Monday, July 11, 2011

Dog Foster Update

It was a very busy weekend, starting on Friday night with a dog training seminar, then an adoption event all day Saturday, and another adoption event on Sunday in between a CGC class with Roxy and an agility class with Ziggy.  Here's an update on all my dog fosters:


Duchy was adopted on Saturday!  She was such an easy dog to foster, because she had perfect manners and was very calm.  I really miss her, but I'm happy that she has a good home!


Roxy went to adoptions on Saturday and Sunday, and she did very well.  If I ever get her to pay attention to anyone other than me at events, I think she'll get adopted rather quickly.  In the meantime, we started our first CGC class today, and we were total failures.  I was so used to Ziggy who was already well trained in obedience, that I didn't know what to do with a dog who has no concept of down/stay/heel/etc.  It didn't help that we'd just left an adoption event and she was already tired out.  We'll practice a lot this week and hopefully next week's class will go better.


And then there's Tulsa, the deaf Australian Cattle Dog.  Tulsa doesn't do well at adoption events - she barks at every dog she sees.  So she stayed home on Saturday, and only went to Sunday's adoption event which was a shorter event.  I covered her crate up and it was a rather slow day so it went pretty well, meaning she didn't drive everyone crazy with nonstop barking!


Bunny, the Bichon from the puppy mill, also went to Sunday's adoption event.  She got a haircut while we were there, so she looks a little less fluffy now than she did in this picture.


Ziggy, the deaf pit bull, has been staying at another foster home for the past week.  I have to admit I have missed him, just a little bit.  He went to stay with a dog trainer, and she said he was a perfect angel almost all week.  So he's staying another week so she can get to know what he's really like (hint: not an angel).  So I got to see him at the training seminar and at agility class and then send him back with the trainer afterwards.


Since the trainer took Ziggy home, I took her foster dog Phil to my house.  He is doing great here.  He loves to play with Roxy, and he gets along really well with all of the dogs.  He constantly has to have something in his mouth, and will carry around a ball or chew toy for hours.  He went to Saturday and Sunday's adoption events and received a lot of attention just for being so cute!


Fisher and Staff said...

It is hard to imagine all the work that goes into an adoption event. You are fantastic. Hope you get a little rest during the week>

Of Pit Bulls and Patience said...

Oh my, talk about busy! It's great that each dog is getting what they need to be a successful new pet for someone. It's double great that you have a Ziggy free week! Enjoy the mini-vacation!

Cupcake said...

I love all these babies. You are so dedicated to making their lives better, THANK YOU! I'm so glad Duchess found her forever home.

Two Pitties in the City said...

It sounds like things are going well. And that sounds extra great that Ziggy is doing so well in the other foster home. I remember back when he went to another foster home for a day and was promptly returned.

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

I am in awe of your ability and willingness to handle all these beautiful dogs and thier needs!

Happy, Waggin' Tails, FUREVER!
Stumpy and me

Bailey said...

Glad to hear about the adoption. It seems to make the hard work worth it.

Kari in WeHo said...

Phil is adorable!


Kim said...

Thanks for all the updates and for dedicating your time to all the events and, most importantly, to the dogs!

Erika and Blair,xoxo said...

Glad to hear everyone is doing well!

Tucker The Crestie said...

Glad to get an update on everyone! So happy for Duchess that she got adopted!