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« on: October 13, 2011, 01:25:21 PM »

Just talked to the shelter today. He is almost 4mnths, shepherd mix. And he just melted my heart.  He is in IL.....so as soon as i get approved....and find a transport company, im hoping to have him by next weekend. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2011, 01:46:28 PM »

Very cool!!!!!! 

So..... does this mean you are just skipping over the fostering and going right to adopting?

Can't wait to see him!
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2011, 01:55:30 PM »

Oh how AWESOME Kate!  I am excited for you.  Keep us updated please. 
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2011, 02:03:07 PM »

U know when u just see a pic and u see into their eyes and u just know he is meant to be....thats how im feeling right now. Cant stop looking at him. Lol. Apache is gonna be happy to have a brother to play with. Cuz the cats sure dont fulfill that. Lol...
I thought about the fosterng....but i think it would be too hard to let them go.  I dont want to cry more then i need too. Lol
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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2011, 05:43:18 AM »


Yes!!!   

You know when a D/A person rescues a dog..that dog is in for a good life!   Happy Yell
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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2011, 02:25:10 PM »

So today, no application nothing. (she said she would email me one) So i send 3 emails, no response....i try calling...get vm. Leave a message and no call back. Sad
And i have 4 dog transports waiting.....i even submitted him for pet insurance....its on hold to
Till i have him, but now im starting to doubt i will.
Wish i knew the exact location.....they are either in shorewood, il.....or anna,I'll
One rescue place says its anna......but the website says shorewood.
Ok...im done whining.
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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2011, 03:57:12 PM »

I'm sorry.  group hug
But don't give up, it took the foster Mom 3 days to get back to me after I emailed her, after we were approved. 

I hope you hear something soon!
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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2011, 08:56:56 PM »

Hang in there.  rubhead hug Maybe they are just behind with the weekend coming and all that.
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« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2011, 12:32:42 AM »

They may not be home right now, maybe out of town or they travel.  Let us know as soon as you find something out.  The waiting is the worst part. The receiving is the best part.  group hug group hug group hug
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« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2011, 05:51:28 AM »



That is odd and i'd be just as anxious as you are.

Please don't forget this thread and come back and let us know what's happening.
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« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2011, 03:09:54 AM »

Uh Kate!  Awaiting any update.... have you heard anything yet or do you have any new puppy stories yet?  What's up?
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« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2011, 06:51:42 PM »

Got the application today but havent heard anything back
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« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2011, 09:24:18 PM »

At least that is something. huh?
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« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2011, 10:13:40 PM »

Is he still listed?
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« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2011, 05:39:14 AM »



What is taking them so long????   head scratch
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« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2011, 05:28:20 PM »

I guess i got approved. She sent me an email today asking if i got a transport.......told her i didnt and i will have to drive there......so she said she will hold him till noon on saturday.
He is on petfinder.....under shorewood, il.....name is Mcgraw.
Shelter is Cache....something something....lol
So now im waiting to hear if my bro will drive with me. I havent driven through chicago since i was 20. Lol
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« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2011, 05:44:05 PM »

Oh no! 2 other people "liked" him on petfinder! Sure hope it was my friends and not other people looking at adopting him.
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« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2011, 06:14:55 PM »

It sounds like she is holding him for you! Congrats!
Off to search petfinder.  Grin
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« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2011, 06:31:39 PM »

http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20985219

Is that him?? He's a cutie!!
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« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2011, 07:53:08 PM »

Yep thats him! I didnt know how to add the link from my phone
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« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2011, 07:53:47 PM »

He is super cute! Got a lot of growing into those ears Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2011, 08:02:56 PM »

He also.looks alittle boney in the last picture...gotta get him on some good food and plump him out alittle.
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« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2011, 10:12:17 PM »

Glad he is holding him for you.  Hope you are there by 12pm Saturday. I know at our rescue, we give first dibs to the one who is committed to getting them and we do hold to the committment of holding them until a certain day.  He is a cutie and those paws  eeek  He is going to be a bit on the big side I think. Grin  Keep us posted, I get as anxious about it as you do.
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« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2011, 06:54:21 AM »

Im gonna set my alarm and hopefully get there when they open. Smiley looks like i might be going by myself. Oh well. Got my car charger and AAA. 
i woke up thinking it was friday....ugh....one more day.
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« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2011, 09:15:57 AM »

Kate, come pick me up and I will go with you. Grin  I wish I could.  Be careful and keep us updated on your travels.
At least you will not be traveling home by yourself.  Bring Apache with you for the meeting. (Do I have the right dog you still have at your home?)
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« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2011, 04:25:18 PM »

yep janet you got it right...my crazy Apache.
Ok I have to vent on this shelter.....I had previously sent an email (when I asked for the application) I asked her if she can tell me about the pups personality....she never said anyhting just sent the app.
Well this morning I asked again...and asked more questions.....she only answered one! That she thinks he is a chow mix....ummm don't see that.
Just kinda making me wonder why she isn't telling me anything. What if I drive the 3plus hours and he ends up being a terror. Lol
For a shelter that wants to adopt out they sure aren't trying to hard.
Just giving me doubts and really irritating me.
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« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2011, 04:47:19 PM »

