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Free! Free to a good home, 2 poodle mix dogs

Discussion in 'For Sale and Lost & Found' started by skerrib, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. skerrib

    skerrib New Member

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    We are unfortunately unable to care for our loveable poodle mixes (one is a terrier-poodle and the other is a cocker-poodle mix). They don't shed, but they need access to a backyard. They do well with kids and other pets. If you are interested in one or the other please call me (Richard) at 978-371-3917. They are both kennel trained. I'd be happy to include a dog kennel to anyone willing to take both dogs or for a small price to anyone interested.
     
  2. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    skerrib, how old are they and have you had them since they were puppies? Can you post pictures?
     
  3. skerrib

    skerrib New Member

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    Yes, let me add to the story. Both were rescue dogs--

    --Zoe, the cockapoo, was born August 19, 2003, is about 22 lbs, and is spayed. We got her when she was a year old, in summer 2004. The story on her was that her previous owner was going back to school and had a family, and couldn't put in the time to caring for her. She can be fun & rowdy, but is extremely gentle with our small kids (ages 0-5). Once upon a time (before kids) I would take her to a doggie play group, and she socialized with other dogs and even did well off-leash. She was the only dog until we got Max.

    --Max, the poodle/terrier mix, was born sometime around 2002, is about 16 lbs, and is neutered. We don't have any back story on him, but got him in fall 2008. He does OK with small kids, but prefers older kids and/or adults. He is a good lap dog, loves to snuggle on the couch, and LOVES walking/jogging.

    As for us, we are dog owners who know what goes into properly caring for dogs, and are less & less able to give them the attention, consistency, and love they deserve. We aren't happy and I don't think they are either, so it seems that the most compassionate thing is to find a home(s) where they can be better cared for.

    They both received a clean bill of health at the vet last fall, are up to date on their shots, and had a dental treatment at that time also. They don't shed and are crate-trained. They get along but don't necessarily need to stay together. If you would like more info on either or both, please let us know--they are good dogs and we want to see them go to a good home! 978-371-3917 (Kerri or Richard)
     

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    We Love Disney New Member

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    Please call Linda at Top Dog Resort; she specializes in dogs under 25 lbs and may have an adopted home for them or know of one. She has lots of connections. Her home number is 540-788-4837.
     
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    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    much respect to you for recognizing that they need a new home- i know how hard that is. i'll spread the word as well!
     
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    OMG I hope someone takes both of them together, they will be devastated not only being rejected by you and loosing their home, but each other. I wish I could take them, but I already have 2 dogs. I wil ask friends if anyone knows of someone who can take them, so sad for all........
     
  7. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    cruel to say that jw- they will NOT be devastated if they are moved to a home that can provide more for their needs- they'll adjust, just like humans do. I had to give away two dogs once and they were SO much happier in their new home that could give them the attention, exercise and safety that I could no longer provide ... I was the only devasted one.
     
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    skerrib New Member

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    Honestly I really don't think it makes a huge difference if they are separated. Their breeds are generally fine without needing a doggie-companion, and each of them seems much more intent on being with people than with each other.

    As for 'rejecting' them...that's a hard thing. Under different circumstances we were the ones who took them in. Now we are recognizing our limitations and wanting better for these doggies. It's hard to admit that we aren't the awesome dog owners we have been in the past, but it's true. :(
     
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    I guess the concern I'd have for finding these two dogs a new home is their age. Nine and ten years old is pretty old and there are not a lot of people willing to open up their homes to older dogs. I hope you can find them new homes soon.
     
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    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    Cruel is a harsh word. Studies have shown that animals have empathy and show emotion.

    And yes, placing older dogs is a dilemma. I went to a dog adoption at Petsmart years ago and the only dog not adopted was a 12 year old Shih-Tzu. His owners gave him up because their kids wanted a new puppy. Sad.

    But, there are people who prefer older fully trained dogs - you just have to find them.
     
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    Really redon, adjust like humans, let me see how you would adjust if you and your kid were seperated. Animals know and have feelings just like "humans" do and again it is a shame to get rid of your dogs when they are old.
     
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    If we could just keep to the task at hand I'd appreciate it. It's hard enough for me to make this call, even though I know my dogs well enough to know it's the right thing to do. If you are looking for a great non-shedding dog (or two) who needs some extra love, or know someone who is, please let me know. Thanks!
     

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