It’s All In the Numbers …

Edie -- Ambassador for the Breed

On September 18, 2011, I attended the “Bark in the “Park” expo sponsored by the Arapaho Kennel Club at the beautiful Exposition Park in Aurora.  Dante’s co-owner/breeder came down with two of her dogs who had the very important assignment of being breed ambassadors.  We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day in Colorado!

While there, we did an intake on a puppy being surrendered to rescue.  Notable in the fact it was a puppy — we rarely get puppies in rescue — and this marked our 40th foster dog.  Doesn’t seem like 40 fosters but it is when counting them down.  Of those 40, 37 have gone on to new homes.  Unfortunately, three of our fosters were euthanized while in foster care … two for unprovoked biting issues and one for medical issues.  That’s probably the hardest part of rescue [euthanasia]  because “rescue” isn’t supposed to end that way. 

Sang-Po ... a happy boy!

In any event, meet our newest foster … Sang-Po!!  Given a Tibetan name in homage to his ancient origins, it means “kind and gentle.”  That describes this boy to a “T”.  He’s a very loving dog and would like nothing better than to sit in one’s lap.  His ideal home would be one with a dog in residence — a dog that likes to play and is willing to put up some puppy antics.  A home where the new owner will follow through on the crate training and finish up his house training (he’s working diligently on the house training but he’s still a puppy and will need an owner that can provide routine and consistency). 

He’s still in the assessment/training phase of foster care and will not be placed in a home until the end of October.  However, we are accepting applications at this time.

Make sure you get my good side ... and my pearlies

Fun at the Expo …

What a fabulous day … and in a nice location with great parking!  The event was well attended by the community.  Emmy managed to steal the show and Bubba was a hit with the crowds.  You might recall that Bubba was found abandoned, tied to a fence in Kansas.  Emmy, also from Kansas, was basically abandoned by her owner —  left to fend on her own, she was starving to death when she arrived in rescue.    

Emmy, sporting her best bandana
Emmy, sporting her best bandana ...

 

Emmy, Bubba's foster dad, Neil, and Bubba

 

I got to see Magoo’s adoptive mom as well as Linda and Jackson (another of our foster dogs).  We made some contacts with other groups and was invited to set up as a vendor at two other events … our local feedstore will be setting up an adoption event and was made aware of the 2 Million Dogs program which partners up canine and human cancer research, which will be hosting an event on November 7th as well.   

Loveland's 2010 Pet Expo

 

Please keep Emmy in your thoughts for this week … she’s going in for her spay on Monday, September 20th.  In the past five weeks, she’s:  gained weight, blossomed into a great little dog and is growing new coat.  Red-gold coat, to be exact!    

Many thanks to our Apso friends — old and new — who came out and visited with us … we had a great time!