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Post by LMW » Tue, 21 Mar 2000 04:00:00



Hello all,
This is my first post, so I hope I'm not intruding.
Almost two weeks ago, we adopted a new friend from the animal shelter. We're
pretty sure he's a Lhasa. He had just been brought into the shelter (he was
picked up) the first time we saw him. I went back the day before he was able
to be released, he was still there. We got to the shelter before they opened
to make sure we were able to take him home. We can't understand why the
owners didn't check the shelter when he came up missing! He had on a brand
new collar (no tags, that's why he was a "stray") and had recently been
groomed. I rode around the neighborhood where he was picked up to see if I
saw any signs posted and also checked two local newspapers, but didn't see
anything. I thought the owners must have been devastated and had decided if
they were indeed looking for him, I would return him to them.
He's already been to the vet, which I must say, everyone there was shocked
that he would be at the shelter, the shape he was in. Absolutely NO matts,
very clean. He checked out very healthy, they're thinking he must be a
couple of years old. He's had his trip to the groomers to get his long hair
cut (I don't like the shedding). His next trip is to get "fixed" (required
by our animal shelter).
My question: Do Lhasa's ever bark? This one has barked ONE time, that's it.
He whines alot, mostly to go outside or for attention, but will NOT bark.
Our other dog, a Maltese/Bichon mix (we think, she's another adopted child)
is VERY vocal and energetic, and they are  finally getting along
wonderfully. We are having a few problems with his "potty" habits, but I
think he'll be fine soon. I have to leash him most of the time to go out in
the back yard because he'll take off. He really doesn't let us know when he
has to go out, we just take him out periodically.
Another thing, he  occasionally makes a noise like (my younger son says) a
duck. It sounds as though he is trying to get something out of his throat. I
had a Shih-Tzu years ago and she would do this occasionally, too.  I'll ask
the vet when I take him in this week.
Here's a link to his picture, if someone can tell me if he is indeed a Lhasa
or a mix.
http://www.mindspring.com/~evry/lisa/samson1day.JPG
(this was his first day "home")
http://www.mindspring.com/~evry/lisa/sam2.JPG
this was after his haircut
THANKS!
 
 
 

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Post by vagabond... » Tue, 21 Mar 2000 04:00:00


I just got a terrier mix from the local shelter.  Exactly the same
throat-clearing stuff and no cough at all, but it was kennel cough.  She gets
pills twice a day (as *** me as it is on her) and otherwise goes on as if
life is beautiful.  Make sure you do bring it up with your vet, and watch your
other dog for signs of it in the meantime as it is highly contagious.  Maybe the
running on potty breaks is the answer to why the dog was in the shelter?  Maybe
ran quite a ways before being picked up and the owners never did catch up.
That's great of you to be willing to return a beloved dog to its owner if the
owner does appear, but in the meantime, great of you to save its life and give
it a great home.  BTW, there is no intrusion.  We love to hear about each
others' dogs.  Keep us posted!
Paula
Quote:

> Hello all,
> This is my first post, so I hope I'm not intruding.

 
 
 

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Post by Marie Castellan » Tue, 21 Mar 2000 04:00:00


I had a Lhasa Apso for many years.  Your dog does indeed look like a Lhasa.
My dog did bark and was very intelligent.  Give yours plenty of time and he
will let you know when he has to go out. I would have the vet check his
cough.  Good luck - he sure is cute.


