Thanks for asking @Blanche123. We said goodbye on Saturday afternoon I’m still quite upset about it so I don’t have the capacity to write much more about it now but might in the future. Even just these few sentences have my eyes welling up and my throat choked. We’re gutted.Blanche123 wrote: ↑ amz155 - first, how is your pup. I am not one of those who is afraid to ask since I know how horrible the whole process is.
Secondly, I looked at the Redemption Paws site and was interested that they require pet insurance. We had pet insurance and wouldn't be without it, although we would have been further ahead with our just passed dog if we had had a bank account but then hindsight is everything. We also bought all of his meds at our vet clinic. Both of which do not seem to be popular opinions on this particular forum.
We signed our pup up for Vet Insurance, later sold to Trupanion at 13 months and he was still billed at 13 months even though he was 16 plus years when he passed, but our premiums had increased from $32 to $140 per month, based on admin fees, number of dogs in the neighbourhood, where you live etc. So I could just imagine what a senior dog would cost per month! But they do not require a fenced back yard which is a good thing because our yard is not fully fenced and besides a hound can go under a fence and a Spitz can jump over a fence. Our dogs were always on a regular length leash with one of us attached.
Ideally, a person would adopt a dog who has been covered by Pet Insurance since a pup!
I did e-mail Redemption Paws to ask about pet insurance because basically I want to know. Vet references, you name it, are not a problem! But a senior dog would definitely be required based on our ages.
With the insurance, I *think* that they require proof of insurance for one month; so for the first month you adopt. I’m not 100% sure about that though, so if you hear back, would love to hear what they say
Unfortunately, the state that they only reply to people who are found to be a suitable match for a dog. After submitting an application, I wrote to them to ask how we might know that we’ve not been chosen for their current adoptables and how we could express interest in new rescues. Still waiting to hear back.