Good questions, and these are pretty much the ones I have up on FacebookMarch 14 2010 at 12:36 PM
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Response to HAHAHAHAHAH I just watxched some more of your videos on YT
but have more and even more pics up there for sure.
One night I also watched a 12 week old pup, Meg, and it was a long 24 hours, lol
And normally, yes, we like the forever families to come out with their dogs, and even vice versa if it can be done. One of the standards is to visit the adopters homes.
One of the Groups I work with, have them meet at a Petsmart store, for logistics reasons mostly, I guess. Stray Rescues and the one for Magoo doesn't go that route, they prefer meetings 'on-site'. And yes, it is a good interaction , to see them in their 'pack environment with other dogs they have known not too long.
As for me, this is my first real, (unplanned, lol) Foster.
Up till now, I just did the Temp Fostering, essentially babysitting at my place for the real Fosters. So, I had no interaction with the Adoption process with the Forever families,etc.
Now this brings me back to Magoo. He had to have the Cone on for over 4 weeks, because the stinker kept getting to his bandage on his paw, so it didn't heal as quickly as it could have. It was just supposed to be for 7-10 days, and I originally was only going to have him for a max of 7 days, until Kathy could find a regular Foster.
Well, crap. ironically, his 'getting to his bandage ' and delaying things. made it impossible to go to that next stage; getting him ready to post pics/info etc for adoption.
Now, if he had been crapping or 'marking his territory inside, I have no doubt he'd be gone. But even the first day, as he had plenty of the anesthesia in him from the surgeries, he never had an accident, and it's been very, very little re-acclimating him to being an inside dog.
He doesn't chew or rip up anything, loves to be a Couch potato, and well....
I've really taken to the little bugger.
In fact, I wrote Kathleen from the rescue group, and let them know that I am comfortable watching him for longer term, for another month most likely.
This doesn't mean I'm adopting him for sure, but that since they always have 4 or 5 dogs that they are rescuing,etc., that they can concentrate on the others for now.
That's how this one started 5 + weeks ago, they were desperate to Rescue him out of that Crap Auxiliary shelter, where they are never even let out . They won't even let volunteers take them for a walk, if they are in that section where Magoo was.
But the Fosters she had were full up with dogs
Guess what, I just got a call. I am taking Magoo for his nail clipping, lol