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    The shelters might not but a rescue org may.

    There's a list of rescues on here...
    The PetRescue Shelter Directory - Victoria | PetRescue

    What you'd be doing is called "fostering" or "foster care" and if you keep the dog it's called a "failed foster".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    The shelters might not but a rescue org may.

    There's a list of rescues on here...
    The PetRescue Shelter Directory - Victoria | PetRescue

    What you'd be doing is called "fostering" or "foster care" and if you keep the dog it's called a "failed foster".
    So I would just ask one if they have any dogs needing foster homes?

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    I am not sure if I have said this in here but my friends have two Viszlas (sp??) and they are lovely dogs. Bit velcroey, i.e. they are both very attached to the man of the couple.

    Both are beautifully trained because the man used to be involved in training Viszlas in holland for search and rescue work or something, plus he doesnt work and spends a lot of time perfecting their training. They are immaculately behaved (its almost "too" trained for my liking).

    The older dog is very quiet and not all that into exercise, but she will go if her dad goes. The younger dog is pretty full on and needs a long run each day.

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    No - This name is invalid - it is not as simple as that - just getting something just for the weekend or longer ! Pfft !

    It is a lot different to actually buying a pup - though I wish all 'breeders of pups for sale' got their act together.

    Remember these pups - sorry dogs - a lot of times have had a really bad beginning in life from their previous owners - who had no idea as to what they were buying - and hence the pups find themselves - thankfully for them - to get to a rescue organisation.

    You would need to phone the rescue organisation or pound and say that you are willing to foster - then all the questions start to happen. You need to apply to be a foster carer. It would mean that you would have to fill out application forms and undergo interviews and even have home visits from the rescue organisations or pound to see whether you and your family are suitable. I know with a couple of pounds in my area - you actually have to do some training courses with them before they will even look at you as a potential foster carer.

    I find it a real shame that this does not happen for all pups that are sold.

    So - This name is invalid - you have some big decisions to make - I really cannot believe that this thread on this forum has gone on for so long !

    Are you really looking to find a dog - or what ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RileyJ View Post
    No - This name is invalid - it is not as simple as that - just getting something just for the weekend or longer ! Pfft !

    It is a lot different to actually buying a pup - though I wish all 'breeders of pups for sale' got their act together.

    Remember these pups - sorry dogs - a lot of times have had a really bad beginning in life from their previous owners - who had no idea as to what they were buying - and hence the pups find themselves - thankfully for them - to get to a rescue organisation.

    You would need to phone the rescue organisation or pound and say that you are willing to foster - then all the questions start to happen. You need to apply to be a foster carer. It would mean that you would have to fill out application forms and undergo interviews and even have home visits from the rescue organisations or pound to see whether you and your family are suitable. I know with a couple of pounds in my area - you actually have to do some training courses with them before they will even look at you as a potential foster carer.

    I find it a real shame that this does not happen for all pups that are sold.

    So - This name is invalid - you have some big decisions to make - I really cannot believe that this thread on this forum has gone on for so long !

    Are you really looking to find a dog - or what ?
    I have seen on some websites for rescue orgs, wanting short term foster carers for dogs. When I lived in Cairns, the local shelter YAPS did

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lala View Post
    I am not sure if I have said this in here but my friends have two Viszlas (sp??) and they are lovely dogs. Bit velcroey, i.e. they are both very attached to the man of the couple.

    Both are beautifully trained because the man used to be involved in training Viszlas in holland for search and rescue work or something, plus he doesnt work and spends a lot of time perfecting their training. They are immaculately behaved (its almost "too" trained for my liking).

    The older dog is very quiet and not all that into exercise, but she will go if her dad goes. The younger dog is pretty full on and needs a long run each day.
    No, you hadn't said that. Thanks heaps for sharing; it's good to know.

    I probably won't foster a dog then in that case, Riley.

    I just need some time to think about it all now. Thanks to everyone who helped, you've all been great! Sorry for the huge thread.

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    But - how long ago ! Rescue organisations I think are getting a bit smarter now - but even if they are advertising as you say - they would still be asking a lot of questions !

    So my question to you - did you apply under those circumstances - or was it just that you read it some-where !

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    Quote Originally Posted by This name is invalid View Post
    I probably won't foster a dog then in that case, Riley.
    I do not understand - This name is invalid - why you said the above in the quote that I have highlighted !

    Fostering is really a wonderful experience. I have fostered and also my last pup is a rescue ! I would not change anything !
    But if you are afraid of someone questioning you and your family as to what you can offer a pup - then yes - you really do need to think about things !

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    Quote Originally Posted by RileyJ View Post
    I do not understand - This name is invalid - why you said the above in the quote that I have highlighted !

    Fostering is really a wonderful experience. I have fostered and also my last pup is a rescue ! I would not change anything !
    It sounds like a great thing to do, but I'm going to focus on picking my dog for now (I'm so indecisive - you know I need to ). I'll definitely look into fostering in the future, though.

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    This name is invalid - you have been going in circles trying to figure out which is the best dog for you.
    Picking a breed is a small part of actually picking the right dog because even then you get different personalities and what you thought would suit you might not.
    You seem so particular and indecisive that at the end no matter what you choose you might find does not tick all your boxes.
    If you do decide to foster: 1. you will be saving a life 2. you will be able to try out the dog and decide if you want to keep it for good (in case he is the right one)
    Either way I don't see why you would pass on a good opportunity for trial when you and your family seem so particular.

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