Chronicles of the Foster Dogs and Kitties

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  1. Duggan

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    Alright, since I may not be the only one fostering on the forum, I won't monopolize the thread title with my name. My wife and I started fostering dogs for Second Chance Animal Rescue back in August. We feel it is a good way to get lots of dogs new homes, rather than just one. We do have one rescue, Brady, who is ours and probably one of the best dogs ever, he acts like a therapy dog for the new ones we bring in.

    I will update the thread as we get new ones, and anyone else please feel free to do the same if you're helping out.

    The first dog we got was unnamed, partially blind and deaf and couldn't walk up the stairs. I don't think he go much exercise, but after a few days with us, he loved his walks and eventually could climb the stairs. We oinly had him for 8 days and a couple from Calgary who had an older dog adopted him and gave him a great home to live out his days. We ended up naming him Jordy. [​IMG]
     
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    Great work! :bigup:
     
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    i liked jordy.
     
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    Next up was Harley, we saw her and her sister Misty looking for a home when we were in Europe, so my wife inquired when we got home. Basically the two of them were surrendered by their family, I guess they could no longer afford the dogs as both earners were out of work. They were in the pound and were slated to be shot. (Cheaper than euthanizing them). We took Harley in on the Thursday and she cried almost none stop, there was nothing physically wrong with her so we came to the conclusion that she was missing her sister. So that is where Misty comes in. We went and picked up Misty and reunited her. The dogs were much happier but still not really themselves. Harley needed to be spayed and Misty had some large tumors that needed to be addressed. We also decided that they needed to be adopted as a bonded pair. So after several trips to different vets, we got them all fixed up and ready to be adopted, we had them both just over a month. They were adopted to a family in Fernie, who drove 8 hours to come and get them. So they get to live in the mountains, I am kind of jealous.

    Harley is the Lab, Misty is the Ridgeback.

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    Next we had Kat, I don't much about her other than we only had her for 22 hours before she was adopted and she shit in the house. I was in Vancouver for the day that we had her. Puppies are not really our ideal foster since there are other homes that specialize in them, but they had a need for a home so we helped out. By we, I mean my wife since I was away.

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    Our current pup is Madonna, however I hate the name so I call her Maddie. She came into SCARS with a litter of puppies, all the puppies were adopted and she was recently spayed. I believe she was picked up from a Native Reserve, and she was really skiddish when we first got her, even when you went to pet her, she would cower. She wouldn't get in the car, was reluctant on the leash, and wasn't eating.

    She is now a super sweet, energetic girl. She will jump in the car on her own, will come up on the couch to sleep, cuddle with Brady. She will eat Brady's food, which is a fish blend since he has stomach issues, and happens to be $90 a bag, bitch has expensive taste...j/k. She was emaciated when we got her but she has put on weight. She is going up for adoption today again. I think she will go really quick. First pics are the before pics.

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    This is her now

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    Maddie doesn't even look like the same dog! Way to go :)
     
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    We would love to foster but we'd never be accepted due to work hours :(
     
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    Awesome job Duggans!
     
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    Maddie is cute!
     
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    You guys are doing such an incredible thing! I would love to foster dogs but I cried reading this post, I don't think my heart could handle it. All beautiful pooches!
     
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    Awesome Duggan....awesome. I love the change in Maddie since she found a good place to start her new life...totally different looking dog.
     
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    Thanks guys, it's been great, lost a few pairs of shoes to Maddie, but that's my fault. She is back up I think, I will post links in here for the active ones if Boots is ok with it
     
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    How long would the possibly be alone for?
     
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    Amazing you were able to give BeakerBeaker a normal life, and now all these other mutts. Fantastic work duggan... just fantastic
     
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    Beaker was in the worst shape, he won't take his pills for the tape worm. Just spits them out, even when I try to hide them in peanut butter. He did stop eating his own shit though.
     
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    Do it up!

    Pitters love shoes :lol:
     
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    Depending, 10-14 hours
     
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    Yea that could be a little long, but might still be viable, considering the alternative is death.
     
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    You've dealt with rescues, it's easier to adopt a kid lol they're not giving two shift workers a foster dog
     
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    I am not sure what rescues you have dealt with but sometimes they just need a home for a few days, so it could be entirely possible.
     
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    Also, what do you do with your own dog?
     
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    She should just adopt a kid to watch it, it's easy.
     
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    Outside in the fenced in yard, in the further fenced in dog run, heated dog house, heated water bowl. He lives inside, but stays outside when we're on the same shift
     
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    Ah ok, I mean realistically some of the foster homes have the exact same amenities and most were outdoor rez dogs anyway. But then you would need to have a second dog house likely.
     
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    I have no idea what your point is.
     
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    Yeah sadly. We really want to. Down the road our schedules will work out better and we will for sure. For now our current Rez mutt is fairly time consuming lol
     
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    Well you can come visit our fosters any time.
     
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    I will probably take you up on that! Grant too. Well bring our little mutt
     
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    I didn't have one?
     
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    I've always wanted to foster animals like this; but chances are, I'd keep most of them and eventually die under a pile of animals.
     
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    Why would I adopt a kid :confused:
     
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    So that the kid could watch your foster dogs.
     

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