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6/12/12 10:00 A

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Yeah, I can't foster again for quite some time. This little dog when they got him he was shaking and scared of everything. But the humane society (who we foster through) did a lot of work with him. He had been with another foster family and then came to us because they could not give him as much attention and help as he needed. I swear this dog is more loyal then the dog I originally got!

Sorry to hear the sad stories. Human relationships with animals is so interesting. How we can get attached to these critters



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6/12/12 7:31 A

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I know I couldn't foster dogs for that very reason. I would never want to let them go.

we took in our neighbor's dog for what ended up being several months. At first, we kept telling the neighbors we couldn't afford another dog (we have 2). We started telling the neighbors we would take her permanently if they wanted us to. They took her while we were at work one day. She was at their house for a week or so, then she was just gone. I don't know what they did with her, but I really hope she's living a happy life somewhere. I still miss her!

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6/11/12 9:55 P

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I liked this story, Lucky dog meets lucky owner.


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6/11/12 2:34 P

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That's wonderful! Even if you aren't fostering any other dogs, this one found his forever home. Success! emoticon

I may not be there yet but I'm closer than I was yesterday.

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6/11/12 10:14 A

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Awwww...... I know I could never foster a dog for exactly that reason. Once that dog was in my home, I'd never be able to give him up. In fact, we were at the pet store a few weeks ago with our dogs (two Great Pyrenees), picking up some supplies, and there was a woman there with a Newfoundland that someone had abandoned at a kennel, and the rescue association was looking for a new home for her. Believe me, if I had been at the sotre alone, I would have left with three dogs instead of two.

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6/11/12 9:37 A

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Awwww.
I had to kill my dog a couple years ago and I still miss her and think about her all the time. Smartest dog I ever met and she amazed every one else who met her.

I'm not in a situation where I can get another one right now. You might consider not fostering another dog though unless you want to end up with 3 in your house.

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So, I got a dog in December from the pound and he is crazy. Really hyper, energetic, loves people and EVERYTHING. I decided to start fostering dogs to help dogs and give him a playmate for when he could not go to the dog park, he'd have a friend to play with.

Our second foster dog had been in the program for a while because he is incredibly timid. He was caught after a year of trying off a busy road here. We got him in March. My husband and I put a lot of effort into this dog, taking him everywhere with us and forcing him to just get out and not go hide in a corner somewhere. We have seen all the work pay off, he started playing with dogs in the dog park, trusting strangers, going up to sniff people, and just being a dog more.

Well, Saturday I brought him up to the adoption stand and was told that I didn't have to stay because he has an application on him that looks really good. This didn't bother me that much at first, but then I walked by his crate where he was and he looked right at me, got excited, and started wagging his tail. Ohhhh, that got me. I started to cry. I really tried to not cry because I didn't even expect such an emotional response from me. He only looks at me that way and only gets happy when he sees me or my husband.

So, I took him home. We had to make the decision to keep him or let him go, and we only had Saturday to decide. Ultimately, I said he could be adopted because we started fostering to help dogs, and I know by keeping him, I can't foster again and have three dogs in my house. Also, I didn't want to be another foster failure - I wanted to prove that I could do this and not end up with a second dog. However, I told my husband to make the decision because I'm the one who brought home our crazy dog from the pound.

Andddd we decided to keep him! I never expected to have two dogs, but this dog really trusts us and knows that he is safe with us. I never say things happen for a reason, rather everything is coincidental, and at least this was a coincidence in his favor!

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