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Q&A: Is “Free to good home” a death sentence?

by Bes Z

Question by Lilly: Is “Free to good home” a death sentence?
I rescued a female hound mix a few months after she was dumped in a parking lot. She’s maybe a year old or so. I had her spayed, vaccinated, de-wormed and flea treated. I’ve been back and forth about finding her a home because I love her so much but I just don’t have the time she needs considering how much energy she has. I’ve made up a flyer and now I’m just wondering if I should advertise “free to good home” or ask for a fee. I don’t want her to go to a bad home but I don’t want to charge too big a fee either. I was thinking $ 40 or is that too much? Also, should I have the person sign a contract or no? I’m asking because I want to let the person know that I will take her back if for any reason they can’t keep her. This way she doesn’t end up in a shelter. Where all should I post the flyers other than the vet’s office? And is Craigslist safe or should I stay away? Thanks guys!
Meant to type “a few months AGO”
@ Clockwork_Knight: that answer was so rude and uncalled for. I’m not an owner who decided I didn’t want the dog anymore. I witnessed HER OWNERS throwing her out into a parking lot and speeding off while she sat there confused. I took her in so that she wouldn’t get hurt or killed or starve to death. I HAVE BEEN looking for a home for her since the day I took her in. I SPENT MONEY on her, despite her NOT being my dog, to have her completely vetted. I’ve socialized her and gotten her to open up and she’s a happy girl. The reason I’ve BEEN looking for a home for her is because I don’t have room or time for her to stay here permanently, except for outside but I don’t believe in having outside dogs. They all should be inside where they belong. If I had gone out and gotten her, I would keep her because she would be my responsibility. But she is a RESCUE. You’re a complete a**hole for calling me a lazy owner when I’m NOT her owner. I just took her in s

Best answer:

Answer by river dogs
when I helped my mother rehome her dog the other day… we asked for a fee, it was a rather hefty one, and when the right home was found, and her new owners handed over the money, we handed it right back. All we wanted was for her to have a great home. We were very picky and made sure that whomever took her on had thought about it long and hard, but it was about finding the dog a loving family, not making money off of her, so handing the money right back was as easy a decision we had ever made.

We had posted her on a site called Kijiji, but idk if you guys have that in the US. It’s like Craigslist, only much better

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The Kislak Organization Expands Presence in Tampa Bay Area Real Estate Market

The Kislak Organization Expands Presence in Tampa Bay Area Real Estate Market

Miami Lakes and Palm Harbor, FL (PRWEB) January 16, 2014

The Kislak Organization, a national real estate investment firm headquartered in Miami Lakes, Florida, has expanded its presence in the Tampa Bay area market. Kislak recently closed on the purchase of Twin Lakes Apartments, a 262-unit multifamily community in Palm Harbor. The transaction was brokered by Byron Moger of Cushman & Wakefield.

“We are very enthusiastic about the Tampa/St. Petersburg area,” said Thomas Bartelmo, president and CEO of the Kislak Organization. “Since acquiring Runaway Bay Apartments in Pinellas Park in 2012, our acquisitions team has been actively pursuing additional opportunities. Twin Lakes Apartments is a perfect addition to our portfolio, and we are interested in further expanding Kislak’s holdings in the market.”

Twin Lakes Apartments is conveniently located in one of the Tampa metro area’s most desirable submarkets, and is near highly rated public schools. This garden-style community offers a mix of attractive, well-appointed one- and two-bedroom apartment homes featuring fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, wood flooring and bay windows. Community amenities are highlighted by a resort-style swimming pool, clubhouse, volleyball court, tennis court, playground and car care center. Kislak’s planned enhancements at Twin Lakes include the addition of a gym and dog park, and a variety of interior upgrades.

“As a value-added opportunity in a location offering top-rated schools, small-town charm and close proximity to employment centers, Twin Lakes Apartments fits the model of Kislak investment properties throughout the Sun Belt,” Bartelmo said.

With this acquisition, the Kislak portfolio now includes five multifamily communities in Florida alone, and nearly 2,000 units in properties nationwide.

This Kislak Organization is backed by more than a century of real estate experience, and has established a successful track record of acquiring, repositioning and managing multifamily properties. Attention to detail and commitment to community are cornerstones of the organization. Its highly regarded JIK Properties operations team is known for efficient and effective property management and oversight, and for its ability to enhance community value for residents and investors.

