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    I was sitting around tonight talking to Jordan about Gertie (the hopefully "addition-to-be" next week). He told me that I seem to enjoy taking in old dogs and I should just open a sanctuary, then I can have all the senior dogs I want. He was just teasing me but how awesome would that be!? I can't even imagine everything it takes to run a sanctuary...having a couple bullies is expensive enough! Start up fees, vet fees, legal fees, paperwork...the list goes on and on I'm sure!

    So...how many of you have day dreamed about having a rescue/sanctuary or some kind of program. I'll bet I'm not the only one!!! (I know we have lots of other foster parents here!)

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    I have thought about it a lot but all the expense would be crazy

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    For me it's a bully daycare / overnight boarding. Then I'd use some of the profits for rescue/sanctuary.

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    Well if I was 21, single and independently well off...I'd give it a shot! OK, seriously...I don't think my heart could take the sadness of losing an elderly bully even though I wouldn't have any problem with the care and maintenance end of it. You have to be a very emotionally strong person...but for the right person I imagine it would be extremely satisfying giving a bully a loving environment in it's final years.
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    Kind of like being a hospice worker...man do I admire them..but my heart would never heal!

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    @JAKEISGREAT - exactly. I admire the hell out of those folks in hospice. Likewise, I admire those folks that take on senior bullies. I get sad when one of my FISH dies....clearly, I'm not cut out for sanctuary work. If I won the lottery, I wouldn't start my own, I'd just donate tons of money to the ones doing the best job now and let the professionals handle it. I get heart sick when I read the rescue threads....I'm just not tough enough.

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    I have often thought about it if we ever won the lottery. I would love to open a sanctuary for senior bullies. It would be hard when they passed, but if I knew that I gave them a happy and loving home and spoiled them rotten in their golden years before they passed, it would be of some comfort knowing that they were going off to the Rainbow Bridge having been loved and treated as they deserve....like bullie kings and queens.

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    I haven't only thought about it, but I plan on it. Like you said tho there is a lot of preparation and paperwork to get started to be "legit", which is how I plan on doing it. I really want to start now, but I know with 4 kids and the amount of time it takes I must wait. We have the space, but it needs work, father in law will be coming to fix it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertskybulldogs View Post
    I haven't only thought about it, but I plan on it. Like you said tho there is a lot of preparation and paperwork to get started to be "legit", which is how I plan on doing it. I really want to start now, but I know with 4 kids and the amount of time it takes I must wait. We have the space, but it needs work, father in law will be coming to fix it up.
    That's wonderful!!! Will it be a rescue?

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    I'm buying a house this summer. There was a beautiful house that I was looking at in Sparta NJ. 7.24 acres of property. It was over an hour from my job, 10 miles from the HS that my son would be going to, but I still wanted it thinking of all the dogs I could rescue out there.

    But the house sold It's still on my list of things to do and I ain't dead yet

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    As others have said... I've thought of it, but my heart would not be able to handle it. I donate as much as I can to help out the rescues and such.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaAndi View Post
    That's wonderful!!! Will it be a rescue?
    Yes, I am thinking both English and French bulldogs. I will start with English and see what the demand is. I have a feeling we will be getting out of state ones more than likely. Although I found out 1500 dogs are PTS in Tucson per MONTH!!!!!

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