May 22, 2007

Fostering a Shelter Dog

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Those who visit this site know that my wife and I are softies for shelter dogs, and we picked up a dog today that we will be fostering for a few weeks until he recovers from surgery.

Meet Dr. Bombay, a friendly Schnodle who marched right in the house when we got home as though he has lived here forever. Due to some neglect issues, the folks at Planned Pethood had to have Dr. Bombay shaved to clear up some skin and nail issues, but he is doing pretty well considering all he has been through.

We are not sure if Dr. Bombay is a "forever" dog yet, but he seems to be getting along well with our Sheltie mix Jimmy and our Westie mix Candy.

And, for those of you thinking about getting a dog, please consider adopting a rescue pooch. Every resuce dog we have taken in has been housebroken, good-tempered, and loveable. For more information on adopting rescue dogs, see The Toledo Area Humane Society, Planned Pethood, or Petfinder.com.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yikes- that dog got HIT with the ugly stick instead of FETCHING it.

LTLOP said...

Nahhh, he looks like a big sweetie!

historymike said...

Aww, Anonymous, he just looks funny because he was shaved. He is also quite thin from his period of neglect, and his bones stick out.

historymike said...

Thanks, LTLOP! I'll pass along your compliments.

Roo said...

Awww Mike! Dr. Bombay is adorable! So are Jimmie and Candy, but he's really something!

Wish I could get the hubby to allow another one in the house. I'd take him in a minute.

The one we have now was a stray in the alley in South Toledo. We started feeding him, then put him out of the rain, then....well, the rest is history. And he knows his spot is in the middle of the bed! LOL

Thanks for being such softies. The world needs folks like you and the Mrs. And so do the pups!

microdot said...

There is an organization here called Phoenix and they are an animal rescue...I adopted a strange mix daschound/border terrier puppie a year and a half ago and he had been abused and was recovering from his maltreatment...He has turned out to be a great dog! A real sense of humor!
I have Dutch neighbors and the wife has a passion for horses. They have a few hectares of land and she indulges her passion by rehabilitating neglected horses that were meant to go to the butcher (Yes, they eat horses in France). She works with the Phoenix organization and sometimes has a herd of 7 horses running around.
Her husband is a very tolerant man!

Hooda Thunkit said...

Our next-door neighbor has us hooked on adopting rescued cats, but only one at a time, so far ;-)

Maybe next time we'll get a pair...

LTLOP said...

The most interesting mix I've seen is a husky beagle mix. I called it a huggle. The thing was so ugly it was cute. It had the fur of a husky and the body size of a beagle.

Mad Jack said...

Good for you and the missus. Our dogs have almost always been strays. The latest is a rare county road terrier who turned out to be the smartest dog I ever had. Well, easiest to train anyway.

Keep up the good work!