“We are eager to bring Kislak’s personal, high-quality touch to the Twin Lakes community as we continue looking for additional opportunities in the Tampa area,” Bartelmo said. “Kislak has been in Florida for more than 60 years; we know and understand the multifamily market here.”

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About The Kislak Organization

Established in 1906, the privately held Kislak Organization is based in Miami, Florida. Its primary lines of business are multifamily apartment community ownership and management, tax certificate investment funds, and multifamily and commercial real estate brokerage in the Northeast. The organization invests and operates nationwide on behalf of the Kislak family and its partners. For more information, visit

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Twin Lakes Apartments

31790 US Highway 19 North

Palm Harbor, Florida 34684

727 785 7812 / twinlakes(at)jikproperties(dot)com

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the question in English free and freely?

Question by Silence: the question in English free and freely?
a.Don’t let the dogs run free.

b.Don’t let the dogs run freely.

What is the difference between A and B?

Best answer:

Answer by Miss Independent
freely is an “adverb” adverbs explain the “verbs”. They explain how the action happens.
but free is an “adjective” and adjectives explain the “nouns”.

So “B” is correct, even though it doesn’t make sense “for me”.

freely means: without limits; frankly.

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Pet Owners Manage Time and Money Using The New Pet Kept Secrets

Pet Owners Manage Time and Money Using The New Pet Kept Secrets

Pet Kept Secrets

Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) January 27, 2014

Most families have at least one member on four legs. Just like all family members, pets have necessities they require for a long and happy life. Pets need love and affection, but more importantly they require training, food, water, healthcare and other things that consume both time and money. Pet Kept Secrets will be adding new features and expanded functionality to the site. The new Pet Kept Secrets has a pet services search where users can find, compare and review pet businesses of all types. On the new Pet Kept Secrets pet business search, find pet products and services offered by businesses in any area. Pet Kept Secrets makes it easy to find and contact pet-related businesses so users can compare prices, inventory and location; allowing them to know they have found exactly what they need at the cheapest price and most convenient location. The new pet business search on Pet Kept Secrets allows users to find veterinarians, breeders, trainers, adoption centers, retail and supply stores, day cares, boarding, sitters, waste removal, pet-friendly hotels, dog parks, photographers and any other type of business that centers around pets.

The new Pet Kept Secrets has many other features to help users save time and money and also enrich the lives that they and their pets share together. On Pet Kept Secrets, users can find friends and connect with similar pets and people to spend a day at the park with. They can also post any topics, questions or concerns about their pets for professionals and experienced pet-owners to view and comment on. Pet Kept Secrets also allows users to post lost and found pet information to the website to help return all lost pets to their homes. Users can also view training videos for assistance in the trying task of training a new pet.

Pet Kept Secrets is the largest pet-related social network that offers the most features to cover everything a pet owner would ever need. So be sure to check it out as soon as possible. Membership is free and is a great way to stay connected and up-to-date on all the news in the animal kingdom!

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Avoid Wildlife Encounters This Summer

Avoid Wildlife Encounters This Summer

Born Free USA

Washington D.C. (PRWEB) May 23, 2013

Learning how to respect and respond to wildlife while camping, picnicking, and hiking this summer can mean the difference between co-existing peacefully and being in serious danger. Born Free USA, a leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, reports that there is an increase in wildlife encounters this time of year, starting around Memorial Day weekend, because families are enjoying activities that take place in the homes of these animals.

According to Adam Roberts, Executive Vice President of Born Free USA, “Many people are shocked when they actually encounter a bear, coyote, or other animal and get angry or frightened when this happens. It is important to be always alert and to remember that wildlife belongs in the wild and you are enjoying activities in their home. You are on their turf and you need to respect that. Therefore, learning how best to avoid a conflict from the start and to manage any encounter properly, can put you at ease and possibly save lives.”

“Fed wildlife is dead wildlife,” explains Roberts. “Keep food out of reach of wildlife and never feed wild animals intentionally or unintentionally. Once a wild animal becomes accustomed to hand-outs by people, they will feel very comfortable making it a habit to get close, and a deadly cycle begins. They will eventually be regarded as ‘nuisance animals’ which opens the door to lethal control and other issues.”

