Hi my name is Lisa and I live in San Francisco
I have a few questions..ok a lot of questions...
My boyfriend and I are looking to adopt a rescue dog sometime in late June early July and I was wondering how long the adoption approval process takes. There are a few recues that I have seen on petfinder from reunion rescue and bad rap that look like great dogs, but I am not sure if we start the process and are approved if the dogs can stay with their foster homes until then ( I am even willing to pay for their food etc if this is the case). The reason for the delay is we are either going to move, or do some renovations on our kitchen and do nto want to disrupt the new family member with all the comotion. So is it better to start the process now or wait until it is closer to when we are ready to take the dog, or both and see if the dogs they have are a good fit or whether we are just on the list for the right fit.
A little about us for any of you rescue folks reading this that may be able to help us. We live about a block from Dolores park, own our home, and are both lifelong dog lovers. I have owned several shar peis and my boyfriend had a roomate for a very long time who had a pitbull that he adored. I have always wanted a pitty or bully and we decided now is a good time for us. We do work fulltime and will be out of the home from about 9-6:30 each day, but we will be having a dog walker come in daily for hour long walks as well as early morning and evening walks by us.
We are looking for a dog in the 1-3 year range and I am a big believer in obedience training and am actually currently training my moms 2 shar pei puppies...so needless to say I am looking forward to a little older dogs
...though the puppies are friggin cute.
I am one of those people who research everythign ad naseum and read as much as possible which lead me to this forum. I am also reading several books on the breed to familirize myself with the breed before we add our new baby...I am also interested in any local event with the pitbulls in the next month or two if anyone knows of any so I can go watch or meet some of the dogs.
thank you for you time to read this and I look forward to getting to know you all.