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June 7th, 2010, 08:26 PM
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I am so excited. I found out today that we are approved to adopt through the Great Dane Outreach in our area . We are still looking for a good breeder as we may go that route. We are just trying to leave all of our options open. It is so exciting that things are looking up for us.
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June 7th, 2010, 11:29 PM
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That's GREAT! You may also want to ask if they do a foster to adopt program as well where you foster a dane you think may be right for you and if they aren't you foster until they get another home, but if they are then you can adopt them. Also may want to ask if they will do a "test drive" weekend where you basically adopt the dog but they hold your adoption fee for 3-4 days and give you and your family time to live with the dog and make sure things are going okay before it's 100% final. Some do some don't, but the Boxer rescue I foster for does both and I've always thought they were great programs especially for people with kids and/or other pets.
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June 8th, 2010, 06:38 PM
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I know they will take the dogs back if for some reason it doesn't work out. I will have to ask about the foster to adopt program. If it was just my hubby and me it wouldn't be so tricky .
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June 8th, 2010, 07:07 PM
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I know they will take the dogs back if for some reason it doesn't work out. I will have to ask about the foster to adopt program. If it was just my hubby and me it wouldn't be so tricky .
Right any reputable rescue will but they also will not refund your adoption fee. The "test drive" of 3-4 days allows you to make sure the dog will work out in your home and be able to get your adoption fee back if it does not. It's not long term, typically a weekend test drive/trial.

Haha, oh yes that's always the case. I just adopted a GSD 3 months ago and when I already had a female dog who doesn't do other females, a male dog that loves everyone, 2 cats (which can be hard to find a GSD to get along with) and an 8 year old plus a husband who wears a uniform (can be scary for some rescues) I am about the hardest placement that there is so I completely understand. Definitely don't settle though I promise the right dog will come around for you...he did for us and he's been a FABULOUS addition to our family and gets along great with everyone and everythign here.
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