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I am heading off to a different college next fall, one that will require me to live in a dorm. I have a few pets, and the only one I will be able to take with me is my fish. I understand that most people just leave their pets with their parents, but my mother will not look after them for me. Any ideas on what I could do?<br><br>
Pets are as follows<br><br>
Bunny<br><br>
rattie<br><br>
tarantula<br><br>
dog<br><br>
cat<br><br>
2 guinea pigs<br><br>
1 fish
 

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oh, I decided to look on your profile..lol.<br><br><br><br>
I'm in maryland and more to georigia soon, (it was going to be arkansas) I was going to say maybe I could give them a good home.
 

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Sorry I don't really have any ideas because I'll probably be in the same situation in a year when I leave to college. I have a rabbit, 4 chickens and 7ducks which my parents have said they won't take care of after I leave. I have no idea what I'm going to do because finding a really good home for chickens and ducks has got to be near impossible.<br><br>
The only thing I can think of that you could do is post an ad in the paper asking for a good home for them and then ask to meet potential adopters and their homes to make sure they are nice and are able to care for them properly. If you are able to find a home for them you could also ask the people for regular updates on how your pets are doing.<br><br>
If you are wanting somewhere temporary for them until you are done with college, maybe you could ask a family friend or someone if they are willing to care for them if you say you will pay for food, vet bills, etc.<br><br>
Sorry I wasn't of much help, but hopefully other people will respond with ideas or experience with this issue.
 

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CountryDreamer had some good suggestions <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
I don't know what to say because before I got my puppy last year I made sure my mom was willing to watch him when I went off to college this fall...
 

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Ask family members or friends that you <b>trust</b> to take care of them. Whatever you do, <b>DO NOT</b> give them away for free. There are very sick people out there who look for free animals to torture and kill. Give them to shelters as a last resort, only. Shelters may be willing to help you find them a good home without having to drop the animals off. If you're going to give them to families, it's a good idea to go with your parent(s) to their homes and interview them. Make sure your companions are going somewhere safe, clean, and friendly. If you need help with coming up with interview questions, ask us and/or ask a shelter.<br><br><br><br>
Good luck! It must be hard having to leave them when you go to college. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hug:">
 

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I agree with veggiejanie.<br><br><br><br>
I hate that colleges don't allow pets. I understand why they don't, but I still hate it. :[<br><br><br><br>
Good luck, and I hope everything works out for the best!
 
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