very beautiful dogs. I have a question when it comes to fostering? Is it hard to let the dogs go when a family is found? When these dogs come to you, can you decide to adopt them and not find them homes and keep them? So are you responsiable for Norman now? as in you find him a forever home ect? or is there a rescue that does all of that and you just care for Norman untill a home is found?
My husband and i have recently talked about maybe helping with fostering a dog or two untill a home is found for them,. I really have been thinking alot latly about all the dogs in the pounds and such that need homes and there are so many and no place to keep them. Do you contact a rescue and can you only request small dogs? Im sure tho big dogs and little dogs do well together but seems easier. Also, how long do you keep them>? what if they are never adopted out? then you have them till when ever? and gosh it seems after a certain amt of time i dont see how i could adopt them out.
I love my dogs and honestly breaks my heart when i go to petsmart and they have the adoption day and all these poor homeless cats and dogs- no life at all just living in a cage. Maybe some time down the road this is something that my family would love to do to help out homeless animals in our area. Do you have like first choice to adopt if you choose to? Is there any info you can read up on fostering animals in your area/ ( well my area lol) I cant believe tho how well norman fits in with your other dogs - match made in heaven.... Theresa
YAY! Norman has arrived! You must be having a ball! =D He does fit right in!
I definatley think that you should give him a chance! ...If he was "scared" and what not and you've obviously proved that wrong (look how happy that boy is in the pictures!). He's in a whole different place now and I'm sure he acts differently around you guys! He has a fantastic home right now! If your saying that he was alpha in his old house than of course he would act differently. I'll be waiting to see how everything goes. Glad to hear the owners did care about him. Have fun!
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself. - Josh Billings
Oh my goodness Ashley...CONGRATS! He is so beautiful. Is it just me, or does he look a lot like Riley in the face? I love his near all white body, that is the first Springer I have seen with such a white body! Absolutely beautiful. Hopefully he'll really warm up in your home...and maybe around kids....I know he looks happy in these pictures - He is living the life!!! He looks so sweet. I can tell Jazzy loves him already, :) (and Riley, too! but I noticed Jazzy playing with him a lot in the pics) Again........ CONGRATS!!!! I AM GLAD HE IS FINALLY "HOME"!!!! give him a belly rub for me. :)
"If your dog doesn't like someone you probably shouldn't either ~ Unknown
He did JUST fine with a 4yr old today. Give her a big old kiss, then couldnt be bothered with her. But wasnt afraid, or mean..
Tappety, this is my first foster. I know I'll cry when I send Norman to his new home.. The questions you ask really depend on the rescue group. With springer rescue, you keep the dog 7 days for an evaluation. Then you start looking for the right home (from a LONG list of approved adopters). You meet the family, if they like the dog, they take him home same day or whenever ready. They stay in your home as long as needed, unless there is an issue (aggression, you moving, whatever). I suggest putting in applications at local shelters or rescues and see what they tell you.
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