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Old 06-25-2011, 08:28 PM
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We found Suzie on the streets, and we were definitively not her first home, as she was 5ish at that time, and she was really well groomed and everything. We think she lived with an older man because she is really fond of them, and we're guessing he either passed away or was put in a home because we couldn't find her owners.

And Sign was a 1 or so when we found her on the street, eating a rat bone, so we may or may not have been her first home
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Old 06-25-2011, 08:45 PM
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I'd guess that a large percentage of animals do get rehomed at one point in their life.

I'm Quinn's first home obviously.

Dally I'd say we're her first home. A friend technically got her from the breeder, but he needed to puppy proof his place so we brought her home and she never left. I think we all knew it was going to end up that way which is why I don't consider him her own owner, LOL.

We were Jasmine's (childhood dog) first and only home after her (backyard) breeder.

My old GSD Akela I'm not sure on as she was a stray. I'm guessing before us she had at least 1 owner, and her breeder of course. She was then rehomed and they still have her.

Willow, our cat, I'm not sure on. She was sick so her breeder took her to the vet, and then the vet phoned us to see if we'd take her. I'm not sure if the vet counts as a home/owner, LOL.

The new cat Minerva I'm not sure on - she was a stray that was dropped off here. She's young so I'd guess that she was from a litter of barn kittens and they weren't able to find a home for her and just dropped her off in the country somewhere.

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Old 06-25-2011, 08:58 PM
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Chowder- we found him in the street & he was around 2 years old - I assume we were his second home.
Eli - we're his first home. He was born in a foster home after a rescue pulled his pregnant mom from a kill shelter. He came to us at 3 months old.

past dogs:
Bubba (ACD) - my partner was his second home. He was purchased from a breeder by a family friend to work on his farm, then the friend broke his leg and was not able to care for or train him, so gave him to my partner.
Max - (Samoyed) - second home. Got him from a breed specific rescue when he was 6 years old.

cats (some past, some current):
Tigger and Rainy - first home, taken as kittens from the barn of the same family friend who gave us Bubba.
Rosie - first home. I adopted her from a shelter. She had been found as a stray kitten.
Tater - first home - found as a stray at around 6 months old. He had been living in an alley surviving on kindness from the local crack addicts and leftovers from a deli.
Mao- first home. Got him from a friend's aunt whose cat had kittens. God sent him to us because we are the only people who would love his foul tempered smelly self.
Edgar - second home. He came strolling up looking for love and food at around 5-6 months old. He was very sweet and friendly, and hungry. We couldn't find his owners.

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Chowder: 9 year old Chow mix
Eli: 2 year old Lab/Shar pei/Corgi mystery mutt
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Old 06-25-2011, 09:15 PM
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Really interesting question.

This is at least a second home for Mushroom and Luce both. Possible that it could be more than that, but I doubt it.

This is Steve's first home.
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Old 06-25-2011, 09:45 PM
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Bamm- was born on a farm and they kept him for a little bit. He then went to a shelter and was fostered through that shelter and then came to me. So, I'd consider myself technically his second home.

Cricket- Street, Grace and then me. I'm going to say I'm her first real home where the intention was to keep her permanently since at Grace's she was technically a foster.
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Old 06-25-2011, 09:46 PM
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Lizzie - first home, rescue puppy.
Blaze - first home, breeder puppy.
Jake- first home, breeder puppy.
Major - first home, breeder puppy.

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Old 06-25-2011, 09:51 PM
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66% of my dogs, assuming you don't count Kim's foster mom as a second home, and assuming that her breeder was her and her litter's means of conveyance to their temporary ditch residence.

I'm at least Web's second home, but know nothing of his history beyond a few details of why he was shuffled off. First home for Mira as well.

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Old 06-25-2011, 10:29 PM
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I'm at least the second home for all of my animals. I don't count foster homes as "homes" because they were placed there with the intention of being adopted out - it was always meant to be temporary.

Jack was surrendered to the rescue by a woman because her boyfriend didn't like him. He was with the rescue in a foster home for six months before I adopted him.

Missy was picked up as a stray by animal control, taken in by the rescue, and spent a bit of time in a few different boarding facilities before I adopted her. There was never a good foster home for her since she's so-so with other large dogs.

Sassy was also picked up by animal control as a stray, and then fostered for a few months before I adopted her.

I found the birds on Craigslist. Their owner was moving overseas, and didn't want them to go through the stress of a quarantine period. She was incredibly nice and really made sure that they were going to a good home. She had had them since they were baby birds.
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Old 06-25-2011, 10:42 PM
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I think a majority of dogs are shuffled from home to home to home.

Buster - we are his first home as we got him as a puppy.

Rudy - we are his 2nd home, he was abused before we got him by a little kid. He is by far the most sensitive dog I have ever had.

Dixie - we are her 2nd home, she was abandoned in an alley at only 9 weeks of age.
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Old 06-26-2011, 01:29 AM
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Nia is from a breeder although we didn't get her until 5.5 months old since she was kept to grow out and didn't end up making it to the show ring. We've been her only home.

Truffles came from a pet shop, not counting the mill or "breeder" that bred her and the pet store, we're her only home.

Same with Popcorn, came to us at 12 weeks, still here.
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