Today's Shelter Pet of the Day comes with a personal seal of approval! Scout is the dog abandoned by our neighbors last year and left starving, trying to feed her litter of pups. The good people at the Animal Protection League (APL) captured her pups, took them to the shelter, got them vetted and … Continue reading Shelter Pet of the Day
When shelters like this one in AL and this one in NV send out emergency pleas for foster homes, do you immediately think, "I couldn't do that"? I always did. But now I'm reconsidering. I get attached - as perhaps you could tell from the recent rescue of Jennie (thank you Jamie!). In that case, … Continue reading Could You Foster a Shelter Pet?
Here are a couple pix of the Scups that Kristine at APL sent last week. She reports they prefer sleeping under the dog houses as opposed to in the dog houses.
When I took Scout for her first vet visit, I filled out her new patient paperwork and listed her breed as "Little Brown Dog". The lady behind the desk seemed unsatisfied with this and stuck her head out to see if she could come up with something more definitive. Ultimately, she entered Scout in the … Continue reading Scout: What Are You?
Whatever Scout's lineage may be, she acts like a herding dog. That is to say, not only does she like to herd things, she also plays with our other dogs in a lot of the same ways that a Collie puppy we had for several months did. Outside of the Collie, I'm not very experienced … Continue reading Scout: Not a Retriever
When she's sleeping they stick up like devil horns. When she's looking down they form the top of a capital T. When she's jumping around playing, random snickering.
Kristine at APL sent me some photos of Scout's pups settling in at the shelter: They have been named Romulus, Rowan, Rin, Rinji, Ripley, Reece and Rafi. Kristine told me APL tries not to repeat names for dogs at the shelter and, like many breeders, they use themes of one sort or another when naming … Continue reading Scups at Animal Protection League
APL came out today and rounded up the last 3 stragglers so all of Scout's puppies are now being cared for by loving, responsible people. Kristine says that the first 4 are already allowing people to pick them up without screaming or snapping so that's very encouraging. I hope things continue to go well. I … Continue reading Scupdate – ALL SAFE!
So a couple of the fine folks from my favorite no kill shelter, the Animal Protection League, came by yesterday to check out the Scout situation. Scout was very friendly with both of them and that was my first time seeing her with strangers so that was good. They managed to catch 4 of the … Continue reading Scupdate – Puppy Edition