This is Gordon. Gordon was adopted but then surrendered again. So, the SPCA behaviorist asked me to take Gordon on as a foster to see how he does in the home. The surrendering family said that he had problems with housetraining. He is afraid to go outside so I could see how this might be a… Continue reading Gordon, The Foster Dog
We had another wonderful adoption at the SPCA this week... I talked about this lovely a few weeks back. She's deaf, but oh so smart. I was told that the family got a sign language book to help communicate. Granted, dogs speak mostly nonverbal anyway, but it was fun to teach her some signs while… Continue reading Another Happy Ending
So, in this week's SPCA shenanigans, I got to witness the adoption of these two precious, pair-bonded pups! I talked about them in an earlier post. They came to the shelter with a lot of health problems, but the diligent work of the vets and staff have made them healthier than ever! And the family… Continue reading Wonderful Day at the SPCA
Yesterday was International Volunteer Day. So, I thought this would be a perfect day to spend a couple of hours at the SPCA. I've been debating whether or not to get back into volunteering there on a more regular basis. Since we will be trying to get pregnant next year, I don't want to commit… Continue reading International Volunteer Day
Nothing really major has been happening of late in my doggie world, so I thought I would just update all the little random tid-bits. My SPCA volunteering has gone down for the time being due to renovations being made at their shelter site. All of the dogs have been moved to another SPCA site that… Continue reading A Little Dog-related Update
I haven't been to the SPCA in a few weeks. I don't go when I'm fostering, which I was doing for two weeks in January. And then last week, I was sick for pretty much the entire week (and I'm still dealing with it...it has to be the weather changes). Anyway, this week, I did… Continue reading SPCA Afternoon
I foster dogs as a behavior foster for the SPCA. Typically, I work with socialization cases, cases where the dog hasn't had much interaction with humans. But when there aren't any of those cases, sometimes I pick other needs or behavior issues that need to be addressed through fostering. So this is my new foster.… Continue reading First Foster of 2016!
Because of all the travel and holiday craziness, I've missed a couple of weeks working with the SPCA. Almost all of the dogs that I have worked with have been adopted, and there is a whole new set of pups there now (plus puppies who will soon be on the adoption floor). I have been… Continue reading And We’re Back!
This week, I worked mainly with Chihuahua mixes at the SPCA. They all managed to pose so nicely, so I thought I would show them to you! This is seven year old Leo. His ear is cocked like that all the time. He's a little shy, but loves to go for a walk. He brightened… Continue reading Let’s Hear It For the Boys (Chihuahua Edition)
This week, I had the opportunity to volunteer at an SPCA special event. It's called Home for the Holidays and it's a combination raffle and dog adoption event. It was my first experience, and we were quite busy! Mainly, I took care of the dogs - feeding them during dinner time and walking them. I… Continue reading It’s a Holly Doggy Christmas!