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Old October 4th, 2009, 03:40 PM
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Need help finding a shelter

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.
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Old October 4th, 2009, 03:42 PM
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Ok, he's almost 3
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Old October 4th, 2009, 03:53 PM
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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?
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Old October 4th, 2009, 04:13 PM
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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...
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Missy (cat)-not sure when her birthday is, she was a rescue

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Old October 4th, 2009, 04:18 PM
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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:
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Old October 4th, 2009, 04:43 PM
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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.
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Dropping him at a shelter will likely end with him being euthed. :sad:
Ditto Hazel. This dog needs a rescue.
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Old October 5th, 2009, 02:28 PM
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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Old October 5th, 2009, 02:51 PM
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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.
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Old October 5th, 2009, 02:54 PM
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Old October 7th, 2009, 12:27 AM
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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.
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.
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Old October 7th, 2009, 06:09 AM
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*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.
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Sammi please contact Furbaby. Sometimes transport can be arranged.
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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...
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