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Old 11-22-2012, 07:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys. My name is Cheri and I live in Texas (27 yr old with a 3 year old daughter). I have been grooming 8 years. For the past almost two years this amazing black standard poodle named Ember has been coming to the shop. She is four years old and simply the most perfect dog ever. She is one of the dogs I would take home in a heartbeat but of course I never expect to have that option. Well a week ago her elderly owner had a stroke and died a few days later. This lady had almost no family, estranged from her only sister. Currently Ember is staying with another groomer but she does not intend to keep her. I am desperately hoping I can adopt this sweet girl. It will not be easy though. First I must see if this lady's will stipulates what happens to Ember. Secondly the kennel that bred Ember maintains half ownership of her so they have the right to take her back. I have no idea how long the process will take but I'm going stir crazy waiting for news. I really don't want to get my hopes up but honestly it's way past that point now. I hoped that coming to talk to you all would ease the tension...it's gotta be better than searching the web for pictures of black standards and fantisizing about every detail of our potential life, lol.
Anyway...it's nice to meet you guys. I hope I have occasion to frequent these forums in the future.
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Welcome to the forum and you sound like the perfect home for Ember. I wonder why you wouldn't end up with her! Do you know if she is good with small children?
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Well...her previous owner did not have grandchildren so I can't be sure. She has met my daughter several times at the shop and does not seem overly interested. Ember is always calm and gentle. I know she doesn't mind tight hugs or face kisses etc because I do those things myself, lol. Even though my gut feeling is to trust her, my daughter's welfare always comes first and she'll have to come home on a trial basis.
I have the impression that the kennel will be the main obstacle to my adopting her. At only four years old with an impressive pedigree they could potentially sell her. As soon as I learn the contents of her owners will I plan to get in touch with the kennel and find out their intentions. It's the waiting right now that is killing me.
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Welcome to the forum! Hello from a fellow Texan!

I will be sending positive thoughts your way for you and Ember to be together Furever and Ever. I just recently was able to adopt my standard after loosing my mpoo after 12 wonderful years. SO I understand. Poodles are the Best!

I know that many kennels keep half interest in their offspring as a norm and I just believe that will not be an issue and they will let you keep her.

So where in Texas are you? I am in East Texas.

Again welcome to the forum it is a great place!
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If you know who the kennel is, contact them and tell them a little about yourself and the history you have with Ember and your willingness to adopt her. I bet you'd be surprised at how willing most breeders are to find good loving pet homes for their pups needing rehoming. If you have a vet and/or some friends, neighbors, coworkers that can send a nice word or two about you, that couldn't hurt either. That's how I got my first Kelpie. I emailed the breeder out of the blue and just described my life/family and desire to add that particular dog into my life. I was invited out to meet her and we all clicked so instantly, that I took that dog home that very day and have been close friends with the breeder ever since. Best 'cold email' I ever sent. LOL (that dog is happily playing with the chickens as I write this - love that little beastie girl!) Worked out so well, we went back and got another, we are expecting our (actually, my daughter's) first litter of Kelpies in Jan. This opened up a whole new world for me.

even if it doesn't work out with Ember for whatever reason, you never know who else they may be needing to find a home for. You may find yourself with a poodle (or two) sooner than you ever thought possible.

Best wishes to you and Ember! I hope it works out as well for you as it did for my family.
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Yes, I agree with BK. If you can find out about the breeder, talk to him/her. Send her recommendation letters from vet and fellow groomers. You definitely have the advantage. You have been grooming Ember for the past two years. You know how to groom. You know about the grooming needs of Poodles. And you know Ember personally!!!

Good luck! Let us know how it goes.
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