I agree, you'd think they would want to answer any and all questions regarding the dog! He sure doesn't look like he would be a terror.  Grin
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« Reply #27 on: October 20, 2011, 05:09:34 PM »

You think they would. All I got is he is almost 4mnths and 26lbs...oh and that heis a chow mix. Lol...that's a funny one.
I just want to know his temperment..any food aggression...is he hyper or a laid back pup, if he is shy or bold.....just basic stuff. And she keeps ignoring my questions.
He looks perfect....but yah never know. Lol
Don't want to get home and have a dr jeckel mr hyde dog....or drive all the way there and finding the sttuff out then.
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« Reply #28 on: October 20, 2011, 05:31:46 PM »

He's a big boy!!!!!!!
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« Reply #29 on: October 20, 2011, 06:21:21 PM »

And one really important question i need answered is how he is with cats and other dogs.
Oh i dont know....do i have to pack up the whole family to go meet him. Lol....not.
Dont need my cats getting car sick. Lol
Im starting to have too many doubts now.
Losing that "excited" feeling.
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« Reply #30 on: October 20, 2011, 08:25:06 PM »

Are you dealing with them just through email?
Have you tried calling the shelter and speaking with someone there?
I hate to see you loosing faith on this. 
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« Reply #31 on: October 20, 2011, 11:12:41 PM »

That is strange. The rescue I am with we offer a lot of info about the dog to the perspective adopter as well as ask them questions about their household and other pets.  We want to make sure the dog gets a good home, not just any home.  Is this pup in a foster home?  Every dog we have in foster lives in a pack of dogs and many live with cats and other animals.  We also do a lot of communication thru email and phone.  I think their lack of communication is strange.  It would definitely be a red flag for me.  The pup may be just fine, but the rescue may be a bit looney. head scratch
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« Reply #32 on: October 21, 2011, 07:55:03 AM »

I talked to the shelter once when I first saw his picture. All she said then was he acted likea puppy. The next time I tried calling I had to leave a message and she never called back...just sent the application through email.....so thought email was easier for her so that's when I sent the application back and asked questins...nothing. got an email a couple days later if I got transport comp.....so I emailed back and asked more questions....and thats when I got the chow mix question. I don't even know if he is at a foster home. She's not tellling me anything.
She really did ruin my happiness.
Maybe she already has someone in mind for adoption. And thats why I'm getting the cold shoulder.
I get more responses from the breeders I have sent emails to. (I was searching on everything for a pup)
So I don't know.
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« Reply #33 on: October 21, 2011, 12:06:31 PM »

I'd call and make sure he is ready for you. I just looked at their site, they are have an adoption event this weekend.

http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/IL604.html

I don't see his name on the list.
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« Reply #34 on: October 21, 2011, 12:29:34 PM »

See what Im dealing with. Ugh! She told me he would be there. And then again..she said he was being neutered on tuesday but wasnt till yesterday. Wonder if he had health issues or something and thats why it was postponed
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« Reply #35 on: October 21, 2011, 12:39:16 PM »

And if you look at his sisters profile it says she is gonna be at the adoption event. Im frustrated.
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« Reply #36 on: October 21, 2011, 02:42:56 PM »

Well he may be off the adoption event if they are holding him for you!
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« Reply #37 on: October 21, 2011, 02:56:29 PM »

They are suppose to hold him at the adoption event tii tomorrow.   So 2 more emails and another message left. Would be nice to know if he made it on the transport.
Just unbelieveable.
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« Reply #38 on: October 21, 2011, 11:12:42 PM »

They are ridiculous with their communication.  Is there only one person to deal with or anyone else?
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« Reply #39 on: October 22, 2011, 05:23:36 AM »


Terri..i remember you saying the same thing with Suze.  That she wouldn't answer your questions like what food she was eating or about the crate.

Maybe they're just too busy to answer but don't they see that that can hurt a prospective adoptee?  If it was me running the shelter i'd want a person to know everything that i knew.

A chow mix is great.  Ginger my last dog was a collie /chow mix.  She was my heart dog .  She was the smartest dog i ever had. 

Let us know what happens.
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« Reply #40 on: October 22, 2011, 07:58:00 AM »

She never called back. (it seems like she is the only one that answers the phone....i know someone else was there once cuz she asked them to shut the door) called again and same thing....voicemail. i would have.been on the road right now.
I just hope he fines a good home. Im pretty sure he will. Guess i need to take the stuff out of my truck.  Sad no puppy to use it.
Gonna eat some fast food today. Lol maybe take Apache to the park to work off that food. Lol
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« Reply #41 on: October 22, 2011, 10:26:36 AM »

I'm really sorry it didn't work out for you..  group hug

The day after we got Suzie, on Sunday night, I got a email from her foster mom saying she could meet us half-way with Suzie if we didn't want to make the whole trip.. miscommunications all around it seems!

