Hey all! I am new to this forum, I have been browsing for a long time and finally thought I should post!
So, here goes: I am a super big animal lover, any animal is AWESOME, but I particularly LOVE german shepherds. Back in March my dad said we could talk about fostering one. I thought it was a great idea! And now it is July, 5 months later and I am still asking to foster! My dad told me to make sure everyone is fine with it and then we can talk to the queen...my mother. I asked all of my siblings, and they were totally fine with it. I told my dad and we confronted my mom. (Now she is not a big animal person, every single pet we have she coaxed into getting, except one which she got for herself then gave to my brother). She was not happy about the idea and shot me down. My dad told me he would handle, yet still has done nothing. Now ever since march we have been talking about getting a fence for our backyard(the back part of our yard isn't fenced, but has a large hill), and I thought it was because a rescue wouldn't let us foster without a fence. Turn out he would want the GSD to sleep outside. I dream of having a GSD sleeping in my bed, watching TV on the couch and she falls asleep and I cant get up, and he tells me it would be outside. He said a dog that size would get depressed living inside. Now with my constant browsing of this forum I know it isn't true. If I can get my dad on board with the dog staying inside, he can talk my mom into it. So, pretty much I want to write up a presentation of why a GSD should be inside, why it is a great dog, I just want information that will tell him how loving they are and why they would prefer to be inside dogs and get exercise everyday, than get exercise all hours of the day outside and want to be inside with their family. So, please give me Pros and Cons of a german shepherd and a ton of information of why they should be inside. I have been wanting to foster for 5 months, but have wanted one for years. Please help me out.
Thanks. Also, please don't say anything rude. P.S. I forgot to mention!!
I live in an area with coyotes, bobcats and mountain lions. I am near a lot of trails and nature, and at night they come out. Also it very very HOT where I live and very very cold at night. It would be cruel to leave a dog outside. HECK, I am scared to go outside at night<<<<<