Sunday, August 28, 2011

Foster Updates; Introducing Teddy

I've been very busy the past few weeks, so now I have a lot to share!  In no particular order, here are some recent happenings:

* Harry the American Bulldog/Lab mix went to a foster-to-adopt home.  This is a great option for someone who is not sure if they're ready for a dog or who wants some time to make sure the dog will work with their household.  They foster the dog, and if it works well, they adopt the dog, and if it doesn't work well they either keep fostering until the dog is adopted or return the dog to his original foster home.  I am hopeful that Harry will do very well in his new foster home.

* Maddie the Australian Shepherd went to another foster home who fell in love with her when they saw her.  Maddie has had her surgery and is now recovering.  She was able to keep her leg (there was some concern that they may have to remove it) and will now be able to run and walk without being in pain.  She's doing great in her new foster home and quickly learning all about living in a home and being spoiled.

* All of the Beagle/Shih Tzu/Brussels Griffon puppies have been adopted.

* Roxy the pit bull has had two adoption applications on her this week.  One family lives in a city that requires a six foot fence for pit bulls, which they do not have.  The other lives in a city that doesn't allow pit bulls.  So Roxy is still stuck with me, but neither of us are complaining.  Today she takes her Canine Good Citizen test.

* Tulsa the deaf Australian Cattle Dog and Noelle, my deaf pit bull, have both started beginning agility class.  And Ziggy has started intermediate agility class.  Everyone seems to be enjoying themselves.

* Yesterday's adoption event was very slow so we packed up early and four of us went to a nearby shelter and pulled four dogs that were out of time.  They are all what we call "foo foo" dogs - small, fluffy, easily adoptable breeds.  We took a Shih Tzu, a Lhasa Apso, a Pekingese and a Poodle.  I got the Poodle.  At least I think it's a poodle.  You decide...

Or mop with a pink tongue?
He does have eyes under there, and he can see through all that hair, believe it or not.  I named him Teddy, and he fits right in here.  I say that, because he has separation anxiety just like Morgan, and he cries nonstop if I leave the room without him.  He also jumps in little circles when he is happy, and he seems to be housetrained, and he does great with the other dogs and the cats.

Bunny, Morgan and Teddy
The first thing I did when I got him home was to give him a bath, because he was rather smelly after being in the shelter for two weeks.  He will be groomed as soon as possible, and I think then he'll look like a whole different dog.  Although I have to admit I kind of like the "mop" look.


Cupcake said...

The mop with the pink tongue is so cute. And there is my Bunny. I have a soft spot for her, and to tell the truth, I'm not really into "foo foo" dogs but Bunny is special.

So glad to hear all the great updates on everybody!!

Love, Cupcake

Kari in Vegas said...

Mop with a pink tongue :)


Tucker The Crestie said...

Glad to get an update on everyone. I hope Teddy gets a wonderful home very soon.

Kolchak Puggle said...

Oh. My. Dog! Your new foster looks exactly like our Felix did when we adopted him. His DNA test suggests that he is predominantly a Havenese Poodle.

Your little guys tugs at my heart string. We'd adopt another Felix in a heart beat. Where are you again?

Mel B said...

Aw I'm smitten for Teddy. I'm partial to poodles (?) especially when they look like mops!

Dog Foster Mom said...

Kol - we're in Missouri near St. Louis. If you want to drive down, i think you'd make a great brother for Teddy! :-)

Angela D. said...

I just wanted to thank you for all that you do. Scout/Henry has been a wonderful addition to our family, and I'm so impressed with the amazing community of animal fosters and rescuers in the St. Louis area. You guys are incredible.

mustluvd0gs said...

Look at Bunny!!! Her personality has blossomed!!!