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Old 04-19-2005, 06:25 AM
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How did everybody here get their furbabies?

Shelby was a present from my mom , and she came from a "free to good home" litter. She has surprisingly good health for coming from a place like that.

Beethoven and Bear came together, and I actually found them chained to someone's front porch, while visiting Virginia in December. They were about seven weeks old, and had been left outside for hours, with a sheet and a bowl of frozen water, when it was below freezing outside! They didn't even have collars. Just chains wrapped around their necks... Bear had gotten off of whatever was tying him up. The people just went out, and left them there... So, I actually just took them without asking because, they probably would have ended up dead in a week . They're spoiled little beasties now... The people I took them from didn't even miss them; they never even looked for them! I was in the house right next door, and home all day with the babies, and those people never once made an effort to find them.
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Old 04-19-2005, 06:27 AM
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Martin (the bf) got Gus from the shelter for me!! He was a suprise of sorts! There is a story of how we came to have Gus in the dog stories section! It's under Gustav!
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Old 04-19-2005, 06:50 AM
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Both of my boys came from breeders, I got Ripley in December 2003 and Dakota in September 2004.
Buster, my mom's dog, came from a breeder as well, we got him in April of 1992. I don't remember much about getting him, though.

My two that have since died were rescues. Shiner came from a pound in Washington, my brother had her for 4 years and then gave her to us after he moved out, because she kept running 3 miles back to ME every day.
Buddy was a dog we found on our property, he was emaciated and had been severely abused. He apparently had been shot in the leg with a B.B. rifle and had internal parasites so severe that his coat was dry, frizzed and falling out in places. I had been wanting another dog for quite a while, and nobody had contacted us regarding our "found" ads in the newspaper and posted in public places, so we decided to keep him.
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Old 04-19-2005, 06:57 AM
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Got mine from breeders after doing research into the breed for many years and meeting the different breeders to make sure I was happy where I got my dogs from.

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Old 04-19-2005, 07:21 AM
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Oh, what sweet stories!
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Old 04-19-2005, 07:47 AM
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I got a black lab mix from a pound and two mouths later she had puppies and that how I got neko. but the mother was not good to her puppies so I had to take care of them. and after I give the puppies to good home some one stold the mother from my backyard
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Old 04-19-2005, 08:27 AM
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mary was from an accidental litter..between my labrador and my pointer..i had pneumonia and had put off getting Tatey fixed..it was all my fault, but i did take good care of all the puppies and each was placed in a loving home..i got Tatey spayed immediantly after..so i have had mary from Birth. Victor came from Save_Our_Strays
he was a second chance puppy
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Old 04-19-2005, 12:38 PM
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Well, how we got Blackie was a freind found him. They new we had been looking for a dog (we were looking at pre-trained GSDs), and since they couldn't keep him (they had like, 3 Greyhounds and a baby that weren't too thrilled about a puppy), and since nobody had answered their ads about a found dog, they gave him to us.
Brownie (who is now deceased) found us. I was giving my little brother and sister a wagon ride, and she came walking up to us. I found out that she was freindly, and she just stuck around our house. After lots of begging from Jacob (my older bro) and I, she was allowed to stay.
Rose was an Oops litter of Blackie and Brownie's. They day before Blackie was to be neutered he decided to become a daddy. Brownie had 10 beautiful healthy puppies, and I wanted to keep all of them. lol But I kept Rose instead.
And then Loupie (who is now deceased) was our neighbor's dog. SHe wasn't even really ours, but we took care of her. They fed her and took her to the vet, but that was about it. I brushed her, gave her attention, etc. She was an Alasken Malamute who I adored.
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Old 04-19-2005, 12:45 PM
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Jake (lab/chow mix): before I was married & I lived at home we had a neighbor that had a dog. He was very irresponsible for that dog & he had puppies every year. He never tried to find them homes & never took care of them. Every year, one by one, they would get ran over in the road and lay there till there was nothing left. (He has since married a woman who takes care of the animals & had her spayed). 6 yrs ago she had a litter & one of the pups wandered up to my house. Funny, he never found his way back "home". I gave him to my bf who is now my husband.

Sadee (lab/chow mix, Jake's neice): A yr later she had another litter. 3:00 am I heard an awful noise outside my bedroom window. When I went out to see what it was it was the mother dog & a pack of dogs trying to eat a puppy (starved to death I'm sure). I ran them off & coaxed the puppy to me. That night I put her in bed with me (after a TON of food & a bath) & all night long, everywhere I'd roll to she'd follow to curl up to my chest. Funny, she never found her way back "home" either. She went to my bf too. Unfortunatly a few months ago she became very ill and died - vets couldn't figure out what was wrong. Rest in peace Sadee I miss you so!!

Cheeta (pit mix): After Sadee died we had a friend that had a pit x that they needed to get rid of because they were moving & couldn't take her. It had come to the point they were going to have to take her to the pound to be put to sleep because no one wanted her because of her breed. We said all along that if we had the room we'd take her in a heatbeat & find her a good home. That's the same week Sadee died. Although it was too soon to "replace" her we had to take Cheeta to help our friends. Now we're running into the same problem they did, no one wants her & we can't keep her because her and Princess DO NOT get along at all. We will not take her to the pound but I do hope I can find her a GOOD home soon.

Isabella (chihuahua): She came from a pound in 2003. She was my BABY!! I had her for a little over a year when she was accidently ran over & killed instantly, oh how I miss her so. My husband & I reminence (sp) all the time about her - she was the best!! I love you Issie I was heartbroken but my house was lonely & I had always wanted a boxer so I began the search.

Tyson (boxer): A couple days after that I had a man e-mail me saying he had a registered boxer that he bought for breeding puropses & for medical reasons had to have him neautered the day before he e-mailed me. The dog was no longer "usable" to him so he needed to get rid of him. We took Tyson home that day!!

Princess (boxer): A month after getting Ty the guy called back saying that once he left his female boxer stoped eating, she was greiving for her friend so much she was starving herself to death. He said we needed to take her too or she would die. Although we didn't want or have room for another dog we got her anyway for her health & have LOVED her ever since!!

Bentley (boxer): As you all know a couple of months ago I rec'd a call about a neglect case at my work. The dog warden went out & seized the dogs & was going to put them to sleep because they were so bad off they couldn't be adopted out in the required time frame. The female he picked up was so bad she couldn't be saved but we decided to foster the male & now we have a fat spoiled butterball named Bentley!!

The cats are a longer story that that so I'll stop with the dogs
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Old 04-19-2005, 12:49 PM
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Colby we got from a shelter as a puppy. We had been visiting various shelters, looking for the perfect dog, and we were immediately attracted to her. The day after we met her, my Dad and my older sister went and signed the papers.

May we found in the woods behind our house. My older sister, Abbie (mentioned above) and her friend found her. This was only a month or so after we got Colby. We fed her some treats, and couldn't bare to let such a sweet dog be euthanized.

We had druggie neighbors two doors down. They had a chow and chow mix and Tippy (they got her from a farm). She kept coming into our yard and wouldn't leave, so we asked if we could find her a home. We put the dog cage out on the deck with blankets, food and water for her. But then it was going to go below zero. We didn't want a frozen dog, so we let her inside. Abbie gave her a bath and she got a new collar. When her bath was finished, she ran down the stairs towards me with a big grin on her face that said, "Look at me!" We had planned on giving her to a family we know. They didn't want her, so we kept her.
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