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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-16-2010, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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Just wondering how many of you that have fostered a Hav or any other breed , have ended up keeping the dog.? I would find it difficult to let the dog go after getting attached to it. I commend you folks for this , I couldn't do it.

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What timing Dave! My first foster just left with her new family. I was really happy for them, they were so excited but just as sad to see her going - and she was only here for 2 weeks. I took Cody & Tess for a walk and shed a few tears. We loved having her here and friends made it even tougher by encouraging me to keep her. I know Cody & Tess are going to miss her as much as I will.

From the beginning I thought of her in terms of not being mine, she belonged to someone else, I was just watching her until they could come and take care of her. Of course, since this was only my first we'll see how well I do with keeping that attitude.

But just think - I get to go through that initial fun stage when I'm still full of patience and they haven't developed all of the bad habits I've unwittingly allowed!

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Ahhh Jill I don't know how you do it? Two weeks isn't long but it's enough to get attached. Bless you.

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Hi Dave, My little foster guy Gabe let this morning with his new forever home. I tell you I was stressed and agonizing over it. The minute his new mom walked in I knew this was meant to be. He is very shy and nervous around new people. He came right up to her and was fighting the others for attention! He even asked her to pick him up a few times. The house is quiet and seems empty. My girls are missing him as we are. While my heart aches it is filled with joy!

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Geeze this convinces me all the more that I could only rescue and not adopt.

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Luna! Must be adoption day. You're right, the house is so quiet and empty! Amazing how one little being can add so much to the home. And it is such a range of emotions but the smiles on the family's faces (there were 2 boys, ages 10 & 7) made it worthwhile.

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We've fostered two and sent them both off to new homes. Having each of them here confirmed for me that two dogs is enough for us full-time. It was still hard to say goodbye though, even though they both went to wonderful homes.

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I can honestly say with each foster I have had, they went to a better home than I could have provided that dog. I never cried at the time of them going home maybe part of it was being busy making sure they had everything. The two times I can remember crying were seeing the progress of two of the dogs I had fostered. One I ran into during a rescue event and I didn't recognize the dog and the other was Casey and he remembered me and my dogs and was finally the Casey he was suppose to be.

It also helps I have Ms Manners who doesn't fall in love as easily as I do

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Ahhh Jill I don't know how you do it? Two weeks isn't long but it's enough to get attached. Bless you.

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I can honestly say with each foster I have had, they went to a better home than I could have provided that dog. I never cried at the time of them going home maybe part of it was being busy making sure they had everything. The two times I can remember crying were seeing the progress of two of the dogs I had fostered. One I ran into during a rescue event and I didn't recognize the dog and the other was Casey and he remembered me and my dogs and was finally the Casey he was suppose to be.

It also helps I have Ms Manners who doesn't fall in love as easily as I do
By Ms. Manners, I am thinking you might mean Belle? Or am I mistaken? Being sure you are placing them in a better home might help, but I still don't know how you do it, but I am glad you do!!

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