As a volunteer for Fetch WI, I get the opportunity to offer to dog sit for foster dogs that need a place to land for a few days while their foster family is away. So when I am not able to take in a foster dog, I look for times that I can dog sit for a few days.
Martini came up on the list needing a sitter, and no one else was able to watch her. So I offered, against my better judgment 🙂 If you don’t know me, I vowed never to foster a puppy again after Apollo and Calypso… just too much work that I don’t have time or patience for.
But I thought we could handle a few days… well, it turned out Martini didn’t have a foster family lined up yet. So I couldn’t bring myself to let her be bounced from sitter to sitter, it was just too stressful for any dog.
So what started as a 3-day commitment, ended at a 3-week commitment. Martini really is a great puppy! She was 100% crate trained… I mean not a peep from her. She slept through the night and was mostly potty trained.
Martini found her forever home and was adopted on September 11, 2017! Yeah, I’m so happy for her and her new family.
Martini (now Tonks) is adjusting well to her new home! She was a bit nervous when we got back last night, especially trying to pee outside in the dark in a new scary place, but she started to warm up and act herself rather quickly! She slept peacefully in her crate last night and enjoyed a walk this morning where she got to meet another dog on a walk. You did a wonderful job fostering her, she’s so good! Thanks again for everything.
Debi McKee is a mom of three kids, three dogs and the creator of Rescue Dogs 101... where she guides you in your journey of adopting and raising a rescue dog every step of the way. She also volunteers for a local dog rescue and Humane Society.