Stop gushing! (on Petfinder, in particular)

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You really always have to find something to be critical about, don't you?
 
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It would be more accurate to say I have a hard time taking an insult lying down. Thank you for the interest in the inner workings of my mind, however. I will return the favor by saying you are evidently a person who cannot let an opportunity for pointless invective pass you by.
 

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Right when I saw you replied I knew you would flip over what I said and turn it in to an insult at me. I'm not going to be in a pissy fight. Have a great day.
 

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That's an embarassing exchange.
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It would be more accurate to say I have a hard time taking an insult lying down. Thank you for the interest in the inner workings of my mind, however. I will return the favor by saying you are evidently a person who cannot let an opportunity for pointless invective pass you by.
First of all, its spelled embarrassing :eek:

I hope you are not implying that I was insulting you. The only one insulting you is you every time you post critically or negatively about simple things that do not need to be over analyzed

Where is the link? You don't have it? Imagine that.
 
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I wasn't implying anything - your post made it abundantly clear that you were insulting me. My comment was on the unseemliness of two grown women swapping childish jokes about candy bars in lieu of making a contribution to a conversation. But now I see that you don't understand why anyone thinks critically, so that's partly explained.
 
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I have to agree with the OP. I can't stand the gushiness and outright lies in some of these petfinder descriptions. I don't want some bull fed to me. I want the truth. If the dog is aggressive towards men, SAY it. Don't feed me a bunch of mushy, cute crap to try and hide it. Afterall, you SHOULD want a person that knows what they are doing and knows to expect the aggression over some idiot that wouldn't have a clue how to address this dog's aggression problems. That right there is asking the dog to just go and bite someone.

As a temperament tester that writes all of the dog's personality profiles at the humane society, sugar coat and attempt to hide personality and behavioral flaws is one thing I will NEVER do. In the end, it is only going to get someone hurt, whether that be person, dog, or both.
 

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This so called, "gushiness" DOES NOT HAVE TO COVER UP THE FACTS. Of course, they shouldn't keep pertinent information from people. DUH! There is such a thing as writing an ad which IS informative, leaving out only enough information to get people to walk through the door (you never give every bit of information in an ad) AND be appealing enough to the emotions of the majority of human beings that they spike interest. (most people aren't cold as trout) People don't get dogs because they are unloving, uncaring, unemotional people...most people anyway. Some get them for strange reasons, I guess or strictly for working dogs.

Having feelings and emotions is what most pet owners have. So, to write only cold, hard facts isn't as likely to reach most people. And most advertisers and sales people know this. You don't have to leave out information just because you write a cute ad. And it doesn't have to be overly silly or "gushy." And I don't think most are. JMO.
 
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I'm terribly sorry that you are embarrassed by your inability to provide factual evidence to support your "rant".
I'm curious. Why do you think that you have no responsibility to either contribute to a conversation or stay off a thread that's clearly intended to be a debate? There are plenty of places on Chaz where you can go to be silly and goofy and post photos and exchange personal stories - and, I suppose, call people liars and exchange internet candy bars with much emoticoning. Why do you come to forums intended for less personal conversations and debate and attempt to turn them into these LOL-fests where there is no conversation possible?
 
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It's just sad that you feel that way.


I write bios for my fosters too and yeah I do write good things because I actually do think they are terrific animals. I do put flaws as well, because I want them to get the perfect home.

Most of the bios I have seen have all been truthful and include flaws.

I dont know why you felt it was nessesary to insult rescuers because the bios are "too mushy". Some of these dogs too have a very short amount of time before euthanasia, so you do have to be "mushy" to find them a home. You have to make them stand out and you do that by telling their good traits.

I have never heard anyone complain about dogs on petfinder having nice, positive bios??


I dont know why any human aggressive dog would be posted on PF???? Especially not labeled aggressive? I would question that rescue's integrity to be honest.
 

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I dont see anything wrong with putting a little mush into it. People just really care to show the true personality of the dog. I personally enjoy a little creativity, it makes the page unique thus making the dog standout more. I would rather read a long long bio with mush in it. Then read oh yeah he is vaccinated and likes dogs, and cats. It makes the ad feel sort of cold and uncaring. I know sometimes you have to distance yourself from being overzealous so you don't scare people away. But over the internet when you have no face to face a little personality behind the text may help. I do agree some people go overboard. But lots of people go overboard not just about the dog their adopting out.
 

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I'm curious. Why do you think that you have no responsibility to either contribute to a conversation or stay off a thread that's clearly intended to be a debate? There are plenty of places on Chaz where you can go to be silly and goofy and post photos and exchange personal stories - and, I suppose, call people liars and exchange internet candy bars with much emoticoning. Why do you come to forums intended for less personal conversations and debate and attempt to turn them into these LOL-fests where there is no conversation possible?
I'm curious. Are you capable of having feelings other than sheer disdain for the world and every single living being in it? Why come to dog forum -such as Chazhound- and force yourself to be amongst those who love and cherish animals? Why put yourself in a position to hear about sweet pit bulls, gushy petfinder ads that find loving dogs permanent forever homes and just general warm fuzzies that radiate from the forums as people tell stories of their dogs? I mean, really, why do this to yourself when you are obviously so very unhappy with life and all that it entails.

Wait.

