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  1. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    UPDATED: Dog Needs Home

    2 year old male Shih Tzu. His name is Lucky.

    My wife brought one of our dogs to the vet where she found Lucky. Lucky had been dropped off to be euthanized. His previous owner was in her 90's and Lucky requires medication because of his seizures. Her being borderline senile, she'd forget to give him his meds. So she decided to have him put down. The vet tech talked the lady into letting the vet try to find someone to adopt Lucky instead. They know my wife works for an animal sanctuary, so they approached her, to find him a home through the sanctuary. We are fostering him until we can find him a home. Problem is, I already have a full house (5 dogs, 2 pigs, 2 cats) We have to find him a home soon, or he'll have to go the Humane Society as the sanctuary is full as well.

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    PROS:
    He's very sweet and loving. He pretty much likes to just kind of hang out with you.

    CONS:
    He has seizures, that require medication twice a day. I honestly don't know the cost of the meds. He also needs to be properly house broken. (He may be already, but our dogs are on a schedule, and it seems his is different.)

    There is no adoption fee, but there would be an application that needs to be filled out. And he cannot be shipped, because of the seizures, so you have to live in Florida or be willing to come to Florida.

    Anyone interested or knows someone who'd be interested please PM me or respond below. Thank you.
     
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  2. sking29

    sking29 What it takes to be cool

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    That's a terrible situation for him to be in. Hopefully he at least goes somewhere that won't euthanize him (which I have always thought to be extremely cruel). Hopefully someone on here in the FL area can get him. Also I was just wondering if his medications keep him from having seizures completely or just limit them and could all of that be a reason he is not housebroken? I am hoping for the best.
     
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  3. opfinistic

    opfinistic Braaaaains!

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    I applaud you for fostering him and hope he lives up to his name. I've got two dogs already, or I'd be all over him. One of mine is diabetic and requires twice daily shots of insulin. I've dealt with an epileptic dog in the past, had to administer those little white pills, if I remember right, they weren't that expensive.
     
  4. USArmyFinFan

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    Man, was interested until you said that i would have to come to Florida, Texas is a bit far away. Tell you what though, I have family in Fl still, I'll ask around. BTW, where at in Florida?
     
  5. njfinfan

    njfinfan The First Lady

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    Oh - he's adorable! I wished I lived in Florida - I'd take him in a split second. I'll pray that he finds a home - I've heard nightmare stories about humane societies, at least up here.
     
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  6. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    Dammit!!!!!!!:up:
    Ocala. Northwest of Orlando, by about an hour.
     
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  7. opfinistic

    opfinistic Braaaaains!

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    Nice Horse country!
     
  8. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    Yeah, he's young and little sweetheart. We're gonna start bringing him to out with us this weekend, let people know he's available. His medication only limits his seizures. He had one last night. He was blind for about 10 minutes afterward. We called the vet and they said that is fairly common. The problem is, we've worked really hard to get our dogs on a bathroom schedule, that coincides with us being home. Its very difficult to correct Lucky's behavior when we're not home. He always goes by the door though, so I'm pretty sure he knows what to do.

    Thanks. 2 dogs is nothing you f-ing rookie!:lol: Actually you'd be perfect since you've had experience with this kind of situation. You should reconsider. If you do it, I 100% guarantee, your wife will allow to bring other women home and you'll win the lottery.

    He loves the Dolphins! Isn't that worth the drive??????????:shifty:
     
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  9. MonstBlitz

    MonstBlitz Nobody's Fart Catcher

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    Very cool that you are trying to get this dog a home. I hope you can find him one.

    My question is, how did this 90 something year old woman ever buy a dog at her age? My number one pet peeve, no pun intended is people buying dogs that have no business buying dogs.
     
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  10. USArmyFinFan

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    I have family in Lakeland, not far from you. I'll call them tonight.
     
  11. opfinistic

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    Trust me, man, if I even had an inkling that I could provide a good home for this little one I would be on him in a heartbeat. Lotto and other women aside.
     
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  12. USArmyFinFan

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    Far to many times, they are given to them as a companion, I guess family members feel better because they are not alone.
     
  13. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    I agree, its the main reason shelters are full.

    However, she was a little old widow, who probably just wanted some companionship. I can't fault her for that. She bit off more than she could chew, I just wish she hadn't thought death was the only option for him. Seizures suck, but the little guy is really pretty happy.
     
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  14. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    That would be great man! I'd really appreciate that. I want him to be happy and cared for.
     
