New homes for Hudson and Pearl

mohawk hudson railroad puppiesThe Mohawk Hudson Humane Society says it's picked two families -- from the dozens who applied -- to adopt Pearl and Hudson, the puppies who were found on railroad tracks in North Albany in September suffering serious from injuries. (Hudson was the puppy fitted with a prosthetic leg.) Mohawk Hudson says there have been no arrests in the case -- which also included a third puppy who didn't survive -- and there's still a $7000 reward for info.

Comments

While I am happy they have found both dogs good homes, I wish they were going to the same home together after all they've been through. Maybe the new adoptive families will keep in touch with one another and have puppy play dates so the siblings can stay a part of each others lives.

There should be no wishing they were going together. People are imposing human emotions on these dogs. They will be just fine separated. Heck you don't even know if they were in the same foster home together and having met them they are just dandy little pups who don't seem to even remember the violence that was inflicted upon them.

http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/13_1/features/Problems-Adopting-Two-Puppies-At-Once_16190-1.html

These dogs have the best chance of success being separated, as keeping litter mates is a terrible terrible idea. (and the families have the best chance of being successful if they don't have to undertake all the responsibilities that come with making a puppy into a good canine citizen--do you really think it sounds like fun to have to house break 2 puppies....oh the joys of cleaning up synchronized puppy poops and tag team puppy brain destruction rampages, and the rambunctious jumping that pittie pups are known for...times two)

Nevermind the financial burden of having 2 puppies who need food, training, toys, vaccines, heartworm preventative, flea/tick preventative, vet care...The key to these puppies success is setting up their humans for success.

Thank you Colleen for having some common sense, its annoying to hear everyone complain that they have to be adopted together and they are so upset that they were broken up. They are much better off being adopted out to separate homes.

Glad they finally got to go home.

And look at what Brad Shear said too:

http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Abandoned-and-abused-railroad-puppies-headed-4093074.php

Well so sorry for my "lack of common sense" then.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

Today's moment of spring

One of the things we've come to appreciate about gardening is the way it prompts us to be optimistic. You do all this work in... (more)

Dog etiquette

Now that the snow is gone, once again evidence re-emerges -- perhaps "unthaws" is the better word -- that not every dog owner is as... (more)

TAP NY 2014

The annual TAP NY craft beer festival will be back at Hunter Mountain April 26 and 27. Tickets are on sale now -- they're $73.44... (more)

Suzanne and Erik's North Chatham homestead

Suzanne and Erik's home story is one of transitioning from urban to rural, from a large house to a smaller one, from a life of... (more)

AOA birthday drawing: cider, spirits, and beer

This week AOA celebrates our 6th birthday, but we're giving you the presents. Each day we'll have a drawing for some fun Capital Region stuff.... (more)

Recent Comments

The night that The Egg launches into space to return to its homeworld will be epic.

AOA birthday drawing: cider, spirits, and beer

...has 111 comments, most recently from Diana

Dog etiquette

...has 3 comments, most recently from Sean

What's up in the Neighborhood

...has 1 comment, most recently from LB

Another year

...has 23 comments, most recently from KGB

AOA birthday drawing: DelSo dinner, movies, cheese, and cookies

...has 271 comments, most recently from RAE