She’s a keeper.

I’m going to have to stop fostering for a little while, so I can housebreak my lastest foster failure.  It was pretty clear after the first day I wasn’t going to give this one up.  We still haven’t agreed on a name, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have one.  I will call her Prim, and my husband will refuse to do so because he doesn’t like it.  He’s called my 16 year old Pug by the wrong name his whole life and it hasn’t bothered him, so I don’t expect being called by two different names will bother Prim either.  I’m the one she interacts with 90% of the time, so Prim is the name she will learn to respond to.  She has some real trust issues, which is to be expected with a dog rescued from a puppy mill, but every day I see improvement and I have high hopes.  She was trying hard to get Midget to play with her yesterday and just this morning I found her on Grace’s bed.  Clearly she’s making herself at home.

Looking for a new pet?

In the market for a new pet?  Before you go to a pet store or breeder, please search Petfinder.com and consider adoption.  There are more than 300,000 pets in shelters around the country, and not just dogs and cats.    Horses, pigs, goats, birds, lizards, snakes, rodents of all kind.  You name it, and odds are pretty good you can find it in a shelter or with a rescue group.  Don’t want a mixed breed?  Not a problem.  Almost every breed of dog or cat you can imagine has a rescue group.  Some have issues that need to be addressed, bu Continue reading

Make a difference – consider foster care.

Do you want to help with the hundreds of thousands of homeless pets but you’re not ready to commit to ownership?   Maybe you don’t want the lifelong responsibility of a pet or maybe you’ve recently lost a pet and are not ready for another, but you see rescue groups and shelters at local pet stores and you want to help.  Continue reading

Looking for a new pet?

In the market for a new pet?  Before you go to a pet store or breeder, please search Petfinder.com and consider adoption.  There are more than 300,000 pets in shelters around the country, and not just dogs and cats.    Horses, pigs, goats, birds, lizards, snakes, rodents of all kind.  You name it, and odds are pretty good you can find it in a shelter or with a rescue group. Continue reading

Dog Rescue / Adoption / Foster

This is the kind of sweetie you can find, if you check out local rescue groups and shelters.  My new foster dog Piper was abandoned by her family, left in their house when they moved.  Neighbors called animal control and she ended up with Lost Paws Rescue.  She reminds me so much of the dog that played Odie in the Garfield movies, so we call her Odie as often as Pipe or Piper.  She’s hit and miss on the house training, but that could just be caused by a change in location.  I know from experience, a dog that’s perfectly Continue reading

Dog Rescue / Fostering

This is the face that’s been looking at me since I brought Mara home from the last Lost Paws Adoption Event.  She is a perfectly adorable little dog and I just cannot understand how she ever became homeless.  Whoever adopts this sweet little girl will have a truly devoted companion, as she is right at my feet every minute and would sit in my lap from morning until night, if I let her.  Since Millie is somewhat jealous, I have to be careful, and not show this new foster too much attention, but she’s a cutey.  I don’t know how she didn’t get adopted this past weekend, but I have high hopes for Saturday.  My only regret with losing her quickly would be my grand-kids not getting a chance to love on her.  I think she would really enjoy them, and I know they would her.

Dog Adoption / Dog Rescue

Almost every weekend the rescue group I work with, Lost Paws Rescue of Texas, has an adoption event at one of the local Petsmart stores.  This weekend instead of just being there on Saturday, they did a two day event with another local rescue group.  Lost Paws is not a shelter, so the number of dogs we can help depends on the number of people who will take these dogs into their homes and foster them until they find a forever home.  Continue reading

Pet Adoption – Foster

If you’re not looking to adopt a pet, but you’d like to help with the thousands of animals in shelters and rescue groups around the country, go to an adoption event or shelter and ask about fostering.  Most shelters are desperate for help with the many animals in need of adoption and are grateful to have some of them moved into foster homes.  Continue reading

Lost Paws Rescue Adoption Event

It is always so hard to go to a Lost Paws adoption event and not be able to bring multiple dogs home with me.  I went today to choose a new foster dog, but it’s just not easy when there are so many that want attention.  Since I already have 4 dogs, I usually stay away from anything but the small dogs, but I would have brought home a bigger one today if I had a crate to keep her in.  There were so Continue reading