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    I've been fostering for Labs4Rescue for about 2 years now, as my work travel permits.

    Primary I have fostered the younger puppies (6 - 9 months). I was choosing that age because I work from home & that allows me to have the younger ones & because I'd learned Lexi does better with the younger ones. As is common with rescue, the pups up for foster can be any age & there are times when there are no puppies. I've been thinking about an older foster (1 year or so), but I am not sure how that will fly with Lexi.

    A year ago, I was going to try fostering an 18 month old female, but there was an immediate dislike between the foster and Lexi. Now I am wondering if I want to go older, should it be a male.

    So experienced fosters... what are your thoughts?

    My pretty girl, Lexi!

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    I am no longer allowed to foster. Years later, my fosters are still... here.

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    I haven't fostered, but it wouldn't hurt to try a male this time and see how it goes. Kacey gets along better with male dogs than other females, as a general rule. When we were looking for Truman, we didn't even look at females. Sure we may have found one that she was fine with, but we knew there was a much better chance finding a compatible male, so we didn't even try.

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    Thanks for fostering. We love our rescued boy. Hope you can find an older dog that Lexi enjoys sharing her home with.
    Nicole & Jack (rescue @ 3 years old)

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    are you in a situation where you can meet a foster first? Or can you try having another dog come into the house as a trial run (to visit)?

    I would try a male, but have them meet differently. don't just bring the foster into the house. either on neutral territory or in the yard. also, even if there are a few squirmishes that doesn't mean it can't work.
    Charlie (foster) and Rocky

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolinagirl View Post
    Thanks for fostering. We love our rescued boy. Hope you can find an older dog that Lexi enjoys sharing her home with.
    Off topic but I just want to say I love your siggy pic. That smiling dog face is priceless!

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