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Q: Older Dogs?

February 11, 2013 | By Ches21 | 2 answers | Expired: 639 days ago

Ches21

There is a trend here and I am not happy with my dad for it first when he had his rats two female rats a pure white one named Wild and a black and white one named Lucky I named both of them but he abonded them after having them for awhile then when he got his rabbit Carrot a male lop eared rabbit that one of my brothers named when he moved he abonded Carrot he dumped the 3 of them and then Tickles his siamese snowshoe apple head mix cat he was moving again and he said he could not keep her I found her a new home where she was queen and was happy what is sad is she was elderly and only had one year left and had to be put down last year when her hips went out, and now it is Shasta he was willing to pay for all her needs down to his last penny he said that until I talked to him today he said he couldn't afford her care and just wanted to pay to have her put down I can't afford her on my own I can afford Shorty and Abby but I don't have the money to afford a 2nd dog she is a pure bred american eskimo and retired show dog but she is older with health and behavior issues I love Shasta but I am not sure if we put her in the rescue I work with if it would be the best thing for her older pure bred dogs in our rescue find homes fast sometimes faster than the younger dogs but there are some that it takes quite some time or they spend their last days with us instead of getting adopted, such as a well behaved german sheperd named Nisha she is still in the rescue and looking for a home and has no issues at all except her age but Shasta has more than that my dad is pretty much just dumping Shasta like he did with his other pets what is my best option here for me and Shasta?

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Feb 11, 2013

Do a search online for breed specific rescue - one specifically for Eskies. Contact any and all you find, even if they're completely across the country and explain the situation. One of them might be able to help. Also do a search for dog sanctuaries as a backup plan. There are several good ones across the country. And tell your dad not to get any more pets since they're not going to be forever pets and he thinks nothing of killing them or dumping them.

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daryl b.
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Feb 11, 2013

i am sorry you posted this as it is your dad. but i have to say he is abusive and should not be allowed to have anymore pets. again i am sorry for having to say that to you. you could anny a letter to the proper authorities and maybe they will forbid him to get more. what a vicious circle. and he has made you his enabler

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