I know yesterday I said I hate unsolicited advice. Today, I am going to change things up a bit and beg for as much advice as you are able to give.
This lovely lady, is Tia. She is currently in foster care at the Pincher Creek Humane Society in Alberta. Unfortunately, Tia has been through a lot in her four short years. According to the description, she was brought to the shelter in need of an emergency C-section. They believe this was her fourth such surgery. Thankfully she is now spayed and ready to find a new home where she can re-start her life as a beloved pet and companion.
As we all know, Tia’s puppies will all be adopted instantly. They are probably spoken for already. Tia herself will probably take a lot longer to find the right home.
I know many of you have adopted and fostered dogs from similar situations – dogs from puppy mills, dogs who have never known a “normal” life. Every dog reacts to things differently, I know. Some dogs bounce back within months and other dogs may never fully recover. My question to you all is this: Do you have any advice for someone considering opening their lives to a dog like Tia?
My practically mother-in-law has a lot of dog experience. She comments here often and is one of the few people in my offline life that actually knows about this space. She recently had to say good-bye to her lovely little Nicky. I wrote about him here. While I am excited she is ready to bring a new dog into her home, I also really respect her for wanting to make sure it is the absolute right decision for her and for the dog.
If you could all offer your kindest and most awesome support and advice, I would be forever grateful!