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    Members in the Dallas/Fort Worth, TX or Augusta, GA areas

    Hey all. Here in just a couple weeks, my family and I will be moving from Georgia to the Dallas, TX area. But there's just one problem - our dogs. After much searching, we were unable to find a home that we could move into and still keep our dogs. It came down to either being homeless with dogs, or have a home for our children and find a new home for the dogs. It is not at all what I would like, but sometimes life is that way.

    If there are any members that would be willing to take our pups, we would be ever so grateful. Rocky is a German Shepherd mix, about 2 years old and somewhere around 70-ish pounds. Tucker is a fat little pug/daschund mix and about 2 1/2 years old. They are best of friends and we would like to keep them together.

    We'll be moving at the end of this month. If any of the forum members in either the August GA or DFW TX areas could take them, we would be forever in your debt.

    We are also, if anybody else is, willing to make this work out with someone in the DFW area on a fostering basis. If you could provide them a home, we'd happily pay for their food, any vet bills, flea and heart worm meds, etc.

    Thank you in advance!
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    I've had to bequeath animals to other folks three times (two cats, one dog). It is such a hard thing to do when they are almost like your own kids, but sometimes we have no choice. I was incredibly fortunate to find loving homes for all 3 animals which makes the parting so much easier to bear.

    I hope someone in either of your areas will step forward and give your little buddies a loving home!
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    I sure hope you get some "takers". That is very honorable of you, and I like keeping them together.
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    Thanks ShooterGranny and Rock and Glock. I appreciate your good-wishes.

    I forgot to say that if it was arranged with someone in the DFW area to house them while we continued to pay for their expenses, that we would love to take them back after finding somewhere without the restrictions. We'll be renting for a while, but with plans to purchase later on.
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    We have three dogs of our own so we can't take them but I would if I could.

    I'll ask around and let you know if I find anyone who is interested.

    Where in the DFW area are you moving to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1MoreGoodGuy View Post
    We have three dogs of our own so we can't take them but I would if I could.

    I'll ask around and let you know if I find anyone who is interested.

    Where in the DFW area are you moving to?
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    I hope you can find someone! I know it's hard to find a place that takes pets. Good luck!
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    i have 2 acres and the wife wants a Shepherd. i'll take em and give em a good home, but i'm pretty far off your path. If no one else bites and your interested i *might* be able to make it so the colo/okla border to meet you. best i can do. good luck.

    EDIT- I, for one, don't need pics, i'm guessing one looks like German Shepherd mix and the other looks like a fat little pug/dahcsund mix, got it! my elkhound passed away (at 13 yrs) from cancer about 4 months ago, and the wife has been driving me crazy to get a shepherd or a pit bull, and i keep not wanitng to invest the emotion ahgain, but two 2 year old dogs sound about perfect for my two yr old babies, how do they do with kids?

    i also hunt/camp/outdoorsie stuff alot, how does the shepherd do off a leash out in wild?
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    PP21, first ... Welcome to Texas. Next, maybe post some pics to gab someone's heart. I like the foster idea. Definitely bring the dogs with you to keep the fam together, don't leave them behind.

    I adopted a year old mix 4 years ago from a " no kill" shelter in Carrollton, TX, she was in a foster home associated with this shelter until we "took delivery". Their website link below.

    Im guessing they have a network of canine foster homes, you might contact them to see what foster solutions they may have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittypat21 View Post
    Thanks ShooterGranny and Rock and Glock. I appreciate your good-wishes.

    I forgot to say that if it was arranged with someone in the DFW area to house them while we continued to pay for their expenses, that we would love to take them back after finding somewhere without the restrictions. We'll be renting for a while, but with plans to purchase later on.
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    Okay, Okay! Here are some pics of the two. It took me a while to get anything of Rocky. The dog doesn't like to sit still around a camera. Sorry the pics are a little blurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kavalander View Post
    i have 2 acres and the wife wants a Shepherd. i'll take em and give em a good home, but i'm pretty far off your path. If no one else bites and your interested i *might* be able to make it so the colo/okla border to meet you. best i can do. good luck.

