(Closed) Fostering Rescue Animals.

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Hello, gorgeous!

 I would love to foster a pup, but I would be worried about how Virgil would react to another dog. He had evidence of dog bites on him when the shelter got him, so he had either attacked by another pack when he was a stray or he was maybe used for fighting. Either way, he’s occasionally freaked out by other dogs.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

Aww…so freaking cute. 

We’ve fostered lots of puppies, the first one tore at my heart a bunch.  Usually puppies are adopted fairly quickly but our first was with us the longest, a bit over a month.  He was a curious little pup but had very much formed an attachment to us and would come back and cuddlle next to us when he was done checking out his new people.  We also have an older dog and his mom was with us as well so it was all sorts of sad.  But the lady sent us pictures and info a week later and he looked like the happiest little guy.  With the place who we were fostering with they gave us an opportunity to ask the adopters questions and give our approval as well, so that made us feel a little better.  We also tried to make sure the puppies had lots of people exposure, especially if they were kinda shy, so it wouldn’t be too traumatic to leave the only person they were used to since they were used to lots of people. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Holy crap, that’s one cute puppy!

I would love to foster dogs.  The only thing holding me back is that I can’t afford to board two dogs when I go out of town ๐Ÿ™

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

SOo cute!!

Post # 9
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Helper bee

Oh my gosh that is SO cute!!!! 

We started fostering this year in January.  Our first foster is a puppymill survivor and after getting all her vet care done, was adopted within 3 weeks of having her.  So that was a great first experience.

Our second foster was a dachshund (weiner dog) named Douglas.  He also stayed with us for less than a month and was adopted to a wonderful home. 

Our third foster, Wilson, that we have now, is a lot more work than the first two.  He was found as a stray and spent months in a shelter ๐Ÿ™  He’s now with a rescue organization and we’re fostering him until he finds a home.  Unfortunately he didn’t have the opportunity to learn how to “play” and interact with other dogs and bites constantly.  This is cute when it’s a small puppy, but innappropriate for a big dog like him.  He’s a mix of German Shepard (or husky) and pug.  So we’re trying to teach him, it’s hard.  He has no idea how to relate appropriately to us or my other dog.  He’s not agressive though (when eating or with sharing his toys), he just has no idea how to play.  We’re hoping that with some time and training, he’ll stop play biting.

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