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Dog Still Seeking a Home After Eight Years in the Shelter


Animals  (tags: pet adoption, shelter, redbone coonhound, pets, dogs, animals )

Sue
- 452 days ago - shine.yahoo.com
Dan, the fictional redbone coonhound sent many of us into tears in the classic, "Where the Red Fern Grows," and a real redbone coonhound named Dan, which was named for the fictional Dan, also



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Comments

Carrie B. (315)
Friday September 20, 2013, 2:11 pm
How can this happen? Look at that wonderful little face!
 

Ilona V. (0)
Friday September 20, 2013, 2:20 pm
Poor Dan.
I keep my fingers crossed for you that you find a loving forever home.

Thanks for sharing Sue.
 

Christeen Anderson (549)
Friday September 20, 2013, 2:22 pm
Please help if you can. Thank you.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday September 20, 2013, 2:25 pm
noted.
 

Jonathan Smithsonian (4)
Friday September 20, 2013, 2:26 pm
noted
 

Lisa Neste (711)
Friday September 20, 2013, 2:26 pm
Shared on FB, thanks for posting Sue!
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Friday September 20, 2013, 2:28 pm
Shared. Come on Dan let's find a home for you buddy.
 

LaurenAWAY Kozen (163)
Friday September 20, 2013, 2:29 pm
Noted & Shared. Thanks for posting Sue.
 

. (7)
Friday September 20, 2013, 2:37 pm
Thanks for posting this Sue, I hope he gets adopted. Noted and shared.
 

Dandelion G. (385)
Friday September 20, 2013, 2:42 pm
Oh he is so sweet looking. Poor baby. I've sent the link to my daughter she is connected with a lot of people who help dogs find homes. Let us hope he can spend the rest of his days knowing what a real home is like. Nice of you to promote Gloria.
 

Dandelion G. (385)
Friday September 20, 2013, 2:42 pm
Sorry, Gloria for the forward, Sue for placing it on C2.
 

Annemie O. (161)
Friday September 20, 2013, 2:51 pm
noted
 

Ruth S. (297)
Friday September 20, 2013, 2:52 pm
I agree with Carrie B, such a great dog and still does not have a home? How is that possible?
 

Frances Darcy (225)
Friday September 20, 2013, 3:01 pm
He is such a cutie.
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Friday September 20, 2013, 3:02 pm
Thank you, Sue. Who isn't cranky sometimes? For that matter, none of us can get along with everyone either. I pray he finds a forever family and wish that we could take him. (n, p, t)
 

A F. (132)
Friday September 20, 2013, 3:03 pm
Poor guy, signed and noted!
 

GGmaSheila D. (169)
Friday September 20, 2013, 3:08 pm
If I could have pets in my apartment, he sounds like he and I would get along great...I also tend to get a bit nippy once in a while. Thanks for sharing and very hopeful he'll soon find his Forever home.
 

Charmaine Shannon (45)
Friday September 20, 2013, 3:10 pm
Noted, Signed and Shared!! Hope that this PRECIOUS DOG will have the chance at a LOVING FUREVER HOME!! Tons of Thank-You's for the Shelter and these AMAZING PEOPLE that have given "DAN" LOVE and a "HAPPY HOME" for these "9" years.... You are "ANGELS ON EARTH" !! Thank-You, Sue for this SAD STORY!!
 

Bee S. (206)
Friday September 20, 2013, 3:18 pm
like Ruth S saying &:-(((((((((
 

Kerry C. (45)
Friday September 20, 2013, 3:19 pm
Oh ...poor guy that's a long time waiting for adoption.
 

iveta cer (66)
Friday September 20, 2013, 3:23 pm
Noted , poor dog :( I hope he will find forever home soon , good luck sweet Dan
 

Sue Harrington (152)
Friday September 20, 2013, 3:23 pm
thanks so much everyone....
 

Pat B. (354)
Friday September 20, 2013, 3:24 pm
Awww....passing this on too. I hope that he gets his forever home, SOON.!! Thanks, Sue for this.
 

Barbara F. (55)
Friday September 20, 2013, 3:43 pm
Awww, such a shame he's STILL in the shelter! I wish someone could adopt this boy!
Thanks Nicole! Noted
 

Natasha Salgado (575)
Friday September 20, 2013, 3:56 pm
How sad...hang in there a little while longer Dan--i have a feeling someone will be loving you very soon! posted on fb+shared with hope. Thanks Sue
 

Evelyn B. (79)
Friday September 20, 2013, 4:01 pm
Noted Tks Sue...Really he finds his forever person whom will love him and understand his ways..
 

