(Thats not me humble-bragging right here, I promise, I am reminding you of what we are, how we treat the dogs here, so you will see later why this lady is an absolute Megad*ck.)
Two beautiful German Shepherds aged 4 and 2 years of age, raw feeders (we like that) and those words we love to read on her application form, "Safe to play with dogs of all sizes, even tiny breeds". Because of some inconsistencies I was seeing, I started an email chain with her to dig deeper and it was later that she admitted
"they've never been in a group of dogs, part of their training was to walk and ignore other dogs on leash".
How could this moron say that her dogs were safe to play with any dog in an off leash setting, IF THEY NEVER HAD! What, so you just lied without thinking that your two huge dogs are an unknown quantity, and therefore possibly dangerous? The older a dog is before he experiences group play, the more overwhelming it is!
My nose detected a more than faint scent of bull$hit floating on the air.
Ahh, but it gets even more ridiculous...
On the application form she categorically stated that her dogs were NOT trained using a pinch/ choke or shock collar. Trouble was, when I asked her later where these 'highly trained dogs' were trained, she mentioned a training facility in Athens that ONLY uses shock collars!
I took the time to call this facility and ask if any dogs doing the advanced training were ever trained without using one and they said no. Never.
Hmmm....I was starting to think that maybe this real estate agent, despite a professional life spent preparing and reading contracts, might have some issues discerning the difference between truth and convenient unthruths, but still I read on.
And honestly, I just got more and more pi$$ed off with each word.
Turns out that one of the two dogs is a service dog for her disabled son.
Wonderful, right? It now made sense to me that if this dog spent his entire life caring for her son, that he couldn't socialize with other dogs. My sister Kim, who was blind, had a GSD guide dog called Michika, who made her life amazing and gave her freedom; she lived every day, every minute with my sister and it was all she knew. She slept with her, ate with her, so yes this, I could understand.
So yeah, lovely....until you learn that both of these dogs live outside in the yard 24/7 and, as the woman herself proudly stated, have NEVER, EVER been inside the house and never will!
So, uh...b*tch, your dog is good enough to keep your son safe, alive and well every day, but dear God he must not place one even faintly sullied paw on your precious furniture????
The lies about the shock collar, the fact that she was happy to lie and have us let loose her completely unsocialized dogs into a group of dogs of all sizes, even the lie about the fact that her dogs would not chew furniture (how the hell would she know???) were bad enough. But they were nothing compared to the smack in the face she delivered to her dogs every day when one of them improved and saved her son's life every moment that he was with him, but then was shoved outside to live in the freezing cold or the burning heat. What an a$$hole!
I emailed her back and said;
"If your nice, temperature-controlled house is too good for your beautiful dogs to set foot in, despite the cruel extremes of Georgia weather, then I am afraid you will find no welcome here.
We will not be doing business with you.
Do not contact us again."
Neither Kristen, Peter, nor I, will spend or take one dollar with anyone who makes their dogs live outside or who uses a shock collar on their dogs.
This awful bloody woman is our D*ck of the Week.