Those are good thoughts. I didn't even think about that. My husband is home all day because he works nights and then we switch. I will talk to the foster mom tomorrow about him. We have already been approved by the rescue, but we want to find a good match for our family as well. I am in no rush
I am an honest person, and if I agree to a contract, it is what it is. I found this part of their contract disturbing: " This dog will be kept on a leash at all times when outside of a securely fenced-in area." I could never uphold this contract and would not adopt from this rescue.
Think about what that means if you ever go hiking, camping, to a friend's cabin, etc. A dog adopted from this shelter can never be off leash or unfenced and would have to watch any other dogs with you and your friends run at full speed, swim, chase squirrels, while your dog languishes on a chain watching. Even if there were no other dogs, your dog would not have the privilege to run and play with his family without tripping on a leash. Is this something you would want for your dog?
Do you have a yard big enough for your dog to actually get up to a full speed run without having to come to a crashing stop or sharp turn? If you don't, your dog can never get up to a full run, and German Shepherds love to run.
I understand why the rescue might have that as part of the contract, but IMO, it is not the best thing for the dog. A life well lived is better than a long life waiting to live.
Have you tried other rescues who are more dog friendly and less controlling?