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Advice about what to do with dog.

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Hannahbee, Jun 4, 2017.

  1. Hannahbee

    Hannahbee PetForums Junior

    Jul 14, 2011
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    My friend is going through a tough time with trying to get a job and a place to live after a break up. The places he can stay don't allow dogs and no one he knows can take the dog short term(including me unfortunately).

    Is there anyway that a dog could be fostered temporarily until he sorts out his own place and a job? I have no idea about this kind of thing and I'd hate to see him go to a shelter.
  2. 8tansox

    8tansox PetForums VIP

    Jan 29, 2010
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    When I worked in rescue kennels, we "housed" a dog for its owners until they found an adequate home to take him back, it took 6 months but, the dog went back to them de-flead, wormed, trained and fed, oh and castrated, they paid the adoption fee (£100.00 at the time) which was cheaper than kennelling costs for 6 months. The manager at the centre thought initially it would take 2 months for them to find somewhere to live, but they really did play their cards, had a holiday in the meantime, visited family up and down the country for week-ends etc. so, if you find a sympathetic kennel they "may" be able to help. Just don't abuse the charities' good willingness to help.
  3. EmCHammer

    EmCHammer PetForums VIP

    Dec 28, 2009
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    I'm sure the dogs trust have an advice line to help with homeless issues around dogs . (And so potentially the risk of being homeless is part of this).
    Lurcherlad and lullabydream like this.
  4. lullabydream

    lullabydream PetForums VIP

    Jun 25, 2013
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    I have heard of this too now you mention it...a localish rescue were housing a dog for a couple who ended up losing their home. I was only told about this via the charity shop that was being run in my local town for the charity...I obviously have that face that means you need another dog because am sure I was practically home checked whilst I was there...i was only buying dog treats.
    Sorry OP for going off topic slightly, but yes some charities can help. Just depends on them, and who runs them to be honest.
  5. DaisyBluebell

    DaisyBluebell Earth, the insane asylum of the Universe

    Apr 14, 2017
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    I have a feeling that the Blue Cross might take a dog temporarily (I know the Cinnamon Trust in Cornwall will but that may be too far away for you. As some ask at the Dogs Trust too.
  6. Blitz

    Blitz PetForums VIP

    Feb 12, 2009
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    When I had boarding kennels the SSPCA arranged and paid for some dogs belonging to a woman who had split up from her husband till the council got her rehomed somewhere she could take her dogs.
  7. Sarah H

    Sarah H Grand Empress of the Universe

    Jan 18, 2014
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    Cinnamon Trust work throughout the UK (I think!) but they can be 'breedest' (don't take staffies or other bull breeds I don't think unfortunately).
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