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Old 11-01-2016, 02:46 AM   #1
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Full timer & pet adoption...

I miss my buddies bad!!! Super bad!
I need to adopt a poodle, I've never adopted before, so I don't know the process...
I've located a silver poodle in Memphis and I emailed the organization. Waiting on response.

Does anyone have any feedback from previous experiences?
Do shelters frown on full timers because we're "not stable sticks and mortar folks"?


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Old 11-01-2016, 03:08 AM   #2
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I'm more the pit bull type myself..... Brandy is a pit bull/chocolate lab mix.

If you can provide a good home for a dog I can't see why they would turn you down... my adoption experience when I adopted my dog was pretty good, though I wasn't fulltiming then so I can't say if it would really make a difference or not.

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Old 11-01-2016, 04:12 AM   #3
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Never thought I'd be a poodle guy, it just turned out that way with the divorce, kids got too busy, etc...
After the divorce, we became inseparable. Zero shedding is a bonus.

I had a really tough time walking away from this little guy at the end of June/first of July... But, I had just bought the bus and was needing to focus on making it livable and being in it within a month! I felt I couldn't devote time to training a puppy at the time, and the window would close on me.

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Ohhh that face..... how can you say no to that face?

That said, I got Brandy when she was 11 months old because I just don't have the patience to go through housebreaking. She'll be 3 in April and we're inseparable.
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Old 11-01-2016, 04:31 AM   #5
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The owner was a guy I'd bough a kayak from, we've stayed in contact for the coming up litters... Both parents were on site, and I spent a lot of time with the father. Mother was heavy pregnant and not very active.

It was tough walking away, I tell ya! But I wasn't stable enough at the time, and it's not fair to the dog/puppy. I had to set instant gratification aside and be reasonable.
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Yea I get that.... wasn't saying I didn't understand it, but THAT FACE.....

I just wonder how Brandy will take to fulltiming. Will be a bit of an adjustment, for both of us.
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when you are full-timing what do you do for climate for a pup? I realize some type of Heat is a must for your plumbing and such, but it seems alot of people are off the grid and not using A/C and such all day when they are gone... even with insulation it gets quite hot for a pup inside on a hot day...hotter than what a simple fan vent is going to make comfortable...
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nice! i have a standard poodle mutt. and the first time i came home from the groomers after getting the "full poodle" done, i was hooked. i never could imagine myself being a poodle guy, but now i have standards.

i have a tiny yorkie and the standard poodle. no one knows i have the poodle when camping, he's a homebody and doesn't venture out. the yorkie on the other hand is very social and i have to tie her up.

after my former dog passed, i had a hard time adopting a dog. there are all kinds of "dog rescues" and i applied with a number of them and was always turned down. i live on 5 acres, in the country, and was turned down for a number of reasons. no fence, no family..... i tried a number of different rescue places. they weren't very anxious to place their dogs. the fees were high and the rejection was real.

i found my poodle mutt for free on craigslist. had to drive a 100 miles for him but that was ok.

we've been happy since.
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Old 11-01-2016, 07:55 PM   #10
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Good news!
After reviewing my application, they emailed me back to see if I was interested in taking 2 silver poodles... Of court I said "absolutely" but added the disclaimer that I'd like the terms to be reviewed as I didn't intend spending twice the money. We'll see where this process takes me, I've never adopted before.

Having 2 poodles, I picked up a very expensive pair of Andis clippers and several sets of blades... And it proved to be money well spent as I prefer a "sheep cut" over a "poodle cut"

I've got some early pictures of Shelby & Goldie.... Shelby looks exactly like Izzy below.

Izzy, 5 y/o female

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