Bean wrote:dehrlich101 wrote:For anyone looking for a new dog.
New Hope Cattle Dog Rescue
"Rescues" are generally a pain in the ass, and that one looks no different. Application, phone interview, home inspection, contracts. Go to the humane society and be done with it.
The nice, gentle, community feel was nice while it lasted. Shocked--shocked I tell you!--to see who brought it down.
I'm all for the humane society (though definitely NOT the HSUS--whoooole other can of worms there), but breed rescues can be incredibly helpful and supportive. "Why does my recently-off-the-track greyhound stare at me while I sleep?" Not that a grey org would allow a grey (and I know a lot of breed-specific rescues are similar) to end up in a random shelter, but do you think a random shelter is going to know that the answer is, "your dog has never seen a sleeping human and is worried his new caretaker is now DEAD"?
Sometimes applications and interviews and home visits prevent the wrong people (take that how you will) from ending up with an animal they're not prepared to take care of. That, in the end, is better for the animal in question. Pretty friggin' simple.
Please all, disregard the attempted derailing and keep on posting pics of all those wonderful hounds (and gatos)!!
EDIT: Oh, and to the runner--definitely look into a Rhodesian (a Vizsla also a good possibility).