Quote:
> Hello all,
> This is my first post, so I hope I'm not intruding.
> Almost two weeks ago, we adopted a new friend from the animal shelter.
We're
> pretty sure he's a Lhasa. He had just been brought into the shelter (he
was
> picked up) the first time we saw him. I went back the day before he was
able
> to be released, he was still there. We got to the shelter before they
opened
> to make sure we were able to take him home. We can't understand why the
> owners didn't check the shelter when he came up missing! He had on a brand
> new collar (no tags, that's why he was a "stray") and had recently been
> groomed. I rode around the neighborhood where he was picked up to see if I
> saw any signs posted and also checked two local newspapers, but didn't see
> anything. I thought the owners must have been devastated and had decided
if
> they were indeed looking for him, I would return him to them.
> He's already been to the vet, which I must say, everyone there was shocked
> that he would be at the shelter, the shape he was in. Absolutely NO matts,
> very clean. He checked out very healthy, they're thinking he must be a
> couple of years old. He's had his trip to the groomers to get his long
hair
> cut (I don't like the shedding). His next trip is to get "fixed" (required
> by our animal shelter).
> My question: Do Lhasa's ever bark? This one has barked ONE time, that's
it.
> He whines alot, mostly to go outside or for attention, but will NOT bark.
> Our other dog, a Maltese/Bichon mix (we think, she's another adopted
child)
> is VERY vocal and energetic, and they are  finally getting along
> wonderfully. We are having a few problems with his "potty" habits, but I
> think he'll be fine soon. I have to leash him most of the time to go out
in
> the back yard because he'll take off. He really doesn't let us know when
he
> has to go out, we just take him out periodically.
> Another thing, he  occasionally makes a noise like (my younger son says) a
> duck. It sounds as though he is trying to get something out of his throat.
I
> had a Shih-Tzu years ago and she would do this occasionally, too.  I'll
ask
> the vet when I take him in this week.
> Here's a link to his picture, if someone can tell me if he is indeed a
Lhasa
> or a mix.
> http://www.mindspring.com/~evry/lisa/samson1day.JPG
> (this was his first day "home")
> http://www.mindspring.com/~evry/lisa/sam2.JPG
> this was after his haircut
> THANKS!

 
 
 

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Post by Nancy Holmes or Nelson Ruffi » Tue, 21 Mar 2000 04:00:00


you might look a little further afield for lost information - could be this
dog was stolen or 'moved' by someone who did not care for him and some owner
somewhere is wondering where their beloved pet is
Nancy

Quote:
> Hello all,
> This is my first post, so I hope I'm not intruding.
> Almost two weeks ago, we adopted a new friend from the animal shelter.
We're
> pretty sure he's a Lhasa. He had just been brought into the shelter (he
was
> picked up) the first time we saw him. I went back the day before he was
able
> to be released, he was still there. We got to the shelter before they
opened
> to make sure we were able to take him home. We can't understand why the
> owners didn't check the shelter when he came up missing! He had on a brand
> new collar (no tags, that's why he was a "stray") and had recently been
> groomed. I rode around the neighborhood where he was picked up to see if I
> saw any signs posted and also checked two local newspapers, but didn't see
> anything. I thought the owners must have been devastated and had decided
if
> they were indeed looking for him, I would return him to them.
> He's already been to the vet, which I must say, everyone there was shocked
> that he would be at the shelter, the shape he was in. Absolutely NO matts,
> very clean. He checked out very healthy, they're thinking he must be a
> couple of years old. He's had his trip to the groomers to get his long
hair
> cut (I don't like the shedding). His next trip is to get "fixed" (required
> by our animal shelter).
> My question: Do Lhasa's ever bark? This one has barked ONE time, that's
it.
> He whines alot, mostly to go outside or for attention, but will NOT bark.
> Our other dog, a Maltese/Bichon mix (we think, she's another adopted
child)
> is VERY vocal and energetic, and they are  finally getting along
> wonderfully. We are having a few problems with his "potty" habits, but I
> think he'll be fine soon. I have to leash him most of the time to go out
in
> the back yard because he'll take off. He really doesn't let us know when
he
> has to go out, we just take him out periodically.
> Another thing, he  occasionally makes a noise like (my younger son says) a
> duck. It sounds as though he is trying to get something out of his throat.
I
> had a Shih-Tzu years ago and she would do this occasionally, too.  I'll
ask
> the vet when I take him in this week.
> Here's a link to his picture, if someone can tell me if he is indeed a
Lhasa
> or a mix.
> http://www.mindspring.com/~evry/lisa/samson1day.JPG
> (this was his first day "home")
> http://www.mindspring.com/~evry/lisa/sam2.JPG
> this was after his haircut
> THANKS!

 
 
 

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Post by Christ » Tue, 21 Mar 2000 04:00:00



We can't understand why the

Quote:
> owners didn't check the shelter when he came up missing! He had on a brand
> new collar (no tags, that's why he was a "stray") and had recently been
> groomed.

One thing that hasn't been mentioned is that sometimes owners will have
their dogs groomed and then bring them into the shelter as a "stray" hoping
it will increase their chances of adoption. Sometimes they don't even lie
and say they are strays - one of the saddest sights I've ever seen was a 14
year old***er, freshly groomed, bows in her hair, turned in by her owner
because they had a baby. They left her toys, bed, etc. with her for her new
home, but her new home didn't need toys, because it was just a grave. Nobody
adopts 14 year old***ers. :(

Christy

 
 
 

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Post by Tracy Landaue » Tue, 21 Mar 2000 04:00:00


Nauseating.

