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Should I offer to adopt or not?

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    Should I offer to adopt or not?

    ScreenShot2198.jpgA woman on a health forum I post on put up a post that she is putting down her 11 yo Mastiff due to hind leg problems since he cannot get around that well, she also put up pics of a few poodles she is looking to purchase to replace him. IMO, that is in bad taste, but I do not judge. The Mastiff seems so sweet (they all are). I have had Mastiffs since I was 10yo, at one time had 5 of them, so I know them very well and can take care of them. My last Mastiff passed early this year of cancer at the age of 14 yo and I have been holding off on another out of respect to her. I was thinking of contacting her and asking to adopt him. I know I can take care of him, have had the same issues with mine once they get old, even have special harness and one with wheels so he can get around on his own. I am not far from her and I can provide her with multiple vet references that will vouch for my love of the breed. So what do you think, should I? I cannot see her saying no if she loves him. I am offering life and a good home for the remainder of his life, that means a lot to me. I feel so bad for him that I do not want to go on that forum and see his picture knowing what awaits him. Please let me know ASAP since she plans to put him down either Friday or Sat. Thank you in advance.



    John
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    That's very kind of you to care for him for the remainder of his life. If you don't have any other dogs in the house now that could cause conflict with him, then I can't see why not. He looks so sweet in the photo, I think the lady would much rather you care for him than put him down, but I don't know. Sometimes we like to say goodbye to our old and ailing pets ourselves, rather than take the chance of them not being happy in a stranger's home or not being there the day they pass. I can definitely understand that, I would be the same way, they are like our children.

    I would make the offer if you're home a lot to care for all the dog's need physically and financially. Welcome to the forum. Sorry for your loss.

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    Thank you for the quick reply and condolences of my Mastiff. I know quite a few vets, including an acupuncture specialist who has come in very handy in the past with similar issues, plus I work out of my home, so can spend lots of time with him. Hope this works out.

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    I don't see any reason not to take him, other than you will get attached to him and it will be hard to loose him when the time comes. But we loose them all at one time or another so that shouldn't let you hesitate to take him. You are able to care for him, you can afford him, and you have experience with his issues. So don't wait to long to make up your mind, he who hesitates is lost
    he is your friend and protector, he will love you unconditionally, you owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion

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    Quote Originally Posted by linda2147 View Post
    I don't see any reason not to take him, other than you will get attached to him and it will be hard to loose him when the time comes. But we loose them all at one time or another so that shouldn't let you hesitate to take him. You are able to care for him, you can afford him, and you have experience with his issues. So don't wait to long to make up your mind, he who hesitates is lost
    Looks like I have 2 "yeas", so that is good enough for me, will go now and send my post and hope for the best. I am a real pushover for stuff like this, comes at a good timee, if I still had Mastiffs they would not like a new one coming in, plus I have wanted one, since living alone gets played out after a while. WIsh me luck. Will let you know how I make out. Thanks all!

    John

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    Good luck John, sounds like a good thing for you and the dog. Curious if the woman is willing to let someone else adopt him.

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    I am sorry to hear of the lost of your dog and I say adopt how can you say NO to a face like that !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightowl View Post
    I am sorry to hear of the lost of your dog and I say adopt how can you say NO to a face like that !
    True! That face is so adorable, there's no reason not to adopt that dog. Take good care of him, hoping for the best!

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    Definitely adopt this sweet dog and give him the best! Please keep us posted.
    “Save a life and save a stray”

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    This story is very amazing. This seems like how he really love dogs such as mastiff. For my own opinion opinion, it will be good if you will adopt it. Since you know how to take care of dogs, such as mastiff.

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    if you are available, I mean both on time and financial, offer to adopt.
    Mastiff and the woman deserve for a good result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gopet View Post
    if you are available, I mean both on time and financial, offer to adopt.
    Mastiff and the woman deserve for a good result.
    It was nice for the owner to ask someone to adopt the Mastiff. It must be hard for her to let go of her Mastiff but she knows that she's not capable in taking care of her dog.

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