1-Year Old Depressed Shepherd Living in Kill Shelter, Is Just Too Sad To Greet Visitors Anymore

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Update: Glen was Adopted, thank you everyone!!

When you try and all else seems to fail, life just seems not worth living anymore. For one shelter pup named Glen, his efforts seem like they are not paying off whatsoever. The one-year-old, German shepherd is presently in a kennel run at the high-kill Carson Animal Shelter in Gardena, California.



The formally high-spirited pup, who was the first to greet shelter patrons as they walked by his kennel in the most joyful manner, is now reduced to slumped shoulders and tears. For some strange reason, no one wants to give Glen a second chance, and so he all but gave up trying and understandably so.

Carson is one of those places that strips the hopeful of pure positivity and energy and Glen is the perfect example. The high energy pup, who thought his stay at the high kill facility would be a temporary one, is now starting to plan a dark future without a home to call his own. Sad indeed.

A Petharbor listing for Glen reads,

“My name is GLEN and I’m an approximately 1-year-old male German Shepherd. I am not yet neutered.”

Speak Up, if you or someone you know is interested in giving this precious pup the forever family he rightfully deserves, please contact the Los Angeles County Animal Control – Carson at (310) 523-9566 and reference the shelter ID #A5038121.

Additionally, please share this story on Facebook or Twitter, so we are closer to finding Glen a family he deserves. We have done it before and can certainly do it again.



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91 comments:

  1. Has Glen been adopted yet? Please update!

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    1. He was adopted yesterday. Thank goodness.

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    2. Just spoke to the facility and Glen was adopted yesterday :) What a great day he must be having today!!

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    3. anna from michiganMarch 9, 2017 at 8:11 PM

      If you could ship him to Michigan I would want him!!

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    4. I just got off phone Glenn was adopted 2 days ago.

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    5. I am so glad I live in Michigan and was just trying to get my cousin to go get him for me she lives in California and would have got him shipped here! such a beautiful dog!

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    6. Would love him! From Michigan too ❤️

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    7. Praise the Lord that he has found a family.

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    8. I too wanted to go to LA and adopt Glen, I live in Sacramento. SO GLAD he found a forever family!

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    9. We never got updates... We live in San Antonio, Tx, and would have gladly taken him. Thank god he is OK!

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  2. We don't get any update yet

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    1. Shepard Rescue's in California, have they been reached out to?
      Coastal German Shepherd Rescue
      Email: beth.coastal@gmail.com
      Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue
      Email: info@bayareagsr.org

      El Dorado County German Shepherd Rescue
      Email: cindy@edcgsr.com

      German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles - Orange Co/Tehachapi
      Email: gsrescue@gsrescue.org

      German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California
      Email: secretary@gsrnc.org

      German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County
      Email: info@gsroc.org

      German Shepherd Rescue of Sacramento Valley
      Email: bab43@msn.com

      Golden State German Shepherd Rescue
      Email: goldenstategsr@earthlink.net

      Greater California German Shepherd Rescue
      Email: info@gcgsr.org

      Riverside German Shepherd Rescue
      Email: gsdinfo@umbrella.ms

      Shepherds and Others Animal Rescue (ALL BREED)
      Email: SOARrescue@msn.com

      Siskiyou German Shepherd Rescue
      Email: sagewolf@sisqtel.net

      South Bay Purebred Rescue San Jose
      Email: webmaster@sbprdogs.org

      Southern California German Shepherd Rescue
      Email: socalrescue@gmail.com

      Westside German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles
      Email: info@sheprescue.org

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  3. I asked about Glen on the shelters facebook page. Hopefully he has a home.

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    1. He doesn't have a home. They are going to kill him. If you can adopt him, please go to the shelter and get him out. Please

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    2. I just called and would of taken him in a minute. But some one beat me to it. May he have a loving home and find happiness. He is beautiful~

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    3. I would move to a different swelling to take him. I fell in love with his photo on Facebook! So happy someone realized how precious he is!! God Bless them all!!

