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Old November 27th, 2012, 01:15 PM
Embery Embery is offline
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Thinking Of Fostering

Hello,
My boyfriend and I are considering fostering a dog once we get our new place. We have a dog of our own and would like to foster a little guy to help them out. I am just not sure if it's a good idea or not. Do you need to do special training? Do you need to be a certain age to foster? (I am 20 and he is 23) Would we be too young for them to consider us? I know it won't be for a while but I want to be prepared for when we are ready to foster.

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Old November 27th, 2012, 03:50 PM
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How does your dog get along with others dogs , does it like to play with dogs or does it get jealous if you try to pet another dog? I think the first thing you need to decide is how will your dog will react to another dog in his/her house. What kind of dog do you have ? If you call a shelter they will ask you questions to see if you're suitable to be foster parents to a dog. I was one to some kittens and I was a lot of questions, like how long will the kittens be alone , do I own my house, do I have another pets etc. I don't think your ages will matter .
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Old November 27th, 2012, 04:05 PM
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Usually she loves to play with the other dogs and doesn't even remember I am there. Although there has never been a dog coming into her territory before. I have a fixed female Schnauzer/Dachshund mix, she turned 1 on Nov. 4th. She has a strong personality, they would have to match it. I would be scared that if they didn't she would bully the other dog. She bullies my mom's Golden Retriever, and the current neighbour's dogs bully her depending 2-4 sometimes. It's not like I don't do anything to stop it from happening but it's hard to do it when the neighbour's dogs aren't fenced in while mine is on a leash. I have looked at applications that were online and they do ask a lot of questions, I have no problem answering them.
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Old November 27th, 2012, 11:01 PM
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Your dog sound really cute , does have she a body like a Schnauzer or a Dachshund? Yeah it hard to know how dogs will get along with another in their
territory . My dog got along great with a male Schnauzer he met in a park but the Schnauzer did not like my male dog being his yard. The Schnauzer was not neuter and he attacked my dog when he was invited to play with him.
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Old November 28th, 2012, 06:44 AM
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From what I have noticed, she has the legs of the schnauzer cause they aren't short at all. Body length looks like a Dachshund, she used to sit funny but really doesn't anymore. (Like a Dachshund would with their bum sticking out.) My little cutie below (that was when she was younger), when the neighour's dogs come to bark at her, she wants to play but they don't want to. I don't know I guess I will have to see.



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Old November 28th, 2012, 10:04 AM
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OMG she is adorable! I love her hair do. I love the expression on her cute little face in the second photo.
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