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Old 11-20-2012, 04:30 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Just me, because I am a paranoid polly, I wouldn't post an eval on a public forum where it would not be able to be erased. I went out to meet a dog once - did all sorts of touching, moving, grabbing, etc, and the dog was great for me. She ended up in a shelter and failed her eval - for whatever reason and was rescue only - so if I had said she's easy peasy (which I *swear* she was!!!) and someone off the street had taken her, and she was put under pressure she might not have been okay. Who knows nowadays who is going to come back at you and for what.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:36 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Jean - how else do you get an unbiased description of the dog if not from the evaluation?
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:45 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I just wouldn't post it on a forum. Because if I say this is a dog that can be touched all over the first thing that will happen is that someone will grab it by the tongue and the dog will grab their hand and then I am the one who said "this is a dog that can be touched all over" and I will be in trouble.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:45 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Well, if anyone is interested, they'll have to contact the owner and ask for references on the evaluation.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:47 PM   #35 (permalink)
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I don't put a lot of stock in shelter evals.
The reason being...I got a dog in w/the eval stating he was fine with cats. Yeah he was wonderful with cats -- until the cat's back was turned! Thereupon he tried to eat the cat.
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I'd rather see an "owner surrender" form filled out than a shelter eval. OS forms can tell you if the dog lived with cats/kids/other dogs, and if they don't lie, are much more useful to me than some shelter eval.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:50 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Wiley is in a home right now so Maureen (sorry to put all the pressure on you MYoung!) would be able to get both.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:50 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Here is not the place to discuss the eval process. Shelter evals are tough because the dog is stressed and owners lie when surrendering a dog. Best thing to do (esp in the case because it is possible) is talk with the owner and meet the dog and draw your own conclusions. Let's keep the OT chat to a minimum. Thanks.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:19 PM   #38 (permalink)
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I think Jean is right, sometimes it takes a while, several months, to place even the best dog. In our experience sables are harder to place with the average pet owner, people around here at least prefer the Rin Tin Tin look. Maybe also the Sch community can be approached. He is too far for our applicants, unfortunately, around here people want to meet the dog before committing.
I just wish I could have another dog, I would have to place some fosters first. He is just gorgeous.
Don't be too disappointed that it takes some time, the family that gets him has to appreciate the great dog they will get.
If it is a comfort, adoptions here tend to pick up before/around Christmas as people have some time off to spend with a new dog.
Sending positive thoughts.
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