Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Results 1 to 35 of 41

    Thread: Girlfriend just found a dog with a note on his collar "this is a good dog, take care"

    Hybrid View

    1. Member Kameirocco's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 19th, 2002
      Location
      Portland, Oregon
      Posts
      8,828
      Vehicles
      2005 Dodge stratus SXT Coupe
      04-23-2012 05:46 PM #1
      So while i was at work, i got a text from the girlfriend "omg honey, you're gonna kill me... kill me dead". At that point, my mind started going to "oh dear god, water on the electronics, she tried to clean the TV and it fell off the wall, she knocked over a carboy, she hit the spiggot on the keg and all the beer drained out".
      Well, she ended up sending me this picture...


      So i proceeded to ask what it was exactly that had a tag, then she said that she found a dog laying in a parking lot without a chance for shade (mind you, today is going to get over 80* which isn't normal for portland).

      then i got this picture.



      Long story short. Dog has no tags to even say what it's name is. no nothing, and she said it was dirty as hell like it'd been outside for quite awhile. so she gave it a quick bath then gave it some chicken we had last night (we have no dogs, so no dog food till i can get off of work) and i guess it scarfed it down like it hadn't eaten for days....
      So after that, she sat down to watch TV and the dog came up to her and just laid down.. so it sounds like a great dog and obviously no one wanted...
      the thing i dont get is how someone can just do that to an animal! it's so upsetting in the worst way possible. It would just be like setting a toddler out with a tag on his shirt that said "this is a good kid, take care" without even a buck in his pocket.

      So tomorrow we are at least going to get him scanned for a chip to see if he has a name and get him a Vet check up and see how he is for awhile and at least play "foster parents" and get him back up on his paws.

      hoping s/he is potty trained! :mug:
      "Play a Windows CD backwards and hear scary messages. Thats nothing, play it forwards and it installs Windows"
      Homebrewers of the 'tex. Join us! Home brewers CHECK IN please!

    2. Senior Member hrama803's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 25th, 2004
      Location
      Alpharetta
      Posts
      24,257
      Vehicles
      335i | zx6r
      04-23-2012 06:08 PM #2
      Its sad to think someone would do that.

      Keep the dog if you can!


    3. Member Kameirocco's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 19th, 2002
      Location
      Portland, Oregon
      Posts
      8,828
      Vehicles
      2005 Dodge stratus SXT Coupe
      04-24-2012 12:47 AM #3
      well just a quick update to the story (i'll try and update more tomorrow at work )

      my girlfriend ended up taking her to the vet on her lunch break (she works out of the house) and bad/good news.

      they looked at the dog and immediately said "that dog looks really familiar". so they ran in the back and grabbed another vet who said "that dog was just in here not too long ago" so they kept trying to guess the name and finally said "Buddy!?" and he perked up and ran over.
      Found out that an older couple owned the dog and just was in for a check up and had "buddys" teeth cleaned... so i still questioned myself why he was on gravel in the hot sun with that note after they spent that money.

      Turns out they told the couple that he had degenerative heart failure and also bloat (which is where the dogs belly cavity fills with fluid) so i paniced at that point, and they couldn't afford it... so i paniced more... Got a call from the GF a little while later and they had only charged her 120 bucks for... an xray, all diagnostic stuff, tried to drain his belly and such... which before he heard the story said it was going to be a few hundred. so that was good on them!
      and the medication is SUPER cheap too. the bloat meds are only needed for 2 weeks... and needs 2 pills a day for the rest of his life for the heart problem, but the pills are only $16 bucks for 100 pills... which is super cheap too...

      we brought the kids home who immediately loved him, he lays with the cats and passes out. and at the moment he is laying down watching sex in the city with the GF!

      so as per the stuff the vets remember (thank god it was the same one) he is 8 years old, always had his check ups, HE IS FULLY TRAINED! (stay, laydown, sit, etc) he is fully potty trained too! And we now know his name is buddy... And the doctor said with the meds and proper diet and such he should live another 3ish years, which is sad, but at the same time, i'd rather give him a few more really great years then be sitting in the sun dying from dehydration .

      and here is a quick picture i just took, in his new swagger lol (just picked him up a new harness), notice the problem with the "bloat"? my gf didn't say anything about how bad it was till i saw him... lol but the doc said 2 weeks with the "bloat meds" and everything will come out and he will go back to his normal weight (he weighs 30lbs right now)

      "Play a Windows CD backwards and hear scary messages. Thats nothing, play it forwards and it installs Windows"
      Homebrewers of the 'tex. Join us! Home brewers CHECK IN please!

