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Q: Does anyone know how to give a dog to a rescue

November 17, 2010 | By Brooke | 2 answers | Expired: 1238 days ago

Hi, I was having a yard sale about two weeks ago and a cute little dog came up and has been with ever since. I took her to the animal shelter and they told me that she is about 3-4 years old and is most likely a chihuahua/pomeranian mix. She is so loving and sweet. I have posted found dog signs all over the neighborhood and have not received any calls. I would like to find her a home but I havent had any luck and we can't keep her too much long because we already have dogs and can't have anymore. I would like to get in touch with a rescue or someone who can foster her until she finds a forever home. Thank you so much for any help.

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Jillian
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Nov 22, 2010

call chihuahua and pomeranian rescues - you may have to do an internet search or even call your local shelter or vet's office to find a number - and just plead your case. everyone is full, but eventually everyone gets an opening.
otherwise you can list the dog on craigslist. give her a rehoming fee to help ensure her safety {$25-50 depending on what you've put into her} and list a brief but accurate and welcoming description. try to get four GOOD pics of her, too. screen everyone who calls - b/c it's easy to find an available home, but finding a good home takes a little time. ask them why they're interested in her specifically, what animals/children do they have, where will she sleep/eat, will she be walked and played w/daily, and how often are they home. ask whatever you need as it's tailored to her - try to really cue in on her good traits as well as bad so you can find her that right match. when it comes to the adoption, don't let them take her home. wait a couple of days so they can think it though and then deliver her to their home. ask to see the backyard, her bed, her food station, and keep an eye out for potential dangers.
i'm sure you'll find her a great home. just be careful and patient and it will come along.

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daryl b.
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Nov 18, 2010

you didn't say why the shelter wouldn't take her. were they full. i would get out the phone book and start making calls. number one to find a no kill shelter and one that has room

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