|Barked: Tue Apr 23, '13 9:55pm PST |
|They said they understood he was intact for show purposes, but they couldn't put their dogs into "that kind of environment" because dogs act differently around intact dogs. I suppose that's probably true for some dogs, but I will admit to being slightly offended at my home being referred to as though it were detrimental to the well being of dogs.
Asking his breeder is a good idea, but she lives two states away, so I don't know that she has many connections in my area. I know all the GSD rescues in my area, but so far none of them want me as a foster home.
This rescue didn't have a fence requirement, so I was excited they might be a little more lenient on things other rescues take a hard stance on. I was planning to take my foster to the basic obedience class that meets after Onyx's OB class, get one of those "Adopt Me" bandanas to walk around town in, get the dog in great physical shape, ect. ect. I should really know better by now than to get my hopes up prematurely. (Yes, I am having a pity party.)
Good to know there are some that will let people with intact dogs foster. Clearly many households have a mix of intact and neutered dogs, so I didn't think that would be why they would turn me down. I figured they would just think I was irresponsible for not neutering, which was why I explained some of my reasons on my application. I might try branching out to all-breed shelter/rescues and aim to foster the GSDs they get when possible.
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