|08-23-2013 03:20 PM|
|08-23-2013 08:04 AM|
|JeanKBBMMMAAN||I can help set up any home visits for anyone offering to help too - I will work on networking this weekend.|
|08-23-2013 02:24 AM|
Crate training might be pretty rough - Krissie has spent some time in a crate, Koshka very rarely. In general we were stay at home full time, and he didn't need to be crated, and I hadn't reached that in training because I was focusing more on socializing and being unafraid of things. And much of the progress in general has likely been lost being in the kennel for two months, no matter how much she tries to give them some people time.
I've not had a bit of trouble with food aggression between them, never had an issue with any aggression towards people getting near their food. Krissie does tend to be the boss, and want to keep all the things for herself, but Koshka will play around and take things too, and they've been known to lay down and gnaw on the same big bone together. They'll let the cats come up and eat food out of their dishes without a problem, and I can take even the yummiest food out of their mouth without an issue.
Krissie loves EVERYBODY, hands down. She's *supposed* to know that the only way she gets petted is if she sits, but so many people are willing to pay attention to her cuteness that I've been struggling with that. Koshka is really easy to control when it comes to jumping and such by just squeaking a ball and making sure he knows you want him to lay down or sit. He did great in his puppy kindergarten class, comfortable playing with a variety of dogs, and willing to snark if they were getting in his face. Our trainer allowed Krissie to come join in Playtime with the puppies because she was so great with all of them. My only worry with kids would be exuberance causing them to bump and knock them over, especially with Koshka, but I think Krissie would likely be pretty easy to calm down around them and relearn that she must sit for attention.
And now I'm going to email you with all this as well, so we can see if this would be a good fit or not.
|08-22-2013 08:47 PM|
Email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org when you see this.
Id like to know more about your situation.
With some more information I may be able to take Koshka for a few months.
This is assuming my dogs react well to him, I have 3 females.
My 2 younger dogs are not spayed so itd be difficult for me to keep him around december-january, because thats when they will be in heat and would obviously need to be separated at all times. Possible, but difficult.
My boyfriends husky can be a bit of a bully for a day or so when first meeting dogs, so he would have to have a happy-go-lucky personality, I cant have her getting hurt. Shes essentially harmless and hovers around 30lbs.
Would he come with a crate? Or would I need to find one elsewhere?
As far as Krissie, my mom is not open to fostering.
She feels she would become too attached.
I'll keep looking.
I think the 2 of them would be too much for me and my girls, but Id love to get someone I know to foster her, so that they gave have regular contact and play dates.
|08-22-2013 08:16 PM|
|08-22-2013 08:11 PM|
|kelseycub||How do they do with cats? Is the beagle good with small children?|
|08-22-2013 07:35 PM|
We are very close to derby... (30mins) Im going to contact some shepherd breeders I know in the area, some friends as well as beg my mother. (Shes a beagle lover)
I am located in Buffalo, NY.
What is the beagles temperament like?
I assume they are both crate trained.
Any food / dog aggression of any type?
My heart breaks for you, I will do my best to help you out anyway that I can.
|08-22-2013 07:00 PM|
Minor update: The breeder can only post him if I'm prepared to give him up, but cannot take him into her kennel at this time. That makes it a bit more urgent to see if I can find foster. If there is any possibility of him getting fostered near me that would be the best ever, as I could possibly continue working with him then.
He is really an ideal match for me, so I'm in hopes that I can find some sort of fostering situation, or boarding that I can somehow afford (if anybody knows of a kennel near Sioux Falls, SD that would exchange work for boarding, I'm all for it). Wherever I can find foster, I can probably arrange transport to, so that's not a huge issue.
I also welcome any ideas anybody has that might help.
|08-20-2013 05:43 PM|
|OriginalWacky||I'm looking for foster/homes for the kitties too, they are in a nearby boarding kennel. I'd like to say a month or so, but realistically, I'm probably looking at closer to three. In all likelihood I will have to check into the hospital in a week or so, and I have no idea how things will shake down from there.|
|08-20-2013 05:06 PM|
I wish you all the best. What did you do with your kitties if you don't mind me asking?
How long do you think you need a foster for ?
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