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 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 life-long dog lover and owner, volunteers for Fetch WI, fostering rescue dogs, performing home visits and more. She also attends every dog training seminar available to her, and is continually looking for ways to build her knowledge of dog adoption, health and training. Her goal is to guide you through every step of your dog journey. Read her story and learn about the dogs behind Rescue Dogs 101. If you have a question, please feel free to send Debi a message here.