Let me start by apologizing that it’s been so long since I’ve posted. We had a string of “difficult” foster dogs (for various reasons) and then took a little break. Bill has earned his nickname “Ole’ Grumpy Bill” by either completely ignoring or snapping at all the recent male foster dogs we’ve had, so we’ve [...]
I can’t believe we’re already at foster dog #40. We’ve been fostering for about three years, so I guess we average helping a little more than one foster dog a month find a new home. I don’t usually see fostering as difficult, but lately we’ve had a string of dog-aggressive dogs, and for our lifestyle, [...]
Olive languished in a puppy mill for the first five years of her life. After the mill was raided by the ASPCA (I think) back in March, Olive came into foster care with MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue. I’m pretty sure she actually had a litter in foster care before she was spayed, but I’m not positive. All I know is that her nipples are huge, and this poor little girl has probably had at least seven or eight litters in her life. She’s only about 14 pounds – being a puppy mill breeder must have just been awful for her. (Honestly, who wouldn’t life in a chicken-wire cage be awful for, though?) Oh, and by the way, she needed an eye removed because of an unattended injury.
People often ask me if its hard to say goodbye to foster dogs. Sometimes it is very difficult, like in the case of Camille, who was a sweet, potty-trained dog that Bill adored. Other times the parting is much easier because a)I found the dog annoying for whatever reason, c) Bill and the dog didn’t [...]
Oh my has it been a week! Lovely Layla was adopted by a single mom with a six-year-old. She loves children so it was a good fit. The only concern is that she wasn’t a fan of pottying on a leash, and her new family doesn’t have much of a yard. Nevertheless, I hear she’s [...]