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Echo and McFly

Discussion in 'Rescue Stories' started by SunChaser, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. SheltieChe

    SheltieChe Forums Sage

    Jan 6, 2010
    my point exactly. When people do not have fence, as we do we are forced to have 100% leash all the time outside and 100% supervision outside. Also knowing that majority of flights happens in first month of placing it is easy enough to work out plan of constant supervision unless crated and developing strong bonding plan.
    But rescues do care about safety of the dog first and there is lot of all kinds of people there...
  2. tim15856

    tim15856 Forums Enthusiast

    Feb 26, 2008
    We've only had one flight issue and that was on the day we brought Kasey home. When we picked him up we took Shadow with us to make sure they got along. I planned to bring an extra leash, but forgot it. We asked the breeder for one, you'd think every dog would come with a leash anyway, but they complained, so I said screw it and carried him to the car. When I got home I opened the car door and reached for him to put the leash on. He jumped right over my arm and ran off. A fenced yard would have made no difference. Otherwise, I always put new dogs on a retractable leash at it's maximum length. That let's me know if they will stay by my side. Usually after about three days it becomes safe enough to take them off leash in the yard. My yard is surrounded by thick woods so that also helps to create a barrier.
  3. Mtmrose

    Mtmrose Forums Novice

    Nov 3, 2019
    Hello Judy, so I ended up adopting Mac from mid Florida sheltie rescue in 2010. Was that you I picked him up from?
  4. Calliesmom

    Calliesmom Moderator

    Mar 29, 2008
    near Mobile, AL
    Judy hasn't been active here in 5 years so it might be unlikely that she'll see your message.....
  5. SheepOfBlue

    SheepOfBlue Premium Member

    Oct 15, 2009
    But how is Mac doing?

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