Sue McGuey (100)
Friday September 20, 2013, 4:59 pm
Noted!~ Re posted Dan on Facebook & shared!~ Forwarded to friends on here! :( :( :( INCREDIBLE.....EIGHT YEARS.....bless his little heart......please HELP get him OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Sue Harrington (152)
Friday September 20, 2013, 5:18 pm
thanks Sue....your the best!!
 

Maria Spizzirri (128)
Friday September 20, 2013, 5:20 pm
NOTED... HOPE IT HELPS...
 

Debbie Williamson (275)
Friday September 20, 2013, 5:30 pm
Thank you for posting Sue, and forwarding this to me, Nicole. Shared Dan's story and hoping he finds the perfect home soon.
 

Robyn Prokipchuk (3)
Friday September 20, 2013, 5:58 pm
Thank you Sue for posting Dan's situation. I hope this story helps him find a forever home. What a sweet boy.
 

Joseph B. (26)
Friday September 20, 2013, 6:17 pm
WHY isn't the information listed so someone can adopt him? This article needs to go viral so he can experience a loving home all his own!
 

Barbara D. (79)
Friday September 20, 2013, 6:17 pm
It sure would be wonderful if this ol' fella could live out his golden years in a real home. I know it says that the shelter workers don't think he's unhappy, but personally, as a shelter worker, I think it's just plain cruelty that he was basically kept in nothing better than a jail for 8 long years.
 

Jolie Truesdell (23)
Friday September 20, 2013, 7:24 pm
It's sad to see such a handsome dude on lock down for as long as he has, we will pray for him to find his forever home soon so can be free as he should be.
 

Vallee R. (252)
Friday September 20, 2013, 7:30 pm
Terrible -= noted.
 

Mary T. (321)
Friday September 20, 2013, 7:45 pm
thanks Sue - sharing on FB.
 

Sandi C. (238)
Friday September 20, 2013, 7:54 pm
praying you will find a furever home.
 

Nimue Pendragon (275)
Friday September 20, 2013, 8:03 pm
Hang in there, you will find your loving family.
 

VinnieSick m. (326)
Friday September 20, 2013, 8:05 pm
Poor Dan.. But since it seems he can't get along with a regular home then I agree, maybe he should be the "No Kill Shelter Mascot" or in home resident. He knows everyone there and he's getting grey around the muzzle which makes him harder to adopt than puppies. Sounds like he had a rough time before he was found and now isn't adoptable. I hope he finds a forever home but if not I think that shelter is the best place for him.
 

Laurie H. (729)
Friday September 20, 2013, 8:10 pm
Thank you Sue for this share & sending over too! I'm so sad for this sweetheart Dan. Shared this as well-never will give up hope.~
 

Past Member (0)
Friday September 20, 2013, 8:52 pm
Thanks Sue, I will see what I can do to help, if anything.
Dan needs a home after 8 long years.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday September 20, 2013, 8:57 pm
I agree with Joseph, more information is needed.
 

cynthia B. (267)
Friday September 20, 2013, 9:25 pm
At least he has been cared for all this time thanks to the fella that moved him to the no kill shelter. Kudos to him. I hope Dan finds someone that loves him just as he is, just like a cranky old granpa
 

Suju Bala (26)
Friday September 20, 2013, 9:54 pm
this must be a wonderful shelter where they have cared for this sweet boy for many years without feeling hassled.. Dan is fortunate in a way.. Hope he finds a happy home.. Thank you Sue
 

Carmen C. (29)
Friday September 20, 2013, 10:23 pm
Thank you Sue, and thanks to my dear friend Karen, for sharing. Please, help him, is impossible for me, I'm far away, but I am sure that a lot of people can help him. Thank you
 

Laurie S. (73)
Friday September 20, 2013, 10:40 pm
Great to post and share! Thanks Sue!
 

Henriette Matthijssen (148)
Friday September 20, 2013, 10:48 pm
Dan needs a special person to be able to give him what he needs as he does have some issues to deal with, but I am sure there is such a person out there for him. I wish the best for this dog, he deserves a forever home to call his own! Thanks Sue for posting Dan's story.
 

