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post #41 of 78
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Originally Posted by rainbowmoon View Post
where did I ever mention abandoning them?
Giving them away to random people in a parking lot would qualify as abandonment, IMO.
post #42 of 78
These are the organizations I've contacted in your area:

http://www.azlabsandgiants.org/

Email for intake coordinator: intakes@azlabsandgiants.org

http://www.dlrrphoenix.org/

Email for intake coordinator: intake@dlrrphoenix.org

http://www.phxrottrescue.org/

Email: info@phxrottrescue.org

http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/AZ63.html

Email: adoptafriend@earthlink.net

ForTheLuvOfDogz@aol.com

Be warned; I didn't sugar coat your scenario. I told them flat out that these pups would likely be given away at walmart, or possibly euthanized or anonymously surrendered if not placed in foster homes. If you decide to follow up with them, tell them that Erin contacted them on your behalf. And please, PM your contact info so I can forward it on.

Here are two that are numbers only, I did not contact them because my daughter is sleeping and I can't talk on the phone right now.

Rotts-A-Companionship, Inc.
HC 30 Box 184 Prescott, Arizona 86305
(602) 798-3715.

Rottweiler Rescue
6503 Frye Road #3 Chandler, Arizona 85226
602-872-3625


I realize they are not in your immediate area, but they may know of someone who is. Call them anyway!

Have you tried this place?:

http://www.animalshelter.org/shelter...131_rS_pC.html
post #43 of 78
Crap, info@phxrottrescue.org did not go through. Looking for a phone number on their site now.

ETA: Found it - 480-940-1719

Like I said above, call them if even if they aren't in your immediate area. They may know of someone who is!
post #44 of 78
Another thing you may be able to do, if a rescue doesn't have room, is courtesy list the pups on Petfinder for you. You'd get some more exposure to potential adopters that way (though the adopters would still need to be screened, obviously).
post #45 of 78
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Originally Posted by avengingophelia View Post
Another thing you may be able to do, if a rescue doesn't have room, is courtesy list the pups on Petfinder for you. You'd get some more exposure to potential adopters that way (though the adopters would still need to be screened, obviously).
That's what I was trying to say before. For some reason my mind was drawing a blank on Petfinder.
post #46 of 78
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by frog View Post
Giving them away to random people in a parking lot would qualify as abandonment, IMO.

If it's wrong to do it to your kid...


sorry I even bothered..
post #47 of 78
I found my rescue puppy on Petfinder. I think its a great resource for people looking to adopt out puppies.

Just be sure to post individual pictures of the puppies.
post #48 of 78
Thread Starter 
unfortunately Ds broke my camera. I am also without a car currently too.
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Originally Posted by dawn1221 View Post
I found my rescue puppy on Petfinder. I think its a great resource for people looking to adopt out puppies.

Just be sure to post individual pictures of the puppies.
post #49 of 78
For what it's worth, I don't think my dogs are my kids and I don't make decisions about them that way. They're animals, so you make decisions based on the fact that they do not have and never will have the ability to control their own lives.

It is useless and cruel to say that this litter shouldn't exist. It does, and it is now just as precious and just as worthy of protection as the bluest-blooded litter on earth.

Responsible breeders, which is what you must be now, sometimes do have puppies that they cannot place "on time." When that happens they are faced with the same decisions you are making. I know of a collie breeder who has three gorgeous 15-month-old puppies still sitting on her couch.

So please believe us that we are not looking down from some cloud unconnected to real life. I've seen very good friends go through this. I would say that the three options that are seen as responsible behavior are keeping all puppies until they have homes, utilizing a good rescue that screens owners, or putting down the homeless puppies. Giving them away with no screening is not OK.

This will require courage and humility on your part, but you do have the tools and power to be a good breeder and a responsible owner.
post #50 of 78
Thread Starter 
thanks mama.


I thought I was doing the right things. now I just feel like a piece of shit.


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For what it's worth, I don't think my dogs are my kids and I don't make decisions about them that way. They're animals, so you make decisions based on the fact that they do not have and never will have the ability to control their own lives.

It is useless and cruel to say that this litter shouldn't exist. It does, and it is now just as precious and just as worthy of protection as the bluest-blooded litter on earth.

Responsible breeders, which is what you must be now, sometimes do have puppies that they cannot place "on time." When that happens they are faced with the same decisions you are making. I know of a collie breeder who has three gorgeous 15-month-old puppies still sitting on her couch.

So please believe us that we are not looking down from some cloud unconnected to real life. I've seen very good friends go through this. I would say that the three options that are seen as responsible behavior are keeping all puppies until they have homes, utilizing a good rescue that screens owners, or putting down the homeless puppies. Giving them away with no screening is not OK.

This will require courage and humility on your part, but you do have the tools and power to be a good breeder and a responsible owner.
post #51 of 78
I dont think thekimballs is trying to make you feel bad. She was just trying to point out that other people have been in this situation and that the puppies deserve to be taken care of, they did not ask to be here.