And then I think about the 14yo GSP dumped at a vet clinic in Montana
because her owners "wanted to travel."  I sure hope their kids throw
*them* out when they become inconvenient.  The dog was healthy to boot.
It took me a couple of months, but I got her safely ensconced in a
fabulous home in Washington state, with other older and younger
shorthairs for company, and a little girl who was instantly smitten with
her when she walked through the door.

*That's* what the lovely little***er deserved.  I hope I meet up with
this***er at the Bridge, so I can explain what should've happened...

Tracy Landauer, sure to have nightmares tonight

Quote:



> We can't understand why the
> > owners didn't check the shelter when he came up missing! He had on a brand
> > new collar (no tags, that's why he was a "stray") and had recently been
> > groomed.

> One thing that hasn't been mentioned is that sometimes owners will have
> their dogs groomed and then bring them into the shelter as a "stray" hoping
> it will increase their chances of adoption. Sometimes they don't even lie
> and say they are strays - one of the saddest sights I've ever seen was a 14
> year old***er, freshly groomed, bows in her hair, turned in by her owner
> because they had a baby. They left her toys, bed, etc. with her for her new
> home, but her new home didn't need toys, because it was just a grave. Nobody
> adopts 14 year old***ers. :(

> Christy

 
 
 

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Post by Karibea » Tue, 21 Mar 2000 04:00:00


That is sooo disgusting. I'd have taken her in a heartbeat. I
just do NOT understand how people can just throw away a dog like
that. My Callie is 15 now, I've had her for 3 years, and she is
such a love. The creeps who had her put her and another old dog -
same age, 12 - out on the street, because they were too old. The
creeps were tired of dumping a bag of kibble in the back yard for
them every so often. I really hope all those people rot in a
special hell.


Quote:

> Nobody adopts 14 year old***ers. :(

>Christy

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Post by LMW » Wed, 22 Mar 2000 04:00:00


THANKS Paula, Marie, and Nancy for your comments. I wanted to make sure
that's what he was, was a Lhasa. A few days ago in a local newspaper dated
March 15, I saw where someone wanted to "give to a good home" a 1 yr. old
white Lhasa/Peek mix. If it hadn't been for a 2 week difference in timing, I
would have thought this might be him, but they were looking for home for the
lad, not advertising that he was lost. A friend who's a trainer said to have
the vet look for a chip, that maybe he was stolen. I've put over $200 in
vet, grooming, and adoption fees since we've had him. I know if I found the
owner I wouldn't be reimbursed, but IF the owner is looking for him, and I
can reunite them, that's reimbur***t in itself.
I'm having trouble with him "pooping" where he's not supposed to. Yesterday,
twice, and this morning, he's gone on the bathroom floor (tile). He knows
he's done wrong because we take him to it and scold him, then take him
outside. He does well with holding it most of the time, but he's done this
after I've taken him out. I'm not sure how old her is. With the way he
"bites" when he plays, I'm thinking maybe he's under 2 yrs. old.
I posted the links to HIS picture, here's Annabelle and him, together. My
son says we should have named him "Bandit" because of the masked eyes!
http://www.moonsgarden.com/~evry/lisa/2dogs.JPG
 
 
 

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Post by vagabond... » Wed, 22 Mar 2000 04:00:00


That is so pathetic!  I am all for anything that increases chances of adoption,
but that just gets to me.  As for the 14 year old***er, the poor thing was
living out its last few years, for crying out loud, why not hang in there a
little longer and let it have a better end than a shelter kennel and death far
from home and anyone who cares?  It seems almost worse somehow to have all the
toys and bed and everything there as a reminder that there was once a home and
now that has disappeared.  Poor dog.
Quote:



> We can't understand why the
> > owners didn't check the shelter when he came up missing! He had on a brand
> > new collar (no tags, that's why he was a "stray") and had recently been
> > groomed.

