Fostering (how do you not get emotional)

Posted by avatar on April 5, 2014

For many years I have seen posts from rescue groups needing a foster home. Every post I thought to myself man I really wish I could help. Having 2 dogs already  you worry if you make the commitment to foster how will your dogs deal with a new strange dog. Recently I said what the heck let’s do it! I saw a post on Facebook from a rescue group based out of Europe, needing a foster home for a dog here in Vancouver. I wrote on their wall saying I could help. Literally 5 min later a friend cross posts the same thing and I tell her I wrote on their wall stating I could help but no one replied yet. She says hold on I will contact them. Turns out my friend knows the person who runs Let’s Adopt Global from Turkey (small world). A day later they came to our house met with us and Sammy and Jake too of course and the next morning Dennis arrived. Sammy took to Dennis right away but Jake not so much. You see Jake being older and wants to heard and be the man of the house, he simply has no interest in Dennis. Jake has always been a only child kind of dog. It’s been a week now and Dennis is starting to settle in and He is so great! Now being a HUGE animal lover, I know realize that this maybe harder then I thought on an emotional level. I know he will find a great home and I hope he finds one in our neighborhood. It’s going to be hard to say good bye

Dennis has a bit of a past and if you want to know more about that please email me. I don’t want to say ill things about his previous owners on the WEB.

Dennis is 6 yrs old

Havanese breed we suspect. I would say he is a small/med size dog. He is super mellow, loves other dogs, people, kids, don’t know about cats. He would be best with a retired couple or with someone(s) that at least one person is home. Or someone who wants a second dog. He does not like to be left alone for too long. Oh and he will need to be groomed.

Dog Breed
  • The Havanese, a breed of Bichon type, is the national dog of Cuba, developed from the now extinct Blanquito de la Habana. The Blanquito descended from the also now extinct Bichon Tenerife.
  • Mass: 4.5 – 7.3 kg (Adult)
  • Temperament: Playful, Gentle, Responsive, Companionable, Intelligent, Affectionate
Height: 23 – 27 cm (Adult, At the withers, Breed standard), 22 – 29 cm (Adult, At the withers)