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Posted: 12/29/2012 6:03:45 PM EDT
Since I lost my job and doubt I'll get another at almost 57 years old and single, I'm thinking I'll just call myself retired.
I've been wanting a dog for a long time but when I was working I just couldn't see locking/leaving a dog at home for nine hours - too cruel....

I went to the humane center today - just to see.
Lordy, I came away crying.
I want them all!
I walked down those cement isles with all of those dogs behind the bars looking at me with their big ol eyes.

I didn't see what I was really looking for, and now I wonder if I can walk down those isles again....

I guess I'm just a softy.....

I know, CSB
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 6:05:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2012 6:07:28 PM EDT by mongo001]
Our local HS posts needs on their front sign. I stop by 3-4 times a year with supplies. I pet the dogs and cats and whatever else they have there.

I adopted one male cat that was in that little cage for over a year. He's a damn good cat and a mouse killer to boot.



This guy:

Link Posted: 12/29/2012 6:06:26 PM EDT
Petfinder.com
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 6:08:20 PM EDT
FSA animal division.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 6:09:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mongo001:
Our local HS posts needs on their front sign. I stop by 3-4 times a year with supplies. I pet the dogs and cats and whatever else they have there.

I adopted one male cat that was in that little cage for over a year. He's a damn good cat and a mouse killer to boot.



This guy:

http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/z476/mongo0011/Cats%20and%20other%20creatures/IMG_0489.jpg


He looks like an awesome cat.

Link Posted: 12/29/2012 6:10:11 PM EDT
Agree, I'm a total softy when it comes to those places. People tend to cause their own problems, especially when they are older, not so much with dogs. Every dog I have ever gotten from a place like that has been fantastic. It's quite hard to be objective when you want them all.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 6:10:14 PM EDT
Hope..... Just keep at it.


My rescue Logan:

pic soon

Logan is a great dog.

Link Posted: 12/29/2012 6:11:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mongo001:
Our local HS posts needs on their front sign. I stop by 3-4 times a year with supplies. I pet the dogs and cats and whatever else they have there.

I adopted one male cat that was in that little cage for over a year. He's a damn good cat and a mouse killer to boot.



This guy:

http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/z476/mongo0011/Cats%20and%20other%20creatures/IMG_0489.jpg


They'll all kill a mouse. Just some of 'em aren't much good at catching 'em.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 6:28:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mongo001:
Our local HS posts needs on their front sign. I stop by 3-4 times a year with supplies. I pet the dogs and cats and whatever else they have there.

I adopted one male cat that was in that little cage for over a year. He's a damn good cat and a mouse killer to boot.



This guy:

http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/z476/mongo0011/Cats%20and%20other%20creatures/IMG_0489.jpg


Who wouldn't want that handsome beast?
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 6:32:28 PM EDT


I rescued Frank from the Columbia, MO Humane Society. 7 years ago. They guestimated his age around 10-11 when I got him. I had him for 6 years, until I had to put him down in November of 2011. I miss him so much, and it was the hardest thing in life to hit me. I can't imagine the pain I'm going to feel when my mom/dad die.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 6:33:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AKengineer:
FSA animal division.


FSA kitty

Link Posted: 12/29/2012 6:33:53 PM EDT
My wife works at a Humane Society. It is pretty tough on her and the other employees sometimes.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 6:40:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sigp226:
Originally Posted By AKengineer:
FSA animal division.


FSA kitty

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g85/robertlhess/guns/porn.jpg


I hope you told FSA kitty to put all those toys back where he found them....
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 6:46:52 PM EDT
If you are looking for a particular breed. Look at that breeds rescue groups. I second Petfinder. We got our second dog through pet finder.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 6:57:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AZ_Sky:
Since I lost my job and doubt I'll get another at almost 57 years old and single, I'm thinking I'll just call myself retired.
I've been wanting a dog for a long time but when I was working I just couldn't see locking/leaving a dog at home for nine hours - too cruel....

I went to the humane center today - just to see.
Lordy, I came away crying.
I want them all!
I walked down those cement isles with all of those dogs behind the bars looking at me with their big ol eyes.

I didn't see what I was really looking for, and now I wonder if I can walk down those isles again....

I guess I'm just a softy.....

I know, CSB


Go back. There will be new dogs there or maybe one you saw before will catch your eye and win your heart. Then you can start living vicariously through your dog.



Link Posted: 12/29/2012 7:07:16 PM EDT
Wife works at the Doggy Jail.