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  4. How can one get her out?
    I am not a rescue...but i know several people who are...i contacted them already.
    I know from padt experience that those shelters do not work at all with individuals. They do not even call back.
    Here is my number
    1816.294.7744.
    I would foster her...and probably keep her!
    Have several rescues myself...
    Please advise...
    How much time do we have ?

    Or reach my facebook here

    https://www.facebook.com/angelika.sakaguchi

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    1. Did Glen get adopted? Does anyone know?

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    1. I was thinking the same thing

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  6. I don't understand why a rescue isn't stepping up, especially a GSD one????? Can anyone in that area alert rescues?


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    1. Coastal German Shepherd Rescue
      Email: beth.coastal@gmail.com
      Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue
      Email: info@bayareagsr.org

      El Dorado County German Shepherd Rescue
      Email: cindy@edcgsr.com

      German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles - Orange Co/Tehachapi
      Email: gsrescue@gsrescue.org

      German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California
      Email: secretary@gsrnc.org

      German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County
      Email: info@gsroc.org

      German Shepherd Rescue of Sacramento Valley
      Email: bab43@msn.com

      Golden State German Shepherd Rescue
      Email: goldenstategsr@earthlink.net

      Greater California German Shepherd Rescue
      Email: info@gcgsr.org

      Riverside German Shepherd Rescue
      Email: gsdinfo@umbrella.ms

      Shepherds and Others Animal Rescue (ALL BREED)
      Email: SOARrescue@msn.com

      Siskiyou German Shepherd Rescue
      Email: sagewolf@sisqtel.net

      South Bay Purebred Rescue San Jose
      Email: webmaster@sbprdogs.org

      Southern California German Shepherd Rescue
      Email: socalrescue@gmail.com

      Westside German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles
      Email: info@sheprescue.org

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  7. I pray that Glen finds a loving home. We have 6 dogs and unfortunately unable to adopt another or else we would take him in. Why can't he be transferred to a NON kill shelter, has anyone every inquired about it?

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  8. I don't believe this. Animal activists (vs. animal welfare) show the same picture over and over. And they make up stories such as 'He was abondened.' How do they know if he was a stray? Did he escape from home and get lost? They milk our emotions to stay in business. If we have such a problem why are they importing dogs which bring diseases we've never had, from other countries? It's a drop in the bucket anyway. They aren't helping anyone but themselves. Over 80% of shelter dogs are returned vs. under 5% for the rest. They give out sick and otherwise, disturbed poor dogs.

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    1. wow Joan...jaded much? Not sure where you are getting your info from, but currently the US does not allow any animals from other countries in. If they do, they have to go through a 6-12 month vetting process with the government, and then are in quarantine for a set period as well. The problem lies in puppy mills over breeding and families not realizing how much care an animal needs. I volunteer for several rescues and we are constantly overflowing with puppies / dogs / cats / you name it. It takes a responsible owner. As for lost dogs, the majority of the animals that find themselves at a shelter aren't microchipped which would solve 100% of not knowing whether or not these dogs are lost. The other type of surrender we see is a family who "the dog got old and we can't handle it." Sorry, a pet is for life. If you don't want to be with it at it's worst time, don't get one. The others, like the call we got yesterday are hoarding situations. Also not sure where you are getting your numbers on the returned shelter dogs either. For the three years I've worked with rescues / shelters, we've only had a total of 5 returned. 3 were for medical reason, 1 was returned because the adopter lied to us and the other one, the adopter passed away.

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    2. I too spent 2 years volunteering for my town shelter. It's not a business Joan. Most town shelters have budgets for animal care that is so small they have to rely on 501C3 charity organizations to raise money just to care for the animals properly while they are in the shelter. Some dogs are there because they have issues, but they are the minority and can be helped with positive training. Most of the dogs are surrendered because they are not a small puppy anymore. The majority of our dogs were 1 to 2 years old. This is because most people get a dog because it is cute and they don't study the breed to see if the dog will be a good fit for their lifestyle. Once the dog gets big, and they realize that the dog needs exercise and training they bail out and dump the dog at a shelter. I also have seen dogs surrendered because they are old or need expensive medical care. It is by no means a business nor should it be. Puppy mills are the biggest problem and most of those puppies end up very sick or in shelters. Puppy Mills strain the breeds by over breeding. As a result you get a dog that is sickly or doesn't have the characteristics/personality that you expect for that breed. Please do your research before making uneducated, rude, and completely wrong comments. Thank you.

