|Barked: Mon Mar 19, '12 11:06am PST |
|I'm going to go ahead and answer my own question with a "yeah, technically" but given the circumstance....
I'm looking for my next SD candidate. I'm dead set on a sighthound, either a Borzoi (my first choice and very strong preference) or maybe a greyhound, intentionally bred for obedience, and soundness (physically, mentally and genetically) I've come across a staghound that has been washed from a companion animal training program at a young age. Her "problems" I've determined to be from a fear period and I can work through them, I'm really hoping to get this young girl as my candidate.
I called the facility.
In order to do an adoption, out of state or otherwise, I'd have to go meet her and have an interview. Which I FULLY agree with, I'd love to meet her and give her my own personal evaluation to make sure she'd suit my needs as well. BUT I'm so far away, I can't just hop on a plane to the tune of a last min ticket of $966 to go interview and test her.
I'm thinking of asking a close friend or trainer in the area to go for the interview and evaluation for me, with all of my information so if they choose to adopt to "me" its all a truthful situation only other than me being there in person.
Would that work? When i spoke on the phone with the lady she had it seem like it wouldn't work out unless i could see the dog and go for an interview, I told her i was rather far away and it wouldn't really be possible for me. But I don't want the rescue to pass over a potentially great home or me miss out on a really great candidate over the only thing standing in our way is distance and not being able to make it there for an interview.
What would you do?
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