Help me help this dog!
June 6, 2012 2:04 PM Subscribe
I found a dog recently with some friends. He ended up in the shelter because he has a chip, but the numbers associated with his chip are disconnected and he is now up for adoption. The problem? He's a 7-year-old male German Shepherd.
posted by ablazingsaddle to pets & animals (40 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The plan was for one of my friends to keep him temporarily, but through a very specific chain of events that I don't feel comfortable posting (nothing scandalous, but I'm worried about outing my metafilter identity IRL) he is at a shelter in Los Angeles. My friends and I are networking our butts off trying to find him a home, but I worry that this poor dog's death is imminent.
I'm thinking about taking him if he goes on the "WE WILL EUTHANIZE THIS DOG TOMORROW!" list, but I hesitate for a few reasons:
1. I live in an apartment.
2. I work 10-14 hours a day.
3. I have a roommate who may not be cool with this.
My friends have similar mitigating circumstances (illness, other pets, etc.)
So far, we have tried posting about him on facebook, our personal blogs, and contacting local rescue groups. But I'm freaking out that it won't be enough. Even though he is sweet, good-natured, good with kids, good on a leash, and super cute, he's an older German Shepherd and I know how those dogs fare in the shelter system (not well).
I want to save this dog, even if I can't keep him. I want to see pictures of him licking a child's face in his new backyard. I want to find him an awesome forever home where he will be given the love and attention that he deserves. What else can we do? Have I forgotten anything?