Coyotes and Bobcats

Aggressive behavior toward people by coyotes and bobcats is most often a result of habituation due to feeding by humans. If approached by a coyote or bobcat, make loud noises (bang pots and pans; blow a horn or whistle; shake a can with rocks). Show dominance and re-instill their natural fear of humans. Do not run, as this may elicit a chase response. If hiking with dogs, in coyote country keep them on a leash. Small dogs may be especially tempting to a coyote.

Black Bears

Most negative black bear encounters are caused by surprising a bear or luring them with food. Bears have an exceptional sense of smell — seven times more powerful than dogs – -and can detect odors over a mile away. Avoid packing odorous food and fragrant nonfoods (i.e. lotions), and use bear-proof, odor-proof containers (i.e. airtight canisters). Do not leave food or ice chests on decks or in vehicles.

Become familiar with techniques for hanging food out of bears’ reach. Hang food and scented items at least 10 feet off the ground and five feet from a tree. Be sure tents, sleeping bags, and clothes are free of lingering food odors.

When hiking or in the back country, make plenty of noise to avoid surprising a bear. If you do encounter a black bear, do not run. This may elicit a chase response in the bear. Slowly back off and allow the bear room to pass or leave. Avoid direct eye contact and pick up small children to prevent them from running and screaming. Contain and restrain dogs.

Black bears may pounce forward on their front feet and bellow loudly, followed by clacking of their jaw. This is a sign of fear. Mothers with cubs sometimes make “bluff charges” — short rushes, or a series of forward pounces, also a sign of nervousness and not intent to attack. If this happens, momentarily hold your ground. Then keep backing away and talking softly.

Porcupine and Skunk

Skunks always give warning to let their presence be known. They stamp their feet, then point their posterior. Skunks hold fire before spraying and only spray if attacked. If you encounter a skunk suddenly, stand still for a few seconds until the skunk senses that danger has passed and allow him to wander off. Or take two slow steps back and continue on your way.

Dogs are the most common recipients of skunk spray. If a dog is sprayed, mix 1 quart of hydrogen peroxide, ¼ cup of     baking soda and 2 tablespoons of dish soap. Lather the dog and leave mixture on for three to five minutes before rinsing.

Porcupines are also pacifists, preferring to avoid trouble unless threatened. They can be attracted to camp sites, not for food but in search of salt. They will chew on anything with salt, including sweaty hiking boots. In areas with porcupines, keep boots inside tents or cars.

Other Outdoor Dangers

Beware of hidden animal traps. Steel-jawed legholds and other traps are widely used to brutally catch wild animals for their fur. Because they snap shut on any animal — or person — that triggers them, these traps frequently capture “non-targeted” animals including family pets. For every target animal caught in a trap, two non-target animals are trapped. Born Free USA has an online database of these non-target incidents at

Unsuspecting hikers and others may go to trails or parks with their dogs and traps may be located along the trails or paths but with no sign or other warnings. When this happens, dogs end up maimed or killed as the hikers struggle to free their dogs in time.

Born Free USA is a nationally recognized leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation. Through litigation, legislation, and public education, Born Free USA leads vital campaigns against animals in entertainment, exotic “pets,” trapping and fur, and the destructive international wildlife trade. Born Free USA brings to America the message of “compassionate conservation” — the vision of the U.K.-based Born Free Foundation, established in 1984 by Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna, stars of the iconic film Born Free, along with their son Will Travers, now CEO of both organizations. Born Free’s mission is to end suffering of wild animals in captivity, conserve threatened and endangered species, and encourage compassionate conservation globally. More at:; twitter; Facebook


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who here stands for duane “dog” chapman?

Question by patriot07: who here stands for duane “dog” chapman?
i certainly do! he is a good man and does not deserve to be persecuted by the mexican government. our government should be standing up to mexico on duane’s behalf. but, the current mexican-loving occupant of the white house will have none of it.
what we need is PEOPLE power!! free “dog”!!!

Best answer:

Answer by Mr. Pibb
I do. He tracked down a criminal in Mexico and brought him to justice. The Mexican Government should show more interest in bringing back their own citizens breaking the law in our country.

Bush’s policy on immigration will destroy this country. They should have never extradited Dog and the two Border Patrol agents should be pardoned. Hopefully our 2008 president will be much tougher on illegals and tougher on Mexico in general. People should not be punished for doing their jobs.

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How often do you re-evaluate your relationship..?

Question by Sr Tamara Specialist: How often do you re-evaluate your relationship..?
With mustard?

Best answer:

Answer by jdnsmama13
weirdo. why waste our time?

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