29 January 2010

{28jan2010: new home needed}

I like to torture myself by going on craigslist from time to time and looking at the pets available.  Today I went on and found this ad.  I looked at the picture and thought, "he looks just like Darwin's dad.  I wonder if it's her brother."  So I emailed the person who placed the ad and it turns out, yes, it is Darwin's brother.  
Now I don't know this person, and I don't think I've actually met this brother, but I feel the need to try and help find him a good home because he is Darwin's brother. If we had the space I'd take him in an instant, but we don't.  So the best thing I can do is pass this ad along and hope there's maybe some Pacific Northwest blog friend or reader who is interested in giving this guy a home.

I've emailed the owner to try and find out more information about him, like his name, and to get more pictures.  But in the meantime, spread the word please to any dane lovers you may know so we can help him find a forever home.

***It bothers me a bit that I found this ad because over the last couple weeks I've been trying to contact the people who bought Darwin's brothers and sisters to plan a reunion and to just see how the other pups are doing.  I had a name and number that I tried to call/text a few times and never got a response from them, and now I see this ad.  The number in the ad isn't the same as the one I called, so maybe they changed their number, but it's so disheartening to see that after not even a year they are trying to find him a new home.  Who knows, maybe they have a really good reason so I am trying not to get too upset about it, but... it's her brother!

***UPDATE*** OI. so the reason they are "rehoming" him (Kona) is because they "completely underestimated his size" and they think their house is too small for him.  OI.  There's no way their house can be smaller than the condo we are in and we make it work.  We are trying to save up for a bigger place, but for now we live where we live, and Darwin will live here too.  We are not about to give her up just because we live in a small place and she's a big dog.  OI.  This is why you research and put a lot of thought and consideration towards the animal you choose to adopt/buy/rehome before you take them home!  We knew we were in a small place and knew she would grow to be basically the size of a human (we actually wish she'd grow just a little bigger!) and sat down and discussed that (and other things) before we decided to keep her.  You just don't go out and see a cute puppy and bring them home because they are small and cute and cuddly.  OI.  grrrrrrr.  ok.  enough.  off to email everyone and anyone I can to try and find this cute guy a home who doesn't "underestimate" a great dane's size.


  1. Oh, this makes me so upset!!! I completely agree with the thinking it through thing. It's a committment and you should know what you are getting into beforehand. Would people put their children on Craigslist because they cost too much money, made a mess of the house, etc...NO! Oh, it makes me so angry. And like you said, Darwin does just fine in your condo...it's not about the space, it's about the time and effort you put into bonding with and training the dog. I do hope he finds a good home. We will mention it on our blog tomorrow too. :)

  2. Ugh! Inhumans! yuck, yikes, bull whip...pizzle. I'm cussing, in case you didn't get it. Blah blah, na aaaa "we didn't know great danes get so biiiiig"
    Where are you guys located? Keep us posted please.

  3. Oh wow this makes me mad!!! Id take him in a heartbeat if I had the time and money. Please keep us updated on the status. What a horrible age to "rehome" a great dane, they really need consistancy. What a lame excuse too, danes (or any dog for that matter) do just fine in small places as long as they have exercise. Yeesh, if I can do it in a little apartment during grad school, anyone can!!! Come on people, dont take on the responsibility just to get bored with it when the puppy face goes away :(

  4. I feel just like you ! and I feel so sad for that poor dog still staying with people who don't want him.... I hope he will find his human soul mates soon, or they will find him!
    Monica and Bundy the Bundle of Joy :o)

  5. a good breeder would demand that the dog is returned to them under any circumstance and ensure a contract was signed to prevent this sort of thing....

    a good breeder would also demand a none reproductive agreement was signed--did Darwins breeder do all these things?

  6. My sister was returned to our breeder (as required) and now my breeder is trying to find a new home for her. Perhaps you can contact a Great Dane rescue to take him in if your breeder won't take him back. We have great rescues here but the boy would have a very long journey to get here.

    woof - Tucker

  7. oh brother! (no pun intended). That is the lamest excuse I have ever heard (and I have heard a lot). It is also a really lame 'ad' that does nothing to help his chances. Poor guy. No doggie should be homeless and that is really sad but for some reason the idea of a dog in a home where it is not wanted makes me almost more sad. I hope he finds a good home. :'-(

  8. How terrible for Kona...My parents have only rescued dogs and that's how I (Kasha) came to my current home so I feel so sorry for Kona, I know what it is like to be out searching for a new home. He looks like a lovely dog...thanks for trying to find him a good home. What were the people thinking that a Great Dane wouldn't get big?? Some people are not very bright. As you and I both know, a great dane can live in a small house, apartment, etc. so that is a made up excuse from the owners of him I believe. Maybe you can find a Great Dane Rescue Group out there to take him in and find a forever home for him.

    AARF Kasha the Dainty Great Dane