I got a house full of inmates.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 7:07:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JuniorJr:
Originally Posted By AZ_Sky:
Since I lost my job and doubt I'll get another at almost 57 years old and single, I'm thinking I'll just call myself retired.
I've been wanting a dog for a long time but when I was working I just couldn't see locking/leaving a dog at home for nine hours - too cruel....

I went to the humane center today - just to see.
Lordy, I came away crying.
I want them all!
I walked down those cement isles with all of those dogs behind the bars looking at me with their big ol eyes.

I didn't see what I was really looking for, and now I wonder if I can walk down those isles again....

I guess I'm just a softy.....

I know, CSB


Go back. There will be new dogs there or maybe one you saw before will catch your eye and win your heart. Then you can start living vicariously through your dog.





I know, I know.
I was just taken aback by all the animals there and wondered why they were all there.

Honestly, I always had my heart set on a purebred Labrador - but now I'm not so sure.
I do know that I want a very young pup.

When I was there today there was a cute mixed breed Retriever/Lab/Queensland Heeler only three months old - I was really tempted...
If he is still there Monday I'll have a hard decision!
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 7:13:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2012 7:14:19 PM EDT by ShermiesRule]
No one wants older cats. This one was 10yrs old when I got her. I'm sure she was nearing needle day. Now she is 16 yrs old and protects my PMags from the undead.

Link Posted: 12/29/2012 7:16:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AZ_Sky:
Originally Posted By JuniorJr:
Originally Posted By AZ_Sky:
Since I lost my job and doubt I'll get another at almost 57 years old and single, I'm thinking I'll just call myself retired.
I've been wanting a dog for a long time but when I was working I just couldn't see locking/leaving a dog at home for nine hours - too cruel....

I went to the humane center today - just to see.
Lordy, I came away crying.
I want them all!
I walked down those cement isles with all of those dogs behind the bars looking at me with their big ol eyes.

I didn't see what I was really looking for, and now I wonder if I can walk down those isles again....

I guess I'm just a softy.....

I know, CSB


Go back. There will be new dogs there or maybe one you saw before will catch your eye and win your heart. Then you can start living vicariously through your dog.





I know, I know.
I was just taken aback by all the animals there and wondered why they were all there.

Honestly, I always had my heart set on a purebred Labrador - but now I'm not so sure.
I do know that I want a very young pup.

When I was there today there was a cute mixed breed Retriever/Lab/Queensland Heeler only three months old - I was really tempted...
If he is still there Monday I'll have a hard decision!


You wouldn't be the first person who had his heart set on one specific kind of dog, only to be happy later that he got a whole other kind of dog.

Let us know what you decide.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 7:16:57 PM EDT
At current ebay values, you got 850.00 worth of pmags there!! Gimmiie!!
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 7:19:43 PM EDT
You will not regret getting a rescue. They all very loyal.
I currently have three of them.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 7:20:49 PM EDT
I've had a lot of animals now.

Never chose a single one. They all picked me.

When the right one comes along... they'll know.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 7:25:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By runcible:
I've had a lot of animals now.

Never chose a single one. They all picked me.

When the right one comes along... they'll know.


Yup when I lost Achilles I swore I'd wait a year before getting another dog, and when I did I planned on a Boston because I wasn't sure I could handle another Pug right away. Two weeks later I came across General Jack, a Smooth Coat Border Collie/Black Lab mix. I was done for the second I saw him. Resistance was futile.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 7:29:42 PM EDT

Here is my kitty on Stationary Patrol:








Here she is on Roving Patrol:








Here she is loading a mag:






Link Posted: 12/29/2012 7:30:07 PM EDT
The "dog pound" in Boise have 3 types of dogs... Pit Bull mix, Black dogs and Little dogs. I was shocked to see the little dogs carry an "adoption fee" as high as $300. What ever happened to free dogs from the pound?
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 7:32:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Barney_Calhoun:
The "dog pound" in Boise have 3 types of dogs... Pit Bull mix, Black dogs and Little dogs. I was shocked to see the little dogs carry an "adoption fee" as high as $300. What ever happened to free dogs from the pound?


Well that pound includes a building, utilities, maintenance, insurance, salaries, medical care for the animals, food... Some animals you have to give away and you're lucky if you don't have to put the down. Others are in demand and people will pay or hem. That's ow bills are paid.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 7:35:05 PM EDT
Here 5 year old or older are $45, 1 to 5 are $90, and pups or purebred are $125.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 7:37:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AZ_Sky:
Here 5 year old or older are $45, 1 to 5 are $90, and pups or purebred are $125.


$250 for my little guy. Beyond 6 months it drops to $200. His adoption fee included all shots, neutering, micro chipping.
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