I own a st bernard, a lovely young man who i adopted 8 months ago. Sadly he has a high prey drive and has tried to kill my cats. It's go to the point where he broke a door off the hinges and caught one of my cats and almost killed her.
So 3 months ago I posted up his ad to be rehomed. I was honest in the ad listing his pro's and cons and asking for an experienced owner. He is not neutered so had to wade through some people clearly trying to make a quick buck by getting him for breeding. He is not KC registered and has a poor hip score so not suitable for breeding.
Insert a month ago a family who own a farm showed interest. Daily communication occurred for a week before they came to view my dog. Price was £150 to cover the insurance, microchip and inoculations which would last for a further 6 months. All good, they wanted him but said they had to place some fencing up so he could not get to their livestock. a week goes by, no contact from them, I am chasing them, each time I try to arrange a date for them to collect the dog they tell me a long story, about how they have the fencing sorted and cant wait and they will phone me back. This has been going on a month now, insert a few issues, their phone does not always work and they claim to have phoned me lots, oddly their missed calls never show up on my phone.
Finally speak to the woman on thursday after a email I sent her explaining I was not in the position to wait, the dog was a danger to my other pets and needed him rehomed asap. I said I was going to have to hand him over to the RSPCA (which I would not do as they put animals down). Insert she brings up the money, asking me how much I want for him. Which was covered a month ago. I say then, I will put it to £50 as just want him to go to a good home. Say I would like him collected this weekend. She says she will call back to confirm.
Nothing yesterday. I call her this morning and she is once again in her "car" and says she will call me back. Guess what, she has not called me back. On the phone this woman always sounds so eager, but starting to think she is giving me the run around, either to get me to totally lower the price....or...they are selling him on the side, and will collect him and re-sell. Am paranoid.
Now, my line of thinking is this. I love him, he is my dog..but he is a danger in this house. If they really wanted him they would have been more eager in trying to contact me. I think there is some angle here I have not worked out.
I have reposted his add, but don't want to be mean and say to them they cant have him if they have actually done all this fencing etc etc.
When people try to run circles around you
Blog entry posted by Sherlocked Pixie, Jul 29, 2012.