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Did you know that you can't pull up this thread by typing "the dog lounge" in the search tool? UGH! I smell something and it ain't dinner!

Also, why on earth does "a rehoming fee" ensure/insure the dog will go to a good home? Ugh! Sometimes you just want to chew people's fingers off....
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xianjiro wrote: ↑October 27th, 2019, 3:01 am Also, why on earth does "a rehoming fee" ensure/insure the dog will go to a good home? Ugh! Sometimes you just want to chew people's fingers off....
I ALWAYS view "rehoming" fees as a scam - I don't mind adoption fees from reputable agencies who provide paperwork and services (e.g., fixing, medical), but a "rehoming" fee just wreaks of a cash grab. I don't mind paying for toys/kennel/etc. the dog is used to, but the dog is free. If you can't care for the dog you made a lifetime commitment to, it's on you to find it a home.
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maxwelldeux wrote: ↑October 27th, 2019, 3:23 am
xianjiro wrote: ↑October 27th, 2019, 3:01 am Also, why on earth does "a rehoming fee" ensure/insure the dog will go to a good home? Ugh! Sometimes you just want to chew people's fingers off....
I ALWAYS view "rehoming" fees as a scam - I don't mind adoption fees from reputable agencies who provide paperwork and services (e.g., fixing, medical), but a "rehoming" fee just wreaks of a cash grab. I don't mind paying for toys/kennel/etc. the dog is used to, but the dog is free. If you can't care for the dog you made a lifetime commitment to, it's on you to find it a home.
Yeah, I feel what you're saying though I'm not opposed to some exchange of cash in this capitalist economy. I don't agree though that the fees from adoption agencies are warranted. I've been to many websites and they smell much more like cash grab, not to mention those that ask lots of invasive questions and even insist on a home inspection! I did a search for something like "why can't I find a dog to adopt" and one article was written by the ED of ASPCA. He was denied because he worked too much. It's really insane! We're told about thousands of dogs (and those infernal beasts called "cats" 😝 ) being euthanized for want of a home and yet we've got people who've set themselves up as gatekeepers with seven page applications and interviews and spot inspections after the dog goes home... Would you believe I've seen rescues asking as much as $800 to adopt a street dog? :guns:
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xianjiro wrote: ↑October 27th, 2019, 3:37 am
maxwelldeux wrote: ↑October 27th, 2019, 3:23 am
xianjiro wrote: ↑October 27th, 2019, 3:01 am Also, why on earth does "a rehoming fee" ensure/insure the dog will go to a good home? Ugh! Sometimes you just want to chew people's fingers off....
I ALWAYS view "rehoming" fees as a scam - I don't mind adoption fees from reputable agencies who provide paperwork and services (e.g., fixing, medical), but a "rehoming" fee just wreaks of a cash grab. I don't mind paying for toys/kennel/etc. the dog is used to, but the dog is free. If you can't care for the dog you made a lifetime commitment to, it's on you to find it a home.
Yeah, I feel what you're saying though I'm not opposed to some exchange of cash in this capitalist economy. I don't agree though that the fees from adoption agencies are warranted. I've been to many websites and they smell much more like cash grab, not to mention those that ask lots of invasive questions and even insist on a home inspection! I did a search for something like "why can't I find a dog to adopt" and one article was written by the ED of ASPCA. He was denied because he worked too much. It's really insane! We're told about thousands of dogs (and those infernal beasts called "cats" 😝 ) being euthanized for want of a home and yet we've got people who've set themselves up as gatekeepers with seven page applications and interviews and spot inspections after the dog goes home... Would you believe I've seen rescues asking as much as $800 to adopt a street dog? :guns:
It definitely depends on the agency - I got my Sweet Dee for ~$650, which included some transport fees (from Texas - not ideal, but I'm willing to pay) and adoption fees. But she came spayed, fully vaccinated for her age, had vet records, and was in a foster care that trained her and monitored her behavior. But I do agree it's absurdly hard to adopt a dog from some of these agencies.

But I saw a post not too long ago that was something along the lines of "I need to find a new home for my 10-year-old dog. I haven't taken him to the vet in 6 years, but he seems fine. $350 rehoming fee." which just made me mad.
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maxwelldeux wrote: ↑October 27th, 2019, 4:57 am
xianjiro wrote: ↑October 27th, 2019, 3:37 am
maxwelldeux wrote: ↑October 27th, 2019, 3:23 am
I ALWAYS view "rehoming" fees as a scam - I don't mind adoption fees from reputable agencies who provide paperwork and services (e.g., fixing, medical), but a "rehoming" fee just wreaks of a cash grab. I don't mind paying for toys/kennel/etc. the dog is used to, but the dog is free. If you can't care for the dog you made a lifetime commitment to, it's on you to find it a home.
Yeah, I feel what you're saying though I'm not opposed to some exchange of cash in this capitalist economy. I don't agree though that the fees from adoption agencies are warranted. I've been to many websites and they smell much more like cash grab, not to mention those that ask lots of invasive questions and even insist on a home inspection! I did a search for something like "why can't I find a dog to adopt" and one article was written by the ED of ASPCA. He was denied because he worked too much. It's really insane! We're told about thousands of dogs (and those infernal beasts called "cats" 😝 ) being euthanized for want of a home and yet we've got people who've set themselves up as gatekeepers with seven page applications and interviews and spot inspections after the dog goes home... Would you believe I've seen rescues asking as much as $800 to adopt a street dog? :guns:
It definitely depends on the agency - I got my Sweet Dee for ~$650, which included some transport fees (from Texas - not ideal, but I'm willing to pay) and adoption fees. But she came spayed, fully vaccinated for her age, had vet records, and was in a foster care that trained her and monitored her behavior. But I do agree it's absurdly hard to adopt a dog from some of these agencies.