I really hope that you find a way to place these pups in safe, responsible homes. No puppy deserves to be given away without making sure it will be a good home. Have you tried craigslists that are in your vicinity but not directly your town? Casa Grande isn't too far away, like an hour right? Phoenix also... lots of people are willing to drive a ways to get a puppy. Of course you would have to screen them but still, it could broaden your possibilities a bit.
post #52 of 78
Thread Starter 
oh no I didn't mean thekimballs made me feel bad. I just feel like crap because they will likely be euthanized! I wish I could keep them all

we are 2 hours from Casa Grande, 3 hours from Phoenix. I am doubtful, as I didn't get not one reply from the Tucson Craigslist!

I am going to call more shelters in Tucson.

should I lie about the breed for the 4 and take the other 2 (the rottie ones) them to different shelters? or maybe the rescue would take those?

I will have a vehicle next week btw..so hoping I can set it all up for then..
post #53 of 78
Referring to them as "lab mixes" isn't a lie.
post #54 of 78
I would also say lab mix for sure.
post #55 of 78
Contact ALL rescues within a six hour radius. I know many rescues will drive to save dogs from being euthanized. But FWIW I agree with the "lectures" you've gotten. These days there really is no excuse for having an intact dog.
post #56 of 78
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Originally Posted by prettypixels View Post
Contact ALL rescues within a six hour radius. I know many rescues will drive to save dogs from being euthanized. But FWIW I agree with the "lectures" you've gotten. These days there really is no excuse for having an intact dog.
OT but I think having an intact dog is completely okay and reasonable as long as you're responsible about it and don't let it roam or leave it outside unprotected. There are many health benefits for keeping males intact actually. Not so true for females, but definitely if you can be responsible and ensure that your dog will never be in a situation where it could be bred then it's certainly healthier to keep a male intact for life and a female intact through at least its first heat.

For the OP, I completely agree with the posters regarding it being your responsibility to follow through with these pups and find them a good home. It may be more work on your part, but honestly it's the best option. I cringed when I read that you were going to take them to Walmart--do you know how many people there are out there who will take your puppy and use it as bait for a dog fighting ring or sell it to research? These things happen more than you would think and what a horrible demise for any puppy that you brought into this world. So, unless you find a rescue group or are willing to have them put down then you must screen the families--ask for references and check them, do a home visit, and ask for a nominal amount of money (ie $50-$100) to weed out the hoarders and those out to get free puppies to use for fighting. I know it's hard, but it is your responsibility and you owe it to these boys to do right by them.
post #57 of 78
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Originally Posted by rainbowmoon View Post
I thought I was doing the right things. now I just feel like a piece of shit.
You asked for help, which tells me a lot. Just keep calling the places that you're unable to speak to in person, and definitely call outside of your immediate area. Like PrettyPixels said, many rescues will drive for last minute life savers. Just make sure to spell it out to them - "these puppies will be euthanized if they cannot be found good homes".
post #58 of 78
I know that is good advice, as far as keeping these puppies alive and out of bad hands. But gah, as a rescuer, that burns me. We get SO many "you have to take this dog or we're going to put it down" calls. And being expected to always be able to drop everything, drive for hours, and clean up someone else's mess gets really really old.
post #59 of 78
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Originally Posted by avengingophelia View Post
I know that is good advice, as far as keeping these puppies alive and out of bad hands. But gah, as a rescuer, that burns me. We get SO many "you have to take this dog or we're going to put it down" calls. And being expected to always be able to drop everything, drive for hours, and clean up someone else's mess gets really really old.
It is, I know it all too well. This is why I suggested going in in person WITH the pups if possible. We used to get so many calls from people thinking we were a pick up service, or calls from people wanting to surrender dogs we didn't have room for, that it DOES get old when people don't show up, or won't make the effort themselves.

Having said that, though, we always wanted to prevent dogs from being euthanized, and if there is a possibility that they'd be adopted quickly and are healthy, we'd make the effort if we thought there was no way to deal with the current owners to make alternate arrangements. I'm still unclear about why Rainbowmoon can't take them with her, but if she says she can't, then she can't. If she literally only has 2 weeks to find them homes, then she HAS to be upfront about their fate. It sucks, but it is what it is.
post #60 of 78
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Originally Posted by rainbowmoon View Post
should I lie about the breed for the 4
I would ask you not to do that. I think the only fair thing is to be up front. Some people are ok with rotties; some aren't. To fool someone with kids into thinking your lab mix puppies will be good pets is really inexcusable IMO. I know the "it depends on how they are raised" argument, and there are definitely people here who will think me awful for not considering rotts and pit bulls options for my family - but I've seen friends' self-sworn fabulous family pet pit bull turn on a dime and go from fine to aggressive toward my 12 y.o. dd in a nanosecond - with me right there seeing all that happened and didn't.

The no-kill shelters near me, as well as petfinder ads online, are FULL of rotts, pit bulls, and mixes thereof. They are harder to place for sure. I think your best bet is a rott rescue - so people who really want that breed can get the puppies.

I am having a hard time understanding how an accidental litter happens. Well, I know how it happens but.... Isn't the first thing you do (assuming they aren't fixed already) is that? Like the first week you have the puppy, call for the appt and get in there?

OP, I am sorry for your situation. I can hear that you are stressed and want to do the right thing by these puppies. I hope you are able to find good homes for them.
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