> One thing that hasn't been mentioned is that sometimes owners will have
> their dogs groomed and then bring them into the shelter as a "stray" hoping
> it will increase their chances of adoption. Sometimes they don't even lie
> and say they are strays - one of the saddest sights I've ever seen was a 14
> year old***er, freshly groomed, bows in her hair, turned in by her owner
> because they had a baby. They left her toys, bed, etc. with her for her new
> home, but her new home didn't need toys, because it was just a grave. Nobody
> adopts 14 year old***ers. :(

> Christy

 
 
 

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Post by vagabond... » Wed, 22 Mar 2000 04:00:00


My terrier pup has had a harder time with pooping too, and there was a recent
thread where someone else was having that problem.  She did exceptionally well
today, though, so I'm crossing my fingers for both of us.  Somehow, she caught
on to the fact that "go potty" meant to pee really quickly, but after doing so,
would hold her poop, go in and find a good (translation: hidden) spot to poop as
soon as one of my girls let her out of her confined area (at least she is too
fastidious to poop in her den or any old where).
Now I've got a dal that is peeing on her pillow, but I am going to start a new
thread on that.  He's a cutie, by the way.
Paula
Quote:

> THANKS Paula, Marie, and Nancy for your comments. I wanted to make sure
> that's what he was, was a Lhasa. A few days ago in a local newspaper dated
> March 15, I saw where someone wanted to "give to a good home" a 1 yr. old
> white Lhasa/Peek mix. If it hadn't been for a 2 week difference in timing, I
> would have thought this might be him, but they were looking for home for the
> lad, not advertising that he was lost. A friend who's a trainer said to have
> the vet look for a chip, that maybe he was stolen. I've put over $200 in
> vet, grooming, and adoption fees since we've had him. I know if I found the
> owner I wouldn't be reimbursed, but IF the owner is looking for him, and I
> can reunite them, that's reimbur***t in itself.
> I'm having trouble with him "pooping" where he's not supposed to. Yesterday,
> twice, and this morning, he's gone on the bathroom floor (tile). He knows
> he's done wrong because we take him to it and scold him, then take him
> outside. He does well with holding it most of the time, but he's done this
> after I've taken him out. I'm not sure how old her is. With the way he
> "bites" when he plays, I'm thinking maybe he's under 2 yrs. old.
> I posted the links to HIS picture, here's Annabelle and him, together. My
> son says we should have named him "Bandit" because of the masked eyes!
> http://www.moonsgarden.com/~evry/lisa/2dogs.JPG

 
 
 

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Post by CJJU » Wed, 22 Mar 2000 04:00:00


I remember a situation a lot like this.  I worked at a shelter for four years
back in the late 70s early 80s.  We once had a couple dump an 12 year old
terrier mix.  Reason?  Because it was "old."  No health problems, just old.
Unfortunately they dropped it off on Wednesday and that shelter only did
euthanasias on Tues. so that poor confused dog spent nearly a week in a dog
run.  It was up for adoption of course, but no one wants an old cranky dog.  I
don't mean cranky as in mean, just very reserved and scared. He was aloof until
you got to know him and then all he wanted was to lay quietly in you lap. What
a sad way to end a life!

I gonna go and hug my old guy, Dino.  I take my dog owning vows seriously -
it's 'til death do us part.  And old Dino will be surrounded by love and
comfort to the very end.  

Chris and the smoothies,
Dino, Zeffie, and Pablo the Nut

 
 
 

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Post by Shannon » Wed, 22 Mar 2000 04:00:00


I went lookin for a possible new addition at the local Humane Society and
founf 14 puppies..can you believe it? all from same litter they were part
Dobie/lab cutest little guys and gals I had seen, they were dropped off by a
man who claimed he found the mother shot in barn and rescued the puppies and
brought them in, they looked up his file in his local town ( because he
drove 2 hours ) and discovered he himself had already disposed of the mother
at the Humane Society in his town...

Sad-

Quote:

>I remember a situation a lot like this.  I worked at a shelter for four
years
>back in the late 70s early 80s.  We once had a couple dump an 12 year old
>terrier mix.  Reason?  Because it was "old."  No health problems, just old.
>Unfortunately they dropped it off on Wednesday and that shelter only did
>euthanasias on Tues. so that poor confused dog spent nearly a week in a dog
>run.  It was up for adoption of course, but no one wants an old cranky dog.
I
>don't mean cranky as in mean, just very reserved and scared. He was aloof
until
>you got to know him and then all he wanted was to lay quietly in you lap.
What
>a sad way to end a life!

>I gonna go and hug my old guy, Dino.  I take my dog owning vows seriously -
>it's 'til death do us part.  And old Dino will be surrounded by love and
>comfort to the very end.

>Chris and the smoothies,
>Dino, Zeffie, and Pablo the Nut