I Want to Re-Home Your Pet

On October 28, I found a puppy, left or lost, tied up near the Prospect Expressway in South Park Slope. The no-kill shelters were full; my friends were either unreliable or too broke to care for the pup; and the dog didn’t have tags or an identity microchip embedded in its coat (we had it scanned). So I called my roommate, took a Claritin and posted “found” notices on semi-reliable web sites describing the hapless pooch and lamenting my allergies.

I advised “anyone who might be interested” in the 9-month-old black lab/chow mix to email me.

 

Subject:  YOUR PETS FOR SALE
Date:  Tue, 1 Nov 2005 09:49:16 -0800 (PST)\

Hello….

I’m highly impressed to grant you pet a loving -forever home for your pet. I wish to re-home the pet in my passionate garden here in europe. I’m a married man with two kids (Daff & Tarre) so my kids are eager to have the pet as well. Please briefly describe the present condition of the pet, breed, price and pics if available. I want to reach a better compromise with you as regard this transaction. I’ll instruct my trustee in the state to forward a US CACHIERSCHECK in the amount that will bear the cost of the pet and SHIPPING CHARGES. For the pick up, have arranged for that, my shipping agent will come for the pick up at your home as soon as the payment is settled. So if my offer is okay by you let me have your informations in this manner:

NAME (to be written on the check):
HOME ADDRESS:

CITY:

STATE:

POST CODE:

COUNTRY:

TELEPHONE #:

LAST PRICE OF THE PET:

That will be written on the cashier’s check so as to make payment delivery ready as soon as possible. And also tell me if I can count on you for the remaining balance for the shipping payment/arrangement.

thanks

David

 

Subject: the dog
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2005 22:48:38 EST

Did you try to find the original owner, maybe he is just lost.

 

Subject: RE: lab/chow x found
Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2005 09:01:32 EST

Can you describe the young pups colorings? Could he be an Akita? A Siberian Husky? Long haired German shephard? There have been a few young males missing from your area and I would love to crossmatch them and hopefully get him back home and for your allergies to get better. Thank you, Alma

 

Subject:   I want to adopt your pet as part of my family
Date:  Tue, 1 Nov 2005 11:15:16 +0300 (MSK)

Hello Friend.
I’m very much interested in adopting your pet to my humble home. I’m us citizen. I live at delray beach FL, but presently in ontario canada to accept a job offer with the american christain missionary as a clerk. I’m happily married with a kid. I want to re-home your pet as part of my family. I lost my most adorable pet some couple of days ago

on the way to the Vet clinic, the tragedy was so painful for me to bear as a pet lover, so i need yours in replace to minimise the lost. I assure you a 100% loving forever home for your pet and i want you to consider the pet sold to a pet lover. Pls, briefly tell me these: adoption fees, mode of feeding, present health condition, breed. I have a recommendable pet transporter that will come for the pick-up right from your home “means you don’t need to drive the pet to any where”. So I urge you to contact the pet shipping company at [xxxx] I’ll have to act fast about the payment, so forward your name, address and your phone number for onward payment. I’ll send a check or “MO” which’ll cover the adoption fees + $50 as reward offer for the up bringing of the pet + the shipping fees. I wait to hear back from you at you earliest convenient time.

Daniela dash cares for your pet.

 

By daniela

Animals are great to see

Fun to have as pets

Some I know I’d rather have

Than people that I’ve met

They never ask you questions

They rarely disagree

But always seem to know just when

To be there when need be

Some will make a bit of noise

To ask if we’re ok

It’s just their way of letting us know

That things will work some way

It’s like they’re trying to say to us

They know just how we feel

And only try to help us through

Our bothersome ordeal

Dogs will come wag their tail

Lift you up a paw

Looking at you with helpful eyes

Understanding what they saw

Cats will sit and study you

Before they come around

Trying to figure out when’s best

To lift you when you’re down

Birds are quiet when you’re mad

Noisy when you’re not

They’ll only make a bit of noise

When the blues is all you’ve got

Animals know more than we think

They all have their moods too

Have you ever noticed when

They spend more time near you

Sometimes we take them all for granted

As well as some people too

Do you ever ask yourself

If you’d be there for you

 

Date: Oct 30, 2005 3:06 PM
Subject: puppy

Have you been able to find anyone for the dog?  If you have to take him to a shelter, let me know first —

I can’t keep him permanently, but could for a couple of months at least.  Let me know, thanks, —

Andrea

 

Subject:  ADOPTION
Date:  Tue, 1 Nov 2005 02:53:24 -0800 (PST)

HELLO,

                 HOW ARE YOU DOING ? I’M andrew, I RESIDE IN ALASKA. I WANT TO MAKE AN ENQUIRY AS REGARDS THE POSTED ADS OF YOUR PET FOR ADOPTION ON THE WEBAT THE RISK OF SOUNDING TOO RUDE,I WILL BE GLAD TO KNOW THE LAST AKING PRICE FOR ADOPTION.AS REGARDS THE PAYMENT, MY MODE OF PAYMENT WILL BE STRICTLY MADE WITH A MONEY ORDER OR CASHIER CHECK. THE PAYMENT WILL BE ISSUED TOGETHER WITH THE SHIPPING COST.CONCERNING THE SHIPPING FEEL FREE TO MAKE A CONTACT WITH THE SHIPPING COMPANY AT [xxx]
                 ACCORDING TO THE SHIPPING COMPANY,I WAS TOLD THAT THE PET WILL BE PICKED UP RIGHT IN YOUR DOOR STEP BY THE RELIABLE SHIPPING COMPANY.THEY DO OFFER A RELIABLE SERVICE IN SHIPPING PETS.I WILL LOVE TO VIEW THE PICS IF AVAILABLE. I WANT YOU TO BE REST ASSURED THAT THE PET IS COMING TO A LOVELY HOME.YOUR RESPONSE WILL BE HIGHLY APPRECIATED.THANKS.

 

Date: Oct 30, 2005 2:46 PM
Subject: puppy

Hello,

Please be very careful. I have read some terrible

posts warning people about giving away animals. They

mention that evil people will take the animals and

then sell them for experiments, food, etc. Please take

care of the puppy and make sure he gets a good home. I

wish I could take it, but no pets allowed in my

apartment.

Thanks, John

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The puppy, “Charlie,” found a great home in Brookly: a 100% forever loving home.

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Marjory Garrison

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