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The practice is known as fostering. Animals aren't fostered only for the purpose of making more room in shelters, although that is one of the reasons. There are other benefits to fostering as well, such as: Being in a home rather than a shelter is less stressful, and can be really beneficial to any animal that gets particularly stressed in a shelter. ...


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Could anyone recommend a breed? Breed doesn't always tell you everything you need to know about a dog, but it can give you a helpful understanding of the general needs and some characteristics that are to be expected. Without more information on what you're looking for, I can't recommend a breed, but I can give you some insights on how you can choose one by ...


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Entropion is a disease of the eyelid. In itself, it does not cause blindness. The inward rolling lid can over time cause damage to the cornea (surface of the eye). This damage to the cornea is the primary reason it can be painful. Certainly blindness could be a result of chronic damage and scarring to the cornea. If there is untreated entropion, even in a ...


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No you shouldn't. This answer is for your benefit rather than that of the cat. All countries, to the best of my knowledge, consider animals as property so they don't distinguish stealing a cat from stealing a livestock. In UK it is capped at 7 years of prison time right now. The same link describes an attempt to change the legal status of animals so that pet ...


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Could anyone recommend a breed? No. Because the breed does not define the character of the dog. It's true that certain breeds have certain characteristics. For example Border Collies or Australian Shepherds are in general extremely high energy breeds that are completely unsuited for a first time dog owner. Traditional hunting breeds, like Terriers and ...


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Identifying a good site for pet adoption can be tricky. There are some go-to sites that you can always count on being reliable: Your local animal shelters Their mission is to care for animals and adopt them out. They will let you see the animal before adoption and will make sure your situation is fit for the animal as well. The animals in a shelter will also ...


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If the dog is well trained then maybe they could come up with a "command" of sorts for playtime or family time... & get rewarded for the behavior... kind of a happy medium for awhile until the dog understands this is a forever home. The dog may feel important by fulfilling a job and a compromise may be met?


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