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Does anyone know why all the havs in the havanese rescue always says "no kids" on petfinder?
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No, but I noticed that too. I think that some toy breed rescue groups won't adopt out to families with small kids b/c of the size of the dogs and the potential for injury.

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No, but I noticed that too. I think that some toy breed rescue groups won't adopt out to families with small kids b/c of the size of the dogs and the potential for injury.
I agree, I think that's the reason.

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Also a lot of times the dogs have issues with children. Like maybe they weren't supervised with children before and they get anxious and uncomfortable around them in foster care situations, etc.

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It's annoying isn't it
I think that usually it's just policy not to adopt toy breeds to families with young kids so that the dogs are less likely to get injured.
No kids usually means "No young kids" but each rescue seems to have their own idea of what age kids can be trusted around small dogs.

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some of them are mill dogs

And are very skittish even around adults. You won't see this on dogs with less issues. Right now there are a lot of senior dogs and mill dog rescues. They have had years of no human contact...so they want to rescue them to adult only homes or no running and screaming little ones who cannot be trusted to be calm and quiet as these dogs will need for some time.

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My kids are great with Gracie...so it is annoying! My seven year old is the sweetest most gentle spirit ever....Gracie ADORES her!
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Karla you are very fortunate

Some children are just gentle spirits. I've had adults I've had to ask calm down! Squeezing the dogs faces, acting so silly and jumping up and down, trying to get the dogs to bite their hands! Guess who never gets invited back!

We've had some kids run all over the house screaming at times...luckily Riki and Daisy think they are rather funny. A skittish mill dog would not.

Again, they are just discouraging small children in general. The foster mom takes personal situations into account, especially because you have dog experience.

You cannot imagine how many dogs were turned in as aggressive. We find out they had two toddlers under three and a five year old...often torturing the dogs. The dog gets to rescue and turns out to be a sweetheart. So you see why they do what they do.

Karla, why don't you sign up for rescue and you can learn more. I do not foster as I work...but I am in charge of organizing the quilt and advertising. There are many things you can do. You are a passionate lady with experience, dogs, and kids!

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I should look into that...I would love to foster...if I could talk dh into it!!!
I once fostered a german shepherd...and we found him a great home here in town...he is loved and spoiled to this day...but my husband hated every minute of it. He just isn't an animal lover like me.

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There are lots of us on this list who volunteer for rescue, some foster, and some do other things. Speak up you guys and share your stories.

Pat? Amanda? I know there are lots of you! Megan? ...and many more....

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