Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Market Place > Market Place > Jobs offered  
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07.03.2017, 13:06
Ascott
 
Posts: n/a
Immediate medium term dog carer needed.

My daughter's dog needs a good home for about 3 to 6 months. He is a medium sized, sweet and affectionate boy. He is great with other animals, including cats. Unfortunately not so good with children. My daughter would feel happier if she were able to bring him home on the occasional weekend when her circumstances allow. Unfortunately I am in full time work and cannot look after him myself. We live in the Zurich area.
  #2  
Old 07.03.2017, 15:55
SteffieM's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Zurich
Posts: 217
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 97 Times in 65 Posts
SteffieM has earned some respectSteffieM has earned some respect
Re: Immediate medium term dog carer needed.

Hi, could you please provide more information such as the age and breed of the dog. If you could provide photos that would also be great. I am part of a Facebook group for dog owners and could post this information on there if you are okay with that.
  #3  
Old 07.03.2017, 16:28
Ascott
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Immediate medium term dog carer needed.

He is a Spanish street dog. No particular breed. Any help would be wonderful. I could offer something to cover costs monthly.
Attached Thumbnails
immediate-medium-term-dog-carer-needed-image.jpg  
  #4  
Old 07.03.2017, 16:30
Ascott
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Immediate medium term dog carer needed.

More. I'm not sure I'm managing to attach all the photos.
Attached Thumbnails
immediate-medium-term-dog-carer-needed-image.jpg  
  #5  
Old 07.03.2017, 16:31
Ascott
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Immediate medium term dog carer needed.

Another
Attached Thumbnails
immediate-medium-term-dog-carer-needed-image.jpg  
  #6  
Old 07.03.2017, 16:32
SteffieM's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Zurich
Posts: 217
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 97 Times in 65 Posts
SteffieM has earned some respectSteffieM has earned some respect
Re: Immediate medium term dog carer needed.

Thanks for the photos, I will post a link to this thread on Facebook - maybe someone will be able to help.
  #7  
Old 07.03.2017, 16:38
Ascott
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Immediate medium term dog carer needed.

Thank you.
  #8  
Old 07.03.2017, 16:41
dodgyken's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Democratic Republic Kenistan
Posts: 10,779
Groaned at 283 Times in 233 Posts
Thanked 19,403 Times in 7,402 Posts
dodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Immediate medium term dog carer needed.

You may want to fill in the back-story - it may help in finding somewhere for the dog to stay.
  #9  
Old 07.03.2017, 17:55
Ascott
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Immediate medium term dog carer needed.

I am not sure my daughter will thank me for it, but if you think it might help.
My daughter has suffered from depression and debilitating social anxiety for many years. Her dog has been her companion through it all, she finally has a place in a clinic and she is too afraid to go not knowing if there will be some solution for her pet. There is no question of giving him up. I would take him, but my work is not a dog friendly environment and I am gone too long every day to leave him at home. I can not afford to have him taken care of on a daily basis and feel that it would be best if he were re-homed somewhere he can be taken care of full time. My daughter would want to be able to know he is safe and she is free to take him if she needs to see him.
The following 5 users would like to thank for this useful post:
  #10  
Old 07.03.2017, 18:27
gata's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Geneva
Posts: 3,800
Groaned at 67 Times in 48 Posts
Thanked 3,496 Times in 1,647 Posts
gata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Immediate medium term dog carer needed.

Quote:
View Post
I am not sure my daughter will thank me for it, but if you think it might help.
My daughter has suffered from depression and debilitating social anxiety for many years. Her dog has been her companion through it all, she finally has a place in a clinic and she is too afraid to go not knowing if there will be some solution for her pet. There is no question of giving him up. I would take him, but my work is not a dog friendly environment and I am gone too long every day to leave him at home. I can not afford to have him taken care of on a daily basis and feel that it would be best if he were re-homed somewhere he can be taken care of full time. My daughter would want to be able to know he is safe and she is free to take him if she needs to see him.
So something like a foster care for a few months then. All the best to your daughter
  #11  
Old 07.03.2017, 18:42
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: SZ
Posts: 9,941
Groaned at 24 Times in 23 Posts
Thanked 22,285 Times in 7,124 Posts
meloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Immediate medium term dog carer needed.

Ascott,

Will you be the point person in finding a foster situation? If so, just a few heads-up comments to consider wrt foster arrangements, based on my experiences and with an eye to making sure this arrangement works out for all concerned, most especially the dog.

I’ve fostered several dogs, both for a rescue organization and as a private person. Fostering is first and foremost a work of love… but nonetheless there are several important things that need to be discussed between the owner and fosterer.

IME in order for fostering to work smoothly it is important to try to put all forseeable responsibility issues into a written contract. A formal foster agreement certainly helps to ensure the dog’s welfare. The contract doesn't need to be anything fancy, just a statement of agreement as to important points, signed by both owner and fosterer.

Some of those points might be:

In any foster agreement responsibility for costs (food, veterinary care, transportation, incidentals) incurred during this period should be carefully spelled out. I can’t stress enough how important it is that everyone is in agreement as to financial responsibility.

And in the case of veterinary care, it’s important to additionally come to an agreement as to who has the authority to make medical treatment decisions, clearly specifying any limitations to decision authority including, hard as it is to think about, authority to decide on euthanasia.

Make sure issues around returning the dog are specifically addressed, including what happens if your daughter is unable to take the dog back into her care by the expected date.

Also think about how are you going to handle the AMICUS registration. Technically when someone takes over care of a dog for more than three months this needs to be noted in the database. The fosterer could be listed as a temporary ‘Halter’ if your daughter does not wish to transfer ownership completely.

(Speaking of which, is your daughter listed as owner on AMICUS, as opposed to Halter? One sees registration as Halter most often with rescue dogs where the rescue has retained ownership. If that is the case, first port of call must be the legal owner to get permission to entering a fostering agreement.)

If the fosterer has the dog for more than three months he or she might also be required to register the dogs in his/her Gemeinde, with ensuing tax liability. Again, this needs to be discussed between your daughter and the fosterer.

And, how big is the dog? Hard to tell from the photos, but if over 45cm or 15kg, and if the foster situation goes on for more than 3 months and a change to registration is required, a fosterer living in canton ZH might have to consider the List 1 courses.

Insurance should also be discussed. Depending on the details of the fostering agreement your daughter’s own liability policy may be sufficient to cover while the dog is in the care of the fosterer, but that isn’t a given. There are probably more cases where the fosterer would need his or her own liability insurance. Check with your daughter's insurer.

Yes, I know that some EFers would see this as over the top. While fostering agreements usually work out very well, a win-win for all concerned, I have seen some go wrong - a bit of foresight could prevent that. Remember that you are entering into an arrangement with complete strangers.

Lastly, if you cannot find a private foster, have you considered seeking help from a rescue?

---

I hope a solution is found soon. Wishing you, your daughter, and the dog all the best.
The following 12 users would like to thank meloncollie for this useful post:
  #12  
Old 08.03.2017, 12:41
Ascott
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Immediate medium term dog carer needed.

Thank you for the information. It is very helpful.
Closed Thread




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Short/Medium term mobile use in CH - Vodaphone ? k3lvc TV/internet/telephone 4 19.06.2008 14:53


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 03:53.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0