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Really, I am not a whiner. I know it's been difficult and I've probably asked alot of elementary questions as I am trying to provide the best home possible. Today I found out that the lady that I got the beagles from got Hattie from a rescue in Pa. Of course, the contract she made with this rescue said that if for some reason she couldn't keep the dog it must be returned to them. Well, they want Hattie back. I have emailed the lady at the rescue (Brew Beagles--looks like awesome rescue). So, have any of you had experience with this? What do you think will happen? Will they take Hattie away? I know it has been rough getting adjusted and at times I have felt so frustrated but I have bonded with big mama Hattie. I will be crushed if she has to be returned. Ya know...if you get a dog from rescue please it must be returned if you cannot keep it for whatever reason....don't give it away and then tear a family apart. Okay, no more whining. Thanks for listening.
 

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Why don't you contact a rescue in your area and ask if they would do a home visit? Perhaps Brew Beagles would allow you to keep Hattie if they new you were an acceptable home. Would they allow this? I am from PA and have followed the BREW website but have had no direct contact with them. I guess I am thankful that they take ongoing interest in the dogs they place. If Hattie is adjusting I would think it would not be in the dogs best interest to be uprooted again. Hopefully they will understand your bond and will work with you.
 

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I have contacted them and waiting now for their decision. I am amazed and happy that they take such commitment to their dogs. I think that is awesome. And I understand, truly, what their rules are and why. If it happens Hattie must go back, I won't worry about her but I will miss her terribly. I know they would find a great home. I've looked at their website. Aren't they awesome? I hope they'll let me do the home check thing with maybe the Humane Society here and then go from there. All I can do is wait and see. I'm just a bit anxious.
 

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I think if you can provide a good home, they should have no problem in letting you keep her. At the worst, they could ask that you pay the adoption fee, but that usually isn't that much.
 

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Just waiting for an update - I'm really interested in this altho have had no experiences with it. I can see BREW's viewpoint in a way - they want to make sure the dog has a good home and that you are a good mama but once this is proven, and I feel STRONGLY that you should be given every chance to prove it then you should be allowed to keep Hattie. Only that - getting dogs placed in a good and loving, responsible forever home - THAT should be the ONLY goal - no politics involved.
 

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I am still waiting for information back from BREW. I do certainly understand their viewpoint. Absolutely without a doubt. I'm grateful for what they do in finding homes for their beagles and committing to them for a lifetime. That's awesome. I will do whatever they ask of me in order to officially adopt Hattie. Just waiting for the word... Thanks for your good thoughts.
 

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Please do keep us updated...I also agree that their policy is a good one, but hopefully they have some way to help you keep Hattie...
 

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If they really care about the dogs (which im sure they do), then they'd be silly to take the dog back and risk it not going to another home. They should simply interview you and ensure you meet their standards (which im sure you do) and then be happy the dog went from one good home to another...
 

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Any updates??
 

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I certainly would make very strong argument to keep her. I would even go so far as to contact the state's attorney to see exactly what your rights are with regard to this.
 

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I volunteer with a rescue and we have the same policy, however we are willing to work with people. We would probably ask you to do a phone interview and have a home visit. There must be some kind of rescue in your area who would be willing to send a volunteer to do a home visit for you.
You could also offer them a vet reference.
When I screen applicants, I always put a lot of weight on the recommendations from the vet office.
We just want our dogs to be in good and safe homes which is why we screen in the first place. I am curious how BREW happened to find out you have Hattie.
 

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It seems to me that with just an outsider view, if they had major issues with you, then Hattie would be gone already. Most of the rescue groups are run with volunteers so sometimes there can be a delay in response. I do fine for example that in the greyhound rescue area, if the same adopter contacts them constantly with concerns/problems, they will offer to take the dog back. I ended up using a greyhound forum to deal with my grey's issues instead of calling the group. Its funny, when we adopted Molly from the protective foundation, the app went thru ASAP because of our successful adoption of 2 greyhounds. They knew we were good parents!
 
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