Thursday, June 10, 2010

Thing seem to be changing...

Things are changing in that less and less young JRT's are finding their way to shelters. Seem it is getting harder to find a JRT puppy. THANK YOU JESUS! YOU HAVE ANSWERED MY PRAYERS. THANK YOU!

However, now I am getting email after email about 8, 10, 12, 14 year old dogs that people just no longer want. Really??? Just woke up this morning and thought 'I don't want my dog any more. He has been a GREAT dog for the last 10 years. Someone will want him because he is so wonderful. I just don't."


Well I did get an email from someone saying that they bought a JRT puppy for the 3 kids at Christmas. They thought it would be fun to have a puppy with the kids but him and his wife are finding it difficult to train the puppy with 3 little kids. SHUT UP! Are you serious? Who would have thought.

I emailed him back and told him to reach out to the breeder. If the breeder is legitimate he/she will help you re home the dog, take the dog back or help you with training.

"I never thought about contacting them, good idea" he emails back. REALLY??? You didn't.. you mean you thought of them when you wanted a dog but not when you want to get rid of a dog. Aww how nice of you to think of me.....

THEN I got an email about a person who said they have a 5 year old JRT and have a child. Due to the aggressive nature of a JRT (huh?? since when??) they need to re home their dog. I emailed him back and asked if the dog has shown any aggression. And I also asked if they had reached out to the breeder where they got the dog for help. I have yet to hear back.

All week in dog rescue, with people I work with, with friend and even family members I have had people hurting my feelings and you know what I am just in a mood today.. LOL! So I had to vent.

Why WHY WHY do people think dogs are dispossable? Why do they think of me when they want to get rid of the dog? Why don't they think of me when they want to get a dog?

I honestly believe people think dog rescue is a utopia where dogs just hang out and leave a dream life until maybe they find a home. I mean don't get me wrong, I give my dogs the best life I can while they are with me but it crushes me to see them NOT in a family, in crushes me to see them NOT getting all the attention they deserve. It really gets me sad / depressed when I have had a dog for a long time. It just isn't fair to them that they don't get the one on one time and FAMILY love they deserve. They didn't ask to be brought into this world. Some jerk breeder their mother or didn't get their mother fixed and here they are suffering, homeless, before I got them hungry, scared. How the hell is that fair?