The Happy Side of Fostering – Blog the Change for Animals

Blog the Change for Animals meets real life. Because as I write this, I’m getting ready to say goodbye to our latest foster dog, Ginny. And I’m happy. In truth, there are lots of happy moments in fostering. But when I tell someone I foster dogs, their reply is, “Oh I could never do that. […]

Happy and Sad Go Together – Good for the Dog; Good for You

Layla put her front paws on the glass and wagged fiercely as she watched her new adoptive family leave to fill out adoption paperwork. She looked like a happy pup watching people she found interesting. But she was also bewildered by having a big dog and his people in “her” house. And not quite sure […]

The Best Thing About Fostering Dogs No One Talks About

Update: Layla just went home with her name family a short time ago. They’re a wonderful couple with a large, mellow lab/hound mix. Everyone will have an adjustment period but I suspect they’ll be very happy together. We all know about the joys of puppy breath. The feeling of satisfaction from helping a suffering dog. And […]

Snoopy Really is a Beagle

    I think these pictures need an explanation. Yeah, I know it’s Wordless Wednesday. So sue me. Snoopy is a Beagle? In the Charlie Brown comic strip, Snoopy was always described as a Beagle. I didn’t get it. He had that huge bulbous nose and he was all white. There was nothing about Snoopy […]

My Dog Didn’t Bite, Thanks to Dr. Dunbar

Silent Terror It happened in slow motion. Layla, the Beagle we’re fostering, had climbed up on the back of the sofa to get a good view out the window. Honey, my Golden Retriever, was sleeping on the cushions below. As Layla began to lose her balance, I tried to catch her. I was too slow. […]

A Dog Worshipping Her God – Wordless Wednesday

Know Your Limits – Good for the Dog; Good for You

Our current foster dog, Layla, is a beagle mix. What’s she mixed with? Mexican jumping bean. No Dog is Perfect Layla is the easiest dog we’ve ever fostered. She’s affectionate, calm, and sweet. She’s happy to go for a walk with you. But if it’s cold, she’s just as happy to curl up near you […]

Caption the Picture – Wordless Wednesday

What are they thinking? And for extra credit, guess who was sitting on the dog pillow when this shot was taken.

Fostering from a Dog’s Point of View

House guests bring stress. Is there enough milk? Will you run out of hot water after the third long shower? And how will you keep everyone from getting on each other’s nerves in tight quarters? What’s a dog’s version of house guests? A foster pet. Fostering From a Dog’s Point of View When I write […]

Will She Ever Find True Love? Wordless Wednesday

Does your dog have a special someone? Who is it? Honey’s is Riley.  

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