Hi, it’s Mabel! I couldn’t wait to tell you about our new foster dog. After all, I don’t mind her because she’s quiet and doesn’t bother me at all. We picked her up only a day before Rufio (fka Lita) was adopted. The new foster dog is named Betty, and she’s probably our tiniest foster yet!
We’ve had quite a few tiny foster dogs, such as Tobi and Tuck, but Betty is a 10-year-old Chihuahua who was a former breeding dog. It seems like her humans didn’t take very good care of her because she’s very underweight. She also has a slight limp and lots of irritated skin. Yet, despite it all, she’s very sweet. I can’t deny that.
Betty loves cuddling with Molly as much as she can. She also gives her plenty of kisses too. Sometimes I get a little jealous, but I’m glad Betty is so friendly despite her rough condition. I think Betty would be an ideal dog for Molly, but there’s just one downside to her: she’s not potty trained. She could possibly have a bladder infection, but it’s likely that she was never potty trained in the past. She might’ve just been kept in a cage or pen her whole life, which is heartbreaking.
While potty training is a bit frustrating for Molly, she’s managed to find ways to reduce accidents. Betty is pretty content napping throughout the day, so Molly can keep her off the carpet when she’s not keeping a close eye on her. And of course, she always gives Betty lots of treats when she does her business outside. I wish I could get that many snacks!
Unlike most foster dogs, Betty showed no fear when she arrived. She was ready to be loved by anyone who was willing to cuddle with her. So, I’m sure this tiny pup will have no problem finding a home. Senior dogs are often overlooked, but they can be some of the most loyal companions. Molly is determined to find a loving home for Betty, where she can live out her senior years surrounded by people who care about her.
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