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post #1 of 76 (permalink) Old 04-16-2014, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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*Urgent-Should I Adopt Her?

Kaiya is a beautiful and sweet 2 year old AKC registered GSD that I came across at a kill shelter 2 hours ago. Kaiya's previous owner was killed in Afghanistan and she was inherited to the owner's parents. Kaiya was used as a bomb dog to detect any hidden explosives as the troops went on missions. The parents of the owner were too old to keep up with Kaiya and placed her in a kill shelter. I was doing paperwork for one of my GSD's when I saw her. She was such a sweet girl and her and I bonded quick. I would take her in a heartbeat, but I already have 4 GSD's and one of them I adopted only a month ago (Hunter). I'm debating whether or not I should just say "yes" and bring her home because today is when she is supposed to be euthanized. I'm in my car driving now and am ready to turn around and get her, but would it better for her to be put to rest than face 4 GSD's? Advice?

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Yes! You could always foster her and find her a good home if it's too much for you with four other dogs.

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Ugh sorry my knee jerk reaction is to get her out of there ASAP! The deal with keeping or finding a more reasonable shelter.
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OMG, Yes adopt her!
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post #5 of 76 (permalink) Old 04-16-2014, 04:18 PM
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I would love to say yes, but I don't know the specifics of your situation. So really, only you can answer that. It does sound like you have your hands full but would you be able to take her and find her a loving home?

Definitely a tough choice for you and a sad situation for her after serving our country. I wish you the best whatever you decide.

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My suggestion is to foster this dog until someone can be found to adopt her. I just sent a PM to someone on this board who is a bomb dog handler. He may be able to offer additional advice.

It would be a shame to see a bomb dog like this put down. I consider bomb detection dogs to be heroes.

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How will your 4 GSDs do w/ Kaiya? Is there a way to for you to keep her till a home might come . There is alot of interest in Military dogsespecially those who served. ,Like everybody else my knee jerk reaction is get her but you know your dogs your home. I wish there was time to start a rescue thread for this sweet veteran.

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Well, three out of the four GSD's I have are dog friendly, but my one female, Ivy, is highly aggressive towards other dogs because of the way her previous owner treated her and she had to wear a muzzle for a while when I adopted Hunter( 7 months old) until she got used to him. I also don't know Kaiya's personality towards other dogs. Other than that, I have ten acres of fenced in yard, have the patience and experience for dogs, and would be able to afford all five dogs. I think I'm going to turn around and grab her.

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PULL HER! Even if you have to crate and rotate until you can place her.

Post her here
https://www.facebook.com/MilitaryWorkingDogs

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Retir...62014883861620

Contact this group!
http://www.militaryworkingdogadoptions.com/

And contact every rescue in the area. GET it to the public. Call the media.

This dog is a war hero.




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post #10 of 76 (permalink) Old 04-16-2014, 04:30 PM
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You might also want to contact Northwest German Shepherd Rescue and alert them to the fact that she is there and see if they will go get her and rehome her. I am a foster over here on the Seattle side. I'm sure that it wouldn't take long for you to rehome her if you were to foster her until you could find her a suitable family.
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