A few days ago I brought home another foster dog. Like so many others, he has a sad story. Casey was hit by a car, and both of his front legs were crushed. He was taken to the vet and they put two 3-inch steel plates in his legs. They also found he had heartworms and a tick-born disease. So they treated him for that as well as his injuries from the car accident. His foster mom took great care of him and got him ready for adoption, and now he's ready for a permanent home. So since his foster mom can't get him to adoptions each week, I am taking him to my house until he is adopted. He is such a sweet dog, and so easy-going, that I hope it won't take long to get him a perfect home.
This is Casey at an adoption event recently. He was so happy and loved to greet everyone. You may remember he recently had his picture on here in the popular one-ear pose. He's always going along with the crowd! But that makes it easy for him to fit in at my house. He is doing great with Remi and Noelle and Ziggy, and just follows them around for the most part. Well, it might be that he's following me, not them - its hard to tell since they all follow me. Constantly. Maybe I should stop walking around with food all the time.
Casey has healed completely, and has no long-term ill effects from the car accident or the heartworms. My neice came over and we took all four dogs for a long walk last night, and Casey had more energy than the other three! He is probably around 5 or 6 years old, which will make it a little harder for him to find a home, but he also is past that whole puppy chewing stage, and is already housetrained, so that will help. And in the meantime, it's kind of nice to have a foster dog that is already so well trained and doesn't require constant supervision!