training problems - so off to a shelta they go
im on this site at the moment ( http://www.awlqld.com.au ) and it has a list of the pets that have been brought in, and why they were surendered. Ppl are givingup their pets for things like, jumping the fence, digging, missing the tray, crying at night, unsuitable with chickens, owners were moving (all dog breefds are allowed every state in Aus), most of these are training problems and can be fixed, GOD IT MAKES ME SO MAD!!!
Ya, no kidding...I saw a Great Dane (Harelquin[sp?]) that was 9yrs old in at a shelter and she was relenquished because she "dug holes in the yard". I mean man, you'd think people'd have more respect for their companions! Maybe she was bored or hot or something!
It really irked me when a Min Pin came into a shelter because he was "too hyper". I mean, it is a Min Pin for crying out loud! What did you expect!
yeah, our dog sophie once dug about 2 meatres in under the cemebnt downstairs. but hey, what are you gonna do?
there is this one dog their that was brought in because it was "unsuitable with chickens" it was a bloody GSP, they were bred for bird hunting and the owners are surprised when it mucks up around their chickens?
Here is a similar post that I came across on a GSD rescue forum (sorry it's so long, but some of the reasons listed are so ridiculous, the sad thing is they're ALL 'real' ones people have used).
When I was dog walking at the sanctuary where I met Brandy, I saw a lovely greyhound called Honey come back after 24 hours in a new home. When asked the reason for the return the couple said that she was very gentle and nice natured but they hadn't realised until they got her home how tall she was
Elaine Hardy Sept. 1999
Just wanted to add the saddest excuse I've ever heard. As we were leaving our shelter the other day, this guy (older man, actually) was at the counter turning an animal in. His reason was "it's just a miserable animal".... Ok, guess what kind of animal it was... Not a cat, not a dog, it was a little budgie bird in a cage...
Jane Guild Sept. 1999
She's aggressive. She didn't used to mind it when my son pulled her around by her lip, but now that she's bigger she's started snapping at him
I found him in the kitchen (not doing anything - he just walked in there)
My friend gave up his beagle because his fiancée said that when they had kids SOMEDAY the kids would have an increased chance of developing asthma if there was a dog in the house. They broke up several months later and my friend was broken hearted because he had given away the dog for nothing.
"He stares at me and "my girl" while we're on the couch"
I became bored with the dog when it grew up, I want a puppy now.
I have a family reunion this summer and I have to get my yard in shape for it and can't do it with a dog here
Dog is too stupid. No matter how much we hit him he never learns.
He stands in front of the TV too much.
I took in a rescue dog. Their reason of getting rid of it, it bit the kids. They pulled the dog's teeth out with pliers. I was so mad at them!!!! The dog is now in a very loving home, where she gets the love she deserves. Thankfully, those other people can no longer own a pet.
I have a 2 year old Siamese who insists on sleeping with my son...up by his head. When my son isn't home she steals his socks and curls up with them and uses them as her pillow. She is altogether too attached to my son and I won't stand for it!
When we let her out of her crate twice a day-she jumps on us and expects too much attention.
Because I got caught in between a cat and a dog and the cat was small and the dog was big so I gave away the dog page. And also it had to many words that I had no Idea what they said so thats why I gave it away. Oh! Did I mention a pro wrestler said that he would kick my butt in to the middle of the next generation if I didn't!
"She bleeds all over when she comes in heat." This dog was brought in to be euthanised!
Our fourth cousins who visit once every five years can't stand him.
Neighbors complaints about barking resulted in 30 day notice to get rid of dog. )
We had to get rid of the truck the dog was chained to. (Read on a rescue website).
This is a woman I know and her dogs she got rid of and the one she has now-- 1-a poodle--New husband won't let me have her--had 4 years. 2-Yorkie--no time to take care of it--had 5 years 3-Shar-pei-4 years old-still have him but trying to give him away because the neighbors are complaining about him hanging out on their porches.
a dog that was totally perfect: the excuse was it doesn't bark! dog has since been re-homed and is barking!!
Sheds too much
Moving (to Florida in 2 hours)
Going on Vacation
Retiring and want to travel
Having a baby
Husband doesn't like the breed (didn't like the last three of that same breed she bought and subsequently dumped either)
My wife is jealous of the dog and the time I spend training her
Boyfriend/girlfriend doesn't like
Didn't know it needed all that grooming
Didn't know it needed all that much attention/exercise
Didn't know it would get so big
Don't have time
Going to college
It's our son's pet but he's away at school now and we don't have the time; we'll just tell him it ran away.
