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    Does 2 always lead to 3??

    I was just re-reading all those posts from the Willie incident, because I am battling against common sense and a desire to save the dog population. Cats are out cause my hubby's allergic Anyway...it's so hard when you see those sweet faces!!!! I don't have kids yet, but ya know some people just can't get enough of them,...I'm the same way with the canine population! HELP! I think I might go to the DFL just to see....It's such a TRAGEDY that people don't SPAY AND NEUTER THEIR PETS!!!

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    Get in the car, I'll drive!!!

    I think i have the same problem. I'm looking for a new car and one of the thoughts that keeps going through my head is - how many dogs will it hold? and is that with or without crates? and what about air for the pups? and is it pup proof? (Auto windows without childproof locks are bad - okay auto windows are bad if the mechanism rests on the armrest - thats where the pup puts her paws - bug shut her head in one!)
    i don't think there is anything wrong with you. you could always do dog transporting or foster care..........

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    As long as there are animals in the shelters, I'll always want just one more...

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    Bugmom...So relieved to know I was looking for the same criteria when I bought a new car! Dog comfort and safety! And if a bit of doggie hair annoys you, then WALK! (LOL!) Pyrlab, your pup is beautiful! Best of 2 fabulous breeds! Remember the end of 101 Dalmatians? A huge estate covered in dogs. well, that would be me!!!

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    Phew..I am not alone....we are about to move house...so if that goes well, maybe I'll be in luck. Every day I want to go to the shelter and talk to the dogs, but then I get sad when I leave without one!

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    I had a huge test of my will power today. There was an ADORABLE little girl toy poodle who loved cats, dogs, and kids at the shelter. I WAS SO TEMPTED to take her and RUN!!!!!! I really want another dog but I'm trying to wait at least until I move in August. I came so very close to adopting her. I know she'll be gone by tomorrow though, she's so adorable.

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    When I was looking for a new car, I really liked the 3 door Saturns, until I saw the backseat. There was noway Shai's big greyhound butt was going to fit in that back seat!!! The backseat of the one I saw was like a bucket seat with pop holder's b/n them! Shai would not like that at all!!
    Aly, I am with you there, one of my best friend's is trying to give me her cat b/c it hides when her boyfriend is there, I don't know she is such a sweet cat, but I don't know if Shai would like it!! and vice versa!
    And last night at another friend's house I almost snuck a baby calico kitty under my coat!! She was the most precious thing!!! She is only 5 weeks tho. My problem is I don't know where to put the litter box, and food dish where Shai can't get them, I have an extremely small house!!!

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    I had the same problem with the litter box and food because I live in an apartment. I have to keep the cat's food on my bathroom counter or else there she would starve to death cause the dogs love her food. I actually keep my bathroom a lot cleaner since I put her food up there. I have a closet near the entryway of my apartment that I'm not using so I put the litter in there. I have the door open only a crack. If Reece goes near there, I call him away and I've never had a problem at all of him in the litter. Now Harley on the other hand...

    If you want to test Shai with cats, put her on a leash in the same room as one and see what she does. Or you could use a crate. Its a careful process with a lot involved in the introduction of a dog and cat. I'm not sure how greyhounds are in general with cats. It seems to me they would like to chase them. Hopefully not

    [This message has been edited by aly (edited June 02, 2001).]

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    I maintained a website for our local shelter for about a year (someone else is doing it now). When I started I had two dogs. Now I have 4 dogs and 1 cat. It is very hard to resist those desperate faces. Spaying and neutering is so available and many places offer financial assistance with it. Education is certainly the key to pet overpopulation. The myths of neutering must be replaced by the facts that the pet is much better off in every way if it is spayed or neutered. It's an uphill battle, but every saved life is a victory.

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    I know that my husband and I are suckers for dogs in need. We are up to 9 of them now and all of them are rescues. They range in size from our 20 pound Border mix to our 115 pound Great Dane. So I am of the belief if you can handle it...GO FOR IT! It's unbelievable to me the love that you get back. It's also hard for me to believe the morons out there that just dump their dog for no good reason (like there is a good reason to dump them anyway). We came by our beagle because the guy down the street kept him outside and he kept getting out and coming to our house so he decided he didn't want him anymore and was going to dump him in the woods (with a blind left eye to boot). My husband and I are going to start volunteering at the SPCA next weekend...and am I looking forward to it!

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    I just don't understand why they don't allow shopping carts in the shelters?! and because of that (and the fact that i have no will power) i can't volunteer. I do some fostering but thats tough for me too... i wanna keep 'em all. it hurts me too much to leave them in the runs. i cry all the way home.
    Ahh to have the home in 101 Dalmations! what a joy that would be. (not sure about the food bill...)

    By the way - i currently have a saturn coupe too and have found that by leaving the back seats flipped down and putting a pad down (one of the garden chair thick pads) bug stretches out there nicely without any problem!

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    You guys are the best. I just wish you all lived on my street. We'd have such a good time together.

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    Rachel, I wish we lived on your street too, then we wouldn't have the police called on us because of our dogs by a snotty neighbor. He said our dogs barked at night and kept him up (just to let you know they go out for the last time at 10:00 and don't bark and if they do they come in immediately) and our yard stunk (which I will admit we were a little lax on cleaning but now I clean everytime one of them goes) I refuse to give this guy any leverage. I would also point out that all of them are current on shots, on Interceptor, have city tags, and we have a small kennel license which allows us to have up to 15 dogs. Ok, I'm off my soapbox now. So, yes, Rachel I wish we were neighbors too. Oh by the way, we own a minivan with the middle 2 seats taken out so there is plenty of room for our Dane.

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    I'm still giggling over the image of the shopping carts at the animal shelter. The pound local to me requires that you go through the dog kennel area to get to the cat cages. That is definitely like the grocery store routing you through the entire store just to get a quart of milk! If they had carts at the pound, well... I'd be in big trouble! You can't adopt just one!!!!

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    Could you just see all of our pets on ONE block? Such fun that would be!!

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