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Old August 3rd, 2004, 10:35 AM
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I have a shepard mix that unfortunatley cant come to live in our new rental unit. She is 2 1/2 years old, beautiful short fur with total shepard looks. She is very strong for her size. She is probably considered a medium dog because she is petite for a shepard (only about 50 pounds) She needs a mature environment (no little children) and she is very fast and protective. She is partialy trained too. Please email me if your interested... in the burlington area.
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Old August 3rd, 2004, 12:54 PM
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When you say no young children is your dog not good with children and if so what happens?? Aggression/domination?

Can you pls post a picture or two of your dog.

Also, why can't you keep her? You're not allowed pets in a new rental? Maybe you can look for housing that allows you to take your dog with you.
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Old August 3rd, 2004, 01:23 PM
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Partionally trained,did you say she is 2 years old??? What is she trained on??
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Old August 4th, 2004, 09:41 AM
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well she will growl when children go near her food and when she gets excited shell jump not knowing her own strength and once a neighbors son got knocked down...wasnt serious. So we feel it is best if she went to a home with adults and maybe teeanaged children.
Partially trained meaning all the basics, sit, stay, lie down, come, shake paw, jump up and upstairs/downstairs. my eldest daugther has been teaching her to jump over obstacles and walk along logs.
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Old August 4th, 2004, 09:46 AM
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well she will growl when children go near her food and when she gets excited shell jump not knowing her own strength and once a neighbors son got knocked down...wasnt serious. So we feel it is best if she went to a home with adults and maybe teeanaged children.
Partially trained meaning all the basics, sit, stay, lie down, come, shake paw, jump up and upstairs/downstairs. my eldest daugther has been teaching her to jump over obstacles and walk along logs.
Does her "partial training" include house training?
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Old August 4th, 2004, 09:54 AM
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pics

Here are some pics i just took so they are up to date.
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Old August 4th, 2004, 09:56 AM
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Have you had her since she was a pup??She is adorable,i would love an older dog,but live to far.
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Old August 4th, 2004, 03:56 PM
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what a sweetheart,

She is beautiful,, you should consider keeping her.
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Old August 4th, 2004, 07:08 PM
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cant come to live in our new rental unit
Is there a reason you didn't look for a place you can take the dog???
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Old August 5th, 2004, 01:31 PM
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well yes she is completely house trained....and it was short notice to move...40 days...we are moving at the end of this month to a house and i really dont want to put her in the pound.....my daughter said look for someone willing to take her...so thats why im here. Yes we had her since she was a pup from a pet shop...she was so sad that we had to buy her.

Also there werent very many choices for rentals...the only townehouse that accepted dogs never responded.....but we were accepted for the house so we had to take it...
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Old August 5th, 2004, 10:59 PM
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I 'may' have someone interested
please check your private messages.
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Old August 6th, 2004, 11:28 PM
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I didn't hear back from you as of yet, did you rehome the dog ?
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Old August 7th, 2004, 04:08 PM
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still searching....

nope not yet. And the end of the month is fast approaching, so im putting a post in the buy and sell. I though i had another good picture but i guess i dont sorry....
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Old August 7th, 2004, 06:46 PM
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Has this dog been put on Petfinder yet?
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Old August 7th, 2004, 08:06 PM
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Luba mentioned she may have someone interested. Anything come of that?

Get a couple GOOD pics of her, and I can put her on my Petfinder site for you.

What do you mean by "protective"? Is she aggressive with people?
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Old August 8th, 2004, 05:00 PM
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sierra

shes not aggressive with people per say. She just will bark when she sees strangers...but she would never bite or snarl. Just like if its night time and she hears a noise at the door or in the yard she investigate and will bark if she feels the family is threatened. Like I said though children cant go near her food or she will growl, not adults though. Here is another pic ...it was in my recycling bin for some reason...and i think its pretty good too?
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Old August 8th, 2004, 06:02 PM
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"Alarm" barking is completely normal and most dogs do it.

Would you say she should not go to a home with kids under 5? What age kids is she o.k. with?

Give me your email addy and I'll put her on my Petfinder site.

What's her name?
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Old August 8th, 2004, 09:33 PM
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children issue

well if the child is told not to go near the dogs food and not to be too hyper around her ( to avoid jumping) then i would say children over 10 is ok. It all depends on the child(ren).
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Old August 8th, 2004, 09:35 PM
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Yes what is her name? AND I'm trying to get in touch with the individual that was looking for a dog like this but they may be away and I only have an email acct for them at this time.

