Late Wednesday night, I saw something interesting on Facebook.
No, none of my friends admitted to sleeping with Herman Cain. And no, Bank of America is not giving a foreclosed house to everyone who “likes” them.
But my friend Beth was looking for a foster home for a puppy who had been seized by Animal Control due to neglect.
And since I had a completed foster application sitting on the desk, and since I was challenged by Kristine over at Rescued Insanity to do something I had never done before, I said I’d take him.
But this isn’t about me. This is about Honey. And the age old question…
Why would anyone get a dog from a breeder when there are so many great dogs in shelters?
I’ve had great dogs from shelters—three of them. But they weren’t good with other dogs.
When I’ve brought stray dogs home or wanted to visit someone who had their own dogs, I was always scrambling to figure out how to keep my reactive dogs from reacting.
I finally decided that I’d stack the decks with my next dog. I’d get a breed known for being friendly with other dogs. And I’d find a breeder who would socialize my next puppy right from the start.
Once I had a friendly dog, I could volunteer with other dogs and know that my dog would be ok with it.
Did it work?
You tell me.