My first foster doggie!

Postby copperlegend » July 9th, 2010, 2:29 pm

This weekend, we'll be getting our first foster puppy via Pitty Love Rescue (thanks again, Jenn!). For those of you that have fostered before, do you have any tips?

I know the hardest part for me will be not getting attached to the puppy, but I am very excited to help it find the perfect forever home.

Once the puppy arrives, I'm sure I'll be adding to this thread, and taking lots of pictures :)
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Postby maberi » July 9th, 2010, 2:45 pm

What dog are you fostering?

Fostering comes pretty naturally. The only thing I try to do is spend a little extra time working on basic house manners and obedience so once they get placed, things are easier on the dog and family.
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Postby PetieMarie22 » July 9th, 2010, 3:46 pm

That has to be so cool!! Someday I hope to have a foster from PItty Love too. :)
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Postby airwalk » July 9th, 2010, 5:26 pm

I'm with Matt..lots of love, lots of patience, lots of structure. I try to make sure my fosters learn basic manners, housetraining and crate training. So when they are placed, they have a head start on being perfect for their new family.

Good luck, have fun and THANK YOU!!!
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Postby copperlegend » July 11th, 2010, 10:54 pm

Meet Nadia! We love her already, and she has Aaron wrapped around her little pitty paw!
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Postby PoodleMaMaKat » July 11th, 2010, 11:05 pm

ADORABLE!! :loveU:
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Postby call2arms » July 11th, 2010, 11:19 pm

Oh boy. I smell permanent cuteness in the house.
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Postby copperlegend » July 11th, 2010, 11:35 pm

She is so brave! She just walked right up to our princess of a cat, tail wagging like crazy. The cat sniffed her, then walked away. Nadia lost interest and went back to playing with her tug toy.
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Postby madremissy » July 12th, 2010, 5:48 am

She is a doll.
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Postby Emi » July 12th, 2010, 9:08 am

Oh she's adoreable :)
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Postby Jenn » July 12th, 2010, 3:18 pm

Oh cute!!
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Postby copperlegend » July 17th, 2010, 7:05 am

ok, whoever said she'd become a member of our household permanently, you all get a biscuit! She is just the sweetest thing, and we've decided to adopt her. We're going to continue fostering, to keep her socialized and to help out more pups!

My boyfriend is absolutely smitten with her. She LOVES to run up the steps on our deck, but the very bottom one is just a little too high so we pick her up and place her on it. During this morning's potty adventure, I noticed he put a plastic box at the bottom step which is just high enough to give her a little lift for that step! And, she knew to use it already! She's so smart!
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Postby madremissy » July 17th, 2010, 8:48 am

I had a feeling she would be hard to give up. Hard not to get attached to the little boogers. :wink:
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Postby HappyChick » July 17th, 2010, 9:57 am

Wonderful! Who could resist all that cuteness anyway??
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Postby hugapitbull » July 17th, 2010, 2:07 pm

Congrats on the new addition. I would be a total failure as a foster - I'd be like the crazy hoarder lady they have on the evening news :crazy2:
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Postby amazincc » July 17th, 2010, 6:00 pm

hugapitbull wrote:Congrats on the new addition. I would be a total failure as a foster - I'd be like the crazy hoarder lady they have on the evening news :crazy2:


Ditto. :oops: :rolleyes2:



And CONGRATS!!!! :D
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Postby copperlegend » July 19th, 2010, 8:57 am

Yeah...we're trying to avoid 'potato chip syndrome'. Can't have just one! But I think we're good with just the one for the next few years or so.

Nadia met her 'cousin', Nico, the Old English Bulldog. Nico is a gentle giant that belongs to our close friends.
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Postby copperlegend » July 19th, 2010, 9:01 am

and another!

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Postby PetieMarie22 » July 19th, 2010, 9:30 am

copperlegend wrote:ok, whoever said she'd become a member of our household permanently, you all get a biscuit! She is just the sweetest thing, and we've decided to adopt her. We're going to continue fostering, to keep her socialized and to help out more pups!


This is why even though my boyfriend and I have a three dog agreement, my second dog will be a foster. So then I have room to "fail" and still be able to take in fosters for my third dog. Just hope I don't "fail" twice!!
BTW - I saw her on the Pittie Love site and she just looked like a little baby doll! I'm glad she is as sweet as she looks! Congratulations!!! :)
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Postby maberi » July 19th, 2010, 9:41 am

That first picture with them looking at each other over the couch is AWESOME!!
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