Hi everyone, it’s Mabel! If you follow me on social media, you might already know that we’ve welcomed a third dog into our home. Not a permanent family member, but a foster dog! However, I only shared limited information about her on Facebook since she was still very new to the rescue. Now, I’d like to share a little more about her!
Molly has wanted to foster dogs for a long time, so now that we have a house instead of an apartment, it became possible. We are fostering through JR’s Pups-N-Stuff, which is the rescue I was adopted from! Everyone at the rescue has been very kind and helpful as we’ve gotten ready for a foster dog.
Our first foster dog is Chiquita! She’s a Miniature Schauzer and Yorkshire Terrier mix. When Molly said she was interested in fostering her, the rescue thought she was only 2 years old, but when she arrived at their office, they found out that she’s closer to 7 years old! It actually worked out well for us because both me and Taco prefer older, more laidback dogs.
So far, Chiquita is the perfect first foster. She’s calm, quiet, and sweet. I’m a little jealous that Molly is paying so much attention to her, but I’m happy that she’s helping a dog in need. I know that Taco and I will always be her babies no matter how many foster dogs she takes in.
The only issue so far is that Chiquita tested positive for heartworm when she arrived at the rescue. This isn’t a huge issue, but it just means she needs to take medication for a while and not run around too much for the next few months. Luckily, she seems to be a relaxed dog anyways, so we don’t have to worry about her getting too worked up about anything.
If You Can’t Adopt, Consider Fostering!
I’ve always encouraged fostering to those who are unable to commit to adopting a dog. However, now that we’ve experienced it firsthand, I can confirm how rewarding it is. I know not every dog will be as easy as Chiquita, but it’s a great way to save a dog in need without all the added expenses.
There’s no doubt in my mind that Chiquita will find her forever home soon. Molly keeps saying how she’s a “perfect angel.” If you happen to live in Wisconsin and you’re interested in Chiquita, please don’t contact us directly. You will need to go through the JR’s Pups-N-Stuff adoption process. Once you’re approved, you’ll be able to meet and adopt any of the adorable dogs at the rescue!
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