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Old 10-20-2014, 10:40 PM   #1
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We joined a rescue organization (non-profit) a few months ago to foster dogs. The first one was nice but soiled all over the house and was very mischievous. After a month or so, the org. agreed to place the dog with another foster. The next foster tried to return the dog within the first week! We requested the 2nd dog as she was to be euthanized the next morning. She was delivered the next day. A week later, the org, requests a meet & greet with a family. We then explained that we had a change of heart and would like to adopt her ourselves instead. We were told that the other family had asked first! We should have filled in an application, and we still needed a home visit (apparently a new policy because we have not fostered for a year). Then we can adopt if they don't. A week later, we did the M & G . The next evening, I requesting information on the next step for adoption - we hadn't heard anything from the previous family. We were answered by telling us that the family want to spent a day with the dog and their kids! We are devastated.
This non-profit org. commits to only allowing adoption in our county but this family live in another and have apparently adopted 3 previous times. We were told that we agreed to foster and if we adopt, we would find an excuse to no longer foster..
Are we being bullied into giving up the dog? They say that they won't agree to an adoption out of the county because their org. is small. They say the dogs come first but they are now wanting to move it after bringing it back from starvation and teaching it to trust again. We are good enough to foster but not adopt?? She has stolen our hearts ande do not know what to do.
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I wish to inform you that you may own a dog only if it is given to you for adoption. In this regard if you take dog on the agreement that dog will stay with you for certain period of time then you are liable to return dog at the conclusion of that period. A dog ownership is similar to that of a thing and thus unless non profit agrees for transfer ownership you may not compel them to give ownership.

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I think you know the difference between fostering and adopting. Sorry you did not test drive the dog fast enough.
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Animals are considered personal property under the law. Fostering a dog does not transfer ownership of the dog to you. Further it depends on your agreement with the group you are fostering for. However, in general cases you may certainly adopt the dog if there are no pending applications for the dog. Therefore consult an attorney to assist you with understanding the situation in detail.
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We joined a rescue organization (non-profit) a few months ago to foster dogs. The first one was nice but soiled all over the house and was very mischievous. After a month or so, the org. agreed to place the dog with another foster. The next foster tried to return the dog within the first week! We requested the 2nd dog as she was to be euthanized the next morning. She was delivered the next day. A week later, the org, requests a meet & greet with a family. We then explained that we had a change of heart and would like to adopt her ourselves instead. We were told that the other family had asked first! We should have filled in an application, and we still needed a home visit (apparently a new policy because we have not fostered for a year). Then we can adopt if they don't. A week later, we did the M & G . The next evening, I requesting information on the next step for adoption - we hadn't heard anything from the previous family. We were answered by telling us that the family want to spent a day with the dog and their kids! We are devastated.
This non-profit org. commits to only allowing adoption in our county but this family live in another and have apparently adopted 3 previous times. We were told that we agreed to foster and if we adopt, we would find an excuse to no longer foster..
Are we being bullied into giving up the dog? They say that they won't agree to an adoption out of the county because their org. is small. They say the dogs come first but they are now wanting to move it after bringing it back from starvation and teaching it to trust again. We are good enough to foster but not adopt?? She has stolen our hearts ande do not know what to do.
They were in their rights to approve the family that first applied to adopt the dog. They made their choice and for all you know the other family could have provided a superior home, despite being out of county.

You are putting your resources and heart into caring for abandoned and neglected animals, doing a great service by fostering these canine waifs. Do not despair but recognize that one or more will eventually steal your heart. Take your heart back and keep on the good work for other dogs need you to share your love with them, too. There are not enough people like you willing to take abused and neglected animals into their homes to give them the love, attention and care that they need.

There will be another dog, for sure, that you want to make a permanent member of your family. When that time comes, put in your application pronto before someone else sees him or her and adopts.





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