Over the years that I have been photographing and writing for dog and cat rescues, I repeatedly see the same thing: humans with a strong love for the animals in their care and doing what is pawsitively best for them!
I’ve seen pawsome humans step in where others would fear to trod and help a dog who had been so abused by a human that it literally ran in panic whenever my human moved ever so slightly to take a photo of it. While the dog took quite a bit of extra work and care than other dogs may, the foster worked lovingly and patiently to help the dog get past fears and find a forever home.
Last week, I shared dog and cat rescues my human and I learned about from the “Great Dane Dame” of Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League in Manassas, Va. If you would to read the article, please visit: http://www.fromthedogspaw.com/p/published-articles.html.
Rescues receive leads on dogs and cats needing assistance from many different sources such as CraigsList, Facebook, pet owners, and animal control. The rescues take the information and see what they can do to assist the animal(s) in need. When they can assist, the animals are put through vetting and then assigned a foster parent.
I love foster parents! I had one around eight years ago and she was pawsome. She taught me how to walk on a leash, how to let her know when I need to go out as well as how to let her know when I REALLY HAVE TO GO, how to eat politely in the house; not slobbering food and water all over the place, how to rest, relax, go for a ride, sleep in my crate, what toys are all about and what a dog bed is for.
While my foster was teaching me some good doggy skills, she was also evaluating me for behavior issues and smartness too. I blew her away on “smartness” – after all, how many dogs do you know write for a newspaper and a blog? WOOF!! She didn’t find any as I am so pawfect and pawsome that I only had to wait a short time to be discovered by my humans.
If there were issues, they would have been brought to the rescue’s attention so it could be evaluated further. In most cases, fosters have the experience and knowledge to handle issues and will seek to smooth out those rough edges. Quite a few volunteers are trained in the area of dog behavior and training so they can assist the dog to be better behaved before it starts its search for a forever home.
I was updated with vaccinations and preventatives and, unfortunately lost a few most prized possessions, and readied for my new family.
My friend “The Great Dane Dame” came by this week with a pawsome friend for you to meet!
Eleanor is a pawsomely beautiful, sweet, loyal, and playful 2-year-old Merle Great Dane who loves cuddling! WOOF! She enjoys running and sunbathing in the backyard too! WOOF!! BARK! She would sleep inside all day if it meant cuddling with her humans! She does have some anxiety issues when home alone and will enjoy reading (chewing) books if not crated. She does not love her crate but will go in without much coaxing. She’s a bit unsure around humans but will warms up with head scratches.
Eleanor enjoys walks and even spins in circles showing her excitement when the leash comes out! She is great on a leash but strange dogs are an issue and it takes time with proper introductions for her to be comfortable.
Eleanor needs an experienced adopter willing to work with her on training while providing tons of love so she can become the great dog we all know she can be!
Eleanor is not recommended for mini-humans or cats. Her suitability for dogs is on a case-by-case basis.
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