    4. Member
      Join Date
      Sep 4th, 2001
      Location
      south jersey
      Posts
      19,172
      04-24-2012 01:14 AM #4
      Can I paypal you money for 6 of these? --->

    5. Member cwescapexlt4x4's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2nd, 2003
      Location
      Litchfield Park, AZ area via Seattle
      Posts
      1,006
      Vehicles
      2013 JSW TDI DSG Candy White, 2011 Kia Optima SX (Turbo) / 2011 JSW TDI 97 Jetta GT & 91 Passat wag
      04-24-2012 01:08 PM #5
      Thank you for taking him in, sounds like it was a good time & place.
      2013 JSW TDI, Nav, Kessy - White, Pano roof, Canvas Back dog/cargo liner
      13% tint, 30% on Pano, rear spoiler, mud guards.
      Replaced - Trouble free 2011 Sportwagen TDi Salsa Red. Oo>=====v=====<oO/
      2011 Kia Optima SX (Turbo) Corsa Blue - 13% Tint, LED interior lighting, "Big Boy" horn, T badge. BFGoodrich G-Force Sport Comp 2

    6. Senior Member hrama803's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 25th, 2004
      Location
      Alpharetta
      Posts
      24,257
      Vehicles
      335i | zx6r
      04-24-2012 01:38 PM #6

    7. Member Veedubin02's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 25th, 2002
      Location
      Ashburn, VA
      Posts
      8,729
      Vehicles
      2002 VW GTI 1.8T, 2003 Audi A4 3.0Q, 2009 VW CC Sport, 2011 JSW TDi
      04-24-2012 01:43 PM #7
      You are awesome, thank you for being a good person!

    8. Member
      Join Date
      May 27th, 2010
      Posts
      307
      Vehicles
      00 TTq
      04-24-2012 01:55 PM #8
      Glad you took him in. It kills me to see stray dogs. Sounds like he has a great home now.

    9. Member BonitaApplebum's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 9th, 2004
      Location
      Vancouver, BC
      Posts
      350
      Vehicles
      2013 Mercedes ML350 Bluetec
      04-24-2012 06:12 PM #9
      You're a good man! That dog will reward you with love and loyatly.

      I'd live in a box before I gave up my dog due to the cost of keeping him healthy.

    10. Junior Member VW2SRT2VT's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 24th, 2011
      Location
      Connecticut
      Posts
      81
      Vehicles
      2004 Dodge Neon SRT-4
      04-24-2012 10:41 PM #10
      This story totally made my day.

      You and your GF are a Godsend to that dog and he will love you forever.

      The world needs more people like you in it and this would be a better place to live.
      "Go catch that dream - because a lot of times when you chase something you never get to it." Robert Griffin III

    11. 04-25-2012 09:57 AM #11
      Thats awesome that you took him in. Thankfully his condition seems manageable, and isn't too expensive.

      The story reminds me of how my parents got their most recent dog. Mom was taking a walk and found a labradoodle tied to a tree with a duct tape collar. Skinny and filthy as hell, with a note saying she needed a home. My mom brought her home and she's been a great dog for the 2 years they've had her so far.

      Thinking that people can do just toss dogs aside makes me want to spit.

    12. Member Das Pike's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 7th, 2002
      Location
      Latham, NY
      Posts
      6,104
      Vehicles
      '12 GLI AB, '08 A3 STi, '03 20thAE GTI #3255, '97 GTI 2.sl0w
      04-25-2012 03:08 PM #12
      Props to you and your girl sir, it's not everyday people do deeds like this. Buddy sounds like a great dog too!

      I still can't believe the nerve of the other couple. Unbelievable.
      Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Just not their own facts.

    13. Member deletedo1m's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 10th, 2007
      Location
      WC,PA
      Posts
      5,246
      Vehicles
      97 TR jetta, 87 jetta, 81 caddy, 95 cbr600
      04-27-2012 01:03 PM #13
      Sad story but great ending. I'm sure he will treat you good in return for what you are doing for him.
      Give wildlife a brake! 4TSQ. WV, Almost Heaven. Where are the moose? Save the Frogs!. Save the whales. I birds. Iron City

    14. Member jdv23's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 23rd, 2009
      Location
      Baltimore, MD
      Posts
      840
      Vehicles
      .:R32
      05-08-2012 12:12 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by BonitaApplebum View Post
      I'd live in a box before I gave up my dog due to the cost of keeping him healthy.
      x2

      Also, very touching story.

