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    I am a single woman who has both responsibilities of both of my dogs all by myself for every single thing done to them and I do a lot. My dogs are very well behaved girls who are on a great routine and never see a cage unless I go somewhere but it is for their protection that I do this as I don't want any wires chewed just out of curiosity but other than that my girls adapted to one another and the rescue girl Thelma does very well with love and a great schedule.

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    My only suggestion would be the same as the others, figure out a way to get him in front of the dog and work on him from there. After you are sure that health and temperament aren't an issue that is, no reason in trying to work on something if it isn't going to work out in the end anyway.

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    Once hubby meets him... it is all over. Get him in front of Sam and if Sam is a fit for you and Otis -- it will happen. also, let hubby know -- he is FREE
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    Quote Originally Posted by LynnA View Post
    Good morning everyone,

    I saw a post last night from a local dog daycare that a woman has a 2yr old neutered male EB that she is trying to find a good home for. She say's she does not have the time due to work to give him what he needs.

    I spoke to my husband last night about him and he is DEAD set against it. I have always wanted EB's so to have the opportunity to get another would be a dream come true and to add a big brother for Otis, even better.

    So, I contacted the woman this morning just to visit him (of course it all remains to be seen on how he is).

    My dilemma, should I do this without my husbands consent? Come on now, who hasnt brought a dog home against their spouses wishes.....


    I don't know if she ever contacted you back ...... but remember one thing ........... after working in rescue I have discovered that owners who surrender their bulldog ........ LIE!!! So maybe it would be worth going to meet this dog, and ask if you can take Otis with you or another dog and do a temperament test on him. Also ask if he has a bite history too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kazzy220 View Post
    I don't know if she ever contacted you back ...... but remember one thing ........... after working in rescue I have discovered that owners who surrender their bulldog ........ LIE!!! So maybe it would be worth going to meet this dog, and ask if you can take Otis with you or another dog and do a temperament test on him. Also ask if he has a bite history too.
    She contacted me back via e-mail and gave me her number to set-up a time to meet. She wanted to meet at my home with Otis but I dont think thats a good idea, I called her back and left her a message that I would like to meet him first in his enviorment before bringing Otis into it. Waiting for her call back.
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    Well I just wanted to let the readers know that do read this that not all owners who surrender their EBDs LIE because I was one of those people and I spoke the truth and showed all documentation about what had been done to my dogs being surrendered. Not everybodys life always goes the way it is planned and sometimes as responsible animal owners we can make selfless decisions based on what is best for the animal and surrendering them is sometimes the only option if you want what is best for the EBD.
    I liked this site until I read that part about people who surrender their dogs LIE!

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    @mabel lou please don't let one person's opinion on something reflect on the rest of us.

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    @mabel lou I'm sorry ... I probably wrote that too quickly. It would be correct to say that MANY of the owners who surrender their dog to our rescue do LIE! I did not intend to insinuate that ALL owners who surrender LIE. Unfortunately, a large percentage of them do. Being in rescue, I guess I get to see more than is normal of the low lifes who inhabit this planet and claim to look after their bulldogs, because I have been sickened many times by owners who dump their dogs in shelters because they are older, the owners who tell us their bully is in perfect health and yet have so many medical issues it's unbelievable, and the ones who claim that they have no time for a dog, when in fact it is aggressive.

    Once again I apologise for replying to the post too quickly and without thinking, and didn't intend to upset you.

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    @mabel lou I'm sorry ... I probably wrote that too quickly. It would be correct to say that MANY of the owners who surrender their dog to our rescue do LIE! I did not intend to insinuate that ALL owners who surrender LIE. Unfortunately, a large percentage of them do. Being in rescue, I guess I get to see more than is normal of the low lifes who inhabit this planet and claim to look after their bulldogs, because I have been sickened many times by owners who dump their dogs in shelters because they are older, the owners who tell us their bully is in perfect health and yet have so many medical issues it's unbelievable, and the ones who claim that they have no time for a dog, when in fact it is aggressive.

    Once again I apologise for replying to the post too quickly and without thinking, and didn't intend to upset you.
    I think what Karen was trying to state was that many who rehome dogs fail to mention important factors about health, behavioral issues, and especially aggression.

    A prime example is our Khloe. They sent me pictures of her, I talked to them on the phone right before they brought her to my home.

    What did they forget to tell me? That she was in a dog fight 3 days ago with her pit bull best friend. Covered on injuries. They also failed to mention she was peeing blood. When they arrived they said "look you can breed her". Like I would breed an injured dog!??? WTF were they thinking??? And hell no was I letting her leave with them-- she needed me. She has been to the vet 4 times now trying to clear this severe UTI. I think you can agree with me, this is stuff you bring up beforehand!!

    Karen was just trying to help you to make sure you get all the info- because people (not all---- but many) DO FAIL TO MENTION very important things. Like dog fights, injuries, and blood!

    Many here have rehomed, many have done the right thing in the best interest of the loved pet, many have taken in with good and bad experiences. I am also one of them. But we do need to help each other watch out for things from past experiences, and help guide us on our future experiences, we learn from each other


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    Quote Originally Posted by LynnA View Post
    She contacted me back via e-mail and gave me her number to set-up a time to meet. She wanted to meet at my home with Otis but I dont think thats a good idea, I called her back and left her a message that I would like to meet him first in his enviorment before bringing Otis into it. Waiting for her call back.
    How exciting, I am keeping all in prayer but I'm hoping Hubby falls in love, Otis gets along and
    y'all expand your family
    He's a handsome guy and is a perfect age to adopt!


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    One word: Resentment.

    I saw an episode on (I know, what else?) Dog Whisperer once where this rescue was brought home without everyone in the family being completely on board. The dog KNEW that the one family member resented him. (Energy / body language, friends!) The dog acted fearful of that human which created even MORE resentment -- and more behavior problems with the dog ---- which is how Cesar Millan got involved. They were one really MESSED UP pack.

    Everyone in the family should be 100% on board when bringing a new pack member in the house. Period.

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    I agree that not all people are going to be as upfront and forward like myself however I just know what I did when calling the rescue. It served me no purpose to hold back and it is unfortunate that not all feel as comfortable in telling all. But when someone does surrender a dog for whatever reason. I look at it this way. Whether or not they tell all is meaningless to me because at least they called or contacted the rescue people instead of trying to make a profit and selling these animals to someone all for the mere sake of a dollar. People know that someone else will buy them because they are EBD's. I am not a rescue home for them however I did rescue one of my girls from someone and I was just happy to have rescued her. A ton of medical bills later and clearly a ton of unanswered questions from the previous owner I could look at her and see she needed to see a vet immediately and that was enough for me. I am still happy that I rescued her. No different then any of the other animals I have taken in and gotten healthy and then placed. I realize that the above post was not directed to me personally but if were all going to stand together for the EBD then we have to stand together and understand that if people can't bring them to someone else to rescue them and help them then you might end up with a EBD just wandering the streets because they have no place to go. I appreciate this site and agree to disagree. Thank you for clarifying your comment.

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