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    Default Dogs Having to Be Homed Together??

    Seen an anvertisement for a Bully rescue group with two georgeous Boxers. If I didnt rent I would so be grabbing them up!

    Anyway, they stated they MUST be homed together and have a joint Fee of $700.

    What if you only liked one of the dogs, or only wanted one dog?

    Wouldnt it be harder to home two dogs rather then only one, Like I understand if they stated would prefer if you took both but its a MUST!!
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    I re-homed several pairs. If you were only looking for one, then you wouldn't be considered for a pair. Many people actually want to adopt two dogs together so that they are company for each other.

    When it came to my rescue, it wasn't the choice of the adopter to decide 'if' they only liked one dog. The way I chose new homes, I selected the applicant. The applicant didn't select the dog.

    Does that make sense?

    When you completed an application to adopt, you were not applying to adopt a particular dog but just to adopt a Pug through my rescue. When Pugs came in, I assessed them and the chose several possible suitable applicants. Many applications stated they would like to adopt a pair, so obviously I would look onyl at these applicants when a pair that had to be re-homed together came through.
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    I guess Im just one for giving all dogs the best chance of finding a loving home.

    I want to go pick up these dogs, they are a smaller version of my inlaws dogs exactly!!
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    There are many reasons that the two are being rehomed together, obviously the rescuer or owner has requested that they be kept together... There are lots of people who are happy to take two dogs at the same time... if they are in a foster home or with a rescue group they will stay safe until the right home comes along...

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    what everyone else said.

    When I rehomed my 2 cats I stated they had to be homed together. I knew that it would be stressful enough for them to leave their house and their family, so I didnt want them to lose each other also.

    Luckily, they got snapped up very quickly by a lovely family who, 2 years later, still keep me updated on how things are going. The girls have now had to get used to a new kitten (Blackjack) and apparently dont like him much at all LOL.

    So weird, I am generally very anti rehoming. Left my cats in NZ with a friend (dogs with another friend) when we first moved to Oz, all to be shipped over later. Anyway, 3 months later the dogs had outstayed their welcome and were shipped. The cats were to follow but after a couple of months of intense thought about what was best for the cats, I realised I was being selfish by bringing them over (they hated my OH, and he hated him - more to it but that will suffice). I was going to stick them on a plane (stressful) after they had spent a few months getting used to my friends house without me there (stressful) and then I was going to force them to live with the person they hated again, and they would have had to become inside cats probably (they were both hunters and generally lived outside). So made what has actually been one of the best decisions I have made for any of my pets IMO and found them a new home. I have been to visit and while both girls were happy to see me, they are clearly totally in love with their new family, and they with them.

    But anyways, back to topic (soz, went off on a tangent) I rehomed together and it was a must have. I didn't even get contacted by anyone who didnt want 2 cats (in fact, they actually went to the first people who enquired about them and came to meet them - it was meant to be).

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    I've seen a lot of pairs of older dogs that need to be rehomed due to their owner going into a retirement home. If it were up to me, I'd definitely be doing my best to keep them together to reduce the amount of undue stress they'd go through.

    I'm not in a position to adopt 2 dogs at the moment, but before I got my current girl, if I'd seen a pair of poodles/crosses that needed a home together I would have investigated them without a doubt. If I had two dogs that lived together and I died or for some (completely unforeseeable..) reason had to rehome, I'd want to know they were going to stay together. Providing they liked each other etc

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    As I said, I understand why people would prefer to home pets together, kinda like kids. I wouldn't like It If I kicked the bucket and my dogs had to be rehomed that they were sitting in cages because they "HAD" to be rehomed together!

    I mean Its good to prefer it but does it have to be a "MUST"
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    The ones in foster care aren't usually living in cages.

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    Yeah, and I don't think I've ever seen pounds or anything requiring rehoming together. I've seen little blurbs about dogs being brought in together but not the MUST be rehomed together requirement, it's usually just with shelters/rescues, where the dogs are in foster care in people's houses etc.

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    I have seen 2 pound dogs advertised as having to be homed together.

    It was a rotty and a chi LOL....so cute.

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