The Pets/animal chat thread

Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by android, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. allmaple

    allmaple Chicken

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  2. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    How incredibly frustrating and weird! It's not like your travel time affects the foster at all. And it's been a week and the dogs are still with her so how great are those other folks.
     
  3. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    I'm guessing that typically, the foster visits the applicant's home with the dog to do an interview and meet and greet. So that's why I was really clear that we are happy to come there for the initial visit to save her time. I am not upset with the idea that it's been a week and the dogs are still with her because that tells me they take their time selecting the applicants they want to interview! But yeah, I am frustrated that despite the rescue telling me that we have a very strong application, we may not be considered by the foster because we're an hour away.
     
  4. Pickles

    Pickles Chicken

  5. RogueLlama

    RogueLlama Chicken

    He was EXTREMELY over the modeling session before it began. He made sure the photos reflected his feelings. :lol:
     
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  6. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    His side-eye was great!
     
  7. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    WK for someone I don’t know or care about - I have a very full personal life right now. I assume that would include paying jobs since fostering is generally a volunteer thing. Between work, two kids a dog and house, I get 4-5 hours of sleep and don’t have time to do... anything.
     
  8. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    That's very fair! My mind just immediately went to "personal life" being other stuff, frivolous things. But you're right I shouldn't be so quick to judge.

    I would also assume you wouldn't volunteer to foster multiple dogs in your situation though. Especially if the foster agreement is that the foster must review applicants, contact them, and handle meeting and selecting them.
     
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  9. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    Have you considered the TB humane society? They were wonderful. We got our dog from a neighboring county’s animal services.
     
  10. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    That's the shelter that I posted about calling the morning before they opened about a puppy and was told that I would have had to have been in line at 5am for a real shot at adopting him. They are strictly first-come-first-served from what they told me over the phone.
     
  11. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    Meanwhile my assholes are barking at a recording of them barking during an interview Z did he’s trying to transcribe.
     
  12. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    It wasn’t anything like this in the DC area, I think it’s just the rescues here.

    This same rescue just posted a female puppy this morning so I emailed asking to be considered for her also. We will see.
     
  13. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

  14. calicat

    calicat Queen of the Eggs

    Good luck!! None of our dogs are rescues (Ares kind of is. People down the street had an oops litter and she was 12 weeks and nobody wanted her or her sisters so they were about to go to the shelter) and partially because the rescues can be so insane to deal with.

    What is the shelter status in FL right now @Erie? I've had a shelter dog before and she was fantastic. Maybe a shelter is easier?
     
  15. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    I have looked at all of them nearby. The one I mentioned above that we called morning-of and were told we'd have had to have been in line at 5am is the largest locally. The rest are all operating at very limited capacity and have maybe 1-3 dogs listed, none are what we're looking for though so far.
     
  16. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    Animal services too?
     
  17. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    As far as I know, our local animal services are the shelters. I've looked at the county websites and that's the impression I've gotten.
     
  18. RogueLlama

    RogueLlama Chicken

    @Erie we had a similarly difficult situation trying to adopt a dog a few years ago. Our local two shelters had 5 am lines and asked that all adopters be present when trying to adopt a dog. It just wasn’t feasible for both of us to take a day off work on a maybe shot of being first in line for a dog. I tried many rescues and had interesting results —one wouldn’t adopt to us because I’m sometimes gone four hours for work a few times a month even though I primarily WFH. The rescue didn’t want their dogs alone for more than 3 hours, ever. Another golden/lab rescue wouldn’t adopt to anyone that didn’t have a pool.
     
  19. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    It’s so weird that they’re operating at reduced capacity. When we went to get Lacey they were overflowing with dogs there. Granted she wasn’t a PUPPY puppy, only 6 months, but they still had so many. I wonder if it’s COVID related?
     
  20. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    Hey @Erie i know someone who fosters the the TB area, want me to ask her if she can help?
     
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  21. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    My sister works with a rescue in the northeast but I know she has friends that have friends at other rescues so I can ask her for recommendations too if you'd like.
     
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  22. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    It sounds like there is a ton of demand with people working from home. I wonder if there will be a ton of dogs returned to shelters in a few months.
     
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  23. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    Yeah it is COVID related.
     
  24. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    Sure!!
     
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  25. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    I am open to anything!