My current foster

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by BarbK, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. BarbK

    BarbK Songster

    Aug 6, 2007
    He was given up by his owner because she has just had a baby and has realized that she can't afford to take care of him. Thankfully she realized this because he is already 10-15lbs underweight. His name is Derby and he is a 2yr old german shepherd/coon dog mix. His favorite pastimes are sleeping and playing with my dog. I kinda wish I could keep him but if I do I can't help the next dog.


    I don't have a home for him yet so if anyone is looking for a dog let me know.
  2. Carole AM

    Carole AM Songster

    Jan 12, 2007
    Goshen, Indiana
    Bravo to you from a fellow foster! My two don't have homes yet either. I wish I knew how to speed things up a bit. In the meantime, we are trying to teach them manners!
  3. s6bee

    s6bee Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    I used to foster for a pure breed organization. After 4 yrs. I quite. It was tough to do but I had to. It's not easy doing it and taking the risks involved. Anyway, he's beautiful, but I have too many of my own dogs now and can't take him. I don't even know of anyone who would. Good luck in that effort!

    Keep up the good work!
  4. jjthink

    jjthink Crowing

    Jan 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    Thank you for your goodness in helping this dog -[​IMG]

    It's sad how often people break their commitments to dogs, cats, chickens etc. And to think this poor guy was not even getting the food he needed - yeesh. That's what jobs are for. If she can't afford to feed the dog how is she going to afford to care for a baby?

    Okay, enough of my ramblings! Moving along to the matter at hand, when you see this maybe you can post your location - at least the state - as this might help your mission to find this fellow a home. [​IMG]
    Those of us who live in your vicinity can contact our network of folks.
  5. BarbK

    BarbK Songster

    Aug 6, 2007
    Oops...we are in Indiana. For those interested he is up to date on shots, neutered and microchiped. Does well with cats, ferrets and I will find out about chickens when I can get my van up the drive to visit my horse. (boarding in the country) He is very good with small children. My 4yr old is actually saying he is her dog. He has the typical hound personality and is a very quiet dog. I think he would make a great dog for someone who does SAR.
    He is being worked with on basic training. My biggest complaint (and we are working on it) is he likes to be right there and impatiently waiting while you get him his food. I am used to telling my dogs to sit and stay somewhere away from the food till I tell them to get it.
    We are going to make a stop back at the vet today to see if he has gained any weight. The last time he was weighed he was only 43#.
  6. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Songster

    May 17, 2007
    I hope that you can find him a nice home as he sounds like a nice dog. Thank you for doing what you do,,,,I would not be able to handle it very well when people dispose of their pets like they were trash.
  7. BarbK

    BarbK Songster

    Aug 6, 2007
    Well I got Derby's current weight. He is now 45#! Yay!! We still have more to go but it just shows what a proper diet can do.

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