Danica Mirkovic (107)
Friday September 20, 2013, 11:12 pm
Noted, thank you
 

Asli Vural (115)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 12:18 am
Thank you Sue and Karen. Noted and sharing everywhere.. Sending all positive thoughts and best wishes...
 

Susan B. (65)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 1:45 am
This poor baby needs a loving home
 

Danuta Watola (1214)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 3:04 am
Noted
 

Kay F. (548)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 3:39 am
Shared, thanks Sue!
 

Fi T. (16)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 4:12 am
Allow it a home since it's as important to us as to any animals
 

mary f. (181)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 5:07 am
sharing and hoping
 

Michela m. (3954)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 5:08 am
noted
 

Dwain La,Brooy (331)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 5:24 am
o.O ɲ๏ţď. ţhąɲЌ$ Ќąяɲ + $! O.o
 

Darlene B. (288)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 5:34 am
Noted, praying and sharing. Bless all who care!
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 5:59 am
Poor dog Do hope he gets a new home He deserves it

noted
 

Tanya W. (54)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 7:11 am
Baby needs his forever home yesterday!!!
 

Sue H. (1)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 7:14 am
Noted, it will need to be a very special person to adopt this doggie, hope that person is found soon.
 

PrimaAWAY B. (1278)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 8:01 am

Ruth S. (314) Friday September 20, 2013, 2:52 pm
I agree with Carrie B, such a great dog and still does not have a home? How is that possible?

I don't understand at all ?? 8 years waiting to be adopted. I don't understand and to be honest I'm quite frustrated. How is this really possible. I'm glad he's some where where he';s never been put down but this does not even sound normal. I cannot believe for a second in 8 years that no one has adopted him.

I suggest getting him maybe on the local news/nation wide news??!! 8 yrs... This is hard news to take. As SUE H stated ,it will take a very special person to adopt this baby and I would hope this would not go on any longer. To say we hope he'll be adopted soon seems so weird. Of course we all want that and yes ,soon as in yesterday or years ago. Dan's lived here 8 years. I'm thinking can't they just take him as their own fully. In a way ,they already have for 8 years. I've never heard of such a thing.
There was a post last week about another dog waiting over 300+ days for an adoption and I thought that was nuts but 8 years..?!

If anyone hears of an update ,please feel free to message me if you want or always just update it here in this thread. This will drive me crazy.

TY for posting and making it visible Sue !!
 

Shelli S. (363)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 8:26 am
Still not adopted? WTF people? Wish I lived in the area & had room 4 the sweetheart
 

Kerstin Strobl (370)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 8:28 am
Thank you Sue
 

PrimaAWAY B. (1278)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 8:38 am
A home with a skilled dog person who can gently handle Dan's "moods" and who doesn't have kids or other pets and who has a backyard where Dan might lie in the sun and enjoy his remaining warm afternoons, or even chase a squirrel or two.

To me I think there are people out there that would do this and he would be the only dog in the home.

I would also say if he is "REALLY" happy, can't they just say this is Dan;'s home and we have adopted him as our official Shelter dog. IF he is really happy because i have to assume he is locked up most of the time/day. That's not really fair to him. I know he goes out for rides. He does need a one person and no other pets home. This does not seem like it would be that hard in todays world where there are many people that don't even want children. A dog would be their child. As the years go on of course this is more difficlt but It's obvious he cannot go to a home with other dogs/pets. he has not had enough of the right socialization after so many years.

I know,I should not even write all of this because I think we all know this. I don't see this as impossible. I think it needs to get out. The word /story about this dog and for gods sake do not place him with a family that has other pets and tell anyone that adopts him everything about this dog or he will be back or worse.... I worry about these type of shelters like the humane society because they tend to get new directors every few years or so and policies change.

I wish I lived in the area so I could try to help hands on which would be hard now w/health conditons but when he does get a home someone will need to do home checks on him for sure. He is almost 9 yrs old now. There is still a definite loving home out there for him. This story needs to get online everywhere and try to get it in the news. Newspaper,TV news, etc...
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 8:39 am
noted, thanks
 

Elaine Al Meqdad (228)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 8:50 am
Noted! The power of prayer is an awesome thing!!! If everyone here prays for this pup to find the perfect forever home, then I assure you the next report on this animal will be that of one posting that after 8 years, he has finally got his home!
 

Ruth M. (252)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 9:59 am
Hope he gets a good home soon
 

(8)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 9:59 am
C'est une grande tristesse. J'espre qu'il trouvera enfin un foyer.
 

