Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Fosters

We are still fostering here and there for Road Trip Home.  We just got done with these two rascals.  Beau and Arlo were found together and no owner was located so Road Trip Home took them. They are good boys and will be adopted quickly.

Maddie is still the best foster sister ever. She loves to welcome the newbies.  She and Beau were quite cute playing together. She was so gentle with him.

I also got an update on our shar-pit mix foster that I personally fell in love with when I saw her in the rescue album for that shelter.
I normally do not get involved with which dogs Road Trip Home pulls from shelters, but remember it broke my heart that this dog had followed her owner into the animal control facility off leash. Such a loyal, trusting dog just tossed away. RTH pulled her for me and we fostered her. Later she was sent to the Animal Welfare Society in Kennebunk, Maine and was adopted a couple of weeks later.
I received an update from Jai's adopter. Jai has a stay-at-home mom and 2 young boys. She also has a canine sibling that she plays all day with except for when they are napping together. The boys are really cute and bring blankets and pillows into the living room so they can all nap together. So sweet! Jai is just such a sweet and deserving dog. I am so glad we saved her.
At the same time we were fostering Jai, we were also fostering Dinah, the lab. She ended up having a few issues that needed to be worked on. Animal Welfare Society did a great job working with her. However, after a few months, she still had not been adopted. Sometimes when a dog is not getting adopted for whatever reason, they will send them to another shelter. Being a new face at a different shelter is all it takes in some cases. Dinah was sent to the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society and adopted the following weekend. In fact, the 4 dogs the two shelters traded were all adopted that weekend!
We also fostered Pinta, a painfully shy, little, yellow lab for a few weeks. 
Pinta made a lot of progress with us, but she was still very fearful of strangers. Because of her shyness, I was worried she may go unnoticed at the shelter so I made this little video of her to show what she is like once she is settled in. I thought it turned out great! I am not sure if it helped her get adopted, but she was adopted quickly and I really appreciate Jen at Animal Welfare Society taking extra good care of her to minimize her stress of the big change.
Right now we are foster free for a few weeks.

8 comments:

Team Zero Gravity said...

It's always heartwarming to get updates on former fosters. I hear from 4 of my former canine RTH foster. Sadly I have yet to hear ANYTHING on the 11 feline foster that have been adopted so far.

Hazel said...

You're a busy lady, and taking time and making the effort to foster in addition to your group shows your big heart!

houndstooth said...

I always felt such a happy glow when our fosters got adopted, too! It's always nice to see a new happy beginning!

Heather (jerZgirl) said...

You are so awesome for fostering too! So glad everyone found a great home!

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

I'm lucky because I get to see most of my foster boys at monthly GAP walks. One has now shifted to the UK though so it will be a while before I see him again! So glad Jai found a wonderful home. She would have tugged at my heart strings too. I miss fostering and might do some more next year. Maddie is so cool with her playing.

gyeong said...

It feels so great when one of your fosters gets adopted. Glad your old fosters are doing so well. Those two boys are so cute, they will get adopted very quickly.

Greyhounds Aren't Grey said...

That is so awesome! And I believe I have met Dinah at the Auburn ME Petco! She seems to be settling in so well!

Janette Ash said...

Wow, great promotion for Pinta, that would certainly win someone over, it did it for me, lol. As I always say it is not always the merchantize but the presentation that seals the deal. But really, you deserve the credit for working on bringing him out of his shell. Once again, thanks for sharing and for the inspiration. I was telling a new greyhound owner just this weekend how without your expertice and great advice I would never have managed to teach my hound to sit. And your inspiration has given me the confidence to accomplish much more with my girl.