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There's me thinking of fostering - Haha I failed before I began!

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Milliepoochie, Mar 28, 2011.


  1. Milliepoochie

    Milliepoochie PetForums VIP

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    I put a thread on here last week about being a foster home well I think it fair to say it has been an eventful weekend and I definately failed before I started!

    I know the OH deep down has wanted to get a second dog for a while and we had spoken about the costs etc, checked how much our local kennels is for two, convinced ourselves not to worry about what other people think and that actually our dog is our life, we both work, we dont have an expensive hobby or go on extravagent holidays (Millie is our hobby :)). Turns out he had been emailing a gentleman last week regarding a 10 month old Akita who needed to be rehomed before tomorrow as they are moving back to Eastern Europe and cant afford to take him with them.

    So we agreed to meet in a park and went for a long 'walkies' :D

    And late last we we went back to pick him up, he is an absolute stunner.

    We have an XXXL crate in our Boot Room which is his 'Den' and he slept quite happily in their last night. We have taken Millie and him for walks together over the weekend and this morning and they we happy and wagging tails and barking playfully. Although I realise its really important that Millie still has 'her space' and him his. Although Millie was so brilliant, She is not fussed by him at all, she seems very relaxed and chilled - (Prol the bubble bath she had last night!)

    I am going to PAH at lunch to get him a collar - (He came with a full on choke chain :( whilst he doesnt pull terribly we are walking him on a long line through fields etc and I dread to think how horrendous it must be on his neck! I will get some photos up later :) and I will definately be searching out Akita owners for some advice :) Whilst my OH has had large dogs in the past this is a first for me.
     
  2. Johnderondon

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    Piccies needed!
     
  3. LostGirl

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    Aww yep defo pics needed! X
     
  4. Twiggy

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    Wow - how exciting. Pics very soon?
     
  5. Cleo38

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    How exciting - pics defintiely needed!! :D
     
  6. Milliepoochie

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    I am incredibly excited, he is beautiful - only problem is the commands he knows are in Hungarian! We know Polish / English but not Hugarian so lots of work to do. :D

    I will get some nice pictures as soon as I'm home from work.

    Off to PAH to look for a XL collar / lead at lunch, get his choke chain off him :)Its crazy, i love buying bits for the dog's more than for me!
     
  7. Cockerpoo lover

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    Aww a new family member. Hope it all works out well for you :001_smile:

    What is he called?

    Don't forget lots of piccies.x
     
  8. Emmastace

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    He sounds beautiful and Millie sounds like she is really happy with her new friend. Hurry up with those pics x
     
  9. newfiesmum

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    Congratulations! I hope it works out well for you, but please let us know if you manage to get a collar to fit this dog at p@H. I know a good Ebay shop who does stuff for giant dogs which is where I got collars for my boys and there is someone on here who, I believe, has an online store called Big Dogs World.

    I could never find anything big enough in any retail shop.
     
  10. Hb-mini

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    Oh great...how exciting. Whats his name? Cant wait to see piccys. xx
     
  11. oveione

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    Ah well done you for taking him on cant wait for piccies.
     
  12. Milliepoochie

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    Im nervous now hehe was planning on buying whatever I could see in an XL (which actually feels strong enough!) and have a fitting session when we get home. If you wouldnt mind could you PM me the ebay Sellers name you have bought from? I use ebay quite abit and it could really come in handy.
     
  13. jamie1977

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    Can not wait to see photos.
     
  14. celicababe1986

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    looking forward to seeing some piccies :D

    well done :001_smile:
     
  15. Cavalierlover123

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    How exciting !! cant wait to see pics, Akita's are so beautiful !! :p
     
  16. Wyrd

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    Look forward to seeing the pics :D
     
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    Dito to all the photo posts lol :D hurry !!!

    oh and good luck with the big collar hunt ;)
     
  18. AmberNero

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    :lol: bless you, failed before you started! I don't think so :) You might not be fostering, but you're still giving a dog a new home that needed one! :D :thumbup: ALSO ditto on all the pic requests! :D :D :D
     
  19. pinklady

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    Its the Akita law to join JAWT.co.uk once you have your doggie!!!!!! All the advice you could ever need is always available x ;)
     
  20. Rolosmum

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    lol, the spur of the moment decisions are often the best! Trust me I got two this way!
     
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