I was told off for rescuing a Mexi-dog

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  1. LauraLeigh

    LauraLeigh New Member

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    Apparently I should not rescue from Mexico because so many here need homes...
     
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    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    Leah was told the same thing, IIRC ;)
     
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    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    I've been there. I received a lot of crap from people when I got Cricket because so many dogs in America need homes too. It bothered me at first but I eventually learned to just let it roll off my shoulders.
     
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    RD Are you dead yet?

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    Aw, sorry you had to go thru that Laura. I get told off for sending dogs into the states and canada from Mexico. You just have to let it slide off your back. The truth of the matter is there are homeless dogs everywhere, and in Mexico very few of them are given the mercy of a quick death via euthanasia. American and Canadian dogs have it pretty **** good in comparison.
     
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    I just was shocked, I mean I get lots of Dogs need homes, and I was considering rescuing an ACD if I could find one.. But for some reason the second I saw her picture I was done for.... That's never happened to me before! And frankly it's my money, my home and soon to be my dog...

    I just did not expect that level of "How could you?" from someone I consider a friend and pet lover :-(
     
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    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    So uh... when does she come home?? I can come visit, yes? :D
     
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    i reccommend pepperspray & a kick to the testicles or ovaries. clearly these people are biggoted & insane, their very presence puts your life at risk. you must defend yourself.
     
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    A dog that needs a home is a dog that needs a home. Never really understood the "you have to take THIS dog not THAT one" mentality. They both need homes, period. Doesn't matter if they are purebred, crossbred, puppy, senior, from Memphis, Montana, or Mexico. The dog needs a home. What's the problem?

    You can't fix stupid. -shrug-
     
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    Jess, June 12th and of course!!
     
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    Southpaw orange iguanas.

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    Pft what difference does it make, either way you're giving a dog a home that didn't have one otherwise!

    Yeesh. People.
     
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    I was told the same thing when I got Pepper. Sigh.
     
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    A rescue is a rescue IMO. I got asked why I picked Yoshi when there were pure breed dogs needing homes. Stupid people are everywhere.
     
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    Dekka Just try me..

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    I can kind of understand though, to look at it from the other side. The resources it takes to save a dog from that far could save multiples from here. Kind of like we should look after our own first.

    That said its YOUR money to spend how you see fit. And if this is the dog you really want then its no different than importing a purebred.
     
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    My man.

    I am seriously considering a mexidog someday and jealous of your acquisition. F'em.
     
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    People will always find something to pick at - I had someone unfriend me for buying a dog (Aeri) when there were so many in shelters. :p
     
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    SizzleDog Lord Cynical

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    So, what address shall I send your official "Bad Person For Rescuing a Mexidog" t-shirt to? ;)

    Seriously, you'll hear it all the time. I've been lucky enough to have a really killer reply that usually makes people shut their ignorant mouths up. Here's an excerpt from my blog on the subject:

     
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    sillysally Obey the Toad.

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    I love seeing pics of the Mexidogs! What traits are associated with street dogs?
     
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    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    That excerpt was amazing and so spot on. :thumbup: :hail:
     
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    Sizzle that's very well written!!

    Dekka, I respectfully disagree, I'll have a few more dollars in, sure, but only enough of a difference given the prices on rescues here that I have looked at to maybe cover 2 instead of one... And frankly I has been looking around and was not seeing what I was hoping for.. From what Grace has shared about her, she'll be perfect, even if I can't get her to bark less which I am sure I can train out of her with time and patience.. LOL

    Her airfare is actually less ( same as sizzle noted ) than most of the breed specific rescues I looked at!
     
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    This is a bit RD wrote up:

    A medium sized, short coated, slender dog with long legs, a curved tail and prick (or semi-prick) ears. Average weight is 35-55lbs. The head is dry and wedge shaped, with dark brown or black eyes. Body shape is reminiscent of a sighthound, with decent ribspring, depth of chest and a defined tuck-up. Front legs turn neither in nor out, and the legs are long and refined - yet strong. Front is well angulated, and pasterns are only slightly let down. Rear is moderately angulated with sufficient turn of stifle. Topline is level, and the croup is slightly rounded. Coat is short but surprisingly dense, with slightly longer coats less common. Feet are oval shaped, with well arched toes. Many have functional fifth toes on their rear feet, which resemble dewclaws but are actually extra toes - complete with pads and normally-sized & fully developed carpal bones. The most common color is tawny-gold with a black mask and white toes, but other colors (such as black, sable, tricolor, and brindle, all with or without white toes and chest stars) are seen.

    Temperament is social, intelligent and biddable, but somewhat intense. They are active and athletic, but have definite "off switches" as adults. Belligerence towards other dogs is rare - this is a type that usually gets along well with other animals. They are decent watchdogs, but not a true guardian breed. They generally do not bark unless there is reason for them to do so.

    If raised away from the streets, they are generally quite healthy and hardy. The weak, the unsound and the sick rarely live long enough on the streets to pass on their genes.
     

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