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Why does everyone have to say 'Rescue Dog'

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posted on Oct, 4 2019 @ 01:09 PM
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I have taken schuyler to mean there is virtue signalling in people always pointing out that their dog is a rescue.
I rescued my cat from a death outside in winter but I say this my cat, not this is my cat, a rescue.
schuyler, to me is offering an opinion with possible answers to the question I quoted in the OP
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posted on Oct, 4 2019 @ 01:11 PM
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So the PETA shills have arrived. It used to be you went to the pound and got a dog. End of story. Cheap dog with an unknown past. Now if you get a dog from the pound you can get all emotional about your "rescue dog." You'll feel so much better about yourself and try ti shame anyone who doesn't do it your way. That's the part that sucks.
a reply to: schuyler

Ok, I started a thread earlier about a "rescue dog" excuse the F out of me.... ok....
At least he is happy now, unlike you...



posted on Oct, 4 2019 @ 01:17 PM
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possible answers to the question I quoted in the OP
a reply to: DaisyRainbow

OK... my dog is 5 years old, I have had him about 2 months, when he meets people I will say he is a rescue and just got him because I don't always know how he is going to act, as opposed to somebody that has owned that same dog since he was a puppy.



posted on Oct, 4 2019 @ 01:22 PM
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It gets weirded out the more I think of it.

In UK nobody has ever introduced their dog to me as a rescue or from the pound, maybe things like careful she's scared of new people, but no mention of rescue ever.
Now on the other hand I have heard hundreds of times of people introducing their dog as a pedigree whatever, always seems like a badge of honour to me.



posted on Oct, 4 2019 @ 01:27 PM
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a reply to: tinner07

I'd just say I've only had him a couple of months so still getting to know how he is with people as my warning, wouldn't mention rescue.

Makes rescue dog sound like they are all felons out on licence remand bad asses 😱



posted on Oct, 4 2019 @ 01:52 PM
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originally posted by: Blaine91555
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Seems like a strange thing to get agitated about in the first place. The problem people are those who don't spay or neuter and cause the shelters to be so full in the first place. They should be shamed and criticized.
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Would prefer to live-in, and build a society that doesn't use shaming, as a method to achieve results.

Some folks just put-up their dukes, and fight back, no matter the point.
Some gentle folks, may sustain psychic damage.


How do you react, when someone thinks they know better than you, and attempt to shame you ?
Be it: smoking; driving a gas-guzzler; getting an abortion; voting; anything ?



posted on Oct, 4 2019 @ 07:22 PM
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originally posted by: Nyiah
a reply to: Onlyyouknow

No offense, because it's a cute dog and cute story, but your history there is exactly why I prefer people -- especially ones with kids -- look at breeders and NOT shelters. You just do not know the history at all versus knowing the litter's lineage & thus history from an established breeder.

I'll never adopt a dog from a shelter. We're considering getting a dog in a few years, and this is more work than just picking one out at a shelter. We're looking for breeds that fit our activity level/lifestyle, have breed temperament expectations within reason, etc, etc. Dog breeds were bred for specific traits for ages for a reason -- I know what I want out of a dog, a few specific breeds fall into the criteria. Shelter dogs of mixed origins and utter mystery origins simply don't. That's a huge gamble I'm not willing to take with kids.

It's funny, my kids' two best friends both have dogs. One has a papered purebred Husky. The other's dad simply wanted a dog, and couldn't be bothered to put in any effort to researching breeds to find the best fit for their family. The PIT MIX they adopted that was "sooo sweet" when they adopted it went back to the shelter because it was NOT a good fit for them, and got far too comfortable with aggression toward the kids. Stupid is as stupid does. Do not just run off to a shelter to try to "save" something, do your damn homework and know what breed (BREED, not random shelter animal) will work for you.

On the bright side, the dad learned his lesson and is researching reputable local breeders. Evidently, a French Poodle might be in their near future.


