I began fostering in March of 2021 and since that time, fostering has completely changed my and my pack's lives. I lost my beloved Zoë of 17 years over two years ago and it sometimes still feels like yesterday. Zoë was a puppy-mill dog with emotional insecurities. Fostering has helped my grieving process but more importantly, has provided me the ability to give back by being in many cases the first human to love and care for these wonderful dogs. Earning their trust is so rewarding and frees them to become the happy dogs they all deserve to be. I'll admit, I'm attached to every one of them and love staying in touch with their humans for play dates & pup-sitting. The random pics & updates that come my way always brighten an otherwise average day!
If you ever need a pup-sitter, I'm your gal. The kids and I will
smother your pup with love and play!
Tillë teaches the pups how to play nice, play tug, play tag, potty-trains them, and is incredibly patient but firm. I couldn't do any of this without her!
Archie likes his personal space and since he only has a few teeth left, he communicates with a loud, effeminate voice that he believes sounds very, very intimidating. (He doesn't need to know he sounds like Whitney Houston..)
Penny is a puppy-mill dog and spends 90% of her life under the safety of blankets. My goal of drawing her out of her shell by instilling confidence has diverted to letting her be who she wants to be. When she's excited, she swings her entire torso back and forth like Chubby Checker doing the twist. She has therefore earned her nickname, Wiggles.
Charlie recently passed of sudden kidney failure. He was a such a playful, comical, affectionate, and fearless little baby! He was the best cuddler I've ever known! RIP my sweet furry hubby. 5/22/15-12/08/21