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Okay, some of you might remember a couple weeks ago I posted in search of any advice in bringing home a blind dog. For those who don't know the story, two years ago, my work fostered a .cocker spaniel named Taco. Not generally my breed of choice, but for some reason I just totally fell for him. I was living with my mom back then who refused to let me adopt him. We moved away. I was devistated. He got adopted, and now, the couple that adopted him decided to jump on the "divorced people apparently cant keep pets" bandwagon, and he's back! It took two weeks of weighing our options, but Jon finally said yes! We just submitted our application for him, and will be ANXIOUSLY awaiting a response. I'm so nervous! What if they deny us? I've heard rescues can be very tough to qualify for sometimes. Omg, how am I going to live through the next 48 Hour wait?! Wish us luck!!
 

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Fingers crossed!
 

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Kudos to both you and Jon! Its not easy with a blind pup! How extremely fortunate for this pup! Love that name Taco! Keeping a good thought here that he will be yours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:smile:
 

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You'll be in my good thoughts portion of my brain!:smile:
 

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Thanks everyone.
I'm going nuts today waiting for my phone interview. It should be either today or tomorrow. I've got both phone lines in my pocket, and I've been trying to keep busy, but there's nothing on my to do list today, so its not easy. Ugh... I want him NOW.
 

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"divorced people apparently cant keep pets" bandwagon, and he's back! Wish us luck!!
Apparently, the dog didn't see it coming either! :wink:

Wishing the best. :smile:
 

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Just be patient.
This is a special needs dog and not many people would take a blind dog. Bless You. I went to a shelter on a Monday and by the following Monday, the dog was ready for pickup. You will need to sign a contract. This protects the financial interests of the cost of healthcare given to the dog prior to adoption. Most shelters are in dire need of money and materials for animal comfort. They are operating on a slim budget and cannot afford to return your adoption fees beyond the 5 or 7 day period after adoption. The wording of contracts will probally vary from State to State.
I see no problem and you should get the dog.
 

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What is this "patience" you speak of? Ha ha ha. :p

I have none of it.

When we were waiting on the adoption people for "Holden" (aka Flip!) I swear I didn't sleep for four days!!

Don't even get me started on going to see him and actually adopting him.
I am like a little kid, I swear.

I will have to post his rescue story one day.
 

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Just be patient.
This is a special needs dog and not many people would take a blind dog. Bless You. I went to a shelter on a Monday and by the following Monday, the dog was ready for pickup. You will need to sign a contract. This protects the financial interests of the cost of healthcare given to the dog prior to adoption. Most shelters are in dire need of money and materials for animal comfort. They are operating on a slim budget and cannot afford to return your adoption fees beyond the 5 or 7 day period after adoption. The wording of contracts will probally vary from State to State.
I see no problem and you should get the dog.
I know, I know. there's no reason why i SHOULDN'T get him. I'm just a nervous wreck. I'm so close to him being mine, if something goes wrong I'll be totally crushed. I can't believe I'm even getting a second chance with this dog.
I'm aware that there will be a contract, and a $250 adoption fee, which I am ready to pay. Heck, it's all I can do to stop myself from going and buying him a crate, a bed, his leash and collar (with tags, of course) and making him a "baby blanket" (I have a tradition of making my dogs a double thick fleece tied blanket upon bringing them home. Even though he's not a "puppy" he will be no exception) wow, am I ever in a nesting stage? lol.
I'm afraid when they do our home check, Annie will make a bad impression. She's SO excitable with strangers, and all training flies out the window. I don't have anyone I can invite over to help work with her on it, and she's an angel with me and my husband, but on the rare occasion strangers come in, her legs turn into pogo sticks and she's all over the place.
I just don't know EXACTLY what things they are going to look for. We have a secure yard, our downstairs is totally (and I mean totally) doggy proof. All tile, and minimal furnature. clean countertops.

I don't know why I'm so nervous. There's no reason I can think of that they'd find us unfit for this boy.
Phone rang twice today. both times it was a private number, and they hung up when I answered. Ugh. It's messing with my head! My heart skips a beat every time the phone rings.
Hopefully.... it will happen tomorrow.
 

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Can you take Annie for a LOOOONG walk or a run before they come over?
 

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Yeah, I'd really try to tire her out before they come for a home check, can you say "ace" only kidding!
 

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oh I'll definately lengthen her morning walk at minumum.
If they come in the evening I think I might even take her to daycare for a few hours to burn off some steam.
I'm spending yet another day camping by the phone, I have my cell phone and home phone sitting right next to me. It's already rang once today, a telemarketer. Ughhh.
 

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Did pup come home to you yet?
 

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Not yet, I still have not heard from them!!
But I talked to my old boss today, at the place that fosters the dogs, where I worked and met Taco, and he said they called him yesterday and that he had nothing but good things to say about me and how I care for my animals, and they told him they were going to find a volunteer for a local rescue here in Vegas to come do our home check.

But they haven't actually called me. Hopefully that will happen today. HOPEFULLY.

I'm confused though because it goes: application, phone interview, home check.... and they haven't called me, but already told my reference they're looking for someone to do my home check. Are they even going to do the phone interview? Maybe not because my reference was a mutual contact? Oh well, either way, I want to get this ball rolling!!!
 

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I am positive things will go your way. How could they not! But I am impatient with these type lengthy things probably like yourself! I am the type when I want it I want it now haha! Guess playing the waiting game is just boring! I am keeping my fingers crossed and I suspect they will call you really soon! Sounds exciting! I just hope for your sake they go fast! Maybe since they know you they didn't need to do the phone interview! and I since your in for the home check then that's the home stretch! YEAH pups coming soon! :wink:
 
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..... I just don't know EXACTLY what things they are going to look for. We have a secure yard, our downstairs is totally (and I mean totally) doggy proof. All tile, and minimal furnature. clean countertops.
If I could share anything about what to expect during a home visit, it's just their opportunity to meet you and get to know you, not so much to inspect the house, but to give you a chance to ask questions and for them to ask you questions. Really, it's nothing to worry about. All of my pets came from rescues. I've had my home checked about 4 times, by different rescues.

I bet you will get the dog back, there's no reason why you shouldn't. I'm rooting for you.
 
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