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    3. I continue to be perplexed as to why puppy mills aren't totally illegal and why PETA, among others don't protest such operations! I know a lot are run as underground operations but many have cages lined up in view of highways etc. and nothing seems to ever be done. It makes me physically ill. On Dr. Jeff (Animal Planet) last Sat. he went to provide vet service for a lady that rescues the "throw aways" before they are killed. Shes dedicated her life to it and the poor babies she rescues come in with deplorable issues and conditions. It is soooo very sad and as Dr. Jeff stated "the people that do this are morally and ethically bankrupt" Which was a very nice way of describing what they really are. I just don't get it why laws are not put in place to criminalize these people because that is what they are...hardened criminals.

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    4. It's clear Joan is an uninformed woman. How sad that she has formed an opinion based on her lack of knowledge or exposure to the reality of the animal welfare industry. Until she does what we do and she works in the industry, she will never understand. Her comments are emotion-based, biased, and unreasonable - so its probably best just to ignore her. We won't change her mind.

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    5. The points stated above stating that puppy mills are to blame, that dogs end up sick and in shelters begs the question WHY I would adopt a dog that is bound to have problems as stated. Adopting a dog is like buying a used car. You never buy a used car and buy someone else's problems. So, why buy a used dog, that either has behavior issues and\or health issues? There are REPUTABLE breeders out there. Find those and get your dog that route. Again, if the above reply is confirming what we already know, then the "why buy used?" methodology applies.

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    6. I don't believe Joan is jaded or uninformed - I think she's just a moron. That seems more likely than any other explanation as to how someone could be so woefully ignorant. Please pray for her soul.

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    7. Exactly. If you want a perfect, healthy dog don't adopt one. Most people that truly care for animals will adopt a pet knowing it is their responsibility to make sure that animal gets an immediate follow up vet visit to get that animal recooperated to better health. Animals that have been living in shelters are typically under nourished; not at the shelters fault, it's because of the environment being surrounded by many other dogs or cats that most animals aren't eating well. They don't eat well because they are very stressed, and when you are stressed (even humans) an animal is prone to malnutrition and often viruses or other illness. It's up to the adoption parent to help the animal recover at his new home by first taking him to the vet to address/treat any health issues. If you can't do this, don't bother adopting an animal, leave them for people who know how to care for a pet.

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    8. I Love all animals I wish that I could take every animal, my home but with my income I would have a hard time looking after and paying for pet bills but could give much love to them.for free and warmth for them and just letting the rest of there lives to be happy.

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  9. I spoke to a representative at the shelter and Glen is being adopted today.

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    1. Thank god!!. Im so glad to hear this

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    2. That's wonderful! I hope it's true, for Glen's sake!

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    3. Please verify tomorrow he was adopted and safe.

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  10. Send him to Lisa Vanderpumps new animal shelter!

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  11. Kate, are you sure? I just found his listing, but can't tell if he's been adopted. I'm worried for him :( http://animalcare.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/acc/our_animals/detail?animalID=A5038121

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  12. I just called and confirmed with Carson shelter as well today 3/8/17, Glen has an adoption commitment today, and if that doesn't go well or they don't show up, he has 5 other commitments right behind that. Yay!!!

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    1. I would love to see photos of Glen with his new forever family

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    2. that's good for glen because i'd be commitment number 6 right behind the other 5

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    3. Thank God!!!!❤

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  13. Oh thank God! Yay for Glen! What a sweet boy!

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  14. Social media is the bomb when it comes to saving animals!

