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centrop67
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Tell us about yourself: Accidental DS rescuer. Human companion to Radar and Leela. Owner of the site, looking to make this the top site for information and discussion on Dutch Shepherds.
Location: Cutler Bay, FL, USA

FOSTERS NEEDED!

Post by centrop67 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:31 pm

Michael
The pack -> Radar (DS), Leela (Mal?), and Karen (Human) - Cutler Bay, FL USA
RIP: Tequila and Snickers
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. - Will Rogers

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Tell us about yourself: Apparently I just adopted a Dutch Shepherd. My experience have been with Dalmatians. The shelter listed her as a 3 year old Dutch Shepherd, which truthfully I didn't even know was a breed. I picked her because she is so sweet and energetic. But looking at the forum, I'm wondering if I might have taken on more than I will be able to handle. I did reach out to s DS rescue and they say she does appear to be a DS. But so far she's a joy and though not trained is catching on quickly.

Re: FOSTERS NEEDED!

Post by ladyjubilee » Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:21 am

I don't Facebook (like my privacy too much) but was wondering how the foster dogs were doing. Do they have homes yet?
Pack: Peanuts-terrier mix, 16-18 years old, Bramble-Dutch Shepherd, 3 yrs
Location: NC

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centrop67
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Posts: 2442
Joined: Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:42 pm
Tell us about yourself: Accidental DS rescuer. Human companion to Radar and Leela. Owner of the site, looking to make this the top site for information and discussion on Dutch Shepherds.
Location: Cutler Bay, FL, USA

Re: FOSTERS NEEDED!

Post by centrop67 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:52 am

The rescue situation persists and is ongoing.

Fosters play a very important role in the rescue process helping to ensure health, training, and evaluation of temperament to make sure these dogs don't land in homes unsuitable to care for them.

To me, it takes a very special person to bring a dog in to their life that they know will be with them for shorter than the lifetime of the dog. It's got to be difficult to not fall in love with all of them, but I guess there great satisfaction when the dog gets a forever home.

It's something I am contemplating for the future. I just can't bring any new dogs into my home with Radar.
Michael
The pack -> Radar (DS), Leela (Mal?), and Karen (Human) - Cutler Bay, FL USA
RIP: Tequila and Snickers
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. - Will Rogers

ladyjubilee
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Posts: 190
Joined: Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:00 am
Tell us about yourself: Apparently I just adopted a Dutch Shepherd. My experience have been with Dalmatians. The shelter listed her as a 3 year old Dutch Shepherd, which truthfully I didn't even know was a breed. I picked her because she is so sweet and energetic. But looking at the forum, I'm wondering if I might have taken on more than I will be able to handle. I did reach out to s DS rescue and they say she does appear to be a DS. But so far she's a joy and though not trained is catching on quickly.

Re: FOSTERS NEEDED!

Post by ladyjubilee » Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:09 pm

I have a lot of respect for those that foster dogs. I'm slowly introducing the concept of fostering a dog to the family, but while Peanuts is in decline it just wouldn't be fair. Plus, I have to admit I usually end up at kill shelters when the time comes go get a new dog. Changing my thinking to realize fostering helps get multiple dogs out of shelters is an adjustment.

Of course the other problem is I'm not sure we could handle a full blown working line DS. My sweet mild Bramble is a handful :).

In between kids, I used to help out a local rescue by manning booths at events and using my dog as sample. If there is any way I can help, I'd be happy to.
Pack: Peanuts-terrier mix, 16-18 years old, Bramble-Dutch Shepherd, 3 yrs
Location: NC

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