Michelle S. (458)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 10:10 am
YOU CAN ALL HELP! When I see stories like this, I don't just "note" and "comment" and then go, "Oh well, hope and pray he finds a good home!."

I Google rescues---in this case "hound rescues"--across the country and start sending the post to them with the link above, any other info and a plea for help. There is also Twitter---start Tweeting this story and the link to the Barbi Twins, Ellen, Cesar Milan, Victoria Stillwell--anyone you know in the sphere of social media that could possibly pick up the signal and help! POST ON FACEBOOK EVERYWHERE YOU SEE A LEGITIMATE DOG RESCUE PAGE AND PROMOTE THE HELL OUT OF THIS!

There's no need to be idle in a case like this! Hopes and prayers are great, but it takes more that this to move a mountain. Armchair activism entails more than just pressing a yellow or read button that says "note" and "sign." YOU have the power to do so much more---the question is not CAN YOU, but rather WILL YOU?
 

Michelle S. (458)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 10:15 am
From the article:

"Some people feel Dan might be better off now staying around the people he has come to know and who have cared for him at the shelter. He doesn't seem to be suffering from kennel stress, he has a bed and access to the outdoors. Experts agree that as long as he's happy, he has a quality of life."

Agreed. Who in God's name knows who he might end up with. There are a lot of BAD adopters out there who have no business caring for animals. He's happy, he's safe, he's loved....and he's dodged the fate of tens of thousands of other canine friends who weren't so lucky---dogs who met the end of a death needle rather than the gentle stroke of a loving hand. GOD BLESS DAN.
 

AMY MAYNARD (213)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 11:25 am
First thanks to the kind worker that saved Dan! Dan I pray you will find a loving, caring forever home very soon, you so much deserve one!
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 11:27 am
For those who work in a non-kill shelter, the creed is never give up . Dan is safe and loved. One day he will find a home. Three weeks ago, my shelter adopted out Paisley, the nastiest tortie you can imagine. She was in the shelter 6 years. One day, a man saw her on our site, having recently put down his own tortie. He came to the shelter, and it was love at first sight for the two; it was a spiritually divine moment.
Both are doing fine, and to this day, we can't get over it.
Dan will have his day.
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (184)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 12:00 pm
Mam nadzieję, że znajdzie wspaniały dom.
 

Twyla Sparks (208)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 12:09 pm
I would take him in a heart beat but I have cats and grandkids. He is just adorable. But it sounds like he is pretty adjusted with you all.
 

Waltraud U. (84)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 3:09 pm
good luck for our senior, some heart will do it I believe !
TY
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 3:17 pm
I hope this effort in making people aware of Dan's situation will change his life very soon.
 

gillian brown b. (77)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 3:37 pm
He seems happy where he is now.
 

gillian brown b. (77)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 3:39 pm
I agree with Michelle S.maybe,just maybe this lovely dog is better of where he is now,unless a soul mate of a human being comes along.
 

Neill Abayon (718)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 3:48 pm
Noted and shared. Thanks.
 

Karin Abraham (27)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 3:51 pm
This is such a sad story and I truly wish I could help. But there are several factors preventing my helping Dan. Have a cat, live in a mobile home, have no car and have no yard. All I have is love, but in this case, not even that is enough. [sigh] Hope someone reads this story and has all the things Dan needs to live out the rest of his life in a "forever" home. [wiping a couple tears from my cheek]
 

Monika Schuster (19)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 3:51 pm
noted,
hope he will find a loving home which is suitable for him and where he will be understood!
 

Debbie S. (32)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 5:23 pm
noted, will pass this on. I hope he finds a home soon poor thing.
 

samantha l (0)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 5:29 pm
I hope he finds a terrific home that is suited for him :) I'd adopt him if I could!
 

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 5:42 pm
Noted and shared. He looks like such a kind old fellow. It's so sad he hasn't been able to find a home where he can fit in.
 

Joy McR (135)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 6:44 pm
Noted.. So sad, I wish I lived near, I would take him.. Bless him..
 

Christine Stewart (133)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 7:09 pm
IF he has kind friends at the shelter, I am hoping he is at least happy there- but we can still hope for a home of his own!
 

Birgit W. (152)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 7:35 pm
Dan looks so loveable. I dearly hope he is finding a loving home soon.
 

LMj Sunshine (142)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 8:22 pm
Bless Dan.
 

