Posted 08 April 2008 - 11:36 AM
1) When they were leaving they asked us "do you have any really good restaurants near hear" (I'd like to add that they had their 1.5 year old dog with them) So my concern is that they are going to have a sit down dinner and all the while their dog is left alone in their car.
2) Since Elsie came from a mill, most mill dogs are poop eaters, well their 1.5 year old dog isn't house trained yet, and even thought they leave papers down, he still finds places to hide and go to the bathroom. My concern is that: a) Elsie will eat his poo & that they might be lazy in their training and Elsie will regress and start going potty in the house again.
3) They mentioned to me that their goal to put both dogs in their finished basement while they are gone at work. Well my concern with this is that being that they are new and getting to know each other, the dogs shouldn't be left alone together until they are 100% certain that they won't get into a fight. (we have had Elsie for 7 months and we still crate her while we are gone, but with that said I would trust her with my dogs alone, I just know she will have an accident in the house)
Now I know I'm being very over protective of her, and I want to give this couple a fair shot. So that's why I was hoping you guys to hopefully shed some light on these issue I have. Over all they are a nice younger couple.
Posted 08 April 2008 - 11:44 AM
Do you get a say Tammy in if these people get to adopt her?
Posted 08 April 2008 - 11:48 AM
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Posted 08 April 2008 - 11:52 AM
What I would do is find a way to tactfully bring your concerns up to them. There is nothing saying that you can't ask them anything. With the restaurant thing it is possible that they just like going out to eat. With the basement thing, maybe it's a long term goal once the two dogs are ready for it.
But, it is important to know those things or to at least be able to educate them about it. They may have no idea about when to leave the dogs alone together. And that does not automatically mean they are going to be bad pet parents.
I say have some more discussion with them. If you let them know you just want to know some stuff because you care so much about the dog, I am sure they will have no problem talking about it. If they have a problem with it....they are obviously not the type that you want to give the dog to. Its a win-win if you talk to them.
Hope that helps some!
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