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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.

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Updates and…

Been a bit, so thought it was about time for some updates. Happy to say at this time things have settled down with the organization I work with, so I am back to fostering! I am super glad for this as I like working with them. At the moment simply waiting for the next one, or ones in need to arrive. I am secretly hoping for a Christmas litter, but we shall see if that happens 😉

I have been getting plenty of updates on Rush who was adopted just over a week ago, his owners couldn’t be more thrilled with him and just adore him! They understand the breed and what it requires, and seem to be completely dedicated to him which couldn’t make me happier! He is such a great dog with so much potential.

And the final part is to wish my first foster litter, the Planes litter, a very happy fourth Birthday! It’s hard to believe it has really been four years since I held them in my hands and helped their sweet mom, Dusty bring them into the world four years ago. I truly have this lovely group to thank for starting the passion that has since saved well over a hundred dogs and puppies! A photo attached of the lovely family, momma, and one of the puppies, Blade all grown up!

Adopted!

His meet and greet went amazing, and this sweet boy went to his new home today! They were in love from the moment they saw him, and couldn’t be sweeter people, I really loved them! I was so proud of how well he was listening to his newly taught commands even in a new environment. He stuck close to me the whole time, and while a bit nervous at first because of the new place, quickly settled down, laying at my feet and being polite with sitting for pets, and even in his nervous state he was looking to me for guidance and direction the whole time. He is just an amazing dog, and I feel like this home will be just the right one for him! It was the cutest thing as they were trying to get a photo of him, and after I told them he knew the “look” command, they used it and his attention was instantly on them, they were completely charmed! I am so glad for the time I had with him and being able to get him started on his training. Love you now and always sweet boy!

That Happened Fast

And just like that, he is adoption pending! His training is coming along great, and he has settled down, so I felt like it was time for him to be posted for adoption, minutes after the post went up a message came in from a lady, long story short, we got to talking, turns out this family has had two previous cattle dogs, and after the passing of their last one, they have been looking for another ever since, not only do they understand the breed, but she and I are also on the same page training wise, doing much of the same things as each other, she wants to continue his training, so I showed her everything I have been doing with him, and she is totally on board! I feel really good about this home, and just from everything she is saying, I really think this is going to be his perfect home. Meeting is tomorrow morning, so paws crossed!

Unexpected

So… Meet the latest, though not new foster. Rush, from the litter of cattle dog mixes that I had over the summer was surrendered back to the pound, (he was brought straight back to my home however) I do not blame anyone, he was simply more than they could handle, and out of love for him, they felt it best to return him so he can find a home better suited to his needs; with that said, he has come back to stay with me until a new home is found, currently he is working on his basic manners and relearning the lessons taught to him as a young pup, there is absolutely nothing wrong with him, just a lack of basic training which at his age of 4 months, would make him a hard one to handle being the breed mix he is. He is very energetic, intelligent, and motivated to work, and truly is a joy, learning so much! He is working on all the basic commands, walking on a leash correctly without pulling, and relearning the sit and eye contact, and threshold manners he was taught as a young pup. He is one smart cookie and within the first five minutes of coming home he learned jumping on people is not okay, and will sit politely for attention now.

He arrived yesterday morning, and it was the cutest thing to see him remember who I was, and remember areas of the house, his tail just went nuts when he entered the room where he grew up! He is such a sweetie, and is going to make someone the best pet they could ask for! He has the ability to learn a lot, his intelligence and learning focus on people make him such a pleasing dog.IMG_0598.JPG

On Hold

Hey, all! Sorry it’s been so long since I posted. I wanted to jump on here with a small explanation for the lack of posting, though I cannot go into any detail, at this time there are… issues going on with the organization I have been fostering with for the last four years, ones that may end the connection entirely, and sadly for this moment in time, this blog is on hold until things are sorted out. Thank you to each of you for your support of me and what I do, and I hope that one way or the other, there will again be fosters coming in at some point in the future so I can continue sharing with everyone. Thank you again, and my apologies for any disappointment!