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    Default Excited about potential adoption for our foster dog

    I talked to a couple interested in adopting our foster pup. I talked to both of them on the phone and they asked me heaps of questions and gave lots of info about themselves. I tell you, I would like to be one of their dogs! They live on a rural property and have a 7-8yo dog and currently 3 small foster dogs. They intend to adopt TWO pups so they can grow up with their old dog and have each other for company when he dies. My last question to them was a nervous 'Will she be allowed inside at all' and I got a 'Oh our dogs are inside all the time. They sleep on the couch.' Fabulous!

    I am so very attached to this pup. She is such a lovely dog and she is now pretty well behaved considering she is only 6mo. I will hurt a lot when she leaves, but it will be so much easier to get over it when I won't have to worry about her happiness in her new home. And I have little doubt that this would be an ideal home for her. They're coming to meet her tomorrow!

    I'm a tad worried about Banjo missing her when she leaves. I'm not sure if it's fair to make her go through this over and over really...

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    My only couple of questions to the above - are - is your foster desexed ? If not - do it before it is re-homed !

    They already have 3 foster dogs - and want to get 2 more pups ? Why ?

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    You'd be hard pressed to find any rescue org that would allow an undesexed dog to be adopted. Dana was desexed at 13 weeks.

    I thought the foster dogs were strange too, but it sounds like they are dogs that they are either minding (they said 2 were short term) or that they took in to help someone out. They don't want to adopt them because they prefer big dogs and these are all small terriers. I got a very good vibe of them. They sounded like they had thought this through and I felt they were sincere and open.

    They're an older couple and have also owned several dogs in their life. They haven't had a pup in a while but I got the strong impression that they will be open to adapting to the pups and don't have rigid expectations. The latter really is one of the most desirable traits I like to see in potential adopters. People who are ready to tackle issues as they come up and go with the flow. You can always learn as long as you're open to it.

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    As long as your foster pup has been desexed - then there should not be any problems !

    As far as being hard pressed to find any rescue org not desexing pups - before they go somewhere else ! Maybe there needs to be quite a bit more homework done before you can be really confident of that happening !

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    I don't know any in our extended area. I've never seen an undesexed dog listed by a rescue org when I used to browse pet rescue a lot. Doesn't mean it doesn't happen somewhere, but it would definitely be an exception.

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    Yes, it is good that most pounds and rescues have come on board with the idea of desexing.

    Heaps of Good Luck Wishes with your foster and that she finds her perfect home ! Banjo should be OK - maybe she will like the break !

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    They came over and were quite different to what I expected. But I still think it's going to be a great home for Dana. I frowned a bit when I noticed they are probably Cesar Milan fans and when the guy said 'She's a bit rough around the edges' after they'd taken her for a walk. But I read their application now and they mention using reward based training, so that put my mind at ease.

    I'm taking Dana over to their place on Sunday to meet their dog and the 3 temporary dogs. Turns out they're minding 2 of them for couples who have just separated and are looking for suitable accommodation. The third one they ended up with because the elderly owner couldn't cope with his energy levels.

    I think they will adopt Dana and I'll be very happy for her. Through my tears over having to let go of my gorgeous baby.

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    She's gone. Left her at her new home after I took her over to meet their dogs. She looked a bit overwhelmed at times because 2 of their temporary dogs are very old and cranky due to a range of health issues. And their American bulldog is overweight (they said they're working on it) and tried to hump her. But most of the time she was happy, did zoomies round the yard, invited the others to play and paddled in the wading pool.

    I felt quite numb when I drove home without her. We didn't say a word on the 30 min drive.

    And now my daughter has gone to her father for 2 weeks, so I feel quite abandoned and sorry for myself. And for Banjo.

    I took her for a nice walk just after my daughter left. To get that lovely 'just me and my dog' feeling. But the house feels very empty.

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    I admire you and everyone else who fosters. I couldn't do it!

    Enjoy your 'me' time

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