Our little lamb Barkley has moved from his medical foster home to his new (possibly permanent) foster home. Yay! For those wondering if fostering before adoption is a possibility, absolutely! We actually prefer this route to adoption. It’s a great experience for the dogs and the adopters all around.
We'd love to share an update on Kennedy. As you may remember, this beautiful boy was diagnosed with degenerative arthritis of the spine a few months ago. He's now in foster care and receiving additional evaluations, laser treatments, and drug therapies.
To promote our push for fosters, we are sharing some stories from our fosters throughout the years. They all have unique and wonderful experiences – some short-term, some long-term and, yes, some permanent. The Brewsters have had a very unique experience in fostering: They fostered one dog (Sam) to the point of adoption, then took in another dog (Breeze) who was really down on his luck. They cared for him and nursed him from rescue, through the trials and triumphs of overcoming (and almost losing) a broken leg, to making the decision to add him to their family.
Just a little over a year ago, Hannah spent her days, pacing nonstop in her kennel, unable to look at or trust anyone. You may remember the story of how we finally "caught" her and, slowly but surely, began working with her. She had heartworm (or so we thought at the time; the records were incorrect) and needed to go to foster care for treatment, so Pam and Bonnie took her in, in January and began integrating her into their pack. By February, she was already showing improvement.
Over the past year, Kevin and Elisa Schwutke have been a "dogsend" to the group. They have fostered three dogs (Pebbles, Casper and Mr. Wiggles) to adoption and are currently fostering one of our more "difficult" cases named Chad. This is Chad's third foster home. Although he did well with the others, he has some fear issues (especially around men) that needed to be addressed directly and overcome before he can move on to a permanent home. It's been a long road, but he is finally learning to trust.
To promote our push for fosters, we will be sharing some stories from our fosters throughout the years. They all have unique and wonderful experiences - some short-term, some long-term and, yes, some permanent. It is only fitting that we kick it off with one of our favorite stories over the years. Three times, Jennifer Roose came to rescue to foster and, yes, three time she allegedly "failed." But what a beautiful way to fail.
Gracie and her babies were saved from the kill shelter in early June. They all need to be spayed and receive some TLC ... and we need your help in finding them fosters.
Our hearts are heavy tonight as we say goodbye to our sweet senior boy, Jerry Lee. He was close to Mama Donna's heart for years and was a very special dog to his "forever foster" family. Rock, on, sweet Jerry Lee. Rock on.
It’s been about two months now since Hannah went to live in foster care. Several of our dogs have found wonderful foster homes since the first cold spell hit Atlanta, but this one was extra special. Hannah didn’t just need a foster home; she needed to learn how to love.