I totally understand your position. My sweet little dude is small; he looks like a tall chihuahua. We think he is a chihuahua and minpin mix.i can understand the concern with children and larger dogs.

I also will admit we have another little cutie who is so unique and adorable that if I posted his picture here you would die instantly from his cuteness- maybe one day I will. . He is a
double dapple piebald dachshund. We got him as a puppy and was much easier to train even though he is stubborn, as most dachshunds tend to be. He did not come from a puppy mill, he came from a family friend that let their two breed one time- we were lucky to be able to adopt him.

I guess in other words I am saying do what you are comfortable with when it comes to adopting a dog or puppy.



posted on Oct, 4 2019 @ 11:50 PM
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It's feel-good speech.

No different than someone putting a bumper sticker on their car that proclaims to the world, "I Recycle," or those moronic "Badass toys for badass boys" decals you see on some pickups.

Do not connect my dislike of feel-good speech with dislike of real intent and action of good and positive behaviors such as adopting a pound puppydog or recycling. They are noble pursuits! They take actual *work*, and that makes the world a better place. If you do it--thank you!

But someone needing to hear their own voice describing their good deeds to self-affirm what a wonderful and lovely person they are is little more than advertising their insecurities. Likewise, if you have to advertise you're a badass...you ain't.




posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 12:09 AM
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originally posted by: Nothin

originally posted by: Blaine91555
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Seems like a strange thing to get agitated about in the first place. The problem people are those who don't spay or neuter and cause the shelters to be so full in the first place. They should be shamed and criticized.
...


Would prefer to live-in, and build a society that doesn't use shaming, as a method to achieve results.

Some folks just put-up their dukes, and fight back, no matter the point.
Some gentle folks, may sustain psychic damage.


How do you react, when someone thinks they know better than you, and attempt to shame you ?
Be it: smoking; driving a gas-guzzler; getting an abortion; voting; anything ?


I don't know. I think there's something to be said for "shaming" versus a more aggressive approach to behavior modification.

I remember seeing something, I think it was a meme or something. Somebody had cut somebody off on the road. Long story short, instead of a full blown road rage incident, the other driver just gave the bad driver a thumbs down. That impacted the bad driver more than flipping the bird or cussing and nobody got hurt.

When it comes to "rescue" dogs, though, I say the interpretation is in the eye of the beholder. To me, it's just a descriptive term. I inherited my last three dogs. It doesn't matter to me how I got them, I love them just the same.



posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 02:58 PM
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a reply to: Nothin

Why would anyone be bothered by someone choosing to rescue an animal from a shelter? I honestly don't think people who mention they have a rescued animal have bad intentions, nor do I think in nearly all cases they mean that there is anything wrong with going for a papered dog instead. It's all good. Either one is fine with me.



posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 11:20 PM
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I dont care what you call it.. as long as you rescue them.

I call my own dogs used. Previously owned parasites. My newest one is psychotic. Its a bull terrier and Cattle Dog cross. Its eaten 3 pair of shoes of mine ( and you may not know it but Im really strangely attached to my shoes) and brings me rocks as gifts. The nutball will dig a hole to get a rock and bring it in to me. I have a whole shelf of them accumulated now. Thought it would be a funny thing to keep! LOL! I glue googly eyes on them. She EATS logs and wood and branches. She brings those to me as well, but I dont put those on a shelf. Or give them googly eyes. The husband thinks Ive lost my mind and not for the reasons youd think. He cant believe Im letting her dig holes in the back yard.


My oldest daughter almost his a baby puppy in the road.. and brought it to MY house. Not HER house. Mainly cause Im a sucker.



posted on Oct, 6 2019 @ 12:00 AM
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a reply to: VictorVonDoom

Hi VVD.
So you don't mind when someone tries to shame you ?



posted on Oct, 6 2019 @ 12:01 AM
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a reply to: Blaine91555

Hi Blaine.
That's nice.
What about the, you know: 'other thing' ?



posted on Oct, 6 2019 @ 12:56 PM
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originally posted by: Nothin
a reply to: VictorVonDoom

Hi VVD.
So you don't mind when someone tries to shame you ?


