disgiusing my dog...

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  1. Datyn's Mom

    Datyn's Mom New Member

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    hi all, new here, glad i found this place...ok heres my situation...we are moving from PA to RI, we have found the house, but the owner who has no problem with my rotty, but says the insurance person will, resulting in eviction, but if we keep him on the low and the owner of the house are going to say that our dogs are mixes, but the insurance person might stop by to see....our akita can be passed off as a husky mix...but my datyn...well he looks like a rotty...both are the most sweetest dogs..never have bitten or even got aggressive......i am a very responsible pet owner, and i vowed that when i take a pet it is for life...soooo, this is what i am doing....i am going to dye my dog...and he will become walla a lab mix...i have done tons of research on doggie dyes and stuff that is safe for the dog....i also am an airbrush artist and looked into airbrushing him with non toxic paint (the kind they use to bodypaint)...this is only temporary...and we where told that the insurance person, might or might not stop by...they are not sure...i have had problems like this in the past, but we have gotten off lucky, but i have my doubts as a lot has changed in 4 years since we have lived in NC and MA...it burns me up about this.....i could go on...but i am trying to pack this house...lol...

    what are your thoughts on this event...i would love to hear what everyone has to say...good or bad or indifferent....i love my dog and i am NOT going to give him up, and will do anything to keep him, until his time is done...


    Mo
     
  2. 2pups622

    2pups622 Soon to Be 4 Pups!!

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    all i have to say is paint paint paint PAINT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    And what you have to paint your dog so as to keep it? :confused:
    Sounds dangerous!

    Poor pup :(
     
  4. Datyn's Mom

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    well the paint is non toxic, i might not even do it, i might go the dye root, as in doggie hair dye...safe for dogs, its only for a week or so...i have done tons of research on the doggie dye...which they say is not toxic to dogs...its just until the adjustor comes out if he/she does...we have searched high and low for a place that will except a rotty, but all is a no go, so this is my last resort, believe me if i didnt have too i wouldnt, but i am not going to give up my pet, because the breed has a bad rap...

    i wouldnt do it, if i knew they person would not come into the house, i could just hide him out in the house until the coast is clear, but if this person comes a knockin i have to let him/her in....

    do you have any other suggestions for me to do, i am open to any and all, the owner of the rental property knows that hes a rotty, but she is just putting him down as a mut, but clearly looking at him you know hes not....

    o am an owner for life, i m not going to give my dog away...i dont trust anyone to take him...i could put him in a boarding kennel, but that gets expensive and the adjustor will still want to see the dog...i am hoping that this person just takes my landlords word for it, as the dye is only temporary, and will was off with water...
     
  5. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    ROFL! Hey, as long as you're using non-toxic stuff . . .

    Yep, it's rotten to have to do that. I had my homeowners cancelled (Indiana Mutual - don't do business with them!) because of Bimmer - who is obviously a small German Shepherd mix!

    Maybe we should start a list of insurors who have cancelled or denied us because of our dogs . . .
     
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    Saje Island dweller

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    I love your sig!

    Where I'm from, you don't have to let the owner in unless they make an appointment first. My parents own a condo in the Vancouver area and they always make an appointment first to come and see the place. You might want to see if that's the case where you are.

    If not, I say get the dog a bonnet! That'll hide his rottie face but may make him have an identity crisis. LOL
     
  7. Datyn's Mom

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    its rediculous anymore...as this house is a rent to own house, so in a year we will most likely be buying the house...it truely sucks!!! i wouldnt do it if i didnt have too, and i would not do it, if it was toxic, but its not...as stated above...

    right now this is the landlords insurance, we have no say, because the house is not ours yet, but when the time comes and we decide to buy the house we will have to find an insurance company that will take the dog, and in rhode island that will be hard, i have been doing research on that also, they have a dog law, and a dog ordinance...the house has a fenced in yard, so i told my husband that we could get a privacy fence, so no one sees the dogs...we are planning on doing that shortly after we move in....
     
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    That's good. I hope you don't have any major problems. Minor ones are inevitable aren't they?
     
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    Dye dye dye! I think it sounds like a good idea as long as it is non toxic.
     
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    my insurance co. won't cancel the policy..they just beef up the price of it due to having a GSD. Maybe your landlord's policy is the same??? and you can offer to pay the increase? just a thought. I do know that they (the insurance co. person) do usually just pop in. My neighbors lived here for 3 years and one day the insurance co. made a stop. Not about dogs, but to inspect the wood burning stove....which they had to redo to move it further away from the wall. Meanwhile, I would have been mad about that one because the builder should have known the codes for this. Back to dogs..........I tell that story just to let you know it could possibly be longer than a week or so before they visit. maybe as a last resort, you could find a company that would cover the dogs and pay for it. Hope all works out....your fur family is gorgeous!!
     
  11. Datyn's Mom

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    thanks for the advice debi, i will definatly pass that info onto my landlord and see what she says, we could add the residual in the rent...it all depends on her insurance comapany...now here where we live now, this is my husbands fathers house, and he just put down that we had 2 muts, and in the 4 years we have lived here, they have never stopped out...i hope that we can do that...

    and thank you for the comment on my fur family:)
    we also have 3 kids of the 2 legged kind...lol...twin daughters and a son:)
     
  12. Renee750il

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    Indiana Mutual just saw Bimmer through the window while I was gone, so it's not like there was a maneater loose in the yard. :rolleyes: You'd have thought they would be happy that they didn't have to worry about theft claims! Idiots. And he's so obviously a mix and only a little fella - 60-65 pounds.

    My insurance agent is a fraternity brother of Charley's and has German Shepherds of his own so we just nod-nod-wink-wink "oh, yes, the German Shepherd is always at the farm." It's true, mostly, since Bimmer would much rather be out here. It keeps me from having to pay an extra chunk of money that I don't have. lol
     
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    Yup, that's what I was going to say. We weren't supposed to have pets in our rented place (oops) so either me or my o/h would take them out and the other stay to let them in!
     
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    wow, I never heard of someone painting their dogs before....lol I'm going to have to keep that in mind....since I own a pittie rofl....

    but then again, if my chihuahua mix was a big dog......my pittie would be in trouble lol
     
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    Can you hide him somewhere else maybe like at a relative or a friends house for a week when you know the insurance company is coming?
     
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    What color? Why don't you get him a perm too. Maybe he'll look more Poodle mix or you could buy a wig like thing with corded hair and call him a Komodor mix. Well, I'm going to be thinking more on this. I do wish you luck. These insurance companies are awful.
     
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    ROFL! If he was a Dobie you could get him extensions to look like an Afghan Hound mix! We may have a whole new industry here . . . Adjuster Busters . . . LOL :D
     
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    That's GOOD! Is that like adjuster(ing) the dogs and insurance adjusters? ROFL!!!
     
  19. Lynn

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    It sounds as if you really love your dog. I just hate that you have to go to such lengths to keep him in the family. Good luck on your move!
     
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    Yup....this is awful....jokes aside. Is there someone, a friend you could trade dogs with for a while till the adjuster comes and goes. (if he does come to inspect) Maybe one of your friends has a toy breed or something? Then if it came up later, you could just explain that you got this dog recently. I do wish you the best.
     

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