Gina Caracci (231)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 8:55 pm
look how cute he is!!!
I hope hes happy and will find a home soon
ty
 

Nancy Black (303)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 9:23 pm
Noted, tweeted, shared. Hope he finds a forever home if he isn't around children or other pets because if he attacked or snapped at them, he might be taken into custody and put down. This neat fellow needs to be on a farm with a farmer who loves dogs and loves playing and hiking with them. Otherwise, I hope he stays where he is; he's safe.
 

Carla E. (102)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 9:49 pm
I cross my fingers for him. ! i have given a stray a home and I love her so much.
So there must be somebody for the little sweetheart too!
 

Sandra S. (94)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 10:21 pm
This just breaks my heart to read that he has been in the shelter for 8 years! I will keep my fingers crossed that there is that one special person out there that will give him a forever home. If not, he will be safe where he is and loved by the people at the shelter. I will definitely pass this story on to my family and friends.
 

JL A. (276)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 11:39 pm
Thanks for sharing Dandelion!
 

annie statton (373)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 12:01 am
He is lucky having a home where people love and care for him but it's not like having a proper home and family. Oh how I wish I could give him that home but it's impossible , I will pass it on though and hope .
 

Ana R (220)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 12:23 am
noted with hope...
 

sharon wardle (108)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 1:26 am
Truly hope he finds a suitable, loving forever home
 

Abo r. (103)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 1:47 am
Thanks for posting Sue, and Henriette for forwarding
 

Helen Porter (40)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 2:48 am
Let us visualize this precious one in a really good and happy home with lots of loving.
 

Helen Porter (40)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 2:51 am
This is the tragedy that happens over and over again in no kill shelters. One day I volunteered to help with the cats in the non kill shelter. I left crying.

The cats were in rooms ...... so many congested.

If a cat misbehaved, even on the first day it was suspended in a cage until either it died or someone adopted it. There were many cats suspended in cages.

I would rather my pet be set free by the angel of death then live the life of animals in no kill shelters. Especially, if they are like the one I left sobbing.
 

holly masih (68)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 4:35 am
I wish that we could take him,but we live in a small apt. and can not have dogs here.I hope that he finds a home really soon.
 

Jennifer C. (169)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 4:53 am
Thanks.
 

John Holton (361)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 4:54 am
Thanks
 

Edwin M. (356)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 5:07 am
I'm sorry I can't take him in but I have 4 cats and a dog
 

Yvette S. (34)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 5:16 am
Noted Thanks for posting
 

Pat A. (116)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 6:19 am
Poor old Dan - surely someone can help him?

My darling old Molly was rejected and rejected and rejected like that - until I was 'fool enough' to take her on - the shelter said she was housetrained (oh no she wasn't - she would play in the garden and come back into the house to pee! That was solved with patience and lots of doggie sweeties for doing the right thing in the right place - and lots of eco-detergent - oh the washing!).

However with every new triumph of her learning as a much older dog we celebrate - she has learned so much - and I have never ever known a happier dog in my life - there is NO comparison with the terrified animal who came through the front door two years ago with the confident, loved, content and downright HAPPY dog that she is now. Someone - give Dan a chance and a bit of work too?!!
 

Mari 's (1364)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 7:11 am
That poor dog!? Eight years???? K this is not right at all. Someone has to take this baby home!
 

Aaron Bouchard (143)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 7:23 am
Sad, noted thanks
 

Tom Tree (238)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 7:32 am

Am thinking he DOES have a GOOD HOME !!
 

Barbara D. (79)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 8:10 am
Zee Kallah, if I could I would send you 100 green stars!
 

Heidi D. (27)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 9:17 am
Just the headline of the story is heartbreaking. I am determined that when the time comes that we have room in our home for another dog, we're going to the shelter and adopting a dog that no one else wants because he or she is too big, too old, or just not 'cute' enough.
 

. (0)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 11:06 am
no kill shelters all over the world have pets waiting. some wait for up to ten years or till they die. every time you let your pet have another litter you condemn a shelter pet to death. spay and neuter already
 

Estelle S. (15)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 12:46 pm
noted
 

Sherri Martin (131)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 1:02 pm
Noted and Shared this precious baby to Facebook and to all my dog groups.....
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 2:11 pm
noted
 

Constance F. (431)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 3:00 pm
Thank you for posting this Sue and ditto Linda ! What a good good dog Dan is ~ I don't understand why someone wouldn't be lucky enough to have Dan 24/7 but then I don't understand alot of things. Yes, I will share Dan's story ~ I hope his destiny is sweet and thank you to the shelter for keeping and loving Dan.
 