Don't answer. I already know all that I need to know.

The only reason why there is no "conversation possible" is because there are some thoughts that you may be exaggerating and did not -for whatever reason- provide proof of your wild claims of "gushing". My- how dare the world be so warm and fuzzy when there are people like you incapable of feeling such. Such a shame.

And, hell, laughing is good for the soul, you should try it sometime.
 
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This so called, "gushiness" DOES NOT HAVE TO COVER UP THE FACTS. Of course, they shouldn't keep pertinent information from people. DUH! There is such a thing as writing an ad which IS informative, leaving out only enough information to get people to walk through the door (you never give every bit of information in an ad) AND be appealing enough to the emotions of the majority of human beings that they spike interest. (most people aren't cold as trout) People don't get dogs because they are unloving, uncaring, unemotional people...most people anyway. Some get them for strange reasons, I guess or strictly for working dogs.

Having feelings and emotions is what most pet owners have. So, to write only cold, hard facts isn't as likely to reach most people. And most advertisers and sales people know this. You don't have to leave out information just because you write a cute ad. And it doesn't have to be overly silly or "gushy." And I don't think most are. JMO.

Just wanted to give this a round of applause.

Casa, you're missing a HUGE point here....

Petfinder is not an online transaction - you meet the dog via the internet and their ad. THEN you begin a relationship with the rescue group, who will then interview you and determine whether the dog is the right match for you or not. It's not like the dog is picked out, paid for and arrives in the mail with no conversation between rescue worker and adopter. The ad you see online is only to attract your attention to said pet, or perhaps even the organization as a whole. I always disclose EVERYTHING about an adoptee before they go to their new home....lest I get bitten in the butt and have the pet come back to me weeks or months later because it wasn't a perfect match. Perhaps you're unfamiliar with rescue work? I'd be happy to walk you through how it works.

When people have seen the same animal sit in a shelter or foster care for months on end, they tend to become creative in attracting attention to that pet. There is nothing wrong with that, unless of course you'd just prefer the animal be PTS so you don't have to view cute ads.
 

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Just wanted to give this a round of applause.

Casa, you're missing a HUGE point here....

Petfinder is not an online transaction - you meet the dog via the internet and their ad. THEN you begin a relationship with the rescue group, who will then interview you and determine whether the dog is the right match for you or not. It's not like the dog is picked out, paid for and arrives in the mail with no conversation between rescue worker and adopter. The ad you see online is only to attract your attention to said pet, or perhaps even the organization as a whole. I always disclose EVERYTHING about an adoptee before they go to their new home....lest I get bitten in the butt and have the pet come back to me weeks or months later because it wasn't a perfect match. Perhaps you're unfamiliar with rescue work? I'd be happy to walk you through how it works.

When people have seen the same animal sit in a shelter or foster care for months on end, they tend to become creative in attracting attention to that pet. There is nothing wrong with that, unless of course you'd just prefer the animal be PTS so you don't have to view cute ads.

If this is all it takes to bother you, I suggest you talk to someone about getting that stick removed.
*applause*
 

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I guess this is why I choose to rescue dogs and help out anyway I can because they do appreciate it. Imagine how I would feel bring you some food because you were hungry only to be met with disdain and scarcasim ?? Anyway animals are where my money goes people I leave to figure it out on their own.
 

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I think its sad, no I take that back, I think its pathetic that someone actually had the time to pick on petfinder ads...good lord get over it already...:rolleyes:
 

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1) The ends don't justify the means. Marketing and emotional manipulation are how ad execs sell toothpaste and pet stores sell puppies, they're not appropriate ways to attract people to your shelter or dogs. They play into exactly what shelters and rescues are supposed to avoid - impulse buying, emotional and thoughtless choices, the kind that led to the purchase and subsquent surrender of these same animals. People thinking 'with their heart' is why I hear stories like this: the 28-year-old guy living with his frail grandmother and working 12 hours a day buys a second Rottie after having to euthanize the first for biting grammie; the 35-year-old man who travels constantly for business and has a busy wife with a career insists on buying not one but two Mastiffs; the pregnant girl who adopts a high-strung, one-person lap dog. Everyone thinks with their heart when they go to adopt a dog. The shelters and rescues aren't supposed to encourage that, they're supposed to add common sense, not burble about chocolate treats and kisses.
I actually think this is a VERY good point.
 

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Just wanted to give this a round of applause.

Casa, you're missing a HUGE point here....

Petfinder is not an online transaction - you meet the dog via the internet and their ad. THEN you begin a relationship with the rescue group, who will then interview you and determine whether the dog is the right match for you or not. It's not like the dog is picked out, paid for and arrives in the mail with no conversation between rescue worker and adopter. The ad you see online is only to attract your attention to said pet, or perhaps even the organization as a whole. I always disclose EVERYTHING about an adoptee before they go to their new home....lest I get bitten in the butt and have the pet come back to me weeks or months later because it wasn't a perfect match. Perhaps you're unfamiliar with rescue work? I'd be happy to walk you through how it works.

When people have seen the same animal sit in a shelter or foster care for months on end, they tend to become creative in attracting attention to that pet. There is nothing wrong with that, unless of course you'd just prefer the animal be PTS so you don't have to view cute ads.
:hail: :hail: :hail:

Completely agree.
 

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