Can Anyone Help- Please

Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by salomonsterx, Nov 6, 2004.

  1. salomonsterx

    salomonsterx New Member

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    I had adopted Lady 1 year ago, from a very good Animal Shelter here in Colorado. I notice when I adopted her she had a tattoo on the inside of her right thigh. I have been told by my vet, by the way she acts, she has been trained as a companion dog. He also told me that since the tattoo was not in the proper place (inside the ear) that the tattoo is to mark her for her training as a companion dog. Could anybody tell me if this is true or a bogus myth. I have been trying to find answers for the last year. Any help would be greatly appriciated. :confused:
     
  2. milo

    milo Labrador lover!!!!!

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    Soz i havent hread of that before you be berrter off asking Renee or Chazhound!!! :D
     
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    Renee750il Felurian

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    Hmmm . . . that's a mystery. And the real mystery is, if she is a trained companion dog, HOW did she end up in a shelter?

    I'd start by going to the shelter and telling them what you've found and asking if they can give you any history on her. They can't tell you specifics, like names and places, but they may be able to give you whatever background story they got. That's a start.

    Can you post a photo of the tattoo?
     
  4. salomonsterx

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    Renee750il, thanks I just did that. The shelter in question is the Denver Dumb Friends League. Their web site is www.ddfl.com. I had gone down threre and talked to the counsler that was in charge of her adoption. She was a companion dog for an elderly quadaplegic(sp). He had passed away and the family did not want the dog and dropped it off at the adoption center after hours. They had done some research on her when she was brought in. It is great to finally know that she has had companion training. According to the Denver Dumb Friends League she has had extensive training. They had explained to me that she could pick things up off the floor, retreive books, get the phone. Those are just a few of the things she can do. I got home and gave her the commands to make sure what they had told me was true. I was totally in shock when I told her to get the phone and she brought me the phone. Blew me away. I truely have a special friend. This is bear. My akc german shepard-aka goofy.lol I will attempt to get the pictures I have of lady resized to fit on this site. Thank you for all of your help and such a speedy reply. I am glad I found this dog forum.
     
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    Wow that is amazing. You really do have a special friend. How wonderful!
     
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    Renee750il Felurian

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    I am SO happy you have Lady. And I am SO ANGRY that anyone would discard a companion animal that cared for their elderly, disabled relative for all those years. What ingratitude, callousness, selfishness and sheer stupid disregard for others. Not only is it horrible for Lady to have been discarded like that, with all the people waiting for a companion dog, they should have at least tried contacting the agency that placed Lady with her former owner. Even if she couldn't have been placed with someone who needed her assistance, I'm sure they would have taken her immediately and spared her being abandoned in the shelter.

    Ah, well, she's got you now and she's a lucky Lady for that.
     
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    Wow that is really cool. Lady is lucky to have you. I am surprised like Renee,you would think they would have placed her in a home where she could help someone in need. Its a good thing she didn't end up in the wrong home.
     
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    JRT_Rattie_Mom Terrier Lover!

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    What a "lucky" Lady to be adopted by you! Like all of us here, I just feel so sick that the relatives of the disabled family member that Lady took such good care of, could have just dropped her off at a shelter.. not even knowing if she would be around long enough to get a home... let alone a GOOD home.. after being such a loyal caretaker! :mad:

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    All my love to you and Lady. I would hate to know any of my pets wound up in a shelter if something happened to me. Rescuing an animal from a shelter is a wonderful thing. I can't wait to see a picture.
     

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