Cade is a handsome and sweet boy. He was surrendered to the shelter because he family couldn't afford to feed him any more. He promises to tell us more about himself and do a photo shoot after he unpacks his bag's. ****Please visit our website at http://www.foreverhome.petfinder.com. There you can complete an application on-line, review our adoption process and our donation request. Since we are an all volunteer group we are only accepting applications within a 50 mile radius or 1 hour from the Albany, NY International Airport. We do not have a facility, all dogs are fostered in our homes, the time to see them is during our adoption event at PetsMart, 161 Washington Ave., Ext., Albany, NY 12210. Thank you for your interest in a rescue dog, they are the best!
Forever Home Dog Rescue of the Capital District, Albany, NY
|I like how they all say "couldnt afford to feed him anymore" what about a bath and a groom? Couldnt afford that either?!? Sorry but seeing all those matts make me think of Ryleigh and how neglected she was when we got her. No excuse for that.|
I like how they all say "couldnt afford to feed him anymore" what about a bath and a groom? Couldnt afford that either?!? Sorry but seeing all those matts make me think of Ryleigh and how neglected she was when we got her. No excuse for that.
Believe it or not, bad things can happen to good people. If they couldn't afford to feed the dog any longer, chances are they also could not afford a groomer to shave him down and bathe him. With the spring rain and all the mud we've had lately it doesn't take long for a coat to mat and get filthy. We've had dogs surrendered for all kinds of reasons, from families being evicted from their homes to just not having the time to spend with their pets. This doesn't necessarily make them "bad" people. Some just didn't know what they were getting into when they took on the responsibility of an OES.
All of us say that nothing could ever make us give up our dogs but seriously, these days many people are in dire straits financially. They are doing the best they can to just get by. We've had nearly twice as many dogs surrendered this year as last and most really are doing the best thing by giving up their dog. There are people wanting these dogs and can provide good homes for them. Believe me, we're not making money helping to place these dogs and we work very hard to find them great new homes. It's a rare dog whose vet care does not exceed what is asked in adoption donations.
Sorry for the rant but when we start pointing fingers at people who legitimately cannot keep their pets it often discourages them from seeking help in placing them. Believe it or not, this could happen to any of us.
Midwest OES Rescue, Inc.
|I didnt say they were "bad people". You dont have to pay a professional groomer to make sure your dog is comfortable. A pair of scissors (which most homes have) and some shampoo will do the trick. And I know about a lot of rain, it has rained more here the last 3 months than it ever has. Im not pointing fingers at anyone and I know how hard rescues work. We rescued Ryleigh from a bad situation. But a little bit of your time can go a long way for a dogs well being. You dont have to pay a professional to do it. I dont. |
But either way, hope this guy finds someone with the means and time to give him a wonderful home and lots of love. Thats really all that matters.
|I wonder how old he is? It is hard to tell since he needs a good bath and some grooming. Poor fellow. He is losing his family and he doesn't understand why. I hope someone can adopt him soon.|
|Ryleigh, I didn't mean for my response to come across so harshly and it wasn't really directed specifically at you. From past experience here I know the first reaction for many here is to judge the families who had the dog previously without knowing their circumstances.|
I just hope that everyone cuts some slack to the people who do work to find good homes for their dogs when their lives no longer allow them to. We've had dogs whose owners have passed away and no relative is willing to take them in. Or to show them enough consideration to even clip off some mats with a kitchen shears, much less pay for a groomer.
We're all on the same side here, wanting the best for this breed that we love. Or any animal for that matter. There are cases where families really cannot help their pets. In cases like this we should also show some compassion for them as well as their pets.
|I forwarded this to Grannie Annie with the NEOESR to see if she might be able to help. Albany is only a couple of hours away from Boston. If this was a month later I would inquire about it more seriously. My home closing isn't happening until late June most likely. So it leaves me with no options until then I hope the poor guy finds a home quickly.|
|It says that he is "on hold" |
I'm not sure what that means? Usually, if they are getting adopted... it says Adoption pending.
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