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Heart-Wrenching Decision.

Discussion in 'Dog Rescue and Adoption' started by Gsd_mad, Jul 15, 2009.


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  1. Gsd_mad

    Gsd_mad PetForums Member

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    After alot of talking, and decision making, we are going to re-home Razor. As said in a previous thread of mine, wherever it is, we are moving from our mortgaged home, into private rented, we are still awaiting our property here to sell, before we can move, we have seen a couple of properties, with good schooling for the kids, but neither except pets :( There's been a lot of deliberation between us regards this decision, and believe me, its not one we've taken lightly. Also with everything going off at the moment (stress, money worries etc etc) Razor isn't getting the full commitment he so needs! If we'd have known our situation when we brought Razor, then he wouldn't be here with us now, but unfortunately we're not mind readers. I have contacted two police forces, regards taking him on, as I know he will get life long enjoyment from doing this kind of work. We have decided 'not' to advertise him for sale or anything, as don't want him to end up in the wrong hands or place. Anyway thought I'd update all. Please no CC as this is hard enough as it is...
    If anyone really does think they can offer him a lifelong home, with all the commitments he needs, then do feel free to PM me. (Be prepared for alot of questions, just want the right home for him, where he will remain permanantly)
    Thanks.
    Here is a picture of our much loved rogue.


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  2. scosha37

    scosha37 PetForums VIP

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    Good luck hope you find the right home for him..:(
     
  3. JSR

    JSR PetForums VIP

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    What a shame for Razor. May I suggest you contact a GSD rescue?

    Aras
    Mrs C Browne, Bedfordshire. Tel: 01234 743797
    ARAS Dog Rescue

    German Shepherd Rescue
    Jayne Shenstone, Auchterarder, Perth
    Tel: 01764 664894 Fax: 01764 664909 Email: info@germanshepherdrescue.co.uk

    German Shepherd Dog Welfare Fund
    Mrs D Lidlow - Secretary, Grays, Essex. Tel: 01375 840251
    Mrs J Harrison, SW Essex. Tel: 01375 405589

    G.S.D. 2000 Rescue and Re-home
    Gill James, Bedminster, Bristol
    Tel: 01242 680052 Email: gsd2000@onetel.net.uk

    Lancashire German Shepherd Rescue
    Ted Kewley, Preston, Lancs. Tel: 07754 156189 or 01772 633860
    ted_kewley@yahoo.com

    Maggie's Pet Rescue
    Pitsea, Essex. Tel: 01268 559811. Email: maggie@petrescue.wanadoo.co.uk

    Northern German Shepherd Dog Welfare
    Mr & Mrs C J & I Bull, Stamford Bridge, York. Tel: 01759 371531

    Second Chances German Shepherd Rescue
    Carol Tritschler, Secretary,
    Caris, Shore Road, Cove, By Helensburgh, G84 0NP
    Tel: 01436 842042 or 01368 864550
    Email: admin@second-chances.com Second-chances for German Shepherds

    Vigil - German Shepherd Dog Rescue
    Mrs Garnham, Surrey & SW London. Tel: 020 8546 4943
    Email: garbo.garnham@virgin.net
    Mrs J Parker, Guildford, Surrey. Tel: 01483 503205
    Mrs S Gibbons, Haywards Heath, West Sussex. Tel: 01444 453302
    Mr R Schmidt, Teddington, Middx Tel: 0208 940 4253
    Email: rod@vigilgsdrescue.freeserve.co.uk
    Ms K Shields, Buckley, Surrey, Tel: 07739 707727
    Email:shepherds.walk@ntlworld.com
     
  4. Gsd_mad

    Gsd_mad PetForums Member

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    Thanks JSR for that. I'm hoping I won't have to put him into rescue, but will bare it in mind.
     
  5. LostGirl

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    Hes stunning, I hope you can find a wonderful home for him. You can read that this is very very hard for you.xx
     
  6. Gsd_mad

    Gsd_mad PetForums Member

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    Thank you. This is a 'very' hard decision, and we want what is best for Razor, we will do all we can to find the right home for him.
    Its certainly pulling at our heart strings already :rolleyes::
     
  7. JSR

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    Why would you not want him to go via rescue? You don't have to send him to kennels, you keep him while they arrange home checks etc. It's the best way to rehome a dog at least if for some reason the new home doesn't work out you have rescue back up. Or are you wanting to sell him?
     
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    For starters, no I am not wanting to sell him, its not about making money for us, the home is priority!
    As for the rescue's, I din't actually realise we keep him here with us to begin with, its not something I have ever looked into before!
     
  9. Nicci

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    So sorry I have no more advice to offer than that already given, I do however wish you well and hope you can find a fabulous forever home for him. x
     
  10. JSR

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    I think there is no need for the attitude when people are only trying to help you. Hope you find a good forever home for the poor dog.
     
  11. Nicci

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    Okay everyone just calm down.

    I can understand the situation Gsd_mad finds themselves in, gifting dogs to rescue isn't for everyone (I wouldn't do it if I ever found myself in this kind of situation) as I would exhaust other avenues first in the hope that some kind of contact could be maintained to enable me to have regular updates and photo's of my dog. Relinquishing a dog to rescue don't give you this.
     
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    i agree with this post 100% its hard enough for his owners to let go so therefore they have to do what they feel happiest doing. have you tried advertising in pets at home? its just alot of caring people go in there and maybe say you would prefer him to be homed local to you so you could prehaps visit him?
     
  13. Nicci

    Nicci Guest

    Now I didn't say that now did I? Nor did anyone else.

    I said I would explore every other possible avenue in the hope to maintain contact with my dog, is that such a bad thing?

    Once they go through the doors of a rescue centre, all contact and hope of it is lost. I find your sarcasm insensitive and non productive.
     
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  14. Missymoo

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    I wish you all the luck in finding a lovely forever home for your dog xxx
     
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    I agree with you here. When we first got Razor, we never expected to be in this situation, and believe me JSR, Razor came here with a view of us giving him a home for life, BUT unfortunately situations sometimes arise where there's nothing else we can do! We have explored all avenues, and this is a 'very' upsetting thing for us to have to do, I thought people on here were meant to give advice and support, but all you seem to be doing JSR is causing more upset and conflict!

    Thank you MissyMoo.
    I have been contacted by a Prison Service this afternoon, and they are coming to have a look at him on Friday morning, and I can keep in contact if he passes his assessment to see how he's getting on :)
     
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    Gsd keeping my fingers crossed for you for friday.
     
  17. Nicci

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    Wishing you all the very best of luck :)
     
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    I am so sad to hear this :(
     
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    Thank you all. I'm dreading it, but for his sake I hope he passes. Will let you all know how he gets on, thank you all for the advice etc, really do appreciate it. Its not one of the easiest decisions we've had to make.
     
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    Good luck Razor! He is gorgeous, i hope you find the right life for him :)
     
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