Bmr Reddy (8)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 7:48 pm
noted
 

Edith B. (145)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 9:27 pm
Thanks for sharing, I sent this to friends in Ohio who have connections that might find him a home.
 

Monika Ka (12)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 10:18 pm
Everyone wishes but noone takes.
 

Lindsey O. (19)
Monday September 23, 2013, 1:23 am
No dog should be kept at a shelter for 8 years - it's inhumane to the dog. That's the problem with no-kill shelters - the concept that even year after year of restricted life in a cage (albeit in this case with access to limited out of door time) is seen as being better than euthanization. However heartbreaking the alternative is I think this dog should long since have been euthanized and his place been given to a more adoptable dog. And because this dog has been adopted numerous times and brought back each time due to signs of aggression the shelter isn't, I think, acting responsibly. So long as we have young, healthy, friendly, and highly-adoptable animals being euthanized in shelters every day it doesn't make sense to warehouse ones in these circumstances rather than giving their place to ones much likelier to find a forever home. Unless and until we solve the miserable overpopulation problem hard choices have to be made.
 

Ram Reddy (7)
Monday September 23, 2013, 3:06 am
Noted
 

S G. (29)
Monday September 23, 2013, 10:45 am
Noted
 

Latonya W. (83)
Monday September 23, 2013, 1:45 pm
unbelievable.
 

Patricia GG (103)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 8:18 pm
awwww its hard to know what and how Dan is thinking about his life. Maybe he likes the shelter. Maybe he'll find Mr. Right or Ms Right one day too. As long as he is healthy and active to his likes than maybe that's his forever home....Who knows. God love Dan....awwwww sweet story.
 

Alison A. (240)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 3:27 pm
If a shelter is run correctly, no-kill shelters are not inhumane or cruel. These silly comments annoy me about how animals should be put to sleep just because they are not wanted, tell that to an orphanage and a home for the elderly. These people shouldn't be running shelters if they suspend cats until they die, or let an animal sit there for 8 years!

If a dog has special needs, the shelter should have a network where they can place him with someone who knows about dogs and not just someone who turns up and says "I want that one". Sending him out to a home where he was left on a chain was a massive oversight by the shelter.

I will share, but hopefully all the publicity he has now been given, the correct person/people will now give him a proper home where he can live out his days.

On the up side, he is a dog and doesn't know what opportunities he has missed, all he knows is that it's his life and he probably treasures it just the way it is, I have no doubt that he is well fed, cared for and is reasonably happy.
 

Sandra Patterson (61)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 9:36 am
noted and shared
 

Donna Hamilton (151)
Friday September 27, 2013, 8:49 am
Hope this adorable dog finds a loving, permanent home soon.
 

Lisa Zilli (17)
Friday September 27, 2013, 10:27 am
noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 4:06 pm
Gosh, I hope they do a media campaign and find a beautiful home for this sweet guy. At least he has care and familiar faces at the shelter.
 

Constance F. (431)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 10:18 pm
And to cap on what Alison so appropriately stated, a friend of mine just adopted a dog who had been in a no kill rescue for 5 years. A large now 9 year old black lab/ pit mix. He needed a home without other dogs only because he was a bit aggressive toward dogs of his size; however, he is fine walking with dogs of his size. I highly commend these people who felt his life was worthy ! He is an absolute love with people and he is in the right home. Somehow I don't think this dog was badly marred from being in a no-kill shelter for five years, and although it was not an optimal situation, dogs actually like to be alive ~ just like people like to be alive. There is nothing humane about killing an animal that may enjoy his life despite that it's not optimal. That would be like saying if people had less than optimal situations ~ say prisoners ~ if they would prefer death. Most would not. And I am thinking a no-kill shelter that is responsible and cares about their animals is better than prison.
 

Alison A. (240)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 1:24 pm
Thank you Constance, I am so glad that your friend has given a home to that dog, I hope that they have a great life together. I do agree, I am sure while he and Dan were in the shelter, they were fed and cared for, that was their life and we have to remember that they are dogs, they don't know what else is out there, as long as the shelter staff are kind, they probably had a nice life, much better than all the dogs on chains and all the abused animals WITH homes.

As for Dan, I have some great news, he was adopted. I hope this home was carefully chosen by the shelter and he has a long and happy life with his new family.

http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/26978966
 
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