Cynder Posted November 3, 2011 Share Posted November 3, 2011 I have a friend who is currently homeless. How she got that way is a long complicated story that I'll spare the details of. She hasn't been homeless long. The humane society took her dog. She's had this dog for four years, since he was a puppy. He was always well taken care of and loved. She went to the Humane Society today to find out the fate of her dog... He is going to be put to sleep on Friday if she can't find someone to adopt him or provide foster care. I have been a foster "parent" to animals before. It's not taking care of them that I mind... But there are some significant cons to taking in this dog. He is aggressive, for one. He knows me, but I am not his owner. So he might not be friendly to me. He also has fleas pretty bad. I am apartment hunting... Pet friendly apartments are rare here. And the ones that are pet friendly a lot of times will allow cats but not dogs. Despite all this... I am still considering taking him in because I was present when my friend found out he would be put to sleep if no one can foster him. She was almost in hysterics. Her dog is one of the last things she has left. I feel like i have to do something. But, at the same time... I do a lot for her already. I don't want her to be too dependent on me. She bathes here. I feed her. She does laundry here, uses my computer, is storing some stuff at my place... How much is too much, you know? What do you all think? Link to comment
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