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Adopt a dog January 14, 2009

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Kimba is trying to adopt a dog at the moment from the doggie rescue people. They rescue dogs from the pound that are about to be put down. They're very particular. You'd think we were trying to adopt a child from africa. Kimba thinks they mightn't want to give a dog to a young person. Also they want everyone who lives in the house to meet the dog. Thats Kimba, her friend Riley and Lloyd. Riley said she can't go on Sunday. So I said just send Lizzie and she can pretend she's Riley. Kimba said they couldn't because Lizzie and her and Lloyd all look too much alike and the people would be suss. So then I said ring your friend Kay and get her to pretend she's Riley. So she was up for it. But when Riley found out she decided she could go after all. Lloyd said he'd go as long as Kimba bought him a cd.

So they're going on Sunday for a meet and greet. She's had her eye on this little dog for a few months now but was just waiting until she was settled in her new house. As you can see she's looking suitably pathetic, as all pound dogs who want a home should look.  You have to wonder how someone could send that little cutie to the pound. Arseholes. But she has a couple of others picked out to meet as well just in case she doesn't bond with this one. Chicken Little is her name. She's 2 and it said she was a skeleton when she arrived but now weighs 3.5 kilos. We'll see how it goes.


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29 Responses to “Adopt a dog”

  1. Aubrey Says:

    Oh Lord, that little face. I hope everything works out!

  2. wow, what a production! sounds grand, however, and i too hope everything works out. Chicken Little *chuckles* – cute name for an irresistible little face.

  3. Caprica Says:

    That procedure is precisely what they do here in the Chicago area. Plus we have to pay to spay or neuter the animal before we take it home. It took us two months to adopt our dog because while she was recovering from the spaying the city shut the shelter down for myriad violations.
    Hopefully Kimba will get the logistics sorted out properly so she can earn the right to adopt the poor little guy. Darn shelters make it such a hassle. I wonder how many animals get put down because people refuse the hassle. Never mind. I don't want to know.
    Best of luck to Kimba and bless her for having a kind heart.

  4. OptamissTIK Says:

    That Chicken Little is one cute pooch. Who could resist?!!

  5. Waterbaby Says:

    Awwww. I second Aubrey, hope it works out.

  6. cat Says:

    lol – isn't she the sweetest thing

  7. cat Says:

    they all have funny little names – theres a new one there called Alberta Einstein

  8. cat Says:

    Thats exactly what she said – no wonder so many dogs have to be put to sleep, they take so long sorting it all out. These all come desexed, vaccinated and microchipped.

  9. cat Says:

    Hope so – there is another little guy called Kurt she's interested in as well, but this little girl really caught her eye.

  10. Sooz Says:

    What a sweetie. I hope it works out (quickly).

  11. cat Says:

    thanks – hope so too

  12. Oh, now I want to adopt Chicken Little! It is good that the rescue people are taking precautions but it does sound like they might be taking things a little too far. Could you go guarantor on the dog (like parents sometimes do for kids loans)?

  13. cat Says:

    I don't think she asked – but maybe. But then if you asked them that they'd think there was a chance she might not want chicken little after a while, which isn't the case at all. Wouldn't want to put the idea in their head. It is good that they just don't send them off with anyone, but then people who didn't really care wouldn't be looking for a dog at these places either. Not cheap either.

  14. I think Sydney Dogs Home and the RSPCA charge about $200-$300 per dog. I don't think that includes desexing but when we got ours, they came with a discount voucher to get them done at any participating vet (it is a good deal for the vet as they get a new customer). Dogs that were already de-sexed when surrendered were even cheaper.

  15. LeendaDLL Says:

    I'd change the name to CL after they get her.Another trick to watch for: If they ask what food they'll feed the dog, mention fancy brands that can only be bought at fancy shops. I once overheard a cat rescue group refuse to adopt a cat out because the people said they'd feed the cat Friskies. Well, #1, Friskies is a totally fine brand. #2, Friskies + real home is way better than fancy food with permanent cage. #3, I think the potential (failed) adoptees didn't own any other pets so Friskies was just the first brand they could think off.Adoptive agencies are strange!I had to have an interview & playdate with Boo, at the ASPCA – with TWO agents watching me, before I was allowed to pay $60 and adopt her – when she would otherwise have been euthanized that night. WTF??

  16. cat Says:

    I think she's $350 – she's desexed, microchipped and vaccinated

  17. cat Says:

    ok – good idea about the food
    lol at the play date with two people watching you – how natural that would have been!
    yes they want people to adopt these animals but then make you jump through a whole lot of hoops to get one – probably is easier to get a baby from africa.

  18. Not a bad deal then. I think even pet shops are charging $500+ for a mixed breed dog these days (and then you have all the ethical issues of buying from a pet shop). I have seen people try and rehome dogs on freecycle but they tend to get howled down by other freecyclers.

  19. cat Says:

    I'm not a fan of the pet shop – whats a freecycler?

  20. Freecycle is a group you join where you can offer and request things that might otherwise be going into landfill. It is a really good concept but can be a bit annoying in practice, eg, people sayign they want something and then not coming to collect etc etc. I think the international address is and you can look on that to see if there is a group in your area. there are quite a few in Sydney but not sure about the rest of NSW. My group contains quite a few people with an interest in animal welfare so they go nuts at anyone who tries to use freecycle to offload unwanted pets. I think it is actually against the freecycle rules anyway.

  21. cat Says:

    I see – yes, not sure about that for pets – they could be getting them for any nasty reason

  22. Kind of OT but I grew up near a big university that used to put an unwanted pets wanted ad in the local paper. turned out they wanted them for experiments! It certainly does pay to be careful about where animals are going to.

  23. cat Says:

    thats awful! you'd think it was against the law

  24. I'm sure it is now. This was the 70s and I know that the university has had an ethics committee in place at least since the 80s when I was there. Peter Singer, the well known animal rights activist and ethicist, was actually a lecturer at this uni when I was there.

  25. LeendaDLL Says:

    Actually, I don't think it is against the law yet. I recall some ruckus about it a year or 2 ago. And even if it is, they just adopt from shelters.

  26. Holy Bananas that is a cute dog!!!

  27. cat Says:

    makes me laugh every time I look at her

  28. I would have to have her, that face! She has the pathetic "love me please, take me home?" look DOWN!!!

  29. Design Shark Says:

    Aw, I will cross my fingers for them!!!

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