed at the rescue. please allow a rescue to take your pup, I know where you're coming from, your first responsibility is to your children and their friends and its a horrible feeling not being able to stop your dog from going after them, I lived like that for 14 yrs with a beagle that hated children, the dog suffered for it and so did the children by not being able to play with their own dog. back then there were no "trainers" "behavioralist" on every corner, that was unheard of, instead we lived in a vacume rarely having friends over with kids in "case", and my home was a series of baby gates (6 to be exact) which daily I would shift around to allow the dog to have access to different rooms during the day while keeping my children and their friends safe.

Melinda
October 6th, 2009, 07:02 AM
Now I read this, and I was at first irritated that everyone was down on you, your trying to do what you think is right for your dog and all...NOW

Now, Im like, you know, you have been here since AUGUST and you have 30....just 30 posts. And I feel like maybe you really dont CARE to try.

It doesnt take money to adjust a dogs behaviour all the time, you CAN do it on your own if you feel like putting in the effort. Im not saying that you are in the wrong for thinking maybe your dog would be better somewhere else, where the people have the resources to properly care for it, because I did rehome my biting dog when I couldnt change her habits, but I TRIED. 3 WEEKS?! You have had the dog 3 WEEKS, WTH its a silkie terrier, I have one of this, sitting right beside me as I type, shes TINY and HELPLESS, and 3 WEEKS is ALL your willing to give this dog?! I will tell you right now, Bennie has jumped on my 5 year old neice, I corrected that, he has CUT my stomach, my foot, my arm, my thigh, he has EATEN every friggin shoe I ever liked, he has driven my mother half crazy with his chewing, he stomps my cats, he runs rampant all over my house given the oppertunity. He will be 1 year on the 23rd. I HAVE HAD HIM SINCE DAY 1. He has more issues that and equestrian magazine, and STILL I wont be giving him away. I have corrected his chewing for the most part, I dont allow him to stomp the cats. DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT IS FOR ME?! HE is a great dane/newfie/something, HE is huge! YOU HAVE A SILKIE TERRIER!! GROW UP, take responsibility for something you originally ASKED FOR

30 POSTS?! You have tried NOTHING.

I am ENRAGED by your posts.

Take up any offer you get, from the peole here willing to help your dog now. He deserves it. OMG how dare you. Dont get another pet, if you cant even take the time to keep the Terrier from the child, and then introduce them slowly, to correct his growling, and niping, omg....just....ugh.....some people.


a tad harsh I think, she came here for help, not to be put down, hopefully she read replies and found something to help her. I hate seeing how they get scared away. my opinion only.

Macomom
October 6th, 2009, 07:47 AM
Melinda,
You and I are of the same thought on this.

Melinda
October 6th, 2009, 07:52 AM
thank you Macomom:thumbs up

Love4himies
October 6th, 2009, 08:04 AM
Here is a link to the original thread:

http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=64869

This dog will never thrive in this family, I now know that this dog needs to be rehomed to an experienced person before it is too late.

Poor dog :sad:

BenMax
October 6th, 2009, 08:35 AM
Wow what an emotional thread.

Listen Sammi - Bailey has provided you with an 'in'. My suggestion is to take it. This is a very very rare opportunity which is really a gift and a very nice gesture.

Sammi, if you really love this dog as you said in your first thread, then you will do the right thing and contact Bailey - don't wait. I can tell you that you will not be judged by her as she is doing this for the dog. Please take her up on this offer....it's a good one.:thumbs up

Love4himies
October 6th, 2009, 08:37 AM
Bailey: I think the dog is in Missouri, not Utah.

Bailey_
October 6th, 2009, 10:03 AM
Bailey: I think the dog is in Missouri, not Utah.

Yeah, Chico, I did read that the dog is in Missouri, and that the OP lives in Utah. But considering this is "her dog" I would hope that if the dog had the chance to go to a wonderful rescue and find a loving home free of charge, compared to being brought to a shelter, that the OP and their family would do all they could to ensure this.

My contacts have also offered to meet the OP in her hometown in UT, if need be, so she won't have to travel far. :thumbs up

Love4himies
October 6th, 2009, 10:07 AM
Yeah, Chico, I did read that the dog is in Missouri, and that the OP lives in Utah. But considering this is "her dog" I would hope that if the dog had the chance to go to a wonderful rescue and find a loving home free of charge, compared to being brought to a shelter, that the OP and their family would do all they could to ensure this.

