While I'm stationed in Turkey, Emily and the boys are living with family in Texas. Unfortunately, the family she is staying with will not allow the dogs to live with them, and all other avenues for help have fallen short. We have tried Dogs on Deployment and other similar organizations, but haven't been able to get approved due to my family staying in the states. Additionally, we have approached friends about watching them, but they are either at their max limit for animals or had other reasons for not being able to watch them.
We made the decision to have Emily move in with family for assistance with raising the boys, to be close to many other family members, and for safety reasons. Due to this decision and not being able to find a suitable arrangement for them to be taken care of by the time we left, we had no other choice but to surrender them to Woods Humane Society in San Luis Obispo, CA.
Since surrendering them, Woods was able to find another home for them. However, due to Zeus's protective nature (he's a German Shepherd), the people that adopted them ended up returning them.
After contacting us and letting us know what happened, Woods has been helping us reach out to different organizations about potentially boarding the dogs until my return. Just yesterday, we received an email stating they found an organization willing to help. The catch- it will cost us $250 per dog, per month.
Getting the dogs back when I get home would absolutely mean the world to us, but, unfortunately, we cannot afford $500/month.
I detest asking for help, but these dogs mean the world to us, and I am more than willing to swallow my pride to get them back. Anything you can give is more than I can ask for.
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