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Old 01-29-2009, 11:20 AM
 
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Has anyone out there adopted a dog from Lackland??? --- If so, what was the adoption experience like --- i'm wondering if it's typical and similar to adopting from the Humane Society...
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:37 AM
 
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you talking about the puppies? I could never do it because you have to give them back after a year or so and I would be WAY too attached by then..

or are you talking about the retired or unfit dogs? Google is your friend for that one: Lackland Air Force Base - 341st MWD
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:48 AM
 
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no, not the puppy foster program --- i was talking about the older dogs --- i have that link on my favorites already and i frequently check it ---

we currently have an 85lb Belgain Malinois and a 14lb miniature schnauzer, but i was thinking of adding a German Shepherd to the mix --- crazy, i know...we have had 2 shepherds in the past and well, it's just a thought...

lackland currently has 2 male shepherds listed that look really nice --- i was just wondering what the adoption process was like ---

also, our belgain is trained to "hit" on command and i am wondering how the 2 big dogs would get along...it may be asking for trouble...

we'll see...
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Old 01-29-2009, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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as long as you're the leader, nothing should go wrong. I watch a lot of Dog Whisperer episodes and everything Caesar says works perfect. I'm sure a police officer would probably have an advantage over other applicants, especially since these dogs are security dogs.
I think German Shepherds are great dogs, but I have a fear of them because I was attacked twice as a child by two different ones and they can sense it when I get near them. The survival issue of Field and Stream has two beautiful black ones on the cover. That would probably be the best home security system you could have because the bad guys ALWAYS hate to see (and feel) German Shepherds.
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Old 01-29-2009, 01:18 PM
 
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We adopted our dog from there last April. He's a yellow lab, 3 going on 4 years old. Has a great temprament, apparently flunked out of the search program. My husband was the main POC but he visitied a few times with Jack (our dog) and developed a rapport. I think he only had to fill out a few forms and was able to get his vet records, etc. It wasn't a long process at all but I'm wondering if it's cause he knew the folks there!
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Old 01-29-2009, 01:26 PM
 
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We adopted our dog from there last April. He's a yellow lab, 3 going on 4 years old. Has a great temprament, apparently flunked out of the search program. My husband was the main POC but he visitied a few times with Jack (our dog) and developed a rapport. I think he only had to fill out a few forms and was able to get his vet records, etc. It wasn't a long process at all but I'm wondering if it's cause he knew the folks there!
thanks, that what i was wondering about, was the temperment, since they were trained dogs that failed one aspect of training, therefore leading to adoption...
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Old 01-29-2009, 01:28 PM
 
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That would probably be the best home security system you could have because the bad guys ALWAYS hate to see (and feel) German Shepherds.
omg, you are so correct on that one --- just by looks alone our belgain is scary to alot of people --- then they hear her bark and it seals the deal --- the construction manager in our neighborhood won't even come in the house until she is put out back and many of the contractors have been scared silly by her...

she is really really sweet though and is a great dog with the kids ---
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Old 01-29-2009, 01:36 PM
 
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as long as you're the leader, nothing should go wrong. I watch a lot of Dog Whisperer episodes and everything Caesar says works perfect. I'm sure a police officer would probably have an advantage over other applicants, especially since these dogs are security dogs.
I think German Shepherds are great dogs, but I have a fear of them because I was attacked twice as a child by two different ones and they can sense it when I get near them. The survival issue of Field and Stream has two beautiful black ones on the cover. That would probably be the best home security system you could have because the bad guys ALWAYS hate to see (and feel) German Shepherds.
That was a great article - couple more pics inside too.

I know a guy that works on Lackland in that area, I'll DM his info....
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Old 01-29-2009, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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the beauty of social networking
there's almost always someone that knows someone somewhere that can hook us up

I've had service people afraid of my chihuahua before and I found that pretty odd. The chow and the crazy babies were locked outside and the chihuahua was the only one in and he wouldn't come in until I picked him up. He said one of his relatives has one and it always attacks him. I can understand why too after the way he handled mine. I could imagine how the guy gets mauled by two year old humans
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Old 01-29-2009, 02:01 PM
 
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Our friends got a lab that 'flunked' the program. He's a great dog!
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