Archive for the ‘City Dog Rescue’ Tag

Billy the Cat

Here’s our foster cat Billy enjoying an offering as he embarks on his constitutional. Billy is a very playful guy who runs to the door to greet you when you come home.

He’s available through City Dog Rescue of Washington, DC

http://www.citydogsrescuedc.org/adoptable-cats.html#.WV1zJojyu00

go to Billy

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Rescuing a Dog

Lori came speeding off the transport from North Carolina and ran into the grassy area where we waited to take home our foster dogs. “Who’s got Lori?” said her handler. “I do,” I responded and she handed me her leash. Immediately, the Shepard mix tried to tug me around to get a sense of where she was/

lori-4She looked sad and a little apprehensive when we got home. I tried to hand her a treat but she would not eat it from my hand. Later, we discovered that this was not unusual.

The shelter asked for money to send Lori, then named Elise, to the vet. She had burn marks on her back and was 10 pounds underweight. The people of her home area came through.

Then City Dog Rescue stepped in. The Washington, D.C. based group picked her up among many other dogs and brought them to our area so that someone might adopt them.

My husband and I fed and cared for Lori for two weeks.

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Lori began eating out of my hand after one week and she quickly adopted to her requirement to sit before getting to eat her meal. We also hired Anibal S. Apunte to walk her during the day when we weren’t home. He introduced her to other dogs that he walked as a part of her socialization.

Lori enjoyed her runs immensely! She proved to be a good member of the pack as well.

A few days later, two great human companions adopted her and rechristened her Saga after a modern heroic narrative resembling the Icelandic saga and her own long struggle. She has a happy new home and lease on life.

Fostering Dogs

We’re starting the new year with a new house member. Lori, a two-year old Shepard mix, came into the family last night from City Dog Rescue.

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She was highly excited as she explored the first floor of our house. She had no problem climbing the stairs to join us on the second floor, but apprehensive gripped her when she could not figure out how to climb downstairs. I walked her gently down holding onto her collar. Lori immediately climbed back upstairs, then second later, she walked down the stairs herself!

We’ve noticed that she is not one for getting up on the furniture, eschewing the bed and chairs. We’ve put down a rug for her to lie on and that has pleased her.

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So far her personality is significantly different from the last foster that we had in December. He wanted to smell everything and she has hardly sniffed a thing. He thought the furniture was his throne. He was a big tug-of-war player and she has hardly put her teeth on the toy. It’s early yet but will be interesting to note what Lori does enjoy doing.