My contacts have also offered to meet the OP in her hometown in UT, if need be, so she won't have to travel far. :thumbs up

I hope you hear back from her, this dog really needs to be in experienced hands.

Thank you for offering this help for her :angel:

Lyrical44
October 6th, 2009, 12:45 PM
I really am sorry for my harshness, but some people need/deserve a good kick every once in a while. I have had it MANY times, and Ive been a little emptional these days, Im looking high and low for my dog, and to see that someone is willing to just....give up on theirs....that really gets my dander up.

Sammi028
October 6th, 2009, 02:28 PM
And just what have you been doing to work with this dog and his nipping and growling.

You are the caregiver for this dog. It's your responsibility to find a safe new home for it if you are not willing to work with the dog and his temperment issues.


I live across the country from him, so I have not been able to train him at all because I can not have animals at my apartment. We have tried before to work with him, but he is extremely territorial and doesn't bite me, because I am his original master, but my little brother likes to play the game of hit the person who's holding the dog so that the dog gets upset and angry and my brother has some mental problems that we are trying to work with, but it's a slow process and he is not helping the dog's temperament. As I said, my mom doesn't have the time to deal with both of them. My brother alone is a handful.

Bailey_
October 6th, 2009, 02:29 PM
Sammi. Email me. I will put you in touch with people that want to help you and your dog.

t.pettet
October 6th, 2009, 07:12 PM
If the word 'moron' fits then I will use it, don't need lectures from you.

Sammi028
October 6th, 2009, 10:20 PM
K here is the situation.

I live in a place where I am not allowed to have pets, so although my mom did not want the dog to stay with them, I insisted on her keeping him so that we wouldn't have to give him away. If I could take him with me I would in a heartbeat because he does well with me, unfortunately I am not in a position to take him. I am not trying to give him away because I just can't handle it anymore, I want him in a better home with people who know how to handle him. As I said before, my little brother encourages his aggressivness which is one reason I can't get him to stop biting. The reason I asked for help is so that I could get advice from some people who know a little more than me about all of this, and most of the replies I got were very cruel! I do not appreciate being told that I don't care about my dog. I want to put him somewhere better which is why I asked instead of just taking him to the pound or something. It kills me to have to even think about giving him up let alone actually doing it, but I know that he deserves better, and I can't give it to him! None of you know the situation I am in and thank you Bailey for actually listening to the situation, I will be sending you an e-mail, but the rest of you were very rude! I'm sorry I don't spend my entire life in front of a computer screen!!!!! I am a poor college student and I actually have to get off my butt and work!!! I know, it's a foreign concept for some of you jerks who can just sit at home all day with your dogs and your laptop in front of you and criticize people asking for help!

Sammi028
October 6th, 2009, 10:26 PM
I noticed in your orginal post, that after 3 weeks, you were back with him. Do you go away lot?


No you read that wrong, I was back with him FOR 3 weeks, I don't live with him...I wish I did, but I don't.

Shaykeija
October 6th, 2009, 11:02 PM
Umm Sammi..I was not rude. Furbaby rescue might help. I know the lady who runs it and she is very nice. I hope you can get this little soul into a rescue. If I was closer I would take him myself. I run a small dog rescue and seem to get the ones no one wants.

Sammi028
October 6th, 2009, 11:21 PM
I didn't mean everyone was rude, but there were alot of people who were...unfortunately I can't afford to send him there. I don't have alot to spare after I pay everything for the month...I haven't worked for a month, and I just got demoted with a pay cut, so now I have even less to spare...

mikischo
October 7th, 2009, 12:04 AM
I would like for him to go somewhere where people want to take good care of him and he will be able to run around outside alot (his outside is confined to a porch and it's really not good for him) with someone who wants to train him and play with him. He does not like little children AT ALL!!! Someone please help me.