Nope. I just stop and think. Did I do something I should be ashamed of? If yes, I apologize and try to do better next time. If no, then it's just water rolling off a duck's back and I don't give it a second thought.



posted on Oct, 6 2019 @ 01:15 PM
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a reply to: VictorVonDoom

Right?

It doesnt seem like its all too complicated, but that attitude seems to be becoming rare..

As for "rescue dogs," I cant say Ive ever really heard too many referring to their dog like that in the context of normal conversation.

The fact they are a rescue might come up, but I cant actually think of a time where someone introduced their doggo as anything other than their dog, or by their name.

The internet is a bit different, but the motivations for saying "rescue dog" here can vary wildly depending on everything from specific context to the humans personality.

On top of it all, its one of those subjects that ignorance runs rampant. Lotsa "experts" out there..



posted on Oct, 7 2019 @ 12:13 AM
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originally posted by: VictorVonDoom

originally posted by: Nothin
a reply to: VictorVonDoom

Hi VVD.
So you don't mind when someone tries to shame you ?


Nope. I just stop and think. Did I do something I should be ashamed of? If yes, I apologize and try to do better next time. If no, then it's just water rolling off a duck's back and I don't give it a second thought.


Hi VVD.
Sounds like a nice balance there. Rock-solid peace-of-mind, that can't be shaken. Must be nice.

What about others, whom may not react so well to shaming ?

What about that dog-shaming thing that was popular a couple of years ago ?



posted on Oct, 7 2019 @ 01:09 PM
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a reply to: Nothin

Ooh I'm kinda confused and intrigued now about 'dog shaming' was/is that a thing???
On a side note, been looking at the local dog pound websites, like online dating with profiles - Hi, I'm Spot aged 7, and love to run around with a ball, love small children even when they are rough, don't like cats though - that sort of thing ❤️
Some lovely dogs, obviously I'll go meet lots to see who I bond with but reading their profiles is lovely.

Lots of greyhounds though surprised me, and all say they only need gentle walks a couple of times a day...that also surprised me 🤔



posted on Oct, 7 2019 @ 11:47 PM
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a reply to: Nothin

I figure if my dog loves me, I must be kinda cool. That has been an anchor in my life through many storms.

As for people who don't react well to shaming, well, shame on them! They should try to do better. Mature, sane people should have better control over their emotions.

I honestly don't get "dog-shaming" and I don't recall it ever being popular. But whenever I think "popular," I have to wonder who makes money by making something "popular." Someone always does.



posted on Oct, 7 2019 @ 11:57 PM
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originally posted by: VictorVonDoom
a reply to: Nothin

I figure if my dog loves me, I must be kinda cool. That has been an anchor in my life through many storms.

As for people who don't react well to shaming, well, shame on them! They should try to do better. Mature, sane people should have better control over their emotions.

I honestly don't get "dog-shaming" and I don't recall it ever being popular. But whenever I think "popular," I have to wonder who makes money by making something "popular." Someone always does.


I sure agree with you on the above points.

Im almost ashamed of this and need to confess though. I have a shameful guilty pleasure. Cucumber terror. It fits in nicely with my dislike of cats.




posted on Oct, 8 2019 @ 12:40 AM
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a reply to: DaisyRainbow

Hi Daisy-R.
It was a thing. Sorry, but don't want to post the pics or vids, cause some folks might not like it. One could just Google-it.
It was sorta funny and sad at the same time.

That's funny about the dating profiles. Careful you don't get lost in the catalogue !

Had a friend that adopted a couple of Greyhounds. She says there are lots because they are retired or failed racing dogs, that are dumped at the shelters in groups.
She said they are sweet, but very skittish and nervous, to the point of jumping at every noise and movement.

Hope you find a wonderful match !




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