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  15. Fin D

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    Dammit, you're like some weird guilt-proof machine. So much so, I feel a little guilty now. :tongue2:
     
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  16. njfinfan

    njfinfan The First Lady

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    You don't even want to know about what happened the last time I tried to drive to Florida, alone, with my littlest one in the car. :wink2:
     
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    Way too much of that going on. Dogs that are purchased as impulse 'items' really end up suffering due to the ignorance of their so-called owners. Many times there is little or no research involved with the breed they got, they just thought it was cool, or their friend has one. :pity: A few months later they end up unwanted at the pound. I would love to see some kind of 'education' required, even if it's just a 30 minute talk, prior to making such a purchase.
     
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    :pointlol:

    I wish, I feel guilty just saying I can't. I'm the kinda guy, that if he had the property and $$$ I would take in all kinds of strays and try to find them homes.
     
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  19. USArmyFinFan

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    I'll do what i can brother, no promises though.
     
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  20. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    I hear you. That is my life, except I don't have the money or property. Our goal is to move to Hawaii and rescue pigs, and rehabilitate injured sea turtles and monk seals.

    Our dream would be to reach our goal and start a charity dedicated to helping people, the environment and animals.
     
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  21. Rocky Raccoon

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    That's an awesome thing you're doing F.D. :up: I really hope you can find him a loving home because he looks like a sweetheart.

    Unfortunately, I cannot take him myself or I would.

    Please keep us updated on his status.
     
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  22. USArmyFinFan

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    Ever time I see his picture i want to plan a trip to Florida.....cute dog.
     
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    Nice. People often talk about those lofty 'Lotto' dreams they have. I always said that in addition to taking care of myself I would help out with unwanted/unloved pets in some regard. Even if it's a Match.com type of thing, if you get my meaning. I read an article yesterday about a prison in Utah that uses 'dangerous' dogs from the local pound, ones that are unfit for homes, as an escape deterrent. Instead of being put down, they are given jobs and cared for. No-one has escaped (according to them) for over 20 years. :pointlol:
     
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  24. Fin D

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    Another great idea I've heard of is a "Pet Library".

    You come in, say what you're looking for, and they let you "check out" a pet for a couple of weeks. This way people can see what they're getting in to before they own it.
     
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    That almost seems cruel to the potential pet. I see the reasoning for it, but imagine being that poor mutt that keeps getting returned, while all the others find homes.

    Nothing Personal Lucky. :wink2:
     
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  26. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    Well the "loaner" dogs would have the right temperament for it. Its more for people who don't know what it means to have a dog, they can try this calm one, then if all goes well pick one out.
     
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  27. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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  28. anlgp

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    We've got no room for him here and I'm not in FL. I don't know anyone down there that would want a dog (I do know someone that lives in FL and is a relative but he's got pets).
     
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    There are specific breed rescues. Try a Shih Tzu rescue and even if you are in...say Jacksonville and the dog is in Key West we dog rescue folks are a network and have many volunteers who can drive a few miles and hand off the dog to other rescue folks until it arrives at it's destination.
    Another consideration is GreyMuzzle.org who take older dogs and find them homes. (Older dogs are the first to be euthanized and don't get adopted out so easily but there is a huge need for them in certain situations)



    Edit- Sorry I just saw that the dog was only 2.
     
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  30. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    Yeah, that'll probably be the route we take if we can't find a suitable taker. We'll hold onto him as long as we can, cause we don't want to burden another rescue. Thank you.
     
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    Sorry if I sounded harsh....
     
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  32. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    No not all. It was a good idea. The only possible minor snafu, would be some breed specific rescues we've dealt with will only take dogs with papers. Maybe there are a few that don't that you know about?
     
  33. unluckyluciano

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    props to you for doing this fin-d. You're a class act bro.
     
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  34. FinSane

    FinSane Cynical Dolphins Fan

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    grandma doesnt like dogs.

    cant make grandma mad.
     
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  35. pennphinfan

    pennphinfan Stelin Canez Arcade Scorz

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    weird. One of my friends from college was from Ocala. Big place or no?
     
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  36. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    It is a little known fact, that mad grandmas actually caused the housing bubble burst.
     
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  37. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

    Its a little bit bigger than Gainesville (UF), and about 30 minutes south. We have horses, 2 Wal-Marts, and a bunch of Gator fans who think college is for sissies. Go figure.
     
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  38. opfinistic

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    You guys sold out and went corporate? :pity:
     
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  39. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    No, no, no, no, no, we have 2 Wal-marts because having 3 would be ostentatious.
     
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  40. opfinistic

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    I stand humbly corrected.
     
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