1 « 26 27 28 29 30  32
There are much cheaper rates for neutering dogs, although not recomended as ntureel is the only way to not destry a dog's natural; instincts.
There are much cheaper rates for neutering dogs, although not recomended as ntureel is the only way to not destry a dog's natural; instincts.

Cheaper than what? Who are you talking to?
Cate
There are much cheaper rates for neutering dogs, although not recomended as ntureel is the only way to not destry a dog's natural; instincts.

Cheaper than what? Who are you talking to? Cate

I think this is another one for the killfiles. Either that or we all need to be issued up-to-date decoder rings.
~~Judy
I think this is another one for the killfiles. Either that or we all need to be issued up-to-date decoder rings.

already made it to my killfile, but should I look in a jar of Ovaltine for my secret decoder ring offer? Let's keep to the season after all.

Janet B
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
Not at all uncommon in smaller and/or rural shelters, as also noted in Judy's post - especially if adopting out animals under six months of age.

When I adopted Duncan from the shelter in Newark, NJ (huge and urban) I had to pay a speuter deposit, to be refunded when they received a copy of the neuter certificate.
Melinda Shore - Software longa, hardware brevis - (Email Removed)

Don't think you are going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Dwight D Eisenhower
When I adopted Duncan from the shelter in Newark, NJ (huge and urban) I had to pay a speuter deposit, to be refunded when they received a copy of the neuter certificate.

some shelters still work like that, many more used to. But they found the same thing I do with puppy-training contracts. People just see it as an extra fee and forfeit the deposit and don't comply.

Since early s/n became accepted, most shelters I'm familiar with (not all) s/n everything before it goes out the door - only way to guarantee compliance.

Janet B
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
When I adopted Duncan from the shelter in Newark, NJ (huge and urban) I had to pay a speuter deposit, to be refunded when they received a copy of the neuter certificate.

Out of curiosity - how long ago was that?
That used to be the policy with most shelters here, as well (and Baltimore's a good bit bigger than Newark, NJ, IIRC), but all the large ones have changed to s/n all pets, regardless of age, due to the high percentage of people who failed follow through with neutering.
That used to be the policy with most shelters here, as well (and Baltimore's a good bit bigger than Newark, ... to s/n all pets, regardless of age, due to the high percentage of people who failed follow through with neutering.

It was a bit over 4 years ago. I had Duncan neutered immediately but I let them keep the deposit as a donation. I told them what I was doing but I didn't send them a copy of the certificate, and for all I know it showed up on their books as a failure to neuter.

Melinda Shore - Software longa, hardware brevis - (Email Removed)

Don't think you are going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Dwight D Eisenhower
I took down the one side and back and enclosed my entire yard with a 6' stockade fence (which I ... all. I paid for the whole thing and didn't even think about asking them, since I was containing MY dog.[/nq]Around here the norm is for the neighbors to share the cost of the fence and put it on the property line to divide the properties. However, if one neighbor has either a pool, they need to put in a fence by law, so the neighbors can refuse to pay half and still get a fence. With dogs, the law is that they have to be contained, so if the dog owning neighbor doesn't want to leash at all times, they can end up paying the whole thing as well. Generally, even if there is a pool or dog issue, neighbors will be willing to pitch in for the fence.

One of my neighbors is putting in a block wall where she has had wood fencing. I'm fine with that, but wanted to know the cost before agreeing to pay for part of it since the wood fence is in okay shape so I am not in any need of a new barrier. Neighbors on another side are flat out refusing to pay anything because their house is up for rent and they don't want to put the money into a rental. The people on the third side are talking about protesting the wall even going up, regardless of who pays, because they don't want part fence and part wall in their yard but don't want to put wall up for the rest of their yard.

So I guess it can go all different ways.

Paula
"Anyway, other people are weird, but sometimes they have candy, so it's best to try to get along with them." Joe Bay
Show more