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Southern Rescue Dogs go to Maine
« on: June 29, 2019, 03:02:51 PM »
With so many sad stories, it is nice to see something heartwarming.
The article is too long to quote in any meaningful way but makes you feel better about life.

https://downeast.com/rescue-dogs-in-maine/?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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Make a new canine friend in Maine and chances are good she’s from down south, as the dog-crazy Pine Tree State is among the most common destinations for southern rescue dogs. To understand why — and how they arrive — Kathryn Miles joined 37 very good dogs on a 1,600-mile road trip.
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Re: Southern Rescue Dogs go to Maine
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2019, 01:04:12 PM »

We (NY) just got a dog in December. (and he will go on our family vacation in Maine later in the week!)

He's from Florida.
Just about every dog owner I know--or have met-- who has a rescue dog, has one that came up from the south.
We were just at Petsmart before Memorial day where they had an adoption drive. Maybe 24 puppies--all from high kill shelters in Mississippi, Florida, Alabama and also a good number from Puerto Rico.

I take it they simply pay no attention to spaying or neutering down there.

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Re: Southern Rescue Dogs go to Maine
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2019, 01:50:53 PM »
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Re: Southern Rescue Dogs go to Maine
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2019, 03:10:16 PM »
People in the rural South have dogs.  Even when they are too poor to afford vet bills for spay or neutering.  It goes back generations.


"Free" puppies become "Drop off at Shelter" puppies become "dead" or "shipped away" puppies.  The original owners have no idea this took place.
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Re: Southern Rescue Dogs go to Maine
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2019, 03:51:20 PM »
Went to see doggies getting hugs,  was not disappointed!





Now googling adoption events in my area.
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Re: Southern Rescue Dogs go to Maine
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2019, 08:48:59 PM »
Our dog, adopted in CT, came from Puerto Rico.  When we visited shelters there were very few local dogs that weren’t pit bulls (yes, I know and don’t care); most non-local dogs were from PR or the south.  Most people I know who’ve adopted also got dogs from the south.
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Re: Southern Rescue Dogs go to Maine
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2019, 01:37:38 AM »
I have a rescue dog but got him second hand so don't know where he came from originally - He is a 104 lb Chesapeake Bay Retriever. I assume he came semi locally though. My other dogs have came from owners, not through adoption centers.
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Re: Southern Rescue Dogs go to Maine
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2019, 04:49:38 AM »
My cousin rescued a Great Pyrenees, former owner lived in a three room apartment in Manhattan.   ::)
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Re: Southern Rescue Dogs go to Maine
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2019, 05:31:07 AM »
My cousin rescued a Great Pyrenees, former owner lived in a three room apartment in Manhattan.   ::)

I think something like that is what happened with my Chessie - I actually only have three bedrooms in my house but decent sized den and living room. He also has a big yard.
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Re: Southern Rescue Dogs go to Maine
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2019, 05:52:14 AM »
My cousin rescued a Great Pyrenees, former owner lived in a three room apartment in Manhattan.   ::)

I think something like that is what happened with my Chessie - I actually only have three bedrooms in my house but decent sized den and living room. He also has a big yard.
Cuz has a flock of angora goats (something like that, anyway) and the GP, whose name is now "Jeep", considers them family. Coyotes beware.
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Re: Southern Rescue Dogs go to Maine
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2019, 06:14:22 AM »
My cousin rescued a Great Pyrenees, former owner lived in a three room apartment in Manhattan.   ::)

I think something like that is what happened with my Chessie - I actually only have three bedrooms in my house but decent sized den and living room. He also has a big yard.
Cuz has a flock of angora goats (something like that, anyway) and the GP, whose name is now "Jeep", considers them family. Coyotes beware.

We recruited wolves to effectively defend us from wolves and their cousins.
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Re: Southern Rescue Dogs go to Maine
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2019, 10:19:16 AM »
When we visited shelters there were very few local dogs that weren’t pit bulls (yes, I know and don’t care); most non-local dogs were from PR or the south. 

That was our same experience. more than 1/2 of the dogs were pit bulls (I don't want one), a good number of them were local, and at least two of them had restrictions on them: could not live in or even enter one of the local municipalities -I suspect due to a court order or something.

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Re: Southern Rescue Dogs go to Maine
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2019, 11:59:13 AM »
My cousin rescued a Great Pyrenees, former owner lived in a three room apartment in Manhattan.   ::)

I think something like that is what happened with my Chessie - I actually only have three bedrooms in my house but decent sized den and living room. He also has a big yard.
Cuz has a flock of angora goats (something like that, anyway) and the GP, whose name is now "Jeep", considers them family. Coyotes beware.

We recruited wolves to effectively defend us from wolves and their cousins.
We had to make BF dogs to deal with a pack of wolves. Dogs are wolves with the interesting parts bred out of them.
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