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    Dogs on Deployment

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    I thought I would share this its a group that helps find safe places for dogs to stay while their owners are deployed!

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    Wonderful program.
    That said, I truly feel that military members/families ought to have a "family care plan" in place for their pets just as they would for children (not suggesting it be done officially - just using the comparison) to avoid a situaiton where they find themselves facing an impending deployment and have a pet to be concerned about being caref for. I wish more people would consider this before they taken on a pet.
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    I agree we have a care plan for the cats if something where to happen to me or anything, my friend has a key to my house and I taught her how to care for them and she had all my vets info also

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    I have a few friends that have tried to use this program and none of them were accepted. I don't know if they didn't have a place to put the dogs or what. But from what i've heard they aren't accepting very many people who need the service.



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    I've used them. My mom also fosters for them..
    It's a great service, but sometimes can be hard to find the right match.

    The only time I've heard of them not listing a pet is when a spouse will be home but doesn't want to care for the pets during deployment for whatever reason.

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    I've got them on my FB. Seems like an awesome program

    Side note, about the planning. My little brother (who just finished basic in January ) called and said in a few months, he's hoping to get a puppy as soon as he's allowed to live off base. He called and asked if DH and I would keep his puppy if he got deployed. I thought his forethought was pretty awesome for a 19 year old
    Put on your big girl panties and deal with it like a boss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HazeGray View Post
    I've used them. My mom also fosters for them..
    It's a great service, but sometimes can be hard to find the right match.

    The only time I've heard of them not listing a pet is when a spouse will be home but doesn't want to care for the pets during deployment for whatever reason.
    My mind is boggled by that - the situation, not their refusal to assist -- I think that goes right back to not making responsible decisions about taking on a pet and giving consideration to the fact that the pet will need care if/when the AD person deploys.
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    I hope we can board when I move. Seems like an awesome thing to do.
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    I'd love to foster for someone while they were deployed, but we're not really in a place to do so now what with me trying to get into the Army. I'd also love to get a second dog but again that's not an option. I think it's a great organization and follow them on fb.
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