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Dog rehoming and future contact

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205alive

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2,041 posts

85 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Short but sweet question: is it distressing for a dog to have occcasional contact with it's previous owners after being rehomed?

gog440

8,036 posts

99 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Our dog was rehomed from the greyhound trust,we go back up there regularly to walk the kennel dogs and eddie goes there when we go on holiday, he is always happy to see Kath (who runs the place) and the helpers. he has also met his old trainer a couple of times and been fine.
It is obviously going to depend on why your dog was rehomed but unless there was any neglect/violence the dog would probably be happy to see them.

R60EST

2,364 posts

91 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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I took on my nephew's Labrador , Milo , 2 years ago. He comes to visit occasionally and Milo is pleased to see him , but dogs like routine and being part of a pack , Milo has decided he belongs here and has no anxiety at all when my nephew leaves , so much so , even when my nephew jokingly tries to tempt him back he won't go with him when called

Jasandjules

58,951 posts

138 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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205alive said:
Short but sweet question: is it distressing for a dog to have occcasional contact with it's previous owners after being rehomed?
My club will not permit the old owner to even know who has the dog. As I understand it issues have arisen in the past as a result of people being aware of and in contact with the "foster parent".


205alive

Original Poster:

2,041 posts

85 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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The reason for asking this is due to a change in work location and patterns, so it might be that my girlfriend's dog needs to be rehomed. However, there is someone who lives near who might take the dog, so they could very well (and probably will) bump into each other from time to time; no issues with neglect or any other negatives at all - it's purely about what's best for the animule, and how it would react.
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BlackVanDyke

9,433 posts

120 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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My grandparents had a pedigree Dalmatian, who was bred by a close family friend. She must have moved in at maybe 11 or 12 weeks of age, normal puppy-leaving-home age.

He'd visit maybe three or four times a year and for the whole of her 17 years of life she was beside herself with joy every time he and his wife were around.

I don't know how things were early on though, as she was older than me by a good few years.