Thursday, August 2, 2012

Teenie - Left Behind

The elderly lady that owned Teenie and her friend, Princess, obviously loved them both dearly and took excellent care of them. However, the woman passed away and didn't make any arrangements for family members or friends to take the dogs, so they either had to find a rescue that would take them or go to a shelter.  Both dogs are considered seniors.  Waverly Pet Rescue was contacted and because they have only foster homes available and they were all full, the two dogs went to a veterinary clinic where they were boarded for over a month.  Someone met Teenie with the idea of adoption, but decided against her because she was "too fat". 

Waverly Pet Rescue has helped me find homes for dogs that I have taken in, so I offered to foster Teenie --- and boy, am I glad I did!  Teenie is a 7 year old beagle/terrier (probably Jack Russell) mix. She is a bit overweight at 21 pounds, but since I have a big shady back yard and believe in exercise, that is coming under control.  She knows what "sit" means, comes when she is called, is good on a leash, and is learning to go up and down stairs and not to jump up on people.  She's quiet, crate and house trained, and gets along with the other dogs.  I have had her for only two days, and already I can see that this little lady could end up being a "failed foster" - if no one steps up to adopt her fairly soon, she may just end up as part of our pack permanently!

One thing that I have noticed is that Teenie has been a "house dog" so long that she didn't really know how to relax and enjoy herself while off leash in the yard - but that is also changing and for the better. She gets more exercise now and is giving her beagle nose a good work out.

Somewhere out there is a forever home for Teenie.  Please, make arrangements for your pets to be cared for in the event that something happens to you - don't leave them behind with an uncertain future.

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