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a new foster, and I'm a little weary

Discussion in 'General Dog Discussions' started by E Diggy, Aug 31, 2013.

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  1. E Diggy

    E Diggy Big Dog


    My wife convinced me into fostering this fella. The original owners got a new landlord that said he must go, and their only other option is a kill shelter. So, we'll do it, but I'm a little nervous with this one. He's an intact male, so I'm going to crate and rotate, but I just had this dropped in my lap. He is a nice looking boy...if I were looking for a new one to keep, I'd be interested.
  2. warhammer

    warhammer Puppy

    The only way to answer that question is to foster him and see how it goes. If you're willing to work with him, then you may end up with the best dog in the world. Rescue dogs often end up being the most loving dogs since they often have been denied that kind of companionship.
  3. Beret

    Beret Bullyflop

    What're you uneasy about?
  4. Gatorpit

    Gatorpit Good Dog

    BTW (grammer Nazi) "weary" means tired, "Wary" means cautious. :) Ok thanks bye.
  5. E Diggy

    E Diggy Big Dog

    Having to crate and rotate. Keeping them seperated is a chore. I'll do it, but I just hope we find him a home quick.
  6. E Diggy

    E Diggy Big Dog

    Thank you. The situation also has me exhausted though, so maybe I'm still weary about it! lol
  7. kbell6987

    kbell6987 Little Dog

    he looks like a real cutie, im sure you will do fine. :sonn_u11:
  8. Gristyle

    Gristyle Little Dog

    Handsome little guy. How old is he? Whatever happened to the other puppy foster?
  9. TannerG

    TannerG Boss Member

    Its not a chore at all actually quite easy as long as everyone in the house on the same page
  10. Kahne

    Kahne Good Dog

    Crate and Rotate is pretty easy once you get it down just make sure your crates are sturdy and if you can crate in separate rooms. Are you planning on getting him fixed?
  11. E Diggy

    E Diggy Big Dog

    We Found Him A Home! :-)
  12. E Diggy

    E Diggy Big Dog

    Hopefully, We Won't Have Him Long Enough To TakWe That Responsibilty Ourselves, But He's Not Going To Anyone That Isn't Going To.
  13. E Diggy

    E Diggy Big Dog

    There's The Problem. I'm At Work A Lot Now And Want To Make Sure He's Not Crated Too Much. Kids Are Starting School This Week, So They Won't Be Able To HelpDuring The Day.
  14. Gatorpit

    Gatorpit Good Dog

    Crate and rotate does not actually mean you HAVE to "crate". It really just means they have to be kept seperate. You can keep one in another room, or outside on a SECURE chain spot or in an escape proof kennel with a roof and bottom (not loose in a yard. Even a good fence can be climbed over, dug under, or ripped through by a determined dog).
  15. kady05

    kady05 Krypto Super Dog

    Just curious, but why would you automatically go to crate & rotate? Are your other dogs DA/DS (I might've missed if they were)?

    Maybe it's just because my dogs get along with anyone, but when a new dog comes here, I don't automatically jump to "Oh well I guess I'll have to C&R".

    I'd get him neutered now, if you're planning to foster and adopt him out yourselves. Makes everyone's life easier.
  16. Kahne

    Kahne Good Dog

    Agreed, It also will weed out a TON of idiots if he is neutered. If you don't personally know the person you really have no way to know if they will neuter him or not. Are you working with a rescue so you can get him posted on PetFinder?
  17. E Diggy

    E Diggy Big Dog

    You're right, and as of right now they are getting along ok. I was apprehensive about having 2 males in the same house. I have a room in the back of my house that is basically a walk in crate with access to the backyard. It will be utilized.
  18. law

    law Big Dog

    Goodness he is a good looking fella. Good luck.
  19. E Diggy

    E Diggy Big Dog

    Didn't take long at all! Found our little buddy a forever home with a loving family! This makes 4 dogs now that would have otherwise condemned, that I've fostered and found permanent homes. It's a very satisfying feeling.
  20. Tiffseagles

    Tiffseagles GRCH Dog Premium Member

    Congrats! He is good looking too!
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