    15. Member stratguymike's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 25th, 2010
      Location
      New Holland, PA
      Posts
      747
      Vehicles
      2006 GLI
      04-27-2012 01:13 PM #15
      Wow that's crazy
      Take care of him

      Sent from my Jaunt using Tapatalk
      2006 GLI - 117k APR stage 2+, Autotech CAI, 3" TBE, APR HPFP, DevilsOwn DVC-30 dual nozzle methanol injection, INA W/M TB spacer, BSH throttle pipe, Clutchmasters FX350, NLS shim, USP SS clutch line, Hotchkis sway bars, Raceland Ultimos, BSH dogbone, Stealth catch can, A3 short shifter, 42DD shifter link bushings, Verdict Motorsports bracket bushings
      DUTCH KOUNTRY DUBS-facebook

    16. Member street_peddler's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 6th, 2010
      Location
      fay, nc
      Posts
      1,060
      Vehicles
      09 GLI
      04-28-2012 10:00 PM #16
      x 100. great job.
      I HAVE A BEARD. INSTAGRAM - IAMFAKEJESUS

    17. 04-30-2012 12:41 PM #17
      You and your GF are awesome!! Thank you!

    18. 04-30-2012 03:41 PM #18
      Soooo...is it official that you guys are keeping him?

    19. Member
      Join Date
      Dec 19th, 2010
      Location
      kinnelon
      Posts
      250
      Vehicles
      2009 jetta gli 2008 bmw 535 twin turbo
      05-05-2012 11:18 AM #19


      goodman keep the dog goodluck to you i got 5 wouldn't be the same without them!!!!


      sold the gli bought a stock b7 a4 sline

      and bought a white b8 a4 both within a week

    20. 05-13-2012 07:59 PM #20
      Good on you guys, major karma points for later use

    21. Junior Member
      Join Date
      Oct 5th, 2011
      Location
      NJ
      Posts
      64
      Vehicles
      2010 A4 2013 Q5
      05-16-2012 05:33 PM #21

    22. 05-17-2012 03:50 AM #22
      Taking care of pets is not a easy work.You should pay attention to many kinds of things.Come on.

    23. Member sca2511's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 4th, 2011
      Location
      Bay Area, CA
      Posts
      124
      Vehicles
      2012 GTI | 2004 Scion tC
      05-18-2012 12:17 AM #23
      for taking him in. We rescued a sesame Shiba Inu that was kept in a barn for his whole early life, so he's really skittish around new things and new people. He was kept in a barn because he grew too big to be a show dog. Also rescued an Alaskan Malamute that seems to be abused a bit (her fangs were filed down, aggressive tendencies). The dog that you took in actually looks a lot like my girlfriend's beagle mix, a great dog as well.

    24. 05-18-2012 05:59 PM #24
      How is he doing?

    25. Member TDIVentoDave's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 25th, 2000
      Location
      Hillsboro, OR
      Posts
      4,198
      Vehicles
      96 Integra LS/Vtec (track rat), 77 ABA Scirocco, 02 MDX, 01 Acura EL, e46 M3
      10-21-2012 04:11 PM #25
      I know this is an old thread, but...

      Noah, you are an amazing person. Lets get our beagles together sometime!

      PM me if you don't have my number anymore
      ..
      ▲ ▲

    26. Member SteveMKIIDub's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 6th, 2003
      Posts
      12,987
      Vehicles
      2013 Toyota Corolla, 2010 Toyota Corolla.
      10-21-2012 06:17 PM #26
      Nice!
      "I don’t want the company to be driven by numbers. I want it to be driven by making better cars and contributing to society. That will turn into profit, which we can use to develop better cars. That should be the cycle, and that will, as a result, build a company with a strong foundation."
      -Akio Toyoda

    27. Member f.n.low's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 19th, 2006
      Location
      Alberta
      Posts
      309
      Vehicles
      2002 Gti 24v VR6
      11-12-2012 07:33 PM #27
      Thumbs up! it's great to hear that, that dog found a great home
      Psn: durtydubz

    28. Senior Member J-Tim's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 26th, 2000
      Location
      Kangaroo-infested Austria
      Posts
      31,973
      Vehicles
      German/American/French
      11-12-2012 11:01 PM #28
      What a great story!!
      The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
      What you on about ?

    29. Member Buickboy92's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 5th, 2009
      Location
      Great State of Ohio.
      Posts
      1,302
      12-17-2012 01:41 AM #29
      Wonderful story!!!! Really made me happy. Got anymore photos to share?
      Quote Originally Posted by Turbiodiesel! View Post
      Ah, the 1920s - when men were men, cars were Avions-Voisins, and pedestrian impact standards were "get out of the way or my car will literally shank you in the face.
      Quote Originally Posted by backinthegame View Post
      This is 'Murrica. I vote with my penis. He gon' lose.

      http://www.flickr.com/photos/harrisonbrooks/

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •