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April 27, 2008

Our Second Foster

The HSJC foster manager, Teresa Brown, called to let us know that there was a Siberian Husky female mix that needed a place.

Jude and I, after doing some research, were a bit wary of Huskies, since they are fence climbers, diggers, escape artists in general, and love to chase cats.

We decided to check her out as we dropped our first foster, Belle, off at the Vets, and after seeing she was more of a German Shepherd mix than Husky, and how sweet and gentle she is, we decided to go give her a try. She still needed to be chipped, so I returned the next day to bring her home. Her name, interestingly enough, is Bella.

The Saturday following, I brought Bella to an adoption showing of HSJC at the Braselton Antique Festival, and every person who met her was impressed. She must have licked the hands and faces of a dozen children.

I'm pretty sure we'll be able to place her fairly quickly.

Posted by mark at 07:46 PM | Comments (0)

We're Canine Foster Parents!

It's official. We've been accepted as a foster family for the Humane Society of Jackson County.

We had always planned to be involved in Pug and Schnauzer rescue, and fostering, but the recent case of the Nicholson L&D Puppy Mill indictments have pushed us to starting early.

Our first foster was Belle, a chocolate German Shorthair Pointer. She is a beautiful dog. I picked her up at the Jefferson Animal Hospital Friday, April 18th after work.

The next day, I brought Belle to an adoption day at Traditions Animal Hospital in Houchton, and she was a big hit.

The next week, we received a call from a woman named Melinda from Alabama, who, seeing Belle on Petfinders, was sure that Belle was the dog for her. She had an older Lab and thought Belle would be a great companion dog. She drove from Alabama on Friday, April 25th, to pick up Belle and take her home.

Posted by mark at 07:38 PM | Comments (0)