Thank you to anyone and everyone that has followed the whole saga with Tucker, the guy who wasn't supposed to stay.
(Started here: https://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...d-shelter.html
I'm going to ramble a minute and then talk about (ask about) how to do this rehoming thing properly.. and talk about the results I'm getting.
Maybe this post is also about me and how I need to vent.
I love this dog. Adore him. Would keep him forever, had issues not cropped up between his brother and him. Tucker still wants to play with Bailey, but Bailey is being a jerk. It hurts my heart to see Tucker submit so to Bailey. He shouldn't have to live that way. Shouldn't have to live in a rotate and crate life. Shouldn't have to live in fear. He deserves so much more.
He is not purebred, but he is .. nice. Just has such a sweet and cool disposition that anyone who meets him likes him. You cannot "not" like him. He's just "that" kind of dog.
I will give up pieces of my heart to see him go. Big chunks. I didn't want to keep him, then I desperately did, and now I know I just can't probably do it.
So... first I posted a CL ad and received two responses. One offered to let him live on a farm. Um, no. Second was interesting and I'm still talking to them, but probably a "no." Second CL ad resulted in someone saying they "needed dog for heart." Um, ok. The one rescue I contacted declined a courtesy post, since they've never met him. Another rescue sends dogs off sight-unseen. (can't do that.)
Then a friend of a friend replied to a fb post about this, and I will meet that family tomorrow. Has some promising aspects to it.
If you're someone who prays, could you be so kind to send one up that I can find a super, duper awesome and fantastic home for this guy?
Ok, rant over. Let's get down to business.
I received this reply tonight from the person who I'd considered a reasonable one to pursue and who I've exchanged several+ emails with:
"We are interested in meeting Tucker but I guess I should ask about your rehoming fee first. I would hate to meet him and fall in love and then be deterred by that. I know it includes a bunch of stuff but we weren't looking to spend a great deal for him or any other dog we choose. We got Rusty for free so we know if we're patient we can find the right dog for us. That being said we understand why you would want something for him and the other things you would be sending with him."
Am I wrong for feeling a little offput by this?
Truth is, I won't ask a dime for Tucker, but I am saying there is
a fee on CL to potentially weed things out. I guess it is reasonable of a person to ask about these things when the potential meeting time is coming up, but if it were ME, I probably wouldn't. I don't know, what do you think?