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Reply #46: Frankly, I wouldn't take on a dog or cat from any group unless I was comfortable with the animal [View All]

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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 07:24 PM
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46. Frankly, I wouldn't take on a dog or cat from any group unless I was comfortable with the animal
and part of that comfort is assessing the environment where the animal lives now. I've known a breed-specific 'rescue' woman whose dogs are rescued only when someone adopts them away from her. She wasn't qualified to have a single dog of her own IMHO, never mind take in castoffs from others, and that's what most of her dogs were -- cast off because they had complicated and expensive medical conditions or behavorial issues that were difficult to resolve. I'm not denigrating the good work done by most rescues, just pointing out that using the term "rescue group" or having the window dressing of a contract isn't much of guarantee by itself.

On the other hand, I was raised in a family that took in stray animals (some of my sibs still do) and only one cat had socialization problems that were never resolved in the dozen or so years she lived with the family, and only one dog came with medical problems. We had few problems with pups born to neighborhood dogs either, in part because they were all mutts with nicely mixed up genes. Again, there are no guarantees.
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