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    Default What does it take to foster a bully?

    I'm asking this question b/c I have thought about this and then put the idea on the back burner, only for it to resurface.

    After reading about @bulldogs4me and her fostering adventures, I have been inspired to look into fostering a bulldog, but I'm honestly not sure I have what it takes to do so. I worry how bringing in a new bully will affect Tate and Finn: Finn can be territorial and may not welcome a new addition. I'm concerned that I'll take away quality time w/my two guys if I have a new bully to care for. Do I have the time to take care of another bully? Am I financially capable to care for a 3rd one? So many concerns I have that i get a little scared and then forget the idea altogether.

    For those of you who are fostering, or have fostered, or are familiar with the fostering process, can you share some thoughts about it?

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    Default Re: What does it take to foster a bully?

    Henny, you do have what it takes, because you love bullies. My suggestion to you with your two boys is, if you decide to do it, get a female. It will be a little easier on the boys. When we fostered Cash, we had to keep him and Buddy separated in different rooms as they did not get along at all, and if they even saw each other the fight was on. It is very rewarding and you can get attached to them quick, and don't want to see them go, but it's nice to see them get a loving family also. We received Cash from an individual so all the vet bills and his knee surgery was all on us, so that got pretty expensive and we did not charge his fur-ever family anything for him, as we knew them and knew they would give him a great and loving home, and that's all we wanted. If you go through a rescue they will pick up the vet bills usually, but I would check with them. You ought to try it at least one time, then you will know for sure in your mind if you are really cut out to foster. But I think you will get hooked on it and just love it.
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    Default Re: What does it take to foster a bully?

    I would like to know this also.

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    Default Re: What does it take to foster a bully?

    I imagine it depends on the Rescue you're fostering for. Both what they are looking for in a person to foster and what expenses and activities they expect of you.

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    Default Re: What does it take to foster a bully?

    Thanks David. A female bulldog is a great idea. I remember when I was thinking of adopting another bully, the trainer suggested i get a female as well. I can state that in my application.

    I think I'm also worried about not being home with the foster bully since i work out of the house all day. Tate and Finn are used to their schedule and mine by now. But the foster bully would just have to get used to her new schedule, I suppose. I just don't want to cause unhappiness for the foster. When I fill out the application I'll just state all my concerns and the rescue will screen all that, do their home interview/check, and just take it from there.




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    I would let you practice on Jake...but pink isn't his color..besides Da Boyz didn't like him much! You can do anything Henny...I know it!

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    I couldn't do it, I'd want to keep them all!!!
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    Default Re: What does it take to foster a bully?

    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEISGREAT View Post
    I would let you practice on Jake...but pink isn't his color..besides Da Boyz didn't like him much! You can do anything Henny...I know it!
    Becky, I think my boys would like Jake a lot if he wore a pink collar! We need to do a do-over with the boys meeting each other again Maybe just Tate and Jake at the park next time. But Jake has to share his ball!




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    Quote Originally Posted by cali baker View Post
    Becky, I think my boys would like Jake a lot if he wore a pink collar! We need to do a do-over with the boys meeting each other again Maybe just Tate and Jake at the park next time. But Jake has to share his ball!

    Jake doesn't have the sharing gene! Especially his ball...it's like a growth in his mouth!

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    @cali baker - How exciting that you are thinking of fostering ... I'm going to tag @kazzy220 & @Libra926 because they know first hand the rescue side of fostering.

    I honestly jumped in without thinking, I went to the store for clippers and more dog toothpaste and when all was said and done I came home with 2 extra bulldogs, so I didn't really have time to think it through, I just figured well I have crates, I have food, I have a fenced yard and I know how to care for them so what the heck I'll do it! Had a few bumps in the road during that first week but I just did what needed to be done and kept pushing forward. I am so glad I did because as I sit here typing Chance is in my line of view and he is so much different now then 12 days ago, when he got here he was so dirty and smelled really bad he was still friendly but somewhat sullen and now he is clean, smells ... well ya know like a clean bulldog LOL but his personality is so cute he gets excited just like the rest of the gang when he sees me pick up dog dishes and now dances around eager to get his meal and will actually try to play with a toy ... well ok he carries it around more now LOL but the whole experience has been good I'm going to be sad to see him go but at least in my heart I know I touched his life and made things better even if in just a small way and that's enough for me. Give it a try if they will let you do a trial foster the very first time that might be good just so if it's too much then you know you can back out without any problems. Can't wait to hear about your first foster
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    Default Re: What does it take to foster a bully?

    Thanks Leesa!

    I went ahead and submitted a foster application w/SCBR today. I will wait and see what happens




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    Quote Originally Posted by cali baker View Post
    Thanks Leesa!
    I went ahead and submitted a foster application w/SCBR today. I will wait and see what happens
    You will make a great foster mom, I seriously can not wait to hear how things go and see pictures of your new foster girl ... with how things are going in my house tonight, I just know it's going to be a great journey for you!! Chance is actually playing for the first time he is jumping around and playfully interacting with Diesel & Molly instead of just following them around and watching them play and he came over and gave me a few play wiggles too I am so happy I did this!!!!!
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