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Old April 7th, 2007, 07:51 PM   #1
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what I want in life

this is probably not the norm, but then again I've never been one to go with it. My absolute want in life is to rescue unwanted dogs. I want to give them the home they've lost or never had and the love they deserve. Anyone else have some thing else they want?
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Old May 31st, 2007, 08:45 AM   #2
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Sabra - It's a dog's life

I am 1000% with you on that. It is one of my biggest dreams to move out of the city, get a small house with a good chunk of land in the country, and start a "doggie day care" type thing. I had been a "cat" person all my life and a little scared of dogs, until I had a puppy put into my arms - she is now 6 years old and my baby girl. I love everything dogs. I'm completely infatuated with all dogs, great, small, bald, fat, noisy, lazy, cranky, disabled, all dogs.

So yes, I understand your life's need. And I think you need to go for it completely.
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Old May 31st, 2007, 08:29 PM   #3
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Thanks Emma, I appreciate the encouragement, but the biggest reason is money. I'm hoping this will change in the near future because it's my goal.
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Old June 24th, 2007, 12:35 AM   #4
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I can so relate, ladies!

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Old April 22nd, 2008, 12:32 AM   #5
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I just saw this post while I was tidying things up and thought I'd post <g>

We've turned our home into an animal sanctuary, literally. Almost 50 dogs, cats, and rabbits allow us to live here and tend to their every whim and want. *snicker*

Every animal here is unadoptable, for one reason or another. Some have birth defects, some have chronic medical problems, some have terminal illnesses, and a few have behavioral "quirks" that make them unsuitable for or unsafe in a "regular" home.

For people who are a bit less insane than we are <g> you could consider the idea of volunteering to do foster care for an existing rescue. There are tons of rescues all over the country trying to get animals out of kill shelters, spayed/neutered, and adopted into good homes. They use foster homes to help them accomplish that, because they can't get the animals out of the shelters if they don't have anywhere to put them.

The gist of fostering is that you take the animal and give him/her a real home to stay in, good food to eat, socialization, and lots of love. The rescues foot the vet bills to prepare the animals for adoption, then tend to the applications, interviews, and home visits to insure the animal finds a great permanent home.

There are rescues for just about any breed or type of animal, so there's lots of different ways to help. It's a really nice way to be able to help out, without having to have a ton of land or money up front. The hardest part of fostering is saying goodbye, but it's easier knowing that an animal that normally would have been killed is going to a great home forever.
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Old April 24th, 2008, 02:01 AM   #6
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Or, as in the case of Lexie, that handsome guy in my avatar, found their way to us in an unconventional way.

Lexus came by his name because we felt it appropriate since he traveled under a car hood for about 25 miles then stayed there for 8 hours until the driver came out and discovered him meowing under her hood. Of course we were the first ones to be called.

That picture is him after eating a can of food we fed him on the way home.
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Old April 24th, 2008, 07:19 AM   #7
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We have some pets but not as many as we did. Now we are down to 2 nutty cats(father and son), one Betta, and a pet rat who is just as gentle and sweet as can be. I'll even pet him and I don't like rats or mice.
It feels like home to me. Bonnie Rhatt
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Old July 8th, 2008, 11:14 AM   #8
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If I could, I would take in every stray that I could. But, I do have a dog (Sage), 2 cats (Kitty and Holly), 2 albino frogs (George and Girl " My niece named that one"), 3 finches ( no names yet). My boyfriend wants ducks, so we are waiting to get those. I actually like a little farm. Or atleast my version of a farm.
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Old March 27th, 2009, 12:00 PM   #9
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ya i can relate...i love dogs sOOO much...theyre so harmless and cute and its so sad when people let their pets go just like that
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