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Old 01-16-2013, 05:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi there,

Welcome to the forum!

One option you may want to consider is becoming a foster volunteer. You can be upfront and tell the shelter/rescue that you would like a foster-to-adopt situation. In any event, fostering is a great way to get to know a dog. And, if it turns out not to be a good fit for your household, well, you are still helping the dog find the right home for him/her.

I should tell you that some rescues/shelters do not have formal "foster-to-adopt" programs. But, most will give the foster the first option to adopt if they decide that is what they want.
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