Friday, September 5, 2008

Yodel and Echo Foster

Look at these puppies, Yodel white face and Echo all in black. This was a slightly difficult set of foster pups to take care of because the 8 days they were with us they fought some sort of stomach bug. Even with the medicine and tons of patience these little pups had a rough time of it. Long nights of whining, rest only coming in 2 hour increments and much hands on love having to be given. They have since recovered and obviously been adopted to permanent homes being as easy on the eyes as they are. The Charlotte Humane Society still needs your help if you are one of the responsible adults in the area reading this blog give them a call and volunteer. Don't think long term commitment, think part time foster parent to give the little ones or slightly bigger ones a safe place in transition from street to kennel on sight where the dogs will quickly be placed with a caring family. Go be a foster for some dogs or cats in need.

5 comments:

Jen said...

Bill! I thought I would let you know that I'm going to start fostering for a no-kill rescue in SC. Starting this Thursday I'm going to pick up my first dog. She's a 7 year old standard poodle with Addison's disease. It actually might end up being a long term foster, because although Addison's is controlled just fine with medication, it's a bit pricey. They've been having a hard time finding an adopter for her, although she's an extremely sweet dog. She's already been adopted once and brought back. I'm just worried about becoming attached. Any suggestions?

Billy said...

sure i have a few under most circumstances. in this case are you asking for suggestions about how to not become attached to the poodle with addison's disease or suggestions on how to get the dog placed in a good permanent home? seperate answers apply.

Jen said...

Well, I'd like to hear answers on both of those subjects. Thanks

Billy said...

very well then jen...
to begin with the first and only thing i can think of is that the ubiquitous internet has helped me place pemba, the uplacable pitty bull who is now living in a mcmansion in tega cay with some white rich rednecks who have plenty of ranch dressing in the fridge. pet finder dot com, run a free add, use good descriptives and key words that will match someone looking for that dog with that dog. also call the local vets and the local humane society, they may know a poodle lover with the resources to be able to help. is there a cheap version of that medicine out there?

as for not getting attached realize that fostering provides the needed in between care of off the street and permanaent placement. in other words, you can do more help by fostering for a system approved facility than you can by adopting just one pet.
good luck with both challenges, remember that manifestation is as infinite as keeping your awareness fed.

Jen said...

Thanks for the info. I know letting go of the animals will be a little difficult, but I also know it's going to be rewarding and fun. (and sometimes difficult too.) I'm also going to be spending some time volunteering out at the rescue as well, along with the equine rescue out in China Grove. I had forgotten how much I enjoy spending time with animals, and these places are so understaffed with volunteers. Here's a link to the poodle rescue.

http://carolinapoodlerescue.org/

As you can see they take in a lot of non-poodle dogs too. I think it's important, though, for people to know that you can be picky about a particular breed of dog and STILL rescue instead of going to a breeder. I just really happen to love standard poodles.