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  15. THIS DOG HAS BEEN ADOPTED
    https://www.facebook.com/savingcarsonshelterdogs/photos/a.219655291540446.1073741846.171850219654287/743464825826154/?type=3&theater

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    1. Do u have any other Germen Shepherds like glen

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    2. Amie Theres a German shepherd in the same place his name is Simba.ID#A5036206

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  16. I have been looking for such a pup as Glen and if he is still available I want to give him a forever home! We live on a 3 acre ranchette in Dayton, Nv a place where he would have lots of Love and Fun! Please let me know if he is still available so that we can adopt him. Thank you!

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  17. I'm so happy he has been adopted! I have 2 GSD's and that face was breaking my heart. If he wasn't on the other side of the country, I would have driven there and snatched him up!!!

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  18. It is great that Glen got adopted! But if people are really serious about adopting let's not forget the other dogs and cats that are still waiting for a forever home.

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  19. I would totally take this sweet boy

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  21. Has someone gotten him yet????? Is he still there?

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    1. Read the comments....he has been adopted......

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  22. I Will take him. I have 2 acres in Hesperia. He will love it.

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  23. If I had a way to get him I would take him NOW!!!!!!

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  24. So happy he's been adopted. I knew someone out there would want him. German shepherd's are great dogs. I'm surprised it took this long for him.

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  25. Why doesn't this website/blog publish dates on these posts?

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  26. OMG, please send him to me in Montana, I will give him the forever home he so desperately needs. he would also have a new brother and sister who will love him and bring up his spirits again.

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  27. I used to take three tubs of dog jerky treats to this shelter, two to three times a week to help "socialize" the dogs, after a year of this, adoptions were up, and one of the officers told me that a couple weeks after I started doing this, euthanasia s went down tremendously, unfortunately, I can no longer afford treats and time

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  28. GOOD NEWS--HE WAS ADOPTED YESTERDAY MARCH 8

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  29. Well If we can get someone can save Glen How about we save Simba. He is a 2yr old German sheperd.ID#A5036206

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  30. YES he has been adopted! If only the poster would update us all. I contacted about 5 breed specific rescues in the area and 3 of them responded saying he was adopted yesterday, 3/8/2017. Apparently there were LOTS of folks in line to adopt him even before this post came out. Again, I appreciate asking for help but posts such as these need to make sure they get all the facts correct before posting and then provide updates

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  31. Just spoke to the facility and Glen was adopted yesterday :) What a great day he must be having today!!

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    1. thankyou so much to save Glen. its sad to see all the animal to put down. hope other dogs will adopted by someone else.

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  32. GO GET THE DOG PEOPLE. I HAVE 3.

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  33. I will take him right now. Where is he? amypta@nationwide.net

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    1. Please save them. thanks God bless you .

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  34. GOD BLESS THEM ALL, hope someones is willing to save all of them. PLEASE PLEASE SOMEONE'S OUT THERE SAVE ALL THIS ANIMALS THANKS

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  35. My name is Glen and I was about to throw my hat in the ring until I saw he was adopted in the posts.....Glens of the world unite!

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  36. I hope that little Jello is ok,not in area to adapt, in Midwest, but have one dog now that we rescued from a shelter, he was 1 year old when we got him, a chihuahua terrier mix, he was very skiddish and scared of everything even tried to run away a couple of times, but now he has settled down, have had him a little over a year, we have a shi tzu that we have had since her birth, the 2 get along great, and the rescue one now all he wants to do is cuddle, loves to go in car with us, and when we go camping, turned out a great happy little dog with a loving caring home, had also gotten pretty protective of the home and yard as well. Fortunately the shelters here are no kill, unless an animal is so sick or injured that it wouldn't survive anyway.

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    1. Hope these dogs all make it out of there. Our rescue dog would not let them near him after 2 weeks of fostering him, the day we took him back for his final checkup and to sign the final papers. His little tail never stops wagging goes 100 mph the whole time his is awake, one very happy little dog.

