… is always exciting!
Tomorrow, if all goes as planned, “Bentley” will become the latest foster in rescue. An unneutered three-year old, he will be looking for a new home that can spend more time with him. While we gather as much information as possible on our intakes, there’s always the unknown. How will he do with other dogs … how will he come through his neuter … how will he react to his first grooming in rescue … what will he think of the resident felines … will he sleep through the night … is he *really* potty trained and crate trained … does he like children or do we need to find a home that limits his contact with toddlers … is he a hearty eater or a picky one? So many questions!!
These little ones arrive in rescue and we treat them just as one of the pack. They are expected to behave and, with training (some more, some less), they usually live up to our expectations. They thrive on attention and structure. It isn’t long before they settle in … and it’s like they’ve been here their entire lives. Every now and again, a foster will return for an extended visit. They walk through the door and move seamlessly from their house to ours again, like they never left.
I used to think my dogs couldn’t live without me — wishful thinking on my part. After all the fosters that have passed through my home, I’ve come to realize the canine is much more adaptable than we give them credit for. Indeed, it is this adaptability that has ensured their survival through the ages!
Welcome, Bentley … we look forward to getting to know you.
UPDATE: Well, things *didn’t* go as planned, unfortunately, and, for the time being, Bentley will not be entering rescue. Bentley managed to run away from home on the eve he was to arrive in rescue. We hope he finds his way home again, safe and sound. If anyone happens to find a little grey/white Apso in Lochbuie, Colorado, please contact us!