Rescue dogs rock

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  1. oragator1

    oragator1 Premium Member

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    We had a convo here about this a while back, how rescue dogs seem to just know the break you have given them and try their best to pay you back.
    This woman took in a pit bull pup to foster from a rescue shelter because he was slated to be put down. 4 days after she took him in, the dog realized her son had something seriously wrong and woke her up to warn her. He was pawing and licking her son's face to try and wake him up, barking and whining. The child had dangerously low blood sugar and was barely breathing, he might have died.
    This also speaks to how Pit Bulls are often stigmatized, their main goal is to please their owners, be it by fighting if askd, or being a family dog. They can be wonderful pets.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...less-toddler-dangerously-low-blood-sugar.html
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    Gatorrick22 Well-Known Member

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    I love stories like this. Our dog is a rescue dog too.

    Massive star rep.
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    all of my pups have been rescues. one trip to a shelter and you'll never use a breeder again
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    we get our dogs from the pound as well.
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    Bark! Bark!

    What's the matter, Tater?!?

    Bark...bark!!

    What? Timmy has dangerously low blood sugar?!?
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    Great story and I completely agree about rescue dogs! Both of our dogs are rescue dogs as well and they are great dogs. Ramius is a Siberian Husky and Jasper is a Whattheheckisthat. I'm still puzzled that people abandoned them but glad that we have them.


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    I am also owned by a rescue dog.
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    +1 for rescue dogs!
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    Yes they do. I have a female that I adopted when she was 8 weeks old, and her brother (litter mate) that I adopted when he was 7 months old. My male ended up in a bad home, and I rescued him from that home.

    My male is much more loving and appreciative of everything I do for him. It is almost like he knows how bad he had it before, and how good he has it now. My female, she acts like it is deserved. LOL
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    We rescued a shepherd/rottie mix April of 2000. He was fully grown and vet estimated 18-months to 2-years. He's still with us today, at 15! Best dog I ever had and he certainly knows how good he has it. My wife found him abandoned in the desert and he has some scars. We think it's either from being chained up all the time, or worse, they tried him as a sparing dog in fights, but let him go, because he's just not a fighter. Though when he was younger and a little leaner, he could certainly look and sound mean. But at heart, he'll always be our 90 pound lap dog.
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    Oh, man I spit my water out, that so hilarious.

    But, the story is great. Can't help but love dogs.
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    Not true. We've been down that road a couple of times and never again. We currently have a dog from a breeder and I can honestly say it's the best dog I've met.

    More power to those of you that take in rescues. It's generally not easy.
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    All of our dogs have been rescues and all have been great dogs and quite easy. Even a cat who was quite a character. In fact we picked our current golden lab mix on a trip up to Gville. Im sure there are exceptions, but usually if they are young, there are minimal issues if any.

    Both of our neighbors have pure breds that are great lovable dogs, but both have significant health issues. No guarantees either way.
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    My comment was more about the need for homes and the desperate situation these animals face, not the superiority of one vs the other.

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