--- Mara Riley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > >
> > Gracelynn,
> > You're right,he is beautiful. However, Caroline
> > County is the county we recentley moved from. It
> > next to impossible to adopt from them. Anything
> > (cat or dog) must be spayed or netured , you must
> > a fenced in yard with a dog house but don't tell
> > the animal wll "live" outside. They also want to
> > if you've ever had a dog or cat before and what
> > happened to them. In the meantime there are many
> > livestock type animals and dogs and cats around
> > county that are not properly cared for and the
> > society does nothing!
> > Sorry, I'll climb down now......
> > Gloria
> I must say, we found them to be pretty nice people
> to deal with; we
> got our Border Collie, Sparky, from them December a
> year ago.
> However, we did say he'd be primarily a housepet (we
> have a fenced
> yard and a dog-door, so if Sparky chooses to spend
> most of his time
> sleeping under the deck, it's his business). And
> yes he did have to
> be neutered, but that was a good thing because
> Sparky was marking all
> over the house prior to neutering.
> You're right, they are in a rural area and are
> stretched way beyond
> their resources. They said that one thing they're
> fighting is that
> people often have a dog chained up behind their
> house with no
> attention or socialization, just left there to bark
> and scratch at
> fleas. There's not much they can do about this,
> given their lack of
> So it all depends on what you want, I guess. If you
> want a farm dog,
> this probably isn't the shelter to deal with. If
> you want a pet,
> they're fine.
> -- Mara
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