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Offline baker5150

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« on: July 17, 2019, 12:15:19 PM »
I'm looking for advice

We have an 8 year old GSP we got as a pup fomr a Kennel in Central Oregon.  The Kennel is no longer in business due to the owner passing.
As the story usually goes, Both my wife and I have had our careers take off, we've moved, and our other pup has since died of old age.
This has left our GSP alone quite often.
He is boarded twice a week during the day, as well as the usual excersize at home, but as most GSP owners know, there is never enough stimulation when it comes to a lonely dog.
We have tried everything to keep him happy and content, but he just can't stand being alone.

We have looked into getting another pup, but with working 50 to 60 hours a week, we just don't see that as a good option.

This has brought us to think about re-homing him to a home with other dogs.  This is something I really don't want to ever do, but has been suggested by both our Vet and our Boarder.
I'd like to hopefully hear some advice from guys who have gone thru the process, hopefully on both sides, just to get a feel for how this may go.
As of now, I really don't want to give him up, but in his best interest I feel like I need to at least look into it.

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Re: Re-homing
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2019, 12:46:21 PM »
I've had to rehome two dogs in my life due to circumstances out of my control. Really messed me up because I felt like garbage for not being able to take care of them. I had to remind myself that rehoming isn't a bad option, if you do your due diligence in finding the right family to take the pup. I'll PM you with some more stuff later.
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Re: Re-homing
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2019, 01:48:57 PM »
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Re: Re-homing
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2019, 08:13:03 AM »
I tried to receive a GSP from a guy with a similar problem. It did not work out the dog was fighting with my lab due to never being socialized to other dogs. I ended up giving him to a game farm and they used him for hunting quite often. It was really hard though I always felt bad for that dog. Kinda the red headed step child.
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Re: Re-homing
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2019, 08:44:01 AM »
You asked for both sides of rehoming.

Years ago I was on the receiving end of a rehomed black lab.  Her owners were both in the Air Force and moved overseas.  Both of my kids were young at the time and I really did not want to go throw the puppy stage at that point in my life. 

The dog was 8 at the time I got her.  She was the kindest sweetest lab in the world. She bonded with us very quickly.  I know without a doubt in my mind the last 5 years of her life she was very happy and loved to death.  The only reservation I would ever have about taking a rehomed dog, is as the second owner you only get the twilight years but the pain of losing a companion is still the same as one you received as a puppy.

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Re: Re-homing
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2019, 09:47:28 AM »
We have received two rehomed dogs over the years and both have been the very best dogs you could ask for.  The first passed and it was brutal to lose her but we did it again and that second dog is just as good.  If you find them a good home it really is a win win.  We couldn't be happier having received two awesome dogs that we totally spoiled.
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Re: Re-homing
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2019, 09:49:25 PM »
Check in with these folks. They are a group of great people who work hard to help everyone in every situation.

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Re: Re-homing
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2019, 05:05:39 PM »
I have helped with lots of rehomes. It can be a great thing. I am helping with a rescue puppy right now, she is hilarious and will be a great dog one day.

Definitely talk to the people Happy posted


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