But I saw a post not too long ago that was something along the lines of "I need to find a new home for my 10-year-old dog. I haven't taken him to the vet in 6 years, but he seems fine. $350 rehoming fee." which just made me mad.
Fuck yeah!

Sweet Dee wasn't from Charming Pet Rescue by any chance, was she?
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Because it’s that time of year:

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Took me a little while to figure out how they convinced her to do that ... but that's pretty fun/funny.

So, back to earlier discussion. Been chatting with a woman tonight who's barely asking a fee. Everything's going really well, but the dog's a bit bigger than what's considered 'apartment ready'. Just a few pounds mind. So things are looking pretty positive, but I just want to think about it a bit and maybe make some inquiries re: other apartments to see how big of a deal this is likely to be should we be forced to move.

I've also pretty much decided that I have to at least meet another dog - she's the right size - who's been stuck in a shelter for three years! Of course I'm wondering, what's up with that?!? But who knows, maybe I'm the right kind of people she needs in her life. Hard to know until I can chat with the shelter people more. There's another dog there too that would be a second choice.

So, will see.
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xianjiro wrote: ↑October 27th, 2019, 6:13 am
maxwelldeux wrote: ↑October 27th, 2019, 4:57 am
xianjiro wrote: ↑October 27th, 2019, 3:37 am

Yeah, I feel what you're saying though I'm not opposed to some exchange of cash in this capitalist economy. I don't agree though that the fees from adoption agencies are warranted. I've been to many websites and they smell much more like cash grab, not to mention those that ask lots of invasive questions and even insist on a home inspection! I did a search for something like "why can't I find a dog to adopt" and one article was written by the ED of ASPCA. He was denied because he worked too much. It's really insane! We're told about thousands of dogs (and those infernal beasts called "cats" 😝 ) being euthanized for want of a home and yet we've got people who've set themselves up as gatekeepers with seven page applications and interviews and spot inspections after the dog goes home... Would you believe I've seen rescues asking as much as $800 to adopt a street dog? :guns:
It definitely depends on the agency - I got my Sweet Dee for ~$650, which included some transport fees (from Texas - not ideal, but I'm willing to pay) and adoption fees. But she came spayed, fully vaccinated for her age, had vet records, and was in a foster care that trained her and monitored her behavior. But I do agree it's absurdly hard to adopt a dog from some of these agencies.

But I saw a post not too long ago that was something along the lines of "I need to find a new home for my 10-year-old dog. I haven't taken him to the vet in 6 years, but he seems fine. $350 rehoming fee." which just made me mad.
Fuck yeah!

Sweet Dee wasn't from Charming Pet Rescue by any chance, was she?
Great Pyrenees Rescue Society, actually.

They're used as working dogs a lot, and shitty workers often end up in high-kill shelters (TX is the worst), so the charity grabs 'em from TX and transports them up to the PNW and places them in foster care until they get adopted. My vet was pretty impressed with her paperwork.
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maxwelldeux wrote: ↑October 27th, 2019, 5:50 pm
xianjiro wrote: ↑October 27th, 2019, 6:13 am
maxwelldeux wrote: ↑October 27th, 2019, 4:57 am
It definitely depends on the agency - I got my Sweet Dee for ~$650, which included some transport fees (from Texas - not ideal, but I'm willing to pay) and adoption fees. But she came spayed, fully vaccinated for her age, had vet records, and was in a foster care that trained her and monitored her behavior. But I do agree it's absurdly hard to adopt a dog from some of these agencies.

But I saw a post not too long ago that was something along the lines of "I need to find a new home for my 10-year-old dog. I haven't taken him to the vet in 6 years, but he seems fine. $350 rehoming fee." which just made me mad.
Fuck yeah!

Sweet Dee wasn't from Charming Pet Rescue by any chance, was she?
Great Pyrenees Rescue Society, actually.