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  37. What in the world, Joan? Animal activists are most often people volunteering their time trying to find these poor pups a home. The overpopulation of pets in this country is horrible because of irresponsible dog owners who don't spay or neuter, irresponsible owners who surrender their pets when they realize they're not self-cleaning toys, and breeders. In Houston where I am, all of our big shelters are kill shelters and between 70-80% of these poor homeless pets are put down because of over capacity. Rescue organizations are non-profits and shelters are working off of government funding and donations to stay afloat. These are not businesses.

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  38. Hey folks. Jeremy here. I moved to LA county a year and a half ago. If you can, please get the word out. There are thousands And thousands of dogs abandoned here. I had to say good by to my boy last year and a just getting to thinking about another dog. The shelters are packed here...especially out in riverside and san bernadino. Additionally, there is a huge rise in Huskies. If you know rescues out your way, wherever you are, please let them know. I was looking yesterday at one shelter and they had close to a dozen. I've spoken with a rescue here and they are overwhelmed with the sharp increase in that breed in particular. It's absolutely heartbreaking

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  39. Here's an idea. Every person on this post that said "I'll take him" go head off to your local shelter and adopt a pet in Glen's place. Why do you have to wait to see these posts. The dogs/cats are there every day waiting for their forever homes. Go get one today. I have 4 dogs 1 cat. Yes it can be a lot of work at times but so fulfilling. All they want is a roof over their heads, food in their bellies and to be loved and you have the most loyal friend ever!

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  40. Look at Cici in Miami :'( she's been there for a while... I'm scared for her! Please post her http://petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=MIAD.A1791287

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  41. Glen has been ADOPTED!
    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=743438422495461&id=171850219654287

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  42. I want to applaud the author of Glens story above...we live in FL with a spoiled female shepherd that hates other dogs, but I was still trying to figure out a way to adopt and bring Glen here! There are too many ignorant and empty hearted souls out there who will never understand the love we feel for our fur-babies. We need more writers like the one above.,.bravo!

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  43. Sometimes you fall in love with a specific dog or story.... Yes, I am for having as many pets as you can have - they are the best! Some shelters reuce their adoption fees when you are full or above a certain capacity.... Like the shelter in Orange CA. I think their fees drop to $ 15 or in that area when they are above 60% capacity (if I remember the numbers right). So when you can and willing, yes, go and check it out.... you might find a special friend! and to the person who said you can't find "good" dogs..... an the comparison to "used cars" - that was a disgusting comment and also far from true! There are many great dogs in shelters.... some have nothing at all wrong with them.... and even pure bread!. You wouldn't know if you didn't go there and check! Whatever your reason, and if you look for "perfect" only.... or you look to give and get.... there are many that will be happy to move to a home with a human and maybe other friends....! Dogs are the best (I'm a dog persons....), but there are many who rather cats or bunnies or guinea pigs etc.... Go & check!!!

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  44. Glad he has found a new house to call home! I have a 5month old female fixed german sheppherd, and if he wasnt adopted I would have took him in.

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  45. PLEASE, WHOEVER RUNS THIS PAGE, UPDATE THE ARTICLE!!! THIS DOG WAS ADOPtED 3 DAYS AGO AND IS STILL BEING SHARED HUNDREDS OF TIMES AND WASTING THE TIME OF DOGS THAT ACTUALLY NEED NETWORKING. PLEASE UPDATE THE TOP OF THIS ARTICLE!!

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  46. If we donate money does that help keep them alive, like Kobe and the pups and the lonely 7 pup omg my heart does not understand what my eyes are reading and going into my head. Please help all these babies. Too many die, spay and neuter so we do not have to hurt them or break my heart over and over.

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  47. Joan Hardy everything you said is false. You think shelters are making money? And did you see the videos and multiple pics of Glen? Thankfully people like you are the minority and someone has adopted Glen. I hope you actually research shelters and how they actually work instead of posting lies on pages that are helping find homes for animals that were abandoned by their 'owners'..

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