Before I start today’s story, I want to draw your attention to an online dog store. Today is a good day to do that since I’ve spent the week talking about dogs and today’s post ends the week with dogs as well. I went to the site and found it to be unique and very easy to move around in. It’s called *The Uncommon Dog.com and is a store filled with doggie beds, stairs, gates, doggie doors, strollers, etc. You can click *here to check them out.
Now to the dogs of the day.
There are two new foster dogs associated with daily dose of dogs at the moment. One is here because he already has a place to go and needed a temporary foster until his happy day. The other one still needs a happy ending.
Kris is an Brittany Spaniel who ended up at the pound. He is an older dog. The initial hope was that his owners would show up and claim him. But that didn’t happen. As he approached his last few days at the pound, Older Daughter and fellow employees frantically searched for an answer. Pleas went out for an adoptive home or even a foster placement. Even a Brittany Spaniel rescue was contacted. Getting a dog into a breed-specific rescue is often difficult. There is the problem with meeting criteria and the rescue having space, but also the transportation TO that rescue if a dog is accepted. Well, guess what? Kris was accepted. Not only that - everything has been arranged. He will have his chance at a loving home through a shelter that truly understands his breed. One of the requirements of this rescue is that the dog must be in foster care (out of the pound or shelter of origin) for a period of time prior to transport. That’s when Older Daughter called me. Can you take him into your kennel, Mom, since it’s your slow season? Yes.
This next little sweetie is still looking for his happy ending. His name is Monte, and he is being fostered by Older Daughter for a very special reason. Monte has Megaesophagus. My yesterday’s post was a brick story about a dog named Bogart. Bogart had lots of medical conditions, one of which was Megaesophagus. An owner of a dog with this condition has a lifelong commitment to a necessary lifestyle. Bogart’s family, as you read yourself, devoted themselves to his care through thick and thin. Whoever adopts Monte will have to do the same. In the meantime, Older Daughter has Monte in her care. He has to be fed in an upright position and then kept upright for a period of time after each meal. In addition, Older Daughter must be diligent in assuring that Monte doesn’t scoot around in her home and discover a morsel of food somewhere. He goes to work with her and she has to plan other aspects of her life around him. It will be difficult to find a perfect home for Monte. The best thing that could happen would be for Monte to be adopted by someone who has been through this with a dog. Someone who understands this condition and the dedication required is the ideal parent for Monte. Will you help us spread the word? Monte needs a happy ending.