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Old 11-15-2006, 12:27 AM
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So I just put my girl up on Dogster today and I get an email:

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Is she a white dog w/vague speckles/spots on her?

Thanks
I then reply yes.

Then I get this.........

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where are you located? Is there anyway you could send a pic? If not
could I
come see her? I have a feeling she might be the dog that my exfiance
adopted
out to someone during difficult times. If she is I would love to have
her
back, I can show you shot records and pictures, if it is her.

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Michaela

What do I do now?
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Old 11-15-2006, 12:47 AM
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I would ask as many hard questions you can about the dog. how long have you had your dog? do you know some of her personality quirks? Does she have any other defining markings? I would send questions asking this woman what her dogs personality was like and if she knew any other personal things about the dog. If it seems to check out this was most likely her dog.

Now where to go from there im not sure. Maybe ask if she has a picture of her dog (which is your dog now) and compare that with your dog. See how closely the picture compares to your dog.

Ask her where her exfiance took the dog to be adopted out. What shelter...

If its the same shelter there is anouther clue this is probley was her dog.


Now if it all checks out and it was once her dog thats up to you wether you give her back to her. I don't know how long you have had your dog so I don't know how closely you are bonded. I say listen to your heart when it comes down to it. And do what you think is best. But check out this person really well before any other decision is made.
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Old 11-15-2006, 12:56 AM
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Thanks PixieSticksandTricks

Im going to send a long email tomorrow!
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Old 11-15-2006, 12:56 AM
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Personally, I wouldn't really indulge this person. There are too many people who are just out to take advantage of people, especially your dog being a pitty breed.

I wouldn't be rude, just tell her that she is your dog now, that they adopted out to you and she is well cared for and loved. That you're sorry she had to give her up, be caring about how hard it must've been, but that if it was her, could she really expect you to give up a dog that you've cared so much for and that you gave your heart to so easily?

That's just me though, listen to what you're feeling. And, above all, be VERY careful about this!
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Old 11-15-2006, 12:59 AM
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Personally, I wouldn't really indulge this person. There are too many people who are just out to take advantage of people, especially your dog being a pitty breed.

I wouldn't be rude, just tell her that she is your dog now, that they adopted out to you and she is well cared for and loved. That you're sorry she had to give her up, be caring about how hard it must've been, but that if it was her, could she really expect you to give up a dog that you've cared so much for and that you gave your heart to so easily?

That's just me though, listen to what you're feeling. And, above all, be VERY careful about this!
I agree... I wouldn't respond to the person. I actually received an email on dogster over the summer about how Chloe looked "just like" their little girl's dog who ran away in Orlando... it's funny, because I had Chloe flown in from a breeder in Washington.

Be really really careful...
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Old 11-15-2006, 01:01 AM
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Old 11-15-2006, 11:00 AM
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I like your english. True that, a great thing to say. I'd be wary too.
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Old 11-15-2006, 11:11 AM
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I have often thought about this with Smokey, who was found on an Interstate in Atlanta. What if she just got away from someone on a trip and they couldn't catch her? She is so well behaved and trained, I can't imagine anyone just dumping her. I have decided that it has been a year and a half since she was brought to the shelter and I have had her for 6 months, and there is no way I am going to give her to anyone now.
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Old 11-15-2006, 11:45 AM
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Yes, go carefully . I know if it was my dog I'd do anything to get it back . True story . I knew someone who found a Golden at a rest stop . He took it home but couldn't find owner . Six months later the dog left . Three months later he got a call from the original owner ( through the dogs new tags ) three states over. The dog found his way home . Seems that there was a car crash and the dog got away . Fast forward .... the owners called my friend to say the Golden has disappeared again . Believe it or not it made it's way back to Indiana !! Long story short ..... the owners told him to keep the dog. The wreck had killed the Golden's 9 year old master and the Golden didn't want to leave the area.
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Old 11-15-2006, 11:49 AM
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I like your english. True that, a great thing to say. I'd be wary too.
I believe it's actually "Tru dat"
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