so good to see more animal lovers on here!! Katie you will love your lab, we have a lab x and he is so beautiful! He fretted for me when i was in hospital after i had dd1, he's so gentle and loving, yet protective at the same time!!
Neither of our were rescued pets but we are looking at getting another dog in the near future and would most definately like it to be a rescued pooch! I've already found 5 i want LOL
Jacnovember i think it was, i understand that there circumstances may have changed or whatever but i just CANNOT understand how anyone could just pass there pet on, give them up!! My god it would kill me, if i had to go to a rental that had no pets i'd sneak them in, i know people who've done it and are doing it LOL, there was one dog on there that when they received him he was malnourished i think it said 15kgs, and they've now got him up to 25kgs....so sad!!!!
I have been given 2 dogs off Freecycle of all places.
First dog is a Irish Wolfhound and she is beautiful so placit and a sweet dog. She is 3yrs old was with her owner from birth. Problem was the owner had the smallest back yard and eight dogs. Not fair on a huge dog. The whole family cried and still contacts us for updates.
Second dog was a lab. He is the most active dog every they had him from pup till 9yrs. They have never contacted me for an update. But they passed him on as they had two babies under 2yrs and were due for another and they mother had PND and the dog was just so active they couldn't put the kids in the yard with him as he was so lonely he would bowl them over. They again cried the father was a wreck as he was his baby.
I at no time think either of these people are bad people. So what you think pets are for life. that is great in a perfect world but what is perfect. I will take care of these dogs for as long as circumstances allow and I love them I will do what ever it takes to keep them. But if they are going to neglected by myself or our situation they will be passed onto another family without hesitation.
I love them. But my family will always come ahead of them. I think both previous owners saw that we would care for them. We were chosen out of 100's of emails and phone calls. Not just quick choices either. smile