August has been chosen as Adopt a Senior Pet month by BlogPaws, so I thought I would share some of the pawsome reasons to adopt a senior! [Read more…] about 9 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Pet
With Nick being in the Air Force, there are a lot of unknowns in our life. Will we stay in one location for a year? For two years? Will we go overseas on our next assignment? Where will life take us? Will we be able to settle down? Will we be able to get more pets?
You just never know.
I’m learning to be very flexible. [Read more…] about Eventually
I received the happiