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Re: The 14er.com dogs

Postby kara » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:29 pm

Bean wrote:
dehrlich101 wrote:For anyone looking for a new dog.
New Hope Cattle Dog Rescue

"Rescues" are generally a pain in the ass, and that one looks no different. Application, phone interview, home inspection, contracts. Go to the humane society and be done with it.


The nice, gentle, community feel was nice while it lasted. Shocked--shocked I tell you!--to see who brought it down. :roll:

I'm all for the humane society (though definitely NOT the HSUS--whoooole other can of worms there), but breed rescues can be incredibly helpful and supportive. "Why does my recently-off-the-track greyhound stare at me while I sleep?" Not that a grey org would allow a grey (and I know a lot of breed-specific rescues are similar) to end up in a random shelter, but do you think a random shelter is going to know that the answer is, "your dog has never seen a sleeping human and is worried his new caretaker is now DEAD"?

Sometimes applications and interviews and home visits prevent the wrong people (take that how you will) from ending up with an animal they're not prepared to take care of. That, in the end, is better for the animal in question. Pretty friggin' simple.

Please all, disregard the attempted derailing and keep on posting pics of all those wonderful hounds (and gatos)!!

EDIT: Oh, and to the runner--definitely look into a Rhodesian (a Vizsla also a good possibility).
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Re: The 14er.com dogs

Postby cbusman » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:41 pm

I wonder how many of these dogs will ultimately die on a mountain? One mistake and they are dead because their owner drug them up on a mountain thinking it would never happen to "THEIR" beast of a dog that is so strong and smart and blah blah blah. One dead dog on a mountain is too many! How many dogs die on a 14er every year that we don't know about? I bet it is far more than any of you would ever admit...

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Re: The 14er.com dogs

Postby kushrocks » Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:04 pm

cbusman wrote:I wonder how many of these dogs will ultimately die on a mountain? One mistake and they are dead because their owner drug them up on a mountain thinking it would never happen to "THEIR" beast of a dog that is so strong and smart and blah blah blah. One dead dog on a mountain is too many! How many dogs die on a 14er every year that we don't know about? I bet it is far more than any of you would ever admit...


Dude thats a messed up comment . . . this forum was one of the few positive ones until you showed up. Get lost we don't need your negativity. There are plenty of other forums right now for that.
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Re: The 14er.com dogs

Postby Budwac » Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:08 pm

I noticed some people on here thinking about getting a dog, and I wouldn't feel right if I didn't mention Lifeline Puppy Rescue. It's where I got my dog, and it is a fantastic place. They are a no kill shelter, and they only carry puppies, which are sometimes hard to find. Granted, you never know what you're going to get, most likely a lab and whatever jumped the fence, but still it's an AWESOME place. Only open on the weekend for a total of 8 hours, first come first serve (it's almost like Black Friday when they open the gates!!), but a great place to find a puppy.

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Re: The 14er.com dogs

Postby ATOMEMT » Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:34 pm

Back to original thread. Gore Range.
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Re: The 14er.com dogs

Postby sandy » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:06 pm

DeucesWild wrote:Ok, this thread has gotten pretty exclusionary. Kafka, my cat, is a far more accomplished climber than me, or your puppies.

Here he is negotiating the Ellingwood Arete. Sorry the other climber got in the way. It was crowded up there.

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LOVE IT!

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Re: The 14er.com dogs

Postby moneymike » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:24 pm

Great topic. I can never pass up the oportunity to show people pictures of my babies. All three are rescues. The two little ones are 16 years old and still healthy.
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The big one, Corbin died last summer :cry: He was the best backcountry partner ever
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I miss Corbin a lot, so I sometimes have to borrow my friend Rachel's dog, Odin. He used to be a homeless man's dog. The man was dying and he told Rachel (a social worker) that he was very afraid that Odin, his only friend in the world, would be alone after he died. Rachel promised the man that she would take care of Odin.
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Re: The 14er.com dogs

Postby Leigh » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:00 pm

kara wrote:
Sometimes applications and interviews and home visits prevent the wrong people (take that how you will) from ending up with an animal they're not prepared to take care of. That, in the end, is better for the animal in question. Pretty friggin' simple.


Ding ding ding! Rescues are a pain in the ass because we get tired of stupid excuses from people who don't know any better and adopt dogs only to return them months later. If you're not willing to jump through a few hoops to save a dog, it may also be likely that you lack the patience to care for a dog. It's not just to keep bad dog owners out, there are sick sick people out there who want dogs for fighting, torturing and anything else sick that you can imagine.

Like this guy:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/3-dogs-tied-to-railroad-tracks-in-cleveland-train-kills-2-3rd-survives-by-hunching-down/2012/08/15/3a0e97be-e6c9-11e1-9739-eef99c5fb285_story.html

Nothing wrong with the humane society, but it's frustrating when people think "it's too much work" to go through a rescue group.

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Re: The 14er.com dogs

Postby jrs1965 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:25 pm

Here's my Sasha on morning squirrel patrol in Grand Teton National Park. She loves 14ers but has only done two so far since I am reluctant to tear her paws up...
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Re: The 14er.com dogs

Postby JenGa » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:32 pm

I miss Corbin a lot, so I sometimes have to borrow my friend Rachel's dog, Odin. He used to be a homeless man's dog. The man was dying and he told Rachel (a social worker) that he was very afraid that Odin, his only friend in the world, would be alone after he died. Rachel promised the man that she would take care of Odin.
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Sorry to hear about Corbin, it's so hard losing a dog. Odin is one lucky pup to find such a good home with Rachel and people who will take him to climb mountains, though :)

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Re: The 14er.com dogs

Postby Fishdude » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:34 pm

Non-14er climbers but no squirrels get past them.
They can go a couple of miles up to 12,000 feet.
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Re: The 14er.com dogs

Postby sunny1 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:39 pm

p.s. ^^^ left to right: Bonnie, Louie, Clyde. Bonnie & Clyde are siblings. Louie was a rescue (not sure who was "rescued"). :iluvu:
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