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Old 02-06-2011, 01:44 PM   #1
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I've had a lot of trauma in my life in the recent past, and to be honest, I'm not faring real well.

I have a wonderful little yorkie (ok, big yorkie) who needs more attention than I'm capable of giving him right now. He'll be 6 in April, and he is fixed. He is also very healthy, and has never had any health problems since I've had him (4 years).

He is a great dog, very active and lively. He *loves* to play dress-up, go for walks, etc. He is potty trained, although he will occasionally mark something. His favorite time of day is breakfast time, when he runs and spins in circles all the way through the house to the food bowl. He barks to the doorbell and other "intruders", but otherwise, he doesn't bark much. He does growl (it's a cute, gutteral growl) when he wants something.

He is kennelled at night, though he would prefer to sleep with someone. He can take his kennel, his bed, and his toy bunny with him to his new home. He doesn't play with toys much, but he will occasionally play with his bunny. He loves treats, and he will do almost anything for one. He is easy to train and teach new tricks because of that.

He does NOT like bigger dogs. He does well with other yorkies and smaller dogs, generally speaking. He does not like the dog park because there are bigger dogs and it's overwhelming for him. He usually ends up snapping at everyone at the dog park (he has done ok with yorkie meets where there's not a lot of "bigger" dogs).

Note that I love him dearly, and I am only willing to part with him if I know he's going to a much better home. I do not want to throw him out just to get rid of him. I would like to stay in contact with whomever takes him, too. I would love to see pictures and such throughout the rest of his life.

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I've had a lot of trauma in my life in the recent past, and to be honest, I'm not faring real well.

I have a wonderful little yorkie (ok, big yorkie) who needs more attention than I'm capable of giving him right now. He'll be 6 in April, and he is fixed. He is also very healthy, and has never had any health problems since I've had him (4 years).

He is a great dog, very active and lively. He *loves* to play dress-up, go for walks, etc. He is potty trained, although he will occasionally mark something. His favorite time of day is breakfast time, when he runs and spins in circles all the way through the house to the food bowl. He barks to the doorbell and other "intruders", but otherwise, he doesn't bark much. He does growl (it's a cute, gutteral growl) when he wants something.

He is kennelled at night, though he would prefer to sleep with someone. He can take his kennel, his bed, and his toy bunny with him to his new home. He doesn't play with toys much, but he will occasionally play with his bunny. He loves treats, and he will do almost anything for one. He is easy to train and teach new tricks because of that.

He does NOT like bigger dogs. He does well with other yorkies and smaller dogs, generally speaking. He does not like the dog park because there are bigger dogs and it's overwhelming for him. He usually ends up snapping at everyone at the dog park (he has done ok with yorkie meets where there's not a lot of "bigger" dogs).

Note that I love him dearly, and I am only willing to part with him if I know he's going to a much better home. I do not want to throw him out just to get rid of him. I would like to stay in contact with whomever takes him, too. I would love to see pictures and such throughout the rest of his life.

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Old 02-07-2011, 03:45 PM   #3
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Thank you. I hate to admit that he's had ONE bath since my daughter passed a few months ago (and I didn't give it to him). That's just an example, and I've trimmed a little just so he can see, but he'd really be much happier in a home that could give him the attention and care he needs.
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I'm so sorry you have to part with him, I know how hard this must be for you. Good luck in finding the right home and take care of yourself
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Thank you. I hate to admit that he's had ONE bath since my daughter passed a few months ago (and I didn't give it to him). That's just an example, and I've trimmed a little just so he can see, but he'd really be much happier in a home that could give him the attention and care he needs.
I'm sorry about the loss of your daughter.

Please try and find someone who can foster him until you're back on your feet. I would hate to see you give him away and down the road regret that decision.
I know you are in a lot of pain with your loss. Even though my mom was 90 when she passed away, there were days I didn't want to get out of bed and face the world without her in it. I Please know that we are here to support you, and care about you.
I can tell you love your dog and want the best for him. I hope when you are ready that you can still have him in your life.
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I'm sorry about the loss of your daughter.

Please try and find someone who can foster him until you're back on your feet. I would hate to see you give him away and down the road regret that decision.
I know you are in a lot of pain with your loss. Even though my mom was 90 when she passed away, there were days I didn't want to get out of bed and face the world without her in it. I Please know that we are here to support you, and care about you.
I can tell you love your dog and want the best for him. I hope when you are ready that you can still have him in your life.
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I second this. Sometimes, well most times it is our pets that help us through the toughest of times & pull us up from the deepest depression that nothing else can. If this is not an option for you then I recommend that you find a reputable yorkie rescue to turn him over to as they do vet, home & background checks to ensure the safety, health & best interest of your dog.
I am sorry about the loss of your daughter and I pray that you can find peace & learn how to live again.
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I wish you the best in finding your little one a good home and that you are able to get settled. I am sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter.

I hope all works out the way that you wish for it to and that will work out best for you.

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I'm wondering if you wouldn't get more exposure if you posted in the "Yorkies for Sale or Wanted" thread? I almost never visit the SW regional threads, though I live in ATX. Do you still have him?
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Old 02-17-2011, 04:06 AM   #9
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I do still have him.
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I started a thread in the breeder area with a link to this thread, but the moderator hasn't posted it yet. Since it is your dog perhaps you should do the same. Where in TX are you? I may know somebody who would be interested in your baby.
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Thank you - I am in Dallas.

In response to the others who posted about putting him in foster care... I can't do that. I work with a lot of children in foster care, and I see what it does to those children. They have no stability, and they often bounce foster homes. They do not bond, and they have a lot of other problems.

I do not wish to put anyone in that situation, even (or maybe especially) a dog. While I understand they try to provide good homes until they get adopted, I can just see what his life would be like if I did that: Foster home #1: He doesn't get along with their bigger dog; Foster home #2: They get upset because he marked somewhere; Foster home #3: They don't have time anymore; Foster home #4: They are moving and can't foster anymore; Foster home #5... No, he'll stay here where he's settled and happy until he finds a new home. He is a happy, well-adjusted dog, and I don't want to take that away from him.
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I am so sorry for your loss. It is good of you to put your baby first and realize that you are unable to be there for him right now. However, it sounds like you love him very much. Is there no one you know that would foster him for you until you are back on your feet? Even if it is a few years? Maybe a friend or family member?

If you have no other option, I commend you for being strong enough to rehome your furry love. I would suggest getting involved with a rescue for placement if you can. They are pretty rigorous in their screening process. Just make sure it is a REPUTABLE rescue and not a puppy flipper.

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That is so sad. I wish I were close but am quite a hike away. I am so very sorry for the loss of your daughter. Our oldest was killed in an after prom accident it will be 23 years on May 1. SO hard to have prom come and go each year so do get it. Life is never the same but it can heal somewhat. Your little guy does need that healing also but are you sure not temporarily fostering wouldn't be better for you both? I just can't help but think of how much he would mean to me but again that is holding on. Sorry I am a holder on sort so can't see beyond. I hope you are able to get some strength and peace, our prayers, love and understanding are with you and your family at this difficult no impossible feeling time.
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If you don't feel comfortable with a rescue, I respect your choice. I think it is commendable that you recognize your inability to care for this little one right now. I will talk to my friend who is also in Austin, not too far away. She has a real soft spot for yorkies in this one's situation, just not sure if she is ready to bring another one into her home (she has 3 rescues). I'll PM you once I talk to her.
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Your title reads "Looking for possible new home" Maybe you aren't ready to permanently let go of your furbaby. Please consider the foster home idea, just to give you time.
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