Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Dogs - General Dog Chat


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-13-2008, 12:36 AM
Kayota's Avatar
Kayota Kayota is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 961
Default Something I want to do someday.

Someday... someday I would like to walk into a kill shelter and walk out with an adult dog, one that "nobody wanted." Maybe one that got returned several times. Maybe the one that cowers in the corner because it thinks you're going to strike it, the one that just needs a little extra love.

Someday.

Just a thought, you can ignore this thread if you like.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-13-2008, 12:43 AM
iheartsammy's Avatar
iheartsammy iheartsammy is offline
ME+DOGS=CRAZY
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Northern California
Posts: 2,218
Default

Me too.. I think about it all the time =]
__________________
"Dogs are our link to paradise.
They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent.
To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden,
where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace."
~Milan Kundera
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-13-2008, 12:47 AM
Kayota's Avatar
Kayota Kayota is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 961
Default

Teehee... I think it'll be the first thing I do once I am immersed in the adult world after college, with a job and such...
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-13-2008, 12:50 AM
Tankstar's Avatar
Tankstar Tankstar is offline
~Lisa~
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Toronto Area
Posts: 2,300
Default

I want to do that aswell. And was very close to actually getting that dog. He was a sheltie/greyhound, 3 years old. Sat and just shook in the corner of his "cell". By the time we got back the next day he was actually adopted, the day before. I assume just after I left or so. I was sadend and so happy at the same time. That was 6 years ago I sure hope he is a happy 9 year old now.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-13-2008, 12:57 AM
iheartsammy's Avatar
iheartsammy iheartsammy is offline
ME+DOGS=CRAZY
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Northern California
Posts: 2,218
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kayota View Post
Teehee... I think it'll be the first thing I do once I am immersed in the adult world after college, with a job and such...
Yup! Same here!
__________________
"Dogs are our link to paradise.
They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent.
To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden,
where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace."
~Milan Kundera
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-13-2008, 02:33 AM
Southpaw's Avatar
Southpaw Southpaw is offline
orange iguanas.
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 7,015
Default

Saaaame here.

It'll have to wait quite a while though. My mom has the popular thought that if a dog is at a shelter, something must be wrong with it for people to not want it. And adult dogs in shelters are even worse because their habits can't be changed.

Yeah.
__________________
And if all of it is for naught, well at least I took a shot

Juno 2009 :: Happy 2000 :: Lucy 2006 :: Cajun 2013
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-13-2008, 07:08 AM
Maxy24's Avatar
Maxy24 Maxy24 is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 7,742
Default

That's what I want to do to, I frequently wish I didn't have to wait so long, I have two years of high school and many years of college that remain, then I have to wait until I'm in my own house and financially able to care for a dog *sigh*. I have imagined myself walking in, asking whose time is up and seeing who I love. Except I will most likely go for the obnoxious one who leaps all over me and has bad habits.
__________________
~Erin~



Thank you ~Dixie's Mom~ for my awesome siggy!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-13-2008, 07:15 AM
a.baker's Avatar
a.baker a.baker is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,130
Default

As soon as my daughter grows a couple more years I will. I am sure we will be in a better financial situation than and we already have the house and yard.

Nah we all try to ignore our want and big hearts to wanting to help but its hard. I think we would all save every dog that passed us if we could and take them into our homes. Thank goodness for dogs and cats getting fixed.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-13-2008, 10:04 AM
Suzzie Suzzie is offline
Aging Canine Advocate
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,134
Default

i've done it twice

the first time was with Blossom (in my sig). As a seven year old Dalmatian (mix) that, supposedly, hated young kids (she loves them, they were wrong), she was at the humane society for exactly two months minus one day when I brought her home. They said nobody wanted her because of her age, her breed, and that she supposedly did not like young kids.

I wanted her. We're very happy!
__________________
Suzzie
Popper (Beagle x Red Heeler 3 years) - Merlin (PWC 3 years) - Roofus (OES 4 years) - Blossom (Dalmatian x Border Collie 13 years) - Murphy (Beagle x 17 years)
Menagerie Mayhem Pet Gifts - Tshirts, bumper stickers, & more!
Popper's Agility T-Shirts - dog agility, flyball, disc dog, and other dog sports, including breed specific gifts.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-13-2008, 10:19 AM
Labyrinth's Avatar
Labyrinth Labyrinth is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 1,260
Default

I feel the same way. I suggested adopting an older animal to my husband for our next dog/cat (he's got no say about the ferrets) and he says he's prefer a puppy or a kitten

Hopefully our current pets will all be with us long enough for me to change his mind though
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:31 PM.


1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site