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I need your opinions,
There is a 13 year old girl (Maltese mix) living at my vets. Her mom has gone into a nursing home.
Would it be better for her to stay there, where is a lot of people and activity during the day and no one at night (only other dogs, who are being boarded)
or come home to live with us, where she would be with Pup and Ollie during the day, and we would give her attention at night in a real home.
I just want what is best for her.
 

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Mary Beth, did you talk to the vets or vet techs? Get their thoughts on this. My heart says "bring her home" but my head says make sure first that those who know her better think that another move would be okay for her.

Hugs to you and Mike and keep us posted.
 

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That's so sweet of you to want to adopt her. Speak with the vet staff and let us know what they think! It would be so nice if you could bring her home!
 

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Mary Beth, did you talk to the vets or vet techs? Get their thoughts on this. My heart says "bring her home" but my head says make sure first that those who know her better think that another move would be okay for her.

Hugs to you and Mike and keep us posted.
I talked to the techs and then the associate vet, the main vet (who we see regularly) is on vacation, they left a note for him when gets back, he has the final say on the matter.
 

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Awwwwwwwwwwwww I think that is so sweet of you and the vet can tell you, when he gets back, how well he think this special one will adapts. But if she is around fury ones all day :), oooooh a loving home like yours would be wonderful. I hope it all works out.

Bless you.
 

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I would think she would be better with your family, more safe and secure in her old age. Gosh just the thought of her being there alone at night (even if there are other dogs) breaks my heart
 

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I hope she can join your family. I'm sure those nights are so lonely for her. Keeping my fingers crossed (and bravo to you and your hubby for considering taking her to live with you!)
 

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I cannot imagine a 13 yr old malt thriving in a vet clinic for an expanded length of time. I'm sure she would greatly benefit from a loving home and the human touch.
 

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I think a loving home would be better too. No companionship after hours......sad. Like Mary said if the main vet gives the go ahead, I would take her. That is so sweet of you!!!!:wub:
 

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Tyler and I, after watching too much Survivor, voted her off the Vet Island. We think she should live with all of you.
I would follow the vet's lead. No pun intended ...or maybe a little one. Thanks so much for considering opening your home to her. :wub:
 

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Oh, the seniors are so wondeful! Poor thing, I'm sure she misses her family. I think it is wonderful that you are willing to open your heart and your family to her. I can't imagine any sane vet would think that living in a boarding situation, where there is no one after closing, would be the best long term situation for any dog.
 

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We have finally heard back from the vet, he gave us the go ahead, to take Nora home. We will do this on a trial basis, we want to make sure it is in all the pups best interest.
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How kind of you to be willing to open up your home & family to this sweet girl.

At first, I thought her staying at the vet clinic would be great for her because of all of the human interaction she would have all day long. But...I do not think it would be nearly as good as her having a 'real' home.

At the vet clinic, she would not have just one or two people to bond with. Quite a number of people would come and go throughout the remainder of her life which doesn't sound like a very secure environment for a senior. I bet at times, the clinic can be very noisy also and she has no way to escape that. I really think the best thing is for her to go live with you.

I also think about what if something happened to her in the middle of the night, at the clinic no one would be there whereas at home she could alert you if something was wrong. If Mr. Pup and Ollie get along with her okay (and vise versa), I think she should join your family. :)
 

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My dh hours were changed 3-11, so now they will only be alone for 2 hrs.
 

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So happy for Nora, and all of you. What a wonderful gift for that senior girl! And I bet her old mommie in the nursing home would love to know that Nora is being cared for!! How she must be worried.
 
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