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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Eunice, Feb 17, 2019.

  1. Eunice

    Eunice New Member Registered

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    hi everyone!

    New to this forum so thought I’d say hi, I’m a mum to a 5 year old Pomeranian called Oscar and I was hoping to get some advice. Circumstances have changed for me and I won’t be able to keep Oscar anymore. I don’t want to put him in a kennel, and I’m not looking to sell him. I would love to find a family that can take care of him, does anyone have any advice on how to go about finding a new family for him?
     
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    Ari_RR Well-Known Member Registered

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    If you have a good vet - I would consider asking him or her to spread the word....
     
  3. Buddy1

    Buddy1 Active Member Registered

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    Hi,

    I am really sorry to hear you have to rehome your dog; it must be a very upsetting process. Just a few suggestions of possible routes for rehoming him.

    Are you still in contact with his breeder / have their details?
    They may know of people looking to rehome an older Pomeranian or should at least be willing to offer advice and support.

    Most breeds have a ‘breed rescue’ which is usually attached to the breed club. I had a quick look at the UK Pomeranian Club website (assuming you live in the UK) and there is a name and phone number of a club member you can contact regarding rescue and also an email address. (Sorry, I am also a newbie to the forum so I can’t post links yet).

    I have also seen some dog rescue centres advertising dogs for rehoming that are still living in the owner’s home rather than at the centre. I guess the advantage of doing it this way is that the rescue centre can carry out all the vetting / house checks on the potential owners for you.

    I wish you all the best with his rehoming.
     
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    JoanneF Well-Known Member Registered

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    Can i add that if there is any chance that your change in circumstances will be temporary, some organisations can arrange fostering.
     
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  5. Eunice

    Eunice New Member Registered

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    Yes I do! I’m actually going to see oscars vet on Friday so will speak to him then. Thanks
     
  6. Eunice

    Eunice New Member Registered

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    [QUOTE="Buddy1, post: 1189106, member: 93589"

    I am really sorry to hear you have to rehome your dog; it must be a very upsetting process. Just a few suggestions of possible routes for rehoming him.

    Are you still in contact with his breeder / have their details?
    They may know of people looking to rehome an older Pomeranian or should at least be willing to offer advice and support.

    Most breeds have a ‘breed rescue’ which is usually attached to the breed club. I had a quick look at the UK Pomeranian Club website (assuming you live in the UK) and there is a name and phone number of a club member you can contact regarding rescue and also an email address. (Sorry, I am also a newbie to the forum so I can’t post links yet).

    I have also seen some dog rescue centres advertising dogs for rehoming that are still living in the owner’s home rather than at the centre. I guess the advantage of doing it this way is that the rescue centre can carry out all the vetting / house checks on the potential owners for you.

    I wish you all the best with his rehoming.[/QUOTE]
    Hiya
     
  7. Eunice

    Eunice New Member Registered

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    Thanks Buddy, really helpful tips, Oscar was a gift so I don’t know his breeders but I will definitely look into it. Yes I’m in the UK so will also have a look at the website. Thanks again!
     
  8. Eunice

    Eunice New Member Registered

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    Oh I didn’t know that, will also look into that option thank you!
     
  9. Dibbythedog

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    Oh Im so sorry to hear this. You could try rescues such as the dogs trust . I adopted my chi from Pro dogs direct but they dont cover all areas mainly south east . They put the dogs in foster and do proper homes checks etc .
     
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    Whatever you do, unless going through a rescue, vet prospective homes really carefully. We've all heard the stories of what seems like a genuine loving new home actually wanting to get 'bait dogs' for training fighing dogs:( I'm not sure if this is as common as what you see on social media sometimes suggests, but it does happen.

    Good luck - I really hope there's some way you can find a temporary home for Oscar and then take him back when you're in a position to.
     
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  11. Eunice

    Eunice New Member Registered

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    That’s my biggest fear! I’m so scared to send my little man to the wrong home and him getting hurt. My ideal situation would be to do temporary fostering but I have a lot of research to do this week....
     
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    Absolutely be careful! I agree with the good advice you've been given. A national rescue such as Dog's Trust are worth talking to and will have a very professional approach to ding the best for you dog. Otherwise depending on your area a well-established local rescue. Do some research and see if you can find out what people say about them on-line. I do homechecking for one near Manchester and they have a website and facebook page with everything open and above board. A good rescue will fit the dog to the home, keep in touch and provide back-up. They will take the dog back if it's unhappy. I wish all breeders were as responsible. Good luck- it will be tough giving your dog up- I've seen people in floods of tears. But knowing he is safe and loved will help you.
     

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