Thankyou everyone who voted!
We named him Ranger last night. And I wound up naming his two littermates, Tazer and Rex. Ranger is now back at the shelter. Last night during the night i gave him two more iv's after he started to act lethargic/ill again due to the heat exhaustion the previous day. He seemed to perk up a bit after that and is doing better- so i took him back to the shelter to hang out with his buddies (he cried all night for them- so i figured being back with his littermates would perk him up a pinch.) Sure enough- he was one happy camper to see them!! I wish we could keep him- but Colin and I decided that we just wouldn't feel right adopting a puppy when there are soooo many needy adult dogs out there. So we decided if and when we add on to our fur family- it will be another rescued adult
In the mean time though- all the puppies are doing well now and one lady had already shown interest yesterday in adopting them when they are neutered!They will find great homes i have no doubt! It was quite fun having a little Fosters mini-me for a night though
I have him sooo spoiled now and 1/2 way potty trained
Originally Posted by Dragoriana
I have a silly question. Why are you putting Norris up for adoption and getting a new dog? Why couldn't you keep him if he's adapted to you, your house and your family while you've nursed him back to health?
Oh we aren't putting norris up for adoption and getting a new dog hon!
Norris is our foster dog- he does not belong to us- he belongs to the shelter where i work
I took him in after he was seriously injured due to a very irresponsible owner and have had him since the broken leg/amputation so that he could recovery quietly in a nice home environment and get socialized. We would both LOVE to keep him, but there have already been a ton of people specifically asking to adopt him- so since he's had so many offers for good homes- Colin and I feel it'd be best if he go to a home since he's soo exceptionally adoptable.(i will be the one to approve it).
The less we wind up keeping - the more we are able to help other needy animals who like norris, will no doubt, need a good foster home
It is a VERY hard decision for us and i've spent quite a few nights crying over it-but i know in my heart it's the right choice. He is going to be a "dog of the week" on our local radio station soon as well- we are going to sort through all of the applicants before we make a final decision so that he gets the best possible home. (i have quite a few stipulations
And we are not getting a new dog
I guess i should have worded that a bit better at the beginning of the thread. Ranger was just our foster puppy for a night
He suffered severe heat exhaustion the other day when his littermates and him were dumped off in one of the dog parks after hours. I took Ranger home with me last night to keep a close eye on him and give him iv's as needed. (he was really dehydrated/weak). Colin had recently mentioned how he'd like to adopt another Aussie resuce at some point (so i was joking with him that we should keep the puppy) but in reality- we would only adopt an Adult rescue dog that needs a home as they have a much harder time finding homes than puppies do. I would feel guilty keeping a puppy like that when i know how adoptable they are.
Sorry for the confusion!
We are not adopting anyone right now, just fostering these wonderful animals until they recover/find lovely forever homes of their own. If we kept all of my foster babies, i wouldn't be able to help other ones who will come along later down the road, so that's why. (although you know i'd love to keep them all