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.
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
This is Audie, my new foster dog. He is old, has heartworms, and cataracts, and realistically will probably not ever be adopted. At least not again. You see, he was adopted a few months ago, and the new owner was told he had heartworms but was not being treated for them because of his age. Even knowing that, he adopted this old boy, but then brought him back a few weeks later. I gave his Continue reading
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
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
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