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Don't Screw the Pooch!

10/17/2007 9:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ellen DeGeneres has been attacked by a pet adoption agency for committing a cardinal sin -- not getting approval before giving an abandoned dog to a loving family.


TMZ obtained this clip from last night's taping of Ellen's show that will air today. In it, she says the fight should not be about anything but the dog, and the dog just needs to go back to the family.

TMZ broke the story that Ellen had given a dog she adopted to her hairstylist after she realized the pooch didn't get along with her cats. The adoption agency ripped the dog from its new digs because Ellen signed a contract that said if she gave the dog up it would go back to the adoption agency -- HELLO?!? Adoption, loving home!

Now we've learned Ellen never submitted an application to adopt the dog, nor did she undergo a home inspection that seems so important after the fact. There were no holier-than-thou terms to this process.

For the record, we're told the agency has greenlighted other dog adoptions with young children in the house -- the "kids" in question here are 12 and 13.

Also, we've learned the deal was that the info on microchip in the dog's neck was supposed to be updated with Ellen's information. That was never done. That's why when the police checked the chip, the dog was still registered to Mutts and Moms.

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Cartman    

Give the lesbian what she wants so this can all end!

Thanks



2510 days ago
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billyboy    

first dog!

2510 days ago
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Bell    

This is Insane!.. Makes Me wonder what this is REALLY about.

2510 days ago
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SUSAN GEISLER    

RE: ARTICLE THIS MORNING ON MUTTS AND MOMS

ELLEN DEGENERES OWES MUTTS AN APPOLOGY. SHE BREECHED A CONTRACT WITH THEM AND NOW IS CRYING TO THE PUBLIC FOR HER MISTAKE. WE ADDOPTED A BEAUTIFUL DOG FROM THEM LAST YEAR AND SIGNED THE SAME AGREEMENT KNOWING THAT IF WE COULD NOT KEEP OUR NEW FAMILY MEMBER WE WOULD HAVE TO NOTIFY MUTTS AND MOMS. THEY DO NOT WANT THESE POOR DOGS GOING TO AN UNDESIREABLE ENVIRONMENT.

THEY DROVE DOWN WITH OUR ADDOPTED DOG FROM PASADENA TO SCRIPPS RANCH TO CHECK OUT OUR LIVING CONDITION TO MAKE SURE THAT WE COULD PROVIDE A NICE HOME FOR THE DOG THAT WE FELL IN LOVE WITH. THE LAST THING THAT THEY WANT IS FOR THESE DOGS TO BE CHANNED UP OUTSIDE OR BE ABLE TO GET OUT AND WANDER THE STREETS AFTER THEY HAVE RESCUED THEM FROM DEAT ROW.

I JUST THOUGHT THAT YOU SHOULD TELL BOTH SIDES OF THIS STORY. CELEBRETIES ALWAYS SEEM TO GET A PASS ON BEING ACCOUNTABLE AND IT IS A SHAME THAT THIS WONDERFUL ORGINIZATION IS GETTING A BUM RAP AND MAY HAVE LESS PEOPLE ADOPTING FROM THEM.

OUTRAGIOUS!

SUSAN GEISLER

2510 days ago
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Only swim in the Ocean    

Come on Ellen and Man up will ya. Did Portia break the dildo or something. It's just a dog. Be a man for a change!!!!!

2510 days ago
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D H    

TMZ, anything for dramatics! "Ripped the dog from their arms" oh brother, loving family, how do you know? Ellen screwed up, she is the only one that did something wrong as did the mother that took the dog if she was told to return it and she didn't.
All this wringing hands and wasted time with people crying and bitching could be better used volunteering at a local Shelter for pets or people. That's how most Rescue/Adoptions work, you don't want the pet, you return it doesn't matter the reason, at least someone was committed (The Rescue org) to this dog unlike Ellen!

2510 days ago
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Daphne    

I'm not at all surprised.

If you've ever tried to deal with some of those animal rescue people - they are all a little nuts.

Trying to adopt any animal through them is worse than trying to adopt a blond,blue-eyed baby in America.They give you the third degree and would rather keep all animals to themselves.

Tell them to stick it and go out and buy yourself a young cat or dog from a reputable breeder, it's cheaper and a lot less hassle in the long run.
That''s what we did.

2510 days ago
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Cartman    

Everybody needs to write scathing emails!

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2510 days ago
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DawgLuvr    

Why is the media tip-toeing around the name of 'the agency' all of a sudden?

MUTTS & MOMS
PO Box 50393
Pasadena, CA 91115
pawboutique@yahoo.com

2510 days ago
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Bell    

Boycott Ellen for try to give a Dog a Loving Home???.. Are You an A*s?

2510 days ago
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Daphne    

Sometimes scathing e-mails are warranted.

2510 days ago
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Julie G.    

From MSNBC,I just heard that Mutts and Moms is already hiring a lawyer to defend the case. The representive for Mutts and Moms, stated will not give the dog back to the girls at all and also stated that Ellen did not love Iggy enough to keep and giving Iggy away to the family without informed the agency as the real reasons to why the agency won't give Iggy back to the girls and family.

2510 days ago
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Cartman    

The onlyest way Ellen could screw that pooch is if she reached in her bedroom toybox and strapped something on.

That's a celebrity tape I'd like to see!

2510 days ago
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yeah Ellen    

BoycottEllen you are a putz. Ellen is just trying to get the dog back to a loving home, she admitted her mistake. She also made a sizable donation to that place. You'd rather the dog sit in a cage waiting (hoping) to be adopted again. Boycott you, dumb s***!

2510 days ago
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Buffy    

Ellen owned up to making a mistake, now let's just put the dog in a good home. It should be with the family that has loved and bonded with it, but in order to save face the Mutts and Mom owners are now keeping the dog and saying the family wasn't good enough? WTF? I have no respect for this organization. If you want to donate to a good animal rescue organization, try Tony LaRussa's ARF. Oh, and they won't charge you $600 for a dog, nor will they adopt one out until it has been spayed or neutered. I'm stunned that Mutts and Moms don't fix the dogs before letting them go, seems very irresponsible.

2510 days ago
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