There is two teenage children in the home I believe and they do go away on weekends to a trailer, they have a nice home and they love dogs.

I'm gonna keep on trying. If you decide to rehome on your own PLEASE do an adoption contract, a home visit and check a vet reference if you don't know the people.
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Old August 8th, 2004, 09:36 PM
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The file name is Sierra is that her name ? It's a nice name.
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Old August 8th, 2004, 09:42 PM
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yes

her name is Sierra and right now she is looking to go outside. I ask her if she has to go outside and shell come and look at me questioningly then I'll say speak, and she barks to say, "I have to go now!"
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Old August 9th, 2004, 01:09 PM
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These type dogs seem to get adopted VERY quickly on my Petfinder site, so I'll be glad to list Sierra ASAP. I'm sure she'll get a wonderful home!!

Of course she is spayed?
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Old August 9th, 2004, 01:33 PM
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Actually LR I just found out that she isn't spayed. I sent him a link to where he can get referred to a low cost spay clinic near him. Hopefully he'll do the responsible thing and get Sierra spayed.

We all know what horrible things can happen as a result of rehoming an intact female

Pls get back and let me know what your final decision is on the spay. I truly truly hope you take this into full and complete consideration. A one time cost can save this dog years of suffering, neglect, abuse and countless numbers of litters sold for money but full of genetic problems and improper homes.
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Old August 9th, 2004, 01:49 PM
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OH that's too bad! Since our goal is to cut DOWN on the number of homeless dogs, we can't possibly list an intact bitch and take the chance of creating MORE homeless dogs.

I'll have to remove my listing right now.

Why is a 2 1/2 yr old bitch not spayed? Don't you worry about pyometra and accidental pregnancies?
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Old August 9th, 2004, 01:53 PM
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Well lets just hope for the very best Sadie has her paws crossed and me my fingers.

I think this guy will realize he should spay her!
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Old August 9th, 2004, 10:58 PM
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I just wanted to update you, the individual I thought Sierra would be perfect for has to postpone adoption and will be unable to even consider adopting her.

I was wondering also if you gave any thought to what LR and I mentioned regarding spaying? Did you call the number I provided you?
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Old August 9th, 2004, 11:20 PM
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That's too bad for this poor dog. Every dog from this board that I have posted on my Petfinder site has gotten a home.

I'm always shocked that ANYONE would be irresponsible and uncaring enough to to try and give away an unspayed mixed breed dog and contribute to the horrible overpopulation and slaughter of dogs in the shelters.

I also cannot believe that someone would turn down help at finding this dog a home because he won't do the right thing and have her spayed.

GSD mixes are a dime a dozen and being dumped in huge numbers.
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Old August 10th, 2004, 06:10 AM
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Just another very sad story about a beautiful dog,whatever will her fate be
I just wish the owner would try as desperatly as you,Lucky,Luba,but I suppose it's money he is not interested in spending,to make sure she has a better life
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Old August 10th, 2004, 09:06 AM
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Cruelty???

You do not know me??? How do you even know I have the money to spay a dog???? DO you expect me to reveal my life story on here? Just to let anyone know their are some people that believe spaying or neutering animals is wrong and like taking away a part of their being. Im not saying I am....just to let you know...also I have had no problems at all, she has had periods once every three or four months but we just make sure she stays in one area (besides her outings) so their isnt any dripping on carpets. She is good that way. I cant believe the nerve of some people to try to judge others....there are extremists that would believe leashes are wrong and cruel, they would believe dog cates are wrong, they even think people that put clothes on little dogs as inhumane....it all depends on the person...
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Old August 10th, 2004, 09:21 AM
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william..

i don't think that anyone was trying to hurt your feelings. just that some of the senior members that are on here ... they rescue animals for a living.. and see abandoned animals everyone who die because of people that couldn't care less!! NOT SAYING THAT YOU DON"T CARE ABOUT YOUR DOG... please don't take it like that.. i seems to me like you loved your dog tons!!!!!

and i think they get mad at people not spaying or neutering animals is because just incase your dog rans away by accident ( you can't help it..) and gets pregnant... that will be the outcome of unwanted puppies!! and we have so many of them in the world already

hope everything works out wiht you and your doggie
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