Hypothetical Question Regarding Foster Homes

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Postby BigDogBuford » February 25th, 2011, 10:10 am

Question to those of you that do rescue:

If you got a call from your rescue vet regarding the happiness and welfare of a specific foster dog and said foster home refused to let you on their property to check things out, what would you do?
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Postby copperlegend » February 25th, 2011, 10:19 am

Call the police, get an escort, go to the property, remove foster dog. Also make sure I had fostering contract in case it's questioned by police etc.
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Postby BigDogBuford » February 25th, 2011, 10:26 am

Oh, and if a mod can correct the spelling of 'hypothetical' in the thread title, that would be great!
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Postby iluvk9 » February 25th, 2011, 10:37 am

BigDogBuford wrote:Oh, and if a mod can correct the spelling of 'hypothetical' in the thread title, that would be great!


DON'T DO IT! :neener:
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Postby BigDogBuford » February 25th, 2011, 10:40 am

iluvk9 wrote:
BigDogBuford wrote:Oh, and if a mod can correct the spelling of 'hypothetical' in the thread title, that would be great!


DON'T DO IT! :neener:


It's driving me crazy, looking at it!
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Postby iluvk9 » February 25th, 2011, 10:41 am

EXACTLY!!! 8)

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Postby BigDogBuford » February 25th, 2011, 10:54 am

And if there was no foster contract?
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Postby copperlegend » February 25th, 2011, 11:14 am

BigDogBuford wrote:And if there was no foster contract?


Hope for no trouble? :|

Is there proof that it is indeed a foster dog, and not their dog? Vet bills under the rescue's name, anything like that?
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Postby BigDogBuford » February 25th, 2011, 11:18 am

Vet bills under rescue name, yes.
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Postby copperlegend » February 25th, 2011, 11:22 am

Then I would strongly suggest gathering any and all documentation. The last thing you want is the foster saying something like "no, this is my dog" or something like that.

Kudos to the vet for saying something.

What an icky situation to be in.
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Postby BigDogBuford » February 25th, 2011, 11:29 am

copperlegend wrote:Then I would strongly suggest gathering any and all documentation. The last thing you want is the foster saying something like "no, this is my dog" or something like that.

Kudos to the vet for saying something.

What an icky situation to be in.


There are currently *seven* foster dogs at this particular foster home and there was never any sort of home check done. At all. I'm stepping away from this situation and the org for the time being.

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Postby copperlegend » February 25th, 2011, 11:30 am

Uh, holy crap. That's scary.
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Postby BigDogBuford » February 25th, 2011, 11:44 am

copperlegend wrote:Uh, holy crap. That's scary.


Yes. This is what happens when you allow someone to surf the euth lists and pull litters of puppies willy nilly. Those cute Pit Bull puppies? Well, they don't get adopted and then they turn into adolescents with no manners and mange.
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Postby TheRedQueen » February 25th, 2011, 11:45 am

So the foster home refused to let the vet on the property? Why was the vet there...did they call him for something or did he just stop by? What has the rescue done so far?

I'm not saying that it's not a bad situation, but I'm just a bit confused...lol
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Postby BigDogBuford » February 25th, 2011, 12:01 pm

Foster home took dog to the vet for mange treatment (it's the vet the rescue uses) and vet called Co-Founder of rescue with concerns about the dogs care. I believe the quote was, "XXXXX probably needs a new foster home where they want him and will care about him and teach him some manners."

Founder called co-founder and everyone decided they should probably check it out. Fosters refuse to let anyone on property but would give up dogs, I'm sure.
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Postby SisMorphine » February 25th, 2011, 12:10 pm

If the dog's care is under the rescue's name then the rescue should be able to go in and pull the dogs from them. To me it is sketchy that they won't let the rescue on the property to see the dogs. For me that insinuates guilt. I think the rescue should pull the dogs from them if they won't allow a representative from the rescue onto the property to see the care of the dogs.

In my experience the "owner" is the one who's name is on that of the most recent veterinary paperwork.
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Postby BigDogBuford » February 25th, 2011, 12:25 pm

These dogs are under the rescue file at the vet because they give the rescue steep discounts.
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Postby TheRedQueen » February 25th, 2011, 12:30 pm

Gotcha...thanks for clarifying!

has the rescue asked for the dogs to be turned over?
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Postby BigDogBuford » February 25th, 2011, 12:35 pm

TheRedQueen wrote:Gotcha...thanks for clarifying!

has the rescue asked for the dogs to be turned over?



Nope. And I doubt that will happen.
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Postby mnp13 » February 25th, 2011, 1:22 pm

If they won't let the rescue on the property that is a HUGE red flag... more like a red banner.

The dogs need to be pulled and that foster terminated. However, after a rescue approved someone to "foster" an intact adult male hound, when the family has 4 kids, 5 rabbits, another (out of control) dog, and no foster experience... well, I have about zero faith in rescues and foster homes at this point anyway.
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