July 27, 2012 No Comments
Our rescue pups are really lucky to have some wonderful foster families who care for them and love them as their own. Here are snippets from a few of the emails I got this week:
“Since we finished fixing my mom’s bedroom floor and she moved back downstairs, Frankie has been sleeping in our room. My husband and I had to switch sides of the bed so that he could be between me and a wall so he feels safe, but he stays there all night.”
“Betty did good last night Pat. I had her lay next to me on my arm so I could tell if she tried to lick and only woke me about 3 or 4 times. I had Rajah lay next to me as he had a bad day. At 905a yesterday he collapsed shaking. For some reason his blood sugar crashed to 48. Food, honey and after a few hours he was better. Nothing changed have no idea except we were near the last couple of insulin doses. I had a new bottle here so throw away the old and open a new one. Check his blood sugar this morning before feeding and was ok. Now watching him and will test him about 9a today just to be safe. Betty sleeping sound, got her pain pill this morning.. ”
From Norm Bleakley who is fostering Betty Davis and who fostered and adopted Rajah, the pup that was near death from diabetes.
“If someone were to adopt her now it would need to be a woman who is very patient and that understands Whisper is a work progress. I think she would do better in a home where she is the only dog where she gets all the attention(like Bree’s). But I am thinking maybe we should give her some more time to see if she adjusts some more. I know she won’t make a very good first impression right now, she will either cower down or growl at a person.
I find that she is the happiest when she is outside. She will come inside but every sudden sound scares her. She is happy to snuggle on the couch in the evening though.”
Glenda who is fostering a very timid Whisper
“Last weekend good friends of ours from Pa. came for a 3 day visit and they fell in love with Chance ( and him with them). They are seriously interested in adopting him, but I know we just changed the bylaws about the 90 mile radius, so I am recommending that this be waived as I highly recommend them.
We have known Kim Gildea for over 20 years and Brian Uhlinger for about 12. They live in a lovely home in Hollidaysburg , Pa. with many, many acres of land, 2 1/2 which is fenced for their dogs. They are highly respected in the community as Brian is VP of the Central Pa. Humane Society, and Kim has been a board member for many years as well. They have rescued many dogs over the years. One recently passed away, and they have 2 others at home, a lab and a beagle/blue tick coon hound. They have no children, and their dogs are their World.
Chance has a few bad habits, such as jumping up on kitchen counters and counter surfing, jumping 3 ft. up in the air over the back of my couch, and the fact that he has had no training what so ever in obedience. He is very loveable and requires alot of attention, and I do not recommend him to anyone without other dogs, nor do I recommend that anyone with children adopt him as he tends to nibble on your hands and ankles and is always making flying leaps into your lap. Kim and Brian do not care about his bad habits and will teach him some good manners, I am sure.
They may not have ever had a golden before, but are certainly well knowledged on the responsible welfare of all dogs, including the importance of feeding them a well, balanced, good diet, the need for exercise and especially love.
They will be sending in an application and I am going up to Pa. next week, so I could officially do a home visit ( although, I have been there before) and proceed with adoption then.
I sincerely hope you will trust my judgement on this.”
Barb and Tony Baratta
Pretty cool….these fabulous foster families are:
- willing to adapt their life (change sides of the bed) to help a foster dog feel more secure.
- love a dog enough to want to hang on to them until they feel more ready for adoption.-help a pup recover from surgery
- and drive long distances to help their dog find their furever family.
I’m impressed and humbled to know these folks…..
Thank you to all of our foster families…..
Pam, Adam and Mariel, Barb and Bob Davis, Bonnie and Arnold, Paul and Peggy, Stephanie, Becky, Tonya, Lisa’s family as well as some who have not fostered in a while, but I hope will again soon.
We have a special need for families willing to foster senior goldens, so if you love golden oldies, give me a call….301.994.0132!
July 27, 2012 1 Comment