Hi everyone, it’s Mabel! Yes, we’re already fostering again. I’ll admit that fostering is getting a little exhausting for both me and Molly, but every time she says she’s going to take a break, she caves when she sees another dog looking for a foster home.
With so many people adopting lately, more and more dogs keep coming in. I know she wishes we could take them all, but some aren’t dog-friendly and some I wouldn’t get along with because they have too much energy. But when Molly saw Raleigh the Beagle, she knew she’d be the perfect foster dog.
Raleigh arrived at the rescue with at least four other Beagles. We don’t know the whole story, but supposedly their human passed away, but then his wife didn’t want the Beagles anymore so she surrendered all of them. It’s likely that they were breeding Beagles too. And based on Raleigh’s first vet visit, it doesn’t seem like her humans were the most nurturing. She’s a little underweight and her teeth are the worst I’ve ever seen. She’s even missing some of them. Yet, she’s only about 6 years old.
But despite everything, Raleigh is one of the most loving dogs. It only took her a second to warm up to Molly. She’s very cuddly and likes to follow Molly everywhere. But she likes every person she meets, so she will certainly love a new family too. She doesn’t really pay much attention to me, which I appreciate. She also doesn’t bark at much, which is something I don’t understand. After all, why wouldn’t you want to bark at every person walking by?
The only thing that’s a little unusual about Raleigh is that she’s picky. She doesn’t like to eat her food or any treats. All of the other fosters dogs were quick to gobble up their food, but Raleigh takes her time. She usually won’t even eat it unless it’s mixed with chicken broth. I wish I could eat her food for her, but Molly keeps us separated until she eats it all. What a shame.
Since she’s sweet and well-behaved, I’m sure she’ll be scooped up soon. In fact, by the time this post gets published, she might already have someone interested in adopting her. I’m glad the fosters keep going quickly, but Molly always seems to want more! I wish I could be the only dog more often, but I know she’s doing a good thing by taking these dogs in. And, of course, I know I’ll always be her favorite.
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