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Echo and McFly

Discussion in 'Rescue Stories' started by SunChaser, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. SheltieChe

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    how are those guys doing? I looked up website and Echo is still listed on petfinder?
     
  2. RonandJan

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    Yes, how are these guys? I just caught this thread. They are cuties all right.
     
  3. SheepOfBlue

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    I can't believe turbo is still listed. He is cool looking. I wish I could drive down and snatch Echo, Sca would love a buddy but that is just to much to ask of my folks when I travel :(
     
  4. Lahree

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    They are both SO cute! Wish I had acres of land to do rescue work. God Bless You for what you do!
     
  5. elaine2004

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    God Bless you Judy !!

    Echo and Fly are adorable. I love Echo, I just always go for the underdog, or runt. He's in good hands now! Mac is probably use to fighting for food so he has made himself pack leader. I wonder if he'll stay that way or settle after he realizes he doesn't need to fight for food. I'll never understand people . Why do they get pets and not care for them properly. Some people just need to never own a pet.:mad: Furkids need love and care and they give back so much for so little.:cool:
     
  6. SheltieChe

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    looks like Echo is no longer listed, hopefully found a great home for himself.
    It is amazing how many young pups this rescue has compare to others I have seen. Needless to say our local Central IL sheltie rescues moves them really fast, some are there not even a week... wish they had a little more leeway regarding no fence rule... keeping my eye on that new puppy Marco at CISR- he has that special "eye look" def candidate for performance sports...
     
  7. tim15856

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    I know, I've seen a few posts in other forums from people complaining that some rescues are too strict. Even though I've owned Shelties since 94 and have adopted and fostered a few, even the rescue I foster for won't let me foster or adopt younger dogs because I don't have a fence. I live out in farm country where almost no one has a fence.
     
  8. Lovely

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    As someone who has actually gotten a rescue Sheltie from this member and organization, our situation is living proof of their leniency. We have no fence and a very modest yard. Our Abbie is such a doll, though, and was a very low flight risk. Her Come is great, she hasn't ever not come to us (but she's never had the opportunity to get off lead and run away, either) even if we are at the dog park.

    To be honest, I appreciate the forethought of an organization to place any sort of flight risk dog in a situation with a chance of running away. Hasn't this forum been affected by enough lost (or worse) Shelties to know that even the best situation can have a sliver of opportunity for a get away? Agreed, some exceptions should be made, and I am grateful to have gotten one of them. We were lucky our girl is the collected lady she is and hasn't the least inkling to try and get away from us.
     
  9. danisgoat

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    Great point!

    Both Shelties (Ruffles and Angus) that recently got away were both in situations where they were recently placed with new homes. Both of them escaped by means that were not even imaginable (window and dug out of a fence). It is definitely apparent to me that it is in the Shelties best interest to make sure that a Sheltie placed in a new home is contained as best as humanly possible. Shelties are such sensitive creatures, and they apparently get very confused in new situations.
     
  10. granite

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    Yes, yes, yes.
    But still....a fence is a wonderful thing (we love ours) but shelties have been known to dig out, tree limbs fall and take fences down, neighboring kids leave the gate open...even a fence isn't a guarantee. A loving and nurturing home is more important than a fence.
     

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