You may remember me claiming that I could handle Jefferson, the incredibly energetic and challenging Shepherd mix. Well, I was wrong. Fortunately one of my friends gave me the best Christmas present ever when she took Jefferson to work with him some more. She's a professional trainer and if anyone can get through to him, it's her.
Chloe, my brown and white cow-dog, tested positive for heartworms. This means she will have to undergo a painful, expensive and dangerous treatment to get rid of them. If left untreated, they will eventually cause congestive heart failure. I'm talking to more and more people who don't have their dogs on heartworm preventative. They often want to adopt one of our rescue's dogs, but we don't adopt to people who don't use heartworm preventative, because we've seen the devestating effects firsthand. If you don't use heartworm preventative, please talk to your vet and see if it is recommended in your area.
I'll update the status of the rest of my current foster pets tomorrow!