Farewell, Scooter! Holiday Blogging Event for Pets in Need

It’s holiday time. When thoughts turn to Christmas balls, rum balls, and puppy balls.

Or at least my thoughts do.

Scooter gets a neuter.

For nearly two weeks, I’ve been keeping a foster puppy from the Tompkins County SPCA. Our days have been exhausting, frustrating, and very, very fun.

But tomorrow it comes to an end.

At 8:00 a.m. I take Scooter back to the SPCA to be neutered before he’s eligible for adoption by his forever-home.

Many readers and Facebook friends have suggested we adopt Scooter ourselves. I was never once tempted.

Why not? He’s cute. He likes cuddling, He’s a wonderful puppy.

And that’s why.

Scooter will be an easy puppy for a new family.

The Tompkins County SPCA is the first no-kill shelter in the country. They can remain an open-admission, no-kill shelter as long as they can find adoptive homes for all the animals in their care.

I think Scooter will be a wonderful representative of all the great animals there looking for homes. His powers of cuteness will prevail.

Scooter with a little less to love

Minus his little jingle bells, Scooter will be a perfect family friend.

That’s why I’ve gotten on board with the Holiday Blogging Event for Pets in Need organized and sponsored by Two Little Cavaliers.

Check out all the other bloggers. The winning blogger will get a cash prize to be donated to their favorite animal charity.

Conveniently, the amount of the expected prize is about the cost of neutering Scooter.

Use the Rafflecopter to join in the fun. I guarantee you’ll have a better time than Scooter.


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  1. I am so glad you opened your home to this little guy, if even for a short time. From your description and photos, I have a feeling he will be snapped up instantly. In fact, if he hasn’t been spoken for already, I would be stunned. Good luck to him and his new family. They are in for a blast!

  2. Hi Pam! Thanks again to you and Mike (and Honey) for fostering Scooter. I checked in on him a few minutes ago. He was still a little dopey from surgery, but I’m sure he’ll be back to his old self in no time. Tomorrow, he goes on the adoption floor!!

  3. I like your way of thinking about this. I hope this shelter can remain no-kill.

  4. that is a very good reason not to keep Scooter though I would selfishly have loved to see if he’ll grow up to look like a boy-Georgia. when we 1st fostered G, and took her in to Dr Dog for a checkup, he said exactly the same thing – “she’ll find a good home, she’s a good-looking dog”. look where that got us ;p

  5. So glad your experience with fostering and Honey went so well. While sad to see Scooter go, sounds like he’s on the road to finding a good home.

    so do you think you’ll foster again??

  6. Aw… I’m glad he’s going to a new home! I attempted to foster once and failed. He’s now a member of the family … *Sigh*. However, in my defence, I’d have loved to find him a new home, but he’s a dog with a number of problems and we came to the conclusions that 1) who’d want him? and 2) we did!

    If I win the raffle thingy, the money would go to Brambleberry Greyhounds, a charity which rehomes ex-racing greyhounds, for their medical and food expenses.

  7. LOL! Cute post. I’m sure he won’t miss those “Jingle Bells” at all, now that he’s going to his furever home! Thanks again for fostering him!

  8. I have to admit, when I read the intro to your post, I started singing. The song?

    Puppy balls, are you listening?
    At the vet’s, the tools are glistening.
    It’ll all be all right, but by later tonight,
    You’ll be walking in a neutered wonderland.

    Yup. I have issues.

  9. Aw, I’ll definitely be sad not to hear about Scooter anymore. But I can also see why you aren’t keeping him — cute puppies are definitely easier to adopt out!

  10. Aww! I’m going to miss the Scooter posts, but I know that some family out there is going to just love the little guy to pieces!