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Should you Foster a Dog?
Should you foster a shelter dog? Fostering is a life raft for shelter dogs, and it can be an amazing experience for you. It's also a great way to choose a new dog. Here's what you need to know about fostering a shelter dog.
Foster Dog Jazzy’s Heartworm Treatment
Time has a way of getting away from me these days. It has been nearly five months since Jazzy and Rasta entered our lives. Rasta was adopted only a couple of weeks later, to a wonderful young couple who adore her. Jazzy’s heartworm diagnosis was too much for the small rescue to handle, and so … Continue reading Foster Dog Jazzy’s Heartworm Treatment
Rasta has been fostered, perhaps to adopt! This wonderful couple fell in love with her at the Farmer's Market. A dog like Rasta could easily have been overlooked in a crowded shelter, but on an outing, she shone. Since I'd been fostering her, I could continue to discuss her behavior and care as they became … Continue reading Rasta Fostered!
Jazzy and Rasta Go to the Vet
Monday 8/26/19 I am apprehensive as we prepare to go to the vet. I am worried that the dogs will have an imporant medical concern. I leave a little early so that I can take the half-hour drive out to Archer slowly. Jazzy jumps nimbly into the car, while Rasta gives me a look that … Continue reading Jazzy and Rasta Go to the Vet
Rasta and Jazzy are Settling In
Saturday 8/24/19 The dogs do little but sleep and wander the yard on Thursday and Friday. We go on walks each morning down to the creek. They like to sniff the long grass that grows along the bank. I barely keep Jazzy from jumping in after a frog who leaps out from under her nose. … Continue reading Rasta and Jazzy are Settling In
Introducing Jazzy and Rasta
Wednesday, 8/21/19 It was the first post that I saw when I logged onto my computer on Wednesday morning. Six dogs at risk of being euthanized in Dixie County. When I saw the post, the dogs had until noon to find foster homes. I did some quick research on the rescue who had posted the … Continue reading Introducing Jazzy and Rasta
Why Volunteers Matter for Rescue Plea Dogs
The volunteers and dedicated staff of Alachua County Animal Services save the lives of dogs every day. They do this by marketing individual dogs on social media and in the community, by playing with and training dogs so that they are more adoptable, and by fostering dogs to make room at Animal Services for incoming … Continue reading Why Volunteers Matter for Rescue Plea Dogs
Joel: a sensitive rescue dog who needed some extra love
Follow Joel on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joelmchowl/?hl=en Joel is a timid, sensitive soul who came out of his shell with cats and dogs but took time to warm up to people. He has the perfect home now, with someone who loves him for the goofy, worried boy that he is. Joel bonds closely with his people but … Continue reading Joel: a sensitive rescue dog who needed some extra love
Overnight visits for shelter dogs
The shelter can get to be a bit much for even the most mellow dog. Sleepovers give dogs a break from the shelter environment. Sleepovers are a great opportunity for people who aren’t sure about fostering to try it out. If you are too busy to foster a dog during the week but would love … Continue reading Overnight visits for shelter dogs