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I've been asked to foster an Akita tonight

Just received a phone call, they are in desperate need of someone to foster a broken Akita starting tonight and until they can make other arrangements for him.
I need to figure this out in the next 30 minutes. I would have to keep him separate from Ky and Bentley since all I know is that he's badly abused.
My heart hurts, I need to do some big time praying!
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I'll say one for ya....And if you can't do it then for them to find someone who can....good luck...I'll be interested to see what you decide!!!
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oh wow... thats a big decision. let us know what you decide.
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Tough call especially as you have a young pup around, have you decided what to do yet? x
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Have they done a temperament assessment? I have only ever fostered fearful Akita puppies. They are certainly an interested breed.

As a rule I don't let puppies around dogs I am not entirely certain about or that may negatively influence a puppy.

Good luck with your decision!

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I just wanted to jump on for a minute to tell you the outcome. I went and met the Akita, he is beautiful! But he's in a bad state. He's an extremely fearful dog, he has every right to be after what he's been through. I spent 3 hours with him and I would have brought him home in a New York minute if I didn't have any dogs.
There's just no way I could bring a dog like that here with Ky and Bentley. My heart told me yes, my head to me NO WAY.
I spent until 6 AM calling everyone I could think of that would be able to handle him, actually that list was pretty short but I did find a man I know that has only had Akita's in the past willing to take him. I'm home, he's safe and I have a turkey to cook LOL
Happy Thanksgiving!
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I'm glad to hear he's safe, I know that was a very hard, heart wrenching decision you had to make.


Why, why are people so cruel to animals.............


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I just wanted to jump on for a minute to tell you the outcome. I went and met the Akita, he is beautiful! But he's in a bad state. He's an extremely fearful dog, he has every right to be after what he's been through. I spent 3 hours with him and I would have brought him home in a New York minute if I didn't have any dogs.
There's just no way I could bring a dog like that here with Ky and Bentley. My heart told me yes, my head to me NO WAY.
I spent until 6 AM calling everyone I could think of that would be able to handle him, actually that list was pretty short but I did find a man I know that has only had Akita's in the past willing to take him. I'm home, he's safe and I have a turkey to cook LOL
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Bravo! Thank you for not only making the right decision for you and your dogs, but also for the rescue boy AND finding him a safe place to go.

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Bless you for finding a place for him to go. We can't take all or even most of them in, but we can help them out! Happy Thanksgiving to you! And to Mr. Akita.
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