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Old 13th April 2011, 02:36 PM
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Okay, I need help deciding which foster to take on next.


Jori the Corgi mix - 3 months old, really cute. Probably won't be ready for awhile though as she needs to be spayed. No issues, just a cute puppy that may be adopted really quickly (and more quickly if she's in Illinois than way out in the Iowa boonies.)

Ricco the Doberman mix
- adult red male, cropped and docked but he's seriously like 20" tall. He's TINY. He needs a foster home NOW - and he needs work. Very shy, unsure around other dogs, submissive peer. Not good with cats, unsure about small dogs. But he's friggin' ADORABLE. Didn't like my camera at the adoptathon though. Also, that means yet another male in the house.


I don't know...... I really wanted an easy dog as our next foster. Husband says: "Whatev."

Who should I take? Or should I wait and try for another dog?
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Old 13th April 2011, 02:40 PM
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Take the Corgi!
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Old 13th April 2011, 02:42 PM
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I think with your current setup, the males in the house just getting used to each other in small doses, etc, you really need an easy dog this time, so I'm going with corgi too.
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Old 13th April 2011, 02:49 PM
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Corgi sounds like what you need at the moment.
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Old 13th April 2011, 02:53 PM
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My thought would be the corgi - for a few reasons.

Of course, the superficial - its a corgi (mix) puppy!

But also, coming from the perspective of someone with a dog who is insecure around other dogs and shy - is there any possibility of Ricco finding a foster home with less other dogs around? I know you could be a great person to help him overcome his issues and would be very slow about introducing anyone to him but for his sake, it might be nice if he could go somewhere (if that magical somewhere exists...) with only one or two other dogs that might be less stressful for him to try to learn. Plus, it looks like you've made great progress with your two boys and it seems like it might be good to continue to cement that a little before bringing in a project dog.

I say let yourself take care of the easy puppy, if she still needs you by the time she is spayed, let everyone keep getting used to each other and then make a decision on the next foster.
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Old 13th April 2011, 02:53 PM
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Good, that's what we're leaning towards - thanks for reminding my heart to STFU and defer to my brain! ;)
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Old 13th April 2011, 02:57 PM
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You already have your hands full and need a break! Take the easier/more quickly adopted pup. By the time that one moves, you'll probably be in a better position to take on another WIP pup. I had a hard time saying that for probably the same reason you are having trouble making the decision: you are a perfect home for a dog-in-progress. You put in the time and training, etc. However, you also should probably balance that with some easy times in your house. Especially since your boys are currently doing so well!
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Old 13th April 2011, 03:15 PM
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LOL we have ANOTHER option....

Riley - 10 month old dobergirl - good with kids and cats, a little shy but seems to get along with other dogs. Cropped and docked, really pretty. All around sweet girl.

I asked them which one they'd like us to take - Riley or Jori. They want us to take both but I'm guessing husband will veto that idea!
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Corgi.... we need more Corgi LOL
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Old 13th April 2011, 03:38 PM
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I specialize in shy, reserved, and spooky dogs. They take a lot of time, patience, energy, and experience. You have all of those things. However, you also have a new male in the house. At some point Kaylee will come home. You have a lot on your plate right now. I admire always wanting to take the more difficult dog but sometimes taking an easier one is better for the dogs and people involved. I would personally take Riley or Jori for now. I'd probably lean towards Riley because you said Jori was easily adoptable and young and you live quite a bit away. Riley is young too but if she is a little shy she could really benefit from your TLC.
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Old 13th April 2011, 04:39 PM
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^What she said.
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Old 13th April 2011, 04:42 PM
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That's what I'm thinking - Riley or Jori would be fine to turn out with the rest of the dogs, most likely - that's EASY.

What makes it difficult is when I have to alter my "out groups" - i.e. which dogs can be out together. I currently have two outgroups, borderline 1.5 since I can have all dogs loose if I'm watching them.

When Kaylee comes home in May, it'll be the same way - 1, maybe 1.5 outgroups. And that's how I want it to stay!

Jayne is pretty much fully integrated - he's SUCH a good dog, I couldn't ask for a nicer 2nd male.
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As much as I want to meet my Corgi Counterpart, Shannon said it best - You really do have the perfect set up to foster a young Dobergirl, and even help her find a bit of confidence.

Not sure you could really go wrong with either, though!
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Boy I am glad I am not a foster mom because I would have to take both!
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Old 14th April 2011, 09:43 AM
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UPDATE - I will most likely be picking up Riley in Davenport on Saturday!
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