    EDIT- I, for one, don't need pics, i'm guessing one looks like German Shepherd mix and the other looks like a fat little pug/dahcsund mix, got it! my elkhound passed away (at 13 yrs) from cancer about 4 months ago, and the wife has been driving me crazy to get a shepherd or a pit bull, and i keep not wanitng to invest the emotion ahgain, but two 2 year old dogs sound about perfect for my two yr old babies, how do they do with kids?

    i also hunt/camp/outdoorsie stuff alot, how does the shepherd do off a leash out in wild?
    I appreciate the offer, though that might have to be a very last resort. 8 hours is a long way to drive to drop off a couple pups.

    But to answer your questions, they do great with kids. We have three right now, the older is 3 1/2 years and the youngest is 8 months. Neither of them have so much as growled at the kids let alone anything else.

    Rocky (the shepherd mix) does great off a leash out in the woods from the few times we've been out. Warning though - if you leave him alone in the yard where he can get out and wander around town, he won't listen. There's too many interesting things in the neighborhood. But out in the wild, from my experience, he comes when he's called. He doesn't have extensive time with that, though, so it might take a little working with.

    Neither of them are trained to do anything fantastic other than to sit when they want a treat. As long as they do their business outside and stay off my couch, we're all happy. So if you want a dog that will roll over, shake your hand, get you a beer from the fridge, etc., then look elsewhere.

    Rocky is territorial, but not dangerously so. He doesn't bite. He stays put and growls/barks. He's also smart enough to know when you're OK with a visitor. He'll pick up on that and be OK with the visitor, too. Tucker will run up to people and yap. Typical ankle biter little dog syndrome.

    If you want a dog that will alert you to somebody too close to the house, Rocky will do a good job there. But don't expect anything beyond alerting.

    Tucker is more or less leash trained. Rocky not so much. We had Tucker back when we lived in an apartment (before we had Rocky) and so we had to have him on a leash any time he needed to "go". Rocky we've had since we've been at the house here in GA, and our yard is big enough that that's where they get their exercise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pittypat21 View Post
    I appreciate the offer, though that might have to be a very last resort. 8 hours is a long way to drive to drop off a couple pups.

    But to answer your questions, they do great with kids. We have three right now, the older is 3 1/2 years and the youngest is 8 months. Neither of them have so much as growled at the kids let alone anything else.

    Rocky (the shepherd mix) does great off a leash out in the woods from the few times we've been out. Warning though - if you leave him alone in the yard where he can get out and wander around town, he won't listen. There's too many interesting things in the neighborhood. But out in the wild, from my experience, he comes when he's called. He doesn't have extensive time with that, though, so it might take a little working with.

    Neither of them are trained to do anything fantastic other than to sit when they want a treat. As long as they do their business outside and stay off my couch, we're all happy. So if you want a dog that will roll over, shake your hand, get you a beer from the fridge, etc., then look elsewhere.

    Rocky is territorial, but not dangerously so. He doesn't bite. He stays put and growls/barks. He's also smart enough to know when you're OK with a visitor. He'll pick up on that and be OK with the visitor, too. Tucker will run up to people and yap. Typical ankle biter little dog syndrome.

    If you want a dog that will alert you to somebody too close to the house, Rocky will do a good job there. But don't expect anything beyond alerting.

    Tucker is more or less leash trained. Rocky not so much. We had Tucker back when we lived in an apartment (before we had Rocky) and so we had to have him on a leash any time he needed to "go". Rocky we've had since we've been at the house here in GA, and our yard is big enough that that's where they get their exercise.
    sounds about like every dog i've had. i'm good at trainging dogs to be woods dogs so not worried aobut that. our 2 acres is fenced, so should be good there, and i don't make my dogs be outside dogs so they get a nice warm house at night. glad to hear about the kids. my twin boys need good pups.

    totally understand the distance thing, even htting the southern border would be tough, but if it comes to it let me know and i'll help you work something out, hck, all i have to say to my wife is "shepherd" and she'll MAKE it happen. haha.

    so let me know if you run out of options, otherwise, good luck !!

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    Nice looking dogs! I have to admit, the pug/daschund mix is much cuter than I imagined. I was picturing a Pug face on a Daschund body.
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