I hope you find your new puppy soon!
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« Reply #42 on: October 22, 2011, 02:33:26 PM »

Oh this just keeps getting better.....I jjust got a message from them asking if I was on my way to come get Mcgraw. I called back within seconds.....of course I get their voicemail again.......and said no one returned any of my calls to tell me he was going to be there, and he wasn't on the list for trasnport so I never left today. so if there are other people interested to let him have a home with them.  I'm not driving there now....
I'm not coming home in the dark especially when I have to go through chicago. And its not like they are just down the road from me.
I'm so pissed off.
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« Reply #43 on: October 22, 2011, 03:29:40 PM »

 thud Holy cow!!!  What a way to run a shelter..

I'm really sorry. I'm sure there is another pup out there that will be perfect for you. Sometimes things happen for a reason.. 
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that is just weird....
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« Reply #45 on: October 22, 2011, 06:51:07 PM »

It is just a plain downright fact that there are more out there..  unfortunatly..  Doc.. enraged
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« Reply #46 on: October 22, 2011, 11:07:43 PM »

Geez!  How unfortunate it all worked out that way.  Maybe they should learn from you that their lack of communication cost them an adoption. 
There are more dogs out there, if you go to the local shelter you may find one too.
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« Reply #47 on: October 23, 2011, 06:15:06 AM »

Maybe i just need to keep my search local and within a 2hr radius. So when i do get the last minute calls i can leave.
But....im still gonna check on monday and make sure he was adopted. If not, then i will check on more transports
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« Reply #48 on: October 23, 2011, 08:36:17 AM »

I'm sorry about all this.  rubhead hug

Now I am starting to wonder if the shelters and rescues are over run due to high volume from the economy or just plain old mismanagement and disorganized staff.  enraged Maybe it's easier to blame the economy.  huh?
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U know Kate, after The Dobber being PTS around Christmas time I was all in a sweat to get a ''replacement''
for the old boy.
  I started checking on some that I saw online.  Checked a couple breeders.. saw a few inna paper that looked promising..

After thinkin about it and throttling back on my/our emotions a bit WE have decided that the dawgs we see online and so forth have a pretty good chance of being well taken care of because of the exposure they are gettin.

The ones we overlook or have fallen through the cracks are just down the road at the shelter.

  Just a premonition here..  One day before long I will be on the way home and come across a stray.. Or on an urge I will pull into the shelter ..  Then I will show up at the house with a double.. or almost twin..
 Just an old dog that is pretty much useless.A bit of colored hair amongst the gray.. Probably considered unadoptable.. Bout like me.

Dwarf will raise holly hell and bitch and bemoan her fate ..  Then she will look over him like a mother hen.
Start doctorin' on him..  Spend a GRUNCH of money on him..    Like it Should be...

Try not to worry too much. One will come along. Maybe the one U are workin on now..  There are more candidates
out there than U can take care of..  Doc.. big hug
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« Reply #50 on: October 23, 2011, 02:15:12 PM »

I will feel really good if i check their website on monday and it says he is adopted. I dont want to think about him going back to the shelter....and if he does, then i will get him.
And then i will know its meant to be.
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« Reply #51 on: October 23, 2011, 11:30:54 PM »

However it all works out I sure hope it works out for the best for the puppy and you.  group hug
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« Reply #52 on: October 24, 2011, 07:16:46 AM »

Ok, I guess I can't be too mad at them. I just got to work and she had emailed me at 5 to say he was on transport.....too bad I only work till 3:30.......and if she would have return my call instead things would have worked out differently.
But she tried.
Even my dad called me Saturday night asking if he can come see the puppy. Sad

Think next time I will use my yahoo email.....lesson learned.
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I'm confused...are you getting him or not?
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« Reply #54 on: October 24, 2011, 12:39:29 PM »

Well at least you know they made the efforts, you just did not know over the weekend. thud
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« Reply #55 on: October 24, 2011, 04:17:00 PM »

I dont know....they never responded to me if he was adopted or not! Lol!
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« Reply #56 on: October 24, 2011, 04:31:52 PM »

Maybe ill find out tomorrow. Lol
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« Reply #57 on: October 24, 2011, 09:50:27 PM »

You have to be able to check your work email at home until this puppy thing is all figured out. Grin
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« Reply #58 on: October 25, 2011, 07:07:19 AM »

Ok....just as I expected...had an email this morning and he was adopted!
Now I can sleep alittle better
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« Reply #59 on: October 25, 2011, 01:54:06 PM »


I'm glad he was adopted but i'm sorry it wasn't you that was able to adopt him. phew
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« Reply #60 on: October 25, 2011, 04:46:34 PM »

They always say things happen for a reason...
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« Reply #61 on: October 26, 2011, 05:24:00 PM »

OK, now go on line and check your local shelters and see what they have.
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« Reply #62 on: October 27, 2011, 10:46:24 AM »

He's cute!  Good luck on the drive!
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