Apartment/Town home/Condo/etc. doesn't allow pets (didn't allow them when we go it either)
Needs room to run/roam
We got it for the kids but they won't take care of it.
Keeps running off (unfenced yard, no leash)
Didn't know they got so big/eat so much
He was a cute puppy, but now he's too big
Doesn't get along with our new pet
I don't love it anymore
Bought new home and dog doesn't go with new colours
Pet clashes with new furniture
Just got new furniture/carpet
We only had it for the kids and they're all grown up now
He chases the new kitten
She doesn't like the new puppy
He tracks mud all over the new carpet
She got lost, and we got a new one by the time she showed up at the pound, so we left her there
He (a twelve week old puppy) refuses to be housebroken, and we hit him every time he goes in the house. I'm worried, 'cause you can only hit a dog so much before it turns vicious, and I'm afraid it will start biting the kids.
She (the pet) had a nervous breakdown
She's seven years old now and can't make puppies anymore.
He keeps jumping on the kids, and the kids are now afraid of him.
We have a handicapped child in a wheelchair
We're remodeling our kitchen and didn't have time to take her to puppy class, and now she's too rowdy
She has seizures (allergies/hypothyroid/etc.) and we don't want to spend another penny on medication
It makes me sad to have her around
Tried to kill a collie
Killed a neighbor's goat - afraid she will start attacking people
Received as a Christmas present - can't keep
Daughter's dog - she went to college
Breeder won't take him back because we neutered him
She got herself pregnant - we're keeping her puppy
She got herself pregnant - we're keeping her kittens
We can't afford the vet bills
Pulls on the lead
She's turned blind
Doesn't like my new husband
Keeps breaking the chain at her dog house
Tears up the house when we're at work/school
Noisy when we're at work/school
Apartment management doesn't allow dogs
Can't find house to rent that allows dogs
Didn't turn out to be show quality (of course we told the breeder we wanted to buy pet quality too save money)
He won't stay at home, no matter how much I yell at him
My elderly mother keeps letting him loose
He's too happy
Drools all the time (St Bernard, Bloodhound, Mastiff)
We're putting the house up for sale and it won't show well with a dog.
We bought him/her for conformation shows and he/she didn't win (eight month old puppy)
Her ears won't stand. (un-cropped Dobbie ***** 5 months old.)
Took him to Schuntzhund, now he is too aggressive
Had a friend, make him a guard dog, now all he wants to do is bite people.
I trained him myself to be a protection dog, now he's trying to kill me
He rides my leg
He always has an erection, when company comes over, it's too embarrassing
He peed on the baby
He won't defend me! My husband beat me and the kids, and the dog ran away! (8 month old abused Rottie)
He makes a mess in the bathroom, every time I give him a bath
He gets car sick. ( wanted the dog for protecting their car, while they're shopping in Florida)
It wants too much attention
Her teeth are crooked
She keeps having puppies
She got pregnant again
She's a slut
She got raped
The kids keep getting poison ivy. He gets it on his fur when he runs loose in the woods, and they get rashes from touching him, so the doctor says he has to go.
She hunts all the time (hound, retriever)
She won't hunt
Gun shy, only shot over her that once in the yard...
Eats the house
Bit my husband when he hit her for getting on the sofa...
Steals the baby's toys
Follows me all the time, even to the bathroom
Always wants to be petted
Stares at me
Bumps into my legs
Steals food off the counters
Takes my things
My wife hates her
and if you want a dog to keep the kids entertained then why get a chow thhat doesnt really care about ppl, chows are like cats, just another case were owners didnt ressearch the breeds.
Plus you just DONT get rid of a pet....
I live outside of Portland, OR and I just heard on the radio today that a nearby shelter has recieved 180 animals since Friday! That's 180 animals in 4 days. That is sick and people should be ashamed of themselves. I don't understand why people abandon their pets. Now the shelter can't house or feed all of them and they are begging for donations and for people to come adopt. So sad.
Some people are just plain stupid. But there are some things that are good reasons. Where I live,if your dog attacks a chicken or chases a cow it is as good as dead. It is nicer for the person to give it up than to just let it get shot by someone. You can say you are going to train all you want but it only takes one time and they are gone.
I still think people rarely research their breeds though.when they get angry because there herding breed is nippy,or that a husky sheds or howls. And I can't count the number of times I've heard people say "as soon as we get rid of this dog we are getting a puppy". Don't they realize that the puppy will soon be an adult too!