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      I got my 1st phone call after application, everything went well, emailed some pics of my yard/fence. everything seemed good, even my fence issues seemed like it could be rectified with help on both sides. next step is to meet with dog, hopefully I fall in love....this rescue seems to be fair and open minded so far.
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      IMHO rescues are dealing with a lot more people who have no clue or very little knowledge about owning a dog and what it takes, the commitment. As a group, we get it, we know. It boggles my mind how most of us would be turned down by a rescue. But they don't know us, they don't know we have what it takes. Other than a dog that does not like children (if you have kids), is too much dog for an older person, a dog going into a home with little to no chance of getting the exercise it needs, or does not get along with current pets, we all qualify. But they don't know that. They often get very attached to their rescues and are searching for the "perfect" placement, if, they admitted the truth, they don't want to find because they are too attached.

      I don't mind giving references, especially my vet. The home "inspection" does not bother me either. They are not looking for a mansion or a super clean home. For me getting seniors, a minus to a rescue would be finding a house with lots of stairs or insecure footing type floors would be a consideration. Luckily for the seniors and my old bones living and sleeping areas are all on one floor.

      I want so bad to get another senior lab and am hoping upcoming doctors appts will show the improvement I've made so I can start looking.
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      Fingers crossed for you Fran!

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      Going to meet the dog tomorrow. says the biggest issues with dog are that it is 100% cured from heartworm and has lots of energy. anything recommended to look for at visit. it will be at a vets clinic. getting excited.

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      Quote Originally Posted by voodoo View Post
      Going to meet the dog tomorrow. says the biggest issues with dog are that it is 100% cured from heartworm and has lots of energy. anything recommended to look for at visit. it will be at a vets clinic. getting excited.
      Our first Lab Brutus was three when we got him...he'd been treated for heartworm a year before and was considered cured. He was. But he had major issues with outside/exercise heat for his entire life. He actually started having seizures at about the age of 11 or 12 that seemed to be heat related but we were never really able to pinpoint that. (A subsequent Lab...my yellow girl Honey...was diagnosed with seizures directly related to internal overheating and so I reflected on what was triggering those of Brutus in earlier years.) Bru was pretty much a big couch potato but we definitely had to keep an eye on external temperatures, not walk him in temps over about 60 without a cooling jacket if in direct sun, and allow him to call the shots relative to exercise in general. The vet confirmed for us that the heartworms or the treatment itself was probably what compromised his system to begin with. (My Honey was a hyperactive/anxious dog and created her own heat...definitely not mellow Brutus' problem.)

      I hate to rain on this parade but thought it was worth mentioning...you can check out possible connections if you think something like this would be a problem based on what you do with your dogs (exercise-wise).
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      good to know. only other info I gained was that it walks nice on a leash and he needs room due to all his energy. I figured being with my chili would drain both the dogs quite a bit in addition to their walks. I actually was more concerned about behavioral issues and things to look for as I really dont want a barker. I baby sat a dog before for 2 weeks that wouldnt let a bird in my yard...constant barking...anyways Im hoping its a dog that will fit my family.

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      I hope the meeting goes well. I'd try to think of any behaviors that might be a deal breaker for you and ask about those, in case whoever has been caring for him can offer insight on that. I suspect that how the pup acts when he first comes home will not be how he acts once he settles in and gets comfortable. Does Chili come to this meeting? Good luck at your meeting!

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      If I like the dog, there will be a meeting w/my wife and chili...and if that goes well, a home inspection/visit, and then adoption I believe. Sooo much harder than just buying a pup or even picking up a dog from the pound. I guess once you get approved, the process will be easier the next time.

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      Good luck! Can't wait to hear how it goes!


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      the meeting was good, gonna introduce my dog on saturday. -img_0274-jpg-img_0278-jpg

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