Monday, May 20, 2013

Introducing Chachi

I recently pulled this dog from a shelter:
  
His name is Chachi.  He was four months old when he was turned into the shelter, and he's been there for four months, so he's basically grown up in the shelter.  He's one of the sweetest dogs I have right now, and is very affectionate and eager to please.  Chachi is energetic and he still needs some work on house manners, but he loves everyone he meets and he immediately flops on his back for a belly rub every chance he gets.  He has been a big hit at adoption events, and has loved making new friends. 

 Yesterday the momma dog (Nina) and her nine puppies went to a wonderful rescue group called A Mother's Safe Haven.  This group takes in newborn puppies and moms and cares for them until they're ready for adoption.  The puppies are now three weeks old and they will stay there until they're eight weeks old, then they'll go back to the shelter to be adopted out.  Since Nina (the momma dog) is heartworm positive and has erlichia she will have to wait and be treated once the puppies are weaned.  I fell in love with her while she was at my house so as soon as the puppies are weaned she will come back and stay with me while she goes through her treatment, instead of having to go back to the shelter. 

Nina
Rugby the deaf Australian Shepherd and Tater Tot the Cocker Spaniel were both adopted on Saturday!  And Joey the 5-pound Chihuahua was returned because he apparently loves to bark - not a good thing in an apartment!  So now I have Ziggy, Joey, Annie the Beagle mix, and Chachi at home.  I am going to be out of town for a bit but when I return I already have several waiting to come in - a deaf Lab mix, two Chihuahua mixes, and a shy pit bull mix.  That should keep me busy for awhile! 





7 comments:

acd6pack said...

You're going to be busy when you get home! : ) How nice for Nina that she can have a home to be in while receiving treatment.

laura henderson said...

Chachi and Nina are precious! How long will it take to treat Nina for her heartworms?

Dog Boarding Toronto said...

Beautiful photo of Nina! Thanks for sharing :-)

Dog Foster Mom said...

Thanks for the comments! Laura, I'm not sure how long it will take to treat Nina. She's had the initial test but will have to go back to the vet for xrays and blood work to determine how bad the heartworms are and that will impact how long her treatment takes. My guess is a couple of months.

Emily @ Our Waldo Bungie said...

You are such a rockstar! I wish I was able to foster as much as you! You are my hero!

Purrfect Haven said...

yes, you are going to be busy... but rewarding and important work... we always appreciate reading up on your work. Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

Kaila said...

Thanks for sharing these amazing rescue stories and for doing what you do. These dogs are so adorable and definitely deserve a safe haven. I hope that more dogs will also be rescued and cared for and I aim to spread awareness through my new book: http://www.rescueben.com/