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Old 03-31-2012, 02:50 PM
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I volunteer for a rescue run by a good friend. They focus on one large breed in particular but take in all breeds. They have limited experience with bully breeds, however. They have one girl in right now who appears to be a "pit bull," possibly mixed wth bull terrier. She is between 1 and 2 years old. She gets along with the male dog she is being kept with now, and seems mostly get along with other females but appears to be a bit of a "social climber" with the females. This is a rescue with few hard and fast rules. They require a home visit, meet and greet, altering, and that the dogs be indoor pets, but other than that it is typically pretty case by case.

Do you guys think it would be unreasonable to only adopt this bitch out to someone who has either no other dogs or dogs of the opposite sex? Also, do you think that putting some sort of no dog parks clause or suggestion in the contact would be out of line?
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Old 03-31-2012, 02:56 PM
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I don't see why it would be unreasonable, lots of rescues will only adopt certain dogs out to people with no dogs or dogs of the opposite sex.
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Old 03-31-2012, 02:59 PM
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I think for that particular dog it would be reasonable, but I also think that if there was another bitch that if she was submissive enough it might work. I'd definitely continue to take it on a case by case basis though.
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Old 03-31-2012, 03:23 PM
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She is headed to a meet and greet Sunday with a family that already has a bitch so we will see how that goes. She's a fun little dog but is very, very closely bonded to her foster mom, and she hates to be crated. She was crated at the training center last night she broke out of a well built crate and did an impressive amount of damage for a forty pound dog.....
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That isn't unreasonable, IMO. Although you can tell people that the dog is DA and that you shouldn't take it to a dog park all you want, doesn't mean they won't still do it anyway. FOHA had a chow mix returned because they took her to a dog park and she got in a fight, even though we TOLD THEM from the start that she was NOT dog park material. I would focus on finding owners that aren't stupid, above all else. It seems to me that tons of people can't handle anything with a temperament "harder" than a golden retriever these days.
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Old 03-31-2012, 04:39 PM
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I think if it is in the dog's best interest it is fine. Better to strap that on and bend the rules for a truly unique situation vs putting her up as ok with other dogs if she is very selective.
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