I was on Craigslist recently, helping a friend who is looking for a dog for her daughter when I saw this post. Having had this exact same experience of picking up a stray dog off the street and trying to find its owner without luck, I can attest to how funny, sad, and true this is. Especially the part about wanting to find the owner if only to be able to kick his sorry a**! I say “his” rather than “her” because from my many years in rescue work, I’d have to say that 9.5 times out of 10, it’s a guy who dumps dogs like this.
Ad found on craigslist:
You aren’t looking for them, but I found your two dogs.
Sigh. No one is looking for these guys. And I see why. They hump everything in sight, try to dominate our old doggies, try to eat our cats and pee on everything and bark at everything. Neurotic, lick constantly. They know no commands, either in English or Spanish. They are aggressive and probably lived in a puppy mill. You dumped them, probably, and we picked them up before they were killed by traffic. Unneutered, no tags, under 1 year old small males. I hate you, person who dumped these dogs. There are no lost ads on phone poles, no lost ad on Craig’s list, no lost ad in the paper. We put signs up all over, put a found notice in at the local pounds and if you were looking for these filthy little ragamuffins, you would have found them. We are afraid to take them to the pound because under stress, your dogs were snappy and horribly afraid and dogs are judged by temperament for adoption placement. They would not have passed that test. However…..
They are, under their filth, mats and horrible habits, adorable. They have learned “Quiet,” “Come,” “Sit.” They have stopped being so neurotic and we have broken most of their bad habits in just a few days. They are smart and sweet and are looking for guidance and WANT to be good little dogs. One is a purebred little white and buff guy with an under bite, the other is a brown little dog that looks almost exactly like a miniature version of a larger breed dog. They know each other and were obviously (by the same bad habits) raised (poorly) together. We will get them neutered, train them and get them into a good, loving home with people who use the brains God gave them.
If these are your dogs, come on by, I’d like to kick your ass.
- Location: Atlanta
- it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
2 thoughts on “Funny, Sad, and True all at the Same Time”
This makes me wonder about our dog’s background. Found wandering, she was brought into a humane society untagged, dirty, at a under a year old. No one ever claimed her, so we were able to bring her home. It is true, that she was very naughty, but only for about a week, then she started learning to be so good. One man’s loss was our gain :)
Meredith, how very lucky for your sweet girl that you found her. She really does look like a gem!