When in doubt I know I can get good opinions from PBF. A guy replied to a Craigs List ad I posted with my Pit Bull fosters. The application was good for the most part, he happily answered some questions I had. However, there are a couple of things that concern me and I know I should just go with my gut and my gut isn't comfortable.
He claims he hasn't had a dog since he was 13 which they had to give away because they couldn't have a Great Dane in the apartment. Not his fault, but one of the questions asks "what would you consider a valid reason to give up a dog?" and he put moving to a place the dog couldn't go. I asked him yesterday under what circumstances would it take for him to move and not take the dog. No answer yet.
Next concern is, when asked "how will you confine this dog" he said with a 50ft trolley line in the back yard. However he claims the dog will be an inside dog and he has a 6th wood fence in good condition. He claims he would use the trolley to prevent the dog from escaping. Wonder where he gets that idea?
My mom did a background check and found out he's had a child support case filed against him and the neighborhood he lives in is not that great. I can't judge people based on where they live because people living in the hood could make great pet owners, they may not be able to help the fact that their neighborhood turned into a crappy place around them. But given that info and the tethering info I don't get a warm fuzzy feeling. On top of the lack of parental responsibility he's shown in the past.
Tethering isn't a big deal, especially if the dog is a known escape artist, but he says he just went and got the tether. That tells me he plans to tether him for longer than just going potty.