They're used as working dogs a lot, and shitty workers often end up in high-kill shelters (TX is the worst), so the charity grabs 'em from TX and transports them up to the PNW and places them in foster care until they get adopted. My vet was pretty impressed with her paperwork.
That's cool. Charming is another TX agency doing the same and I was just curious.
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so, new dog moved in six months ago today and does he say thank you, happy 6 month anniversary, or give me a present? No! It's the usual - I'm hungry: feed me then let's go hunting! Dogs are like men.
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quite interesting - thanks for sharing!
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Not sure if I've ever posted about this, but there's something called The Dog Aging Project and they are ramping up (we're still waiting for our next step). But anyway, they're at https://dogagingproject.org/ and for now it's limited to dogs in the US (but they hope to go international eventually, in the meantime check out https://darwinsark.org/ ).
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How does (did) your dog show happiness or excitement?

My current dog is a jumper - as in straight up! Multiple times usually. Most things he's really excited about elicit three or four jumps, but when I'm making his dinner, well, I've never actually counted but it's got to be at least 10 times. And he does that at least twice - when I'm getting his veggies ready and when I'm cutting his meat. If I'm taking too much time, he'll do it some more, but I also think he's really just trying to see what's happening on the countertop. I should have someone hold him while I'm prepping his food and see how he reacts: don't really have anything he can stand on and I'm NOT going to put him on the counter (like a cat).

The prior dog did what I call the doggy dance: she just lift her front paws off the ground alternatively and relatively fast. This was about as animated as she ever got. Another dog used to launch his front legs off the ground and I've known dogs that spin around in a circle really fast.
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xianjiro wrote: ↑October 23rd, 2020, 7:09 am How does (did) your dog show happiness or excitement?
Walter White is loud - he's my Boston Terrier/Beagle mix. He barks. If he's excited, he barks. If he wants something, he barks. If something scares him, he barks. In younger years, sometimes he'd zoom around while barking, but we're mostly into just the barking phase now. He also vibrates if he REALLY wants something (like a meal, so he usually vibrates for ~30m prior to being fed. He used to jump up, as well, though that was rare.

Sweet Dee is adorably expressive. She talks in conversational awoos. I want out/feed me/play with me. When she's SUPER excited (like when someone comes over or Mom comes home), she jumps up (which she's not supposed to do - she's working on it) or will bat at you with a paw. When she's low-key excited, you can gauge her interest by how fast her tail wags.
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I was reading Decoding Your Dog earlier this week. Thought it interesting that you can't always train dogs to stop barking simply because they find it pleasurable. I wonder if it produces endorphins or something similar - the book didn't specify how the pleasure is derived.

My current dog is probably the barkiest one I've had - but it's mostly alerting and I usually know what he's alerting to. The rest of the time I write it off as squirrel farts that I'm not hearing.
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What do you think about
https://www.tiktok.com/@what_about_bunny
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I'm not on TikTok and besides, I thought our leader made it illegal for Mericans to use.

But the dog looks cute ;)
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xianjiro wrote: ↑October 24th, 2020, 7:17 am I'm not on TikTok and besides, I thought our leader made it illegal for Mericans to use.
On PC, it doesnt require registration.

This fascinating dog with buttons is also on YouTube and Instagram. But you can't speed up videos on Instagram and there's no sound on PC so that sucks.
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Okay, then it must not work with my browser for some reason - I just saw "login" three times in the bottom right quadrant and assumed.

Yeah, doesn't work in either Chrome (with Ublock and stuff) or Brave.

But ...

Yeah, that's pretty cool. I'm going to watch more later. Hate to say though, I'm not sure I'm dedicated enough to do that with my dog, even if this training can be started in adulthood. Now I'm getting curious. If I had to teach my dog three words, I wonder which three I'd want to start with. He rarely has to remind me to take him outside and he doesn't need words to tell me he wants more food. Probably the one thing that would be useful is "water" as in "hey asshole, my water dish is empty again." It's just one of those things: it's rarely empty nowadays, but the prior dog was more than twice the size and drank a lot, but I could always hear when she was licking the last water molecules off the floor of the bowl ... or at least most of the time. Now I"ll have to think about this ....

I think this links to Bunny's channel if anyone else is TikTok challenged like me:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEa46r ... lWitFd2QOQ
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I had a dog who'd actually eat Himalayan blackberries right off the bush. He started after I'd given him some. Then he noticed they were on the ground. From there, look, there's hundreds of them right at snout height!

Would never encourage them to raid their garden though! Talk about asking for trouble.
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I just had this one in my YT recommendations yesterday...this guy goes a bit bigger than some sweet peas:

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Um, this has to be the strangest looking "dog" I've ever seen



idk, I might be biased, but that's amazingly like a cat to me

edit: my link, just above, goes to the specific animal in question at about 40 seconds in
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If you had dogs (or other pets) as a child, were you allowed to name them, or at least given a say?

My parents did draw the line at Puddleby-on-the-Rug* when I was twelve, but I was given a say later. (many of our dogs had multiple names.)
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Ref to Dr Doolittle, who lived in Puddleby-on-the-Marsh
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I was able to name one puppy - unfortunately, the feeling was three dogs in the house were enough and she was given away. That was very upsetting. A couple years later I was able to name my gerbils and my rabbit, but the rabbit only liked my stepmother, so he was given away. Other than that, no, I wasn't involved.
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