So! My family and I have wanted fainting goats for a long time LOL My mother is always loving them, and before...issues, we'll say someone very much disagreed but...not to get into that. Anyhow.
I found ads with fainting goats! $85 dollars. Of course my mother was over the moon and very much excited, so of course I had to call the lady and ask if there were still any available (the ad was a few weeks old.) She said the guy who owns them (I assume her husband, since later she called back and asked if we could wait a bit, since he had to take their sick dog to the vet), said he'd was on his way and would call. We're very much excited. The goat would be in our backyard, but I'm not sure if it's very fit for goats, first...for one, it's chainlink? Very sturdy, but we're going to be changing that soon. We have a shed that can be converted (it was built, but never used.)
Does anyone know how dogs are with goats? The friend I've mentioned a few times, Kat, and I have dogs and she comes over regularly with her german shepherd so hesitant on that (I have an australian shepherd.) But the stay in our backyard would be temporary, since the goat would then be moved to the place down the road where we get free boarding (or will, once we've find a dang perfect horse for us! :( the one I also mentioned before, Remington, he was sold...) and Jennifer, the friend, has had goats before but she had to sell them because of economy. Therefore, we would be primary caretakers, just like with the horse when we get one. Which we don't mind. Her house is about two minutes, quite literally, from here; perhaps five or six walking.
Jennifer has told us a lot about them, and she adores them. She was pretty much gushing, and said she wished she could have kept the ones she had. I'd have to ask more about her fencing, but I'd love to hear from people here about them! I hear they're amazing companions, and we also want one because while we are waiting to find that perfect horse, she has an old mare, Dolly. I'd hate to get a horse, and then Dolly dies :( She's a bit...not good of late, and we're worried. I know goats like herds, and I'd prefer a doe but I wouldn't mind a wethered male, either. They are sickly (LOL) adorable. I wanted to just drive there and steal them up right then and there!