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post #21 of 31
Sure. Next month I'm driving to another state for guinea pigs so 11 hours for a dog wouldn't be unreasonable.
post #22 of 31
Thread Starter 
I heard back!! From the e-mail....

"Hi there Paige. I think we could work it out for the second week of April. I will talk to the foster parent of the dog and get back to you."

YAY!!!
post #23 of 31
is there anything thats *not* her favirite thing?

have fun! i hope yall are a great match
post #24 of 31
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I heard back!! From the e-mail....

"Hi there Paige. I think we could work it out for the second week of April. I will talk to the foster parent of the dog and get back to you."

YAY!!!
Woohoo!!!!!
post #25 of 31
I drove to Texas to rescue a rabbit at a sanctuary for bunnies. I don't think you are crazy at all.
post #26 of 31
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is there anything thats *not* her favirite thing?
Cats
post #27 of 31
she is so beautiful....i'm all teary eyed

you are so lucky!
post #28 of 31
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by onelilguysmommy View Post
is there anything thats *not* her favirite thing?

have fun! i hope yall are a great match
My dh thought Jenny sounded a bit tipsy

Her foster dad e-mailed me, he gave me the low down. SHe does have a couple of problems. She has two lumps, they don't bother her. I asked for more info....my dobe had a lump on his leg last year, it was removed and came back, there just wasn't enough skin to keep up with the growth so it opened up and got nasty. Had it been on another part of his body the skin would have likely stretched. We ended up w/ two options euthanasia and amputation, he's three legged and fine now!

She also leaks in her sleep. He said it's not a problem for them cos she sleeps on a washable pad, and it isn't full on peeing, just leaking. They've tried different meds and nothing worked.

She can't be off lead, she wanders and forgets where she is, he thinks she's lost some of her marbles, lol.

None of those problems are HUGE, just typical old dog stuff.

He said me being out of state wasn't a problem. So, I sent him some dates that I'd be able to travel and we'll see what works for him.

Now I have to figure out if I want to take my kids OR my friend, lol.
post #29 of 31
Is it 11 hours each way, or total? We drove 3 hours each way to adopt our second dog, to a different country.
post #30 of 31
Thread Starter 
11 hours each way. I live midway between Portland OR and Seattle WA, Jenny is in Reno NV.
post #31 of 31
Here's a suggestion--I do dog and rabbit rescue--so this is just a suggestion--it may not work out for you....BUT...could you call the local dobie rescue group in that area and see if there is anyone traveling towards your area that you could meet half way? You'd be surprised how sometimes these things work out when it comes to the benefit of the dog. Based on her age, I'd make the drive long before I would consider flying her out anywhere.
I would do it (make a long long road trip), have done it, and will do it again someday--should I find a dog, cat or rabbit that needed me/us. I've driven halfway across the country for our breed rescue.
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