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Rehoming 2 Romanian dogs

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Shonar2007, Feb 27, 2017.


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  1. Shonar2007

    Shonar2007 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi all

    Looking for a bit of advice, we are rehoming a Romanian dog through a charity, the pup is 6 months and is one of 2 left of a littler of 5. We passed our home check etc and my partner had mentioned rehoming the sibling litter mate also. I spoke with the rescue who said they'd be happy to cover the cost of the 2nd pup if we rehome both as paying for the spaying/neutering was our worry known how important it was. My partner really wants to get the 2 of them but I am a bit more dubious if this would work?
     
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    Having two would be great for them as they are siblings and always been together. It also would mean that they would have each other for company if you and your partner are out at work each day. You have to take into account two lots of insurance. I understand the charity is paying for the second puppy to be neutered etc; after that are the vet fees for the second pup down to you?
     
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    @simplysardonic has a Romanian rescue I believe?

    They aren't the easiest of Dogs, often living on the streets or in a pound with minimal human contact. Many of them are often nervous and need a lot of time to adjust to living in a home environment with all the new sounds. Not to mention getting them used to walking outside, they can be escape artists especially if frightened.

    @Shonar2007 Personally I would just take one puppy and put all my concentration and effort into him or her since he or she will need all of your attention and wait until you have a good bond and are happy with that Dog's behaviour before adding another Dog to your home.
    The other puppy will no doubt quickly find another home :)

    Two puppies are triple the work, training and expense. Often picking up both good and bad habits from one another. Google litter mate syndrome.
    Raising two puppies is possible but it is incredibly hard work and not recommended unless you seriously know what you're letting yourself in for, I'm surprised a rescue would allow it.
     
  4. Shonar2007

    Shonar2007 PetForums Newbie

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    I am unsure what their bond is actually like together they had said it would be sad to the last one from the litter be left behind but did say no pressure whatsoever I actually work from home I am a childminder and do the odd shift in care maybe once a week so I am at home majority of the time. I believe they were also taken in to the shelter back in October so not sure how much time they spent out on the streets
     
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    Calvine PetForums VIP

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    Actually, looking after a few children as well might be quite challenging, didn't realise you were a childminder.
     
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    Shonar2007 PetForums Newbie

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    I only do it part time and don't plan to do it anymore than I do at moment.
     
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    I would say stick with one dog as two could be extremely hard work.

    Have you checked with the parents of the children you look after if they mind about the dog? I wouldn't be happy tbh
     
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    Shonar2007 PetForums Newbie

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    Can I ask what wouldn't you need happy with? I will have the pup without any childminding children for 5 days to settle in. I only have these children for 5 hours 2 days a week
     
  9. Lurcherlad

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    A completely unknown dog around my child, especially as it's not a tiny pup but is already 6 months old. He is a completely unknown entity.

    Even with the best security, accidents happen.

    Don't get me wrong, I love dogs! ;)

    Have you checked with the parents?
     
  10. Shonar2007

    Shonar2007 PetForums Newbie

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    Both parents know :) I am not irresponsible and know if the dog was 'hyper' as per say they would be seperated as i wouldnt take that chance with my youngest child anyway. ~I have a very large kitchen which already has a stair gate in situ.
     
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    I can't combine the threads but will move this one to dog chat and close it , then you will only get replies to one thread.
     
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