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They drove all the way from Georgia to get him, I live in South Florida. If that is not commitment then I don't know what is. They know every bit of his history and assure me that he will never be put to sleep and are very convinced that they will have him forever, which gratifies me to the fullest extent 🙂

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I am pleased to let everyone know that I did decide to place Sid with the lady from GA. They came and picked him up yesterday afternoon and I am eager to hear of the results in a week or so. In case you all were wondering, she has 3 other basenjis, lives on several acres of land and just recently lost Sid's grandmother. I am happy with my decision and if for any reason he does not work out in their home I will take him back gladly. Wish him the best of luck!! The poor guy has been through a lot 🙂

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This is exactly what I am afraid of. Right now he is by no means stressed, ever. It took quite some time for him to even adjust with my ex and I, I think my mind may be made up..even if I think there are better homes out there for him. For now, he is in great health, on a routine and even though he might not always be the best companion, I know he is probably as happy as he will ever be right here with me 😕

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Thank you Andrea. That is actually a really good idea. Well I already told her most of his history, that he has biten, etc. I guess it does really come down to meeting. I wil further investigate before I make any decisions. It won't be happening to soon because she is in GA which is obviously very far away.

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So the lady from GA called me today but I was not able to speak with her. She left a message inquiring about Sid and wants to talk more about him. I need advice!!! I am torn with what to do now. I think he may have a chance at a good life with older individuals who will shower him with attention but then again I am hesitant that he will not take to anyone else. She is an experienced basenji owner, however she has a husband and I am nervous that Sid will not take to a male. However when he is around males he really acts not differently. I guess now I am torn 😕 HELP

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i do believe i have seen you at DI before. You live right up the road don't you?

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I am assuming the people with his grand dam decided no yes. I never heard back from her, she had to discuss with her husband. She had 3 other basenjis who were 15, so on there last leg, but then again she said that Sid's relative was 18!! That to me tells me that if I am gonna have him for 8 more years I am indeed going to have to get him a friend! Lol. Looks like he comes from a line of very healthy basenjis and at this rate he might even outlive my cat! Set all of that aside, I will always be on the look out until I find him a friend and just keep in mind that he did pick me and there may not be anyone else out there for him. He's had a rough life, in a sense it wouldn't really be fair to just give him up after all the progress he has made. Being on here has made me see the ups and down of my relationship with him and realize that he is probably better off with me.

On my evenings off, which are very few and far between, I am gonna try to swing him over to Davis Island and hopefully make it over every other sunday to West DP. I think it will good for him in interact and just see other basenjis in action. Hopefully he joins in the fun 🙂

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@basenjilover11:

Thank you for your words of encouragement Patty. I am going to try to make it out on Sunday so Sid can interact with other basenjis. Yea maybe someone will fall in love with him, maybe not. What I can do is continue to give him a good home and love him. He is a good dog and it breaks my heart that anyone would ever put a dog done because they bite them. It's not in me to do that, understandable if it was a child but most certainly not myself. I believe there is a remedy for every situation and euth is not one of them. Wish me luck and hopefully you will be meeting Sid soon. Don't worry he won't bite you :-p

Thank you for your words of encouragement Patty. I am going to try to make it out on Sunday so Sid can interact with other basenjis. Yea maybe someone will fall in love with him, maybe not. What I can do is continue to give him a good home and love him. He is a good dog and it breaks my heart that anyone would ever put a dog done because they bite them. It's not in me to do that, understandable if it was a child but most certainly not myself. I believe there is a remedy for every situation and euth is not one of them. Wish me luck and hopefully you will be meeting Sid soon. Don't worry he won't bite you :-p

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Thank you for your words of encouragement Patty. I am going to try to make it out on Sunday so Sid can interact with other basenjis. Yea maybe someone will fall in love with him, maybe not. What I can do is continue to give him a good home and love him. He is a good dog and it breaks my heart that anyone would ever put a dog done because they bite them. It's not in me to do that, understandable if it was a child but most certainly not myself. I believe there is a remedy for every situation and euth is not one of them. Wish me luck and hopefully you will be meeting Sid soon. Don't worry he won't bite you :-p

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Well it is obvious that no rescue group is going to take Sid as everyone has clearly listed. The fact that he has bite me means absolutely nothing to me, it wasn't severe and after it happened I wasn't scared of him nor am I scared of him or what he will do to other people. Regardless of the situation I think it is in Sid's best interest for me to just keep him. It is a headache having to deal with people assuming what is best for him and thinking negatively about any dog who has bitten. Sid is going to be 10, and although I do not think he is happy I guess the life he has with me is going to have to be the best that it gets. I refuse to let him go into a home and risk him being put to sleep if he bites someone. He has shown no aggression for close to 2 years now and I don't see any sort of aggression picking up anytime soon. You are right that if he gets placed he could become very confused and aggressive, so that is something I don't want to risk.

And as far as the vet goes, yes he has done this kind of thing before, he just doesn't believe in putting dogs to sleep because they bite. He thinks there is a remedy for dogs who bite and believes any biting dog can be dealt with. Do I agree with his remedy? To an extent. I am not mad that I ended up with a dog who has bitten because he has never severely hurt me or anyone around me. It is unfortunate that he can't be given a chance in a better home than mine because of that, but thats neither here nor there.

Moral of the story, I am going to keep Sid and probably get another dog once I move home so he isn't so lonely. If I do decide to give him up it will be to someone I know and speak to on a regular basis and they will most definitely know his bite history.


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