So I've been wanting to start fostering again. My last foster Buster was adopted almost 4 years ago.......to my brother. ha
And since then I've been on the road with tours of Broadway Musicals.
So ....no place to tote around a foster dog. Though I did tote my own dobes.
There are so many reasons why I do not need a third dog in the house....
- I maybe back on tour again soon....
- Lily is 12 and needs some peace....
- The house I'm in now is a triplex and I'm on the main floor. Not tons of room inside this apt, but there is a huge fenced backyard. I own this house so I don't have to worry about having dogs. My last house....which was a normal sized house all my myself, I've rented now.....so having a smaller space to work with is challenging.
- Do I really need three dogs!!!
I wanted to foster a dobe, but thought it might be better to foster a smaller breed. Honestly, my life right now is balanced, happy, easy, relatively trouble free. Adding a new dog is going to be a lot of work! But after the shootings in the USA of all of those small kids.....you realize life is short and fragile. It's Christmas, I have the time and resources.....I should be contributing. So.....I sent an email to a new rescue group that just started. 3 women who got together and are learning and just jumped in.
I was interviewed, references and vet called, home visit.....IN ONE DAY!
Because they were leaving this morning to pick up a load of dogs from Montreal and could only bring back as many as had fosters lined up.
These dogs are from REALLY REALLY Far North in Quebec. By James Bay.
Where they are currently culling dogs for $25/head.
There was a small shelter there that closed, and the dogs had to go somewhere. So they shipped some of them to a kennel in Montreal, owned by a woman who is a trainer/behaviorist. She keeps them until rescue moves them out to fosters.
There are two dogs that are being considered for this house.
I wanted a playful female not too submissive that Rudy would get along well with.
These are the two.....
Juno - Chocolate lab 1 1/2 yrs, is fine with cats, young puppy still, needs to be taught manners but is already learning to walk on leash....is a quick study. She likes garbage cans though, will get into things as she was left to scavenge for her food out in Baie James. This is stuff that can be corrected. I would suggest crating her absolutely so you don't come home to a royal mess. She needs lots of exercise, love and an experienced dog owner / foster who can guide her and teach her manners. I just brought her to have her vet check, she's been vaccinated, basic shots plus Bordetella and rabies. She has slight frost bite on her nipples but it will heal. Other than that, she's healthy as an Ox.
Goldie - Golden / border collie mix. 2/3 years old? This is a doll of a dog. Who ever gets this one is gonna be so lucky. So so gentle, enough to be a service animal. She is also from Baie James. She walks great on a leash, just give her the commands, she sits and gives her paw so gently. I am training her re mouthing (meaning being gentle when playing, she gets it. Very very smart, curious and calm. Sits and waits for you. Loves to play, no problem at all with cats or dogs, does not get into the garbage, clean in her kennel. The only problem apparently and I haven't seen this as of yet, is that she likes to bite the tires on cars???? Probably a chase mechanism but I have not yet had time to try her on it as I'm swamped and need someone to drive the car for me while I do the correction. She is a fabulous dog.
I don't know which one. They asked me my preference.
They both look sweet.
OMG. I can't believe I'll have one of these cuties here tomorrow!!!
What did I get myself into!