November 14, 2012
I have fostered for two years now and like that I have a choice in who can adopt my fosters. I know their personality. I had one request for a busy little dog I had. He didn't like to be left more than about 3 hours or would start getting into things and tearing stuff up. One person wanted him that said he was at work for 10 hours, so when I explained this wasn't the dog for him, he became beligerant. He had never met the dog, only saw his picture and thought this was the only dog for him. If I had allowed him to adopt this dog, both the dog and the man would have been very unhappy with the arrangement and I hate to think what might have happened. Please take the time to talk to the foster parent and have ideas of what personality of dog you would like, not looks. Be willing to look at other dogs that are suggested if the one you want doesn't seem to fit your lifestyle/or you fit its. This is a LIFETIME committment as a new family member, not a fashion accessory.
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