The girls accompanied me to ACS on Sunday as I had a full day of SoDT classes and didn’t want to leave them home for so many hours. Well, I must say that they were fantastic! They remained quiet and content in the training office during all 3 of my classes AND kept their enclosure clean. I took full advantage of socialization opportunities before, in between and after classes and the girls relished each opportunity to meet lots of new people, pups and explore new things. We played lots of recall games, which the girls were very enthusiastic about, and I would say they are at minimum 80% response on ‘sit’ with verbal or hand signal, and easily lure into down. They are both fearless, smart and eager to please. Oh, and did I mention the cuteness factor? See for yourself.
I’m Scout. I’ve been in foster care for about a week because I was too young to be placed for adoption. I am a very healthy, active and curious puppy so I should be ready for a forever home by the first or second week of September.
Since being in foster care, I have really thrived. My foster mom says that I am quite the handful although I am not quite sure that is a total complement. She also calls me a smarty pants because she says that I figure things out quickly – like how to escape my x-pen enclosure which I don’t think she was too thrilled about. I can be quite independent and am sure that I am correct on my feeling that I should be allowed to rule the house. After all, I am cute and cuddly.
I love being with the other dogs in my foster home even when they get fed up with my endless energy. I would probably be a great companion for an active household but would get quickly bored with a couch potato.
My foster mom has begun to work with me on impulse control. I am learning to be patient for my food bowl and to settle – both of these things are really hard. I am fine with being handled and held but get a little fidgety after a while. I don’t quite sit on cue yet but will sit to watch my foster mom fix my food. I LOVE to play with toys – my favorites so far are balls and tug toys. My foster mom says I am pretty fearless and approach each new encounter like a great adventure.
Well, that’s all about me for now. Can’t wait to meet you!
Angel has been in foster care for a week and a half and is doing fantastic! She is now approximately 5 1/2 weeks old and kibble has been introduced to her puppy gruel. She has a very good appetite and has also resorted to diving head first into the kibble bag if I am not preparing her meal fast enough. However, she is generally content to sit at my side and watch me as I prepare her dish on the counter.
This little girl definitely has an opinion about things and is not afraid to use her voice. We have been working on waiting for her to give calm behavior before she is let out of her pin. Some days she is more patient than others but she is beginning to realize that calm behavior brings her more reward from me.
Angel loves to interact with the other dogs and is smitten by one of our houseguest, a labradoodle names Milo. These two are often engaged in running around the house and diving into the dog pillows. Angel is quite rambunctious so I often have to set some play boundaries to keep her from becoming too excited.
She will be getting her vaccinations updated over the weekend and should be ready to have her spay surgery in about 3 weeks.
This little girl certainly lives up to her name!
Angel was brought into foster care on August 7th. She is only about 4 weeks old and will be in foster care for approximately 4 weeks.
With the exception of a minor cough, Angel seems to be a healthy, spunky little pup who approaches each new encounter with lots of enthusiasm and curiosity. She loves to give lots of kisses and cuddles.
She is currently being introduced to pee pads since she is too young to be taken outside for potty breaks. She is also being introduced to crating.
To prepare her for life in the city, her foster mom is introducing sound socialization CDs throughout the day to help Angel get accustomed to things she may encounter out in the world. She is also learning social skills from the multiple resident dogs in her foster home.
So far Angel enjoys being handled and her foster mom does multiple handling sessions with her daily getting her use to being touched and massaged all over and being comfortable with being held and restrained.
Although she hasn’t yet been introduced to formal training, she sits automatically and is content to patiently watch her foster mom prepare her meals. She also responds and quickly comes running when her name is called. She should be a joy to train.
This Angel will be a heavenly gift.
We have lots and lots of underage pets in foster care this summer – and love getting updates on how each one is doing. Here’s an update on a wee Hound Mix puppy, named Kayla, who went into foster care because she was too young for her spay surgery.
She quite the character already. Quite the busybody. She’s settling in nicely. As you will see, she’s find her favorite blanket. Guess she’s a little diva since she likes the leopard print.
This little fur baby is hilarious! I had her sitting in my lap while I sent a few emails for work and what does she do? Climb on top of the desk and start working too. Guess she felt like dusting. What a ham!
Kayla is now trying to figure out how to fit her fat belly under the couch. Priceless!
Are you interested in joining our team of foster parents? Learn more about what it takes and what we provide on the foster page of our website here: http://www.anticruelty.org/fosterprogram/
Marvelous Mango ~ Loves to lie on your shoulder and purr, to perch on her scratching post and to play in cardboard boxes. Mango is much more than good looking. She has perfect kitty manners: no play-biting, flawless litter box habits and uses her scratching post; she likes people and other cats (especially her littermate, Mack) and loves to play.
Mango will be available beginning Saturday. Call 312-644-8338 Mango’s # is 19810406
Bring Mango in to your home and add some joy and beauty to your life.
Fabulous Mack~ is smart and learns quickly; is very inquisitive and he’s quite the ping-pong ball soccer player. Mack is a good lap cat, greets me at the door and is very affectionate with our being clingy. Mack has wonderful kitty manners: no play-biting, flawless litter box habits, uses his scratching post, and he plays well with other cats.
Mack will be available for adoption beginning Saturday. 312-644-8338 Mack’s # is 19810407
Add Mack to your family and you’ll be adding some sunshine and love to every day!