Sammi, your very first post on this thread clearly showed that you cared about your dog and wanted to do what was best for him. Anybody who would have taken the time to check your user profile and read your previous posts regarding your dog should have clearly seen that you were a struggling student living away from home who had very little control over the situation. In my opinion, the decision you have made was wise and unselfish, and I am very glad that, despite the rude comments made by several of the posters on this thread, you were able to find the help you came for. :2huggers:

Sammi028
October 7th, 2009, 12:27 AM
Sammi, your very first post on this thread clearly showed that you cared about your dog and wanted to do what was best for him. Anybody who would have taken the time to check your user profile and read your previous posts regarding your dog should have clearly seen that you were a struggling student living away from home who had very little control over the situation. In my opinion, the decision you have made was wise and unselfish, and I am very glad that, despite the rude comments made by several of the posters on this thread, you were able to find the help you came for. :2huggers:

Thank you for actually reading what I put. It's nice to have someone who actually listens. I am actually holding back tears as I am writing all of this because part of me still wants to be selfish and keep him, even though it won't be what's best for him. I finally see that he needs something better and I will do everything in my power to give him that, even if it means bawling as I hand him over to someone that can take care of him better than me.

Melinda
October 7th, 2009, 06:09 AM
*hugs* to you Sammi, you handled yourself quite well in here!! All the best to you and your dog, we'll be rooting for you.

Shaykeija
October 7th, 2009, 06:28 AM
Sammi please contact Furbaby. Sometimes transport can be arranged.

Golden Girls
October 7th, 2009, 07:16 AM
K here is the situation.

I live in a place where I am not allowed to have pets, so although my mom did not want the dog to stay with them, I insisted on her keeping him so that we wouldn't have to give him away. If I could take him with me I would in a heartbeat because he does well with me, unfortunately I am not in a position to take him. I am not trying to give him away because I just can't handle it anymore, I want him in a better home with people who know how to handle him. As I said before, my little brother encourages his aggressivness which is one reason I can't get him to stop biting. The reason I asked for help is so that I could get advice from some people who know a little more than me about all of this, and most of the replies I got were very cruel! I do not appreciate being told that I don't care about my dog. I want to put him somewhere better which is why I asked instead of just taking him to the pound or something. It kills me to have to even think about giving him up let alone actually doing it, but I know that he deserves better, and I can't give it to him! None of you know the situation I am in and thank you Bailey for actually listening to the situation, I will be sending you an e-mail, but the rest of you were very rude! I'm sorry I don't spend my entire life in front of a computer screen!!!!! I am a poor college student and I actually have to get off my butt and work!!! I know, it's a foreign concept for some of you jerks who can just sit at home all day with your dogs and your laptop in front of you and criticize people asking for help!Good for you, peeps please give her a break and try not to respond! Sammi sending :goodvibes: as hard as it will be your doing a very selfless thing for your dog and hoping you'll get the help you came here for.

Bailey all your posts (even when struggling :D) are very helpful, pleasant and informative thank you :)

Sammi028
October 7th, 2009, 12:59 PM
Sammi please contact Furbaby. Sometimes transport can be arranged.

It's not really the transport I'm worried about. She has the price posted on the website, and I can't even afford the smaller price if he doesn't need anything done. I wish that I could afford to send him there, but I have not worked for a month, I'm not scheduled to work this week, and I just got demoted with a pay cut, and I have been living paycheck to paycheck for the past year...

Bailey_
October 7th, 2009, 01:36 PM
Sammi, I've replied.:thumbs up

GG, thanks!!! Right back atchya! :D

Shaykeija
October 7th, 2009, 09:31 PM
Sammi I think the fees you are seeing are the adoption fees she charges when someone takes these fur babies home. As far as I know, she doe not charge for surrender. Please contact her and ask. Elenie is a very kind person.

Golden Girls
October 9th, 2009, 08:13 AM
If the shelter has the contract for the municipality then no they do not charge, otherwise, yes there is a fee but it is so darn little.Really? The SPCA charges surrending fees, but every city differs depending on what borough you live in. So does the other AC's - Berger Blanc's surrender fee is like $85 for a dog :eek: not sure the cost for a cat. I think this is a huge problem with some pets being left to fend for themselves :shrug: Or why some will drop them off as a stray :sad: But of course I understand the need for these fees.

Sammi how are things going?

Sammi028
April 8th, 2010, 12:42 AM
sorry it's taken so long to respond, but my cousin wants to take my dog, and in 2 months he will have a new home. I'm glad that she wants to take him because my brother just can't handle him

14+kitties
April 8th, 2010, 08:25 AM
sorry it's taken so long to respond, but my cousin wants to take my dog, and in 2 months he will have a new home. I'm glad that she wants to take him because my brother just can't handle him

I am glad your cousin is taking the dog and hopefully is willing to work with him. For you I pray you do not bring another animal into your life until you are in a position to give it the requirements needed. Pets are not all love and joy. They take work as well. Good luck.