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Old 07-29-2020, 10:08 AM
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Im still really on the fence about another dog atm.
However I did see a post with one dog, who reminded me so much of my dog who we had to put down in Dec. I wish I could meet him in real life.
Ive been watching this site for a while now. Its a Border Collie rescue site.
So I showed hub and son, and I decided to fill out an application, not specifically for this dog, but for the site.


Im thinking of maybe heading toward a foster situtation but still unsure.
Im really afraid of getting my heart broke again, but sure miss the companionship of a dog in the house.


I rather wish that this corona thing was not happening. I'd wanted to be able to visit my relatives without worrying about a dog either with us, or in a kennel/boarding spot for a weekend. (obviously I wouldnt do that if I have a new dog new to us, and the routine) I guess thats a mute point now due to shelter in place and the not socializing outside of you *circle*
anyway.....just thought I'd mention that Ive stuck my nose out a bit, to check the air, so to speak.
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Sounds like a terrific option, SW. I'm afraid I would get too attached. That's why I've stayed away from shelter volunteer work. I'd end up on Animal Hoarders. Lol
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We had to put our dog down recently too, and are in a similar situation, but we are leaning towards getting another one. So far, the rescue or adoption options haven't worked, but we'll keep looking.
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I have a feeling I will be super picky. (no diggers, no incessant barkers, no destructo dogs with furniture, and utmost......no seizures. Last reason Im really hesitant. Its still feels fresh.
We shall see.
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I've never been able to foster. Once they have been in my house long enough to train them up, I'm attached to them and they've found their forever home with me.

I understand the emptiness that houses have if you're used to having dogs around. I found the house feels sterile somehow.
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I did get a call from the fosters. Seems that there could be an issue with this dog.
They want to get him evaluated by a trainer. The reason is another family came to meet him and he growled at them. Foster thinks its due to the face masks.
He also wants to be the dominate dog in any *pack* but here would not be an issue as we have no other dogs. Found out he was adopted out for 2 months to another fam with a small dog that he made so afraid they have to return him.
This has me concerned. Not out of the question but.....


Ive always felt better with puppies. You can shape them to some extent and you each grow up with there little quirks.
But this one? Im not sure.
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Two things to think about:

1. How will they behave inside your house, and
2. How will they behave outside of your house.

If he has dominance issues, that means something as trivial as taking him for walks could be really difficult.
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agree on the behavior during walks.

Again, we shall see what the trainer/fosters say. I know Im going to be pretty picky.
Hub and I had a sit down yesterday to discuss. I had to tell him, look.....just because I want to see this dog does not mean Im gonna be all....oooooooooh a doggie.
Going in with eyes wide. So far, after disclosure about him being returned once because the other family had a small doxie that he kept trying to dominate....and it freaked her out......they had to return her........and the growling at a potential adopter does not bode well. Im not ready to toss in a towel yet....but Im gonna have to see something pretty special about this dog. Thats IF he passes whatever tests they are gonna have with him.
I cant have an aggressive dog toward people or kids. Its not like I see my grandson often but I wont invite that kind of trouble into my house.
Even Ricky *poked* Gson last yr when they came by. Gson was hopping around and Ricky was in the thick of it. I watched him poke him in the gut with his nose. (a herding thing) and I crated him. Never let him around kids after that just in case.
I understood it.......lots of activity, excitement....new situation......it was my fault for not recognizing it before it happened.
May as well wait it out a while longer, if this dog isnt adoptable.
Or I can turn to fostering.
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agree on the behavior during walks.

Again, we shall see what the trainer/fosters say. I know Im going to be pretty picky.
Hub and I had a sit down yesterday to discuss. I had to tell him, look.....just because I want to see this dog does not mean Im gonna be all....oooooooooh a doggie.
Going in with eyes wide. So far, after disclosure about him being returned once because the other family had a small doxie that he kept trying to dominate....and it freaked her out......they had to return her........and the growling at a potential adopter does not bode well. Im not ready to toss in a towel yet....but Im gonna have to see something pretty special about this dog. Thats IF he passes whatever tests they are gonna have with him.
I cant have an aggressive dog toward people or kids. Its not like I see my grandson often but I wont invite that kind of trouble into my house.
Even Ricky *poked* Gson last yr when they came by. Gson was hopping around and Ricky was in the thick of it. I watched him poke him in the gut with his nose. (a herding thing) and I crated him. Never let him around kids after that just in case.
I understood it.......lots of activity, excitement....new situation......it was my fault for not recognizing it before it happened.
May as well wait it out a while longer, if this dog isnt adoptable.
Or I can turn to fostering.

Just my two cents wouldn't you be better off just getting a pupy? As you know they not only grow with you but you can train them as to what you want/don't want them to do. It would save you a lot of headache with trying to retrain an already adult dog that has issues.
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I know this, but puppies also come with alot more work in the beginning. I adore puppies, but well.......I think this time around I should consider an adult dog. Rescue one, rather than get a puppy. These pups are fairly expensive too........I just dunno.
Maybe its not the time.
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