Hello All!

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Follow along as I share my endless adventures as a foster for my local county dog shelter. I get fosters in on a regular basis, so sit back and enjoy as I share many cute puppy photos and stories of the broken and scarred being restored and healed. Fostering is both rewarding and fulfilling, heartbreaking and heartwarming. It is truly an experience like no other.





Forgive me for the lack of activity! Between the arrival of my latest foster and the fact that by internet has been down, (again) since Friday morning, and unfortunately still is at this time, I was unable to update before now. Updates will probably be close until things are fixed, but I will do my best.

Big news! My fourth pregnant dog has arrived! She arrived Saturday, and we are currently waiting on puppies, things are getting close for sure, but we could still have a few days yet. Allie is what we are calling a Basenji mix and young at 1-2 years old. Allie was seized from a home due to drug activity and shortly after arriving it become obvious she was pregnant. She is super sweet and has settled in completely with us. I look forward to sharing her and her future litter as they grow.

First day2 7;15;17

And just for fun, here is a photo comparison of the difference just three days can make!


Memory Monday- Rain & Cloud

On June 4th, 2016 we received a call about two 10-12 week old female puppies that the dog warden had just picked up, we left to pick them up right after the call. When we arrived, we were met by two very friendly Rat Terrier/Min Pin mix pups, they were bouncy and complete wiggles, giving us kisses and playing with each other. They were found by a farmer running around near his barn, the farm being out in the middle of nowhere, it is very likely they were dumped off there. On the way home we decided to name the tri-color, Cloud and the black and tan, Rain since it was raining and cloudy as we drove home.

They did wonderful on the ride home, quiet and calm. After arriving home, and a much needed bath and nail trim, they begin to settle in. They were extremely tired and slept most of that first day, and they were extremely calm, but experience told me this wouldn’t last long.

101_1568.JPGOver the next two days their energy levels and playfulness continued to increase, they were healthy, happy, and very much puppies. They slept the night through each night, which was a blessing, and unbelievably, they were house trained too, even though they had paper to go on at night, they waited until morning when I let them outside to potty. By the third day their energy levels were to max, they would play for hours, running around the house full speed playing with each other until they passed out beside me on the couch. Despite their insane energy, I couldn’t help loving these crazy girls, their personalities were highly entertaining, they just loved and lived life to the fullest!


The night of the fourth day I learned that they had been pulled by rescue and would be leaving the next day, it was hard to believe how fast the time flew by, these girls were such fun loving, silly pups that made me smile even when their energy exhausted me. I will never cease to smile whenever I think about them running full tilt around the house, one carrying a toy, the other giving chase, they were a complete joy, and one of my easiest groups, being already house trained and sleeping through the night from the beginning. They both got great homes shortly after leaving, couldn’t be happier about the outcome for these two cuties!



Internet Outage… Again

I apologize for the lack of posting, just got my internet fixed after a week and a half of it being down, very thankful to have it back!

Still waiting for new foster(s), everything has been pretty quiet as of late which is great for my shelter, but generally is just the calm before the storm, we generally get busy around July-August, so we shall see what comes next.

I received another update on Denver, (now Frank) and his owner reported that he has gained 10lbs since they adopted him almost four weeks ago, he now weighs 24lbs! His owner happily reported that he did wonderfully over the Fourth of July and the sound of fireworks didn’t even faze him, he is reported to be the most fearless, chill, and well-rounded pup they have ever seen or had. He is learning everything they want to teach him quickly, and they always say he is the smartest puppy. So proud of him! ❤


Update Time!

It’s been one day over a week since the pups left for their new homes, and I am happy to say updates on two of them have been rolling in! April and Denver are doing wonderfully and I get updates on them almost daily. They are not with the same family, but both homes are amazing, they are fully committed to giving them the life every dog deserves. Their owners are reporting that they are adjusting perfectly to their new environments, and both have slept through the night without a complaint since arriving. Both families are reporting that the pups are house training quickly, and are learning commands and tricks extremely fast, they are always telling me how smart and well adjusted they are to everything, quite fearless in new circumstances. I am overjoyed to be able to watch them grow up, and look forward to sharing them with all of you as well!

Denver, who is now named, Frank, and his two housemates, Daisy and Barley. As you can tell by the photo, Frank’s friends love him!
April, now named, Roxie. She has a youngster who loves her and plays with her pretty much all day. She is one very happy girl!