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Old 15.06.2015, 23:00
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Re: Dog rehoming

I have looked Meloncollie and it says under the column title Z-Art - Halter.
I think you have made it quite clear about the need to talk with the tierheim and I am not the sort of person to rush off an do anything rash - I have worked to try make our home the best place for the dog to be, so I'm not going to make any decisions now without talking to all who need to be talked to. At the moment he, and all our visitors are quite safe as we can manage the situation - it's just not feasible to have this level of management for the next 10 years as my daughter grows up.

I don't have concerns about him going back to the tierheim for his own well being - they are lovely there and he came from them and he goes there for his holidays so honestly the TBB is kind of home from home for him. It just makes me feel sad if he didn't get re- homed quickly so he could get going on his new life. He has so many good qualities that would make him an ideal dog for a different family set up, I am really hopeful that we can find him a new home. I'm very upset about it all really so my emotions are quite mixed. Of course I don't want to give him up, but it's not just about what I want, is it? It is more to do with making decisions based on our family reality and what the dog needs to help him be the best dog he can be.

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Re: Dog rehoming

I thought I'd come and update this thread. The Tierheim was quite willing to take my dog back and were very reassuring about being able to find a solution for him. However, in the end he has gone to my parents in law in the UK - they are experience dog owners, active retired and were starting to think of a new dog since their retriever is now very old and is in the last stage of her life. They already knew my dog and liked him and they are very consistent (which is one of the issues here in my fairly chaotic family life). The Tierheim was absolutely fine with that - gave permission straight away, didn't even need to talk with my parents in law.


So far he has settled well, is getting on OK with their old dog and regular visitors (all adults and older kids). He's been a bit more defensive with 'casual visitors' (workmen etc) but not too much of a problem. My father in law seems to be the principle carer in the dog's eyes and luckily he's the type of man who loves a project - I think they might well end up doing agility or obedience together.
I'm hoping that all will be well.
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