For those following my dramatic saga as a dog fosterer and humane society volunteer… I think I may now be serving as the “Interim Dog Coordinator” for the HSWT. It hasn’t been explicitly stated, but I have been handling a lot of the dog info since the previous dog coordinator left last week. Perhaps more telling, I have overheard myself being referenced as the dog coordinator twice now.
Either way, I have been helping out quite a bit, and part of what I’ve been doing is finding places for a couple “return” dogs to stay. Prince Edward was adopted several weeks ago and returned because his owners were having trouble with housebreaking (from information gathered later, I’m not sure Eddie was the problem). Regardless, finding him foster care has required that he be shuffled around a bit, and this resulted in him being at my house for a few hours on Monday night between picking him up at one home and dropping him off at another. While normally I would prefer to avoid the shuffling game, in this case I thought it well worth it because I suspect that I may never see Prince Edward again. The foster home I was taking him to had kept him overnight previously and had quite fallen for him. I am HOPING that after keeping him for a week, they will decide that he should stay with them forever. Fingers crossed til Saturday!
He is so sweet, its easy to see how they fell for him. He’s the most docile little dog, and terribly shy, especially around men. But we got him out in the yard with the rest of the pack and he lit right up. And that little pink nose is to die for. He reminds me a bit of the dog on the RCA commercials.
As for the story of Dash, I was set to give the Akbash rescue the go ahead to begin the search for a forever home when Ken showed some hesitation. So he is “thinking about it” and, pending his decision, we may be keeping the big white beastie. The downside to this is that it would put an end to our fostering until we move out into the country and can consider putting in some kennels. That and there is a gentleman here in town who has expressed some interest in Dash and who has an incredibly special story. I think Dash could be really good for him, and it would be a good home for Dash, so if Ken does decide against keeping him, hopefully we can get the two of them hooked up. Stay tuned for further developments…