First thing I would do is call her. Ask her 'point blank' why she deemed your dog 'aggressive.'
As an employee of the SPCA, is there a way that you can help change that policy? I quit fostering there because of the way they did NOT screen fosters, and adopted out dogs(without thoroughly screening adopters) just to boost their numbers and increase the income...I do foster for the SPCA Jane, but unfortunately there is nothing there right now that fits our lifestyle well enough, and my boyfriend is a little concerned by the lack of guidlines/help the SPCA puts forth towards employee fosters. I like more structured foster situations, personally
The vet told me I should be aware of what he's capable of now and not to take him around strangers.I get so frustrated when people think they know your dogs personality based on one (stressful) meeting
I've (slowly) learned to ignore what people say about skylar, i know that she's good around strangers, dogs, etc. if she's stressed about something of course she'll act different, but she's not aggressive. I've let too many people lead me to believe she's fear aggressive and after talking with multiple trainers and vets and she's NOT.
You know your dog best and i think it's so awesome that you foster dogs! I'd love to do that but don't have enough experience yet.
Yep. At his initial vet exam she asked if we had other pets. I let her know I was fostering a weim puppy from a rescue and she asked about his previous animal experience socialization. I told her he was raised with three other dogs, four cats, and went to the dog park multiple times a week.Good grief!! I think that was uncalled for! I’m glad you’re going to confront the vet. I’d like to hear why, exactly, she said those things about Frag.
Does your vet know you currently foster dogs and there have been no issues in the past?
I though they were used to it, too.Wow I would be so mad if that happened to me, especially since it interferes with fostering. I thought vets were used to dogs disliking them and would only label them aggressive if they truly were.
I do not believe I ever told her that I fostered or worked for the SPCA. I just told her I fostered for the weim rescue because I had charlie during our initial visit.As an employee of the SPCA, is there a way that you can help change that policy? I quit fostering there because of the way they did NOT screen fosters, and adopted out dogs(without thoroughly screening adopters) just to boost their numbers and increase the income...
Does the vet know you foster for the SPCA? I wonder, really if that plays into anything. There is a bit of bias for some in this area (if they know your affiliations with other rescues).
That's what I figure. I'll give the vet the benefit of the doubt, but I don't know what they could have said that the rescue would lie so blatantely about.Yep, time for a new vet, and I would confront the vet with the information.
If the rescue did not tell it straight, the vet should be given the opportunity to tell her side.
Some people, even vets, are not GSD people. They respond very differently to any sign from a GSD than they would from a beagle or a Yorkie. Unfortunately, most people do not give this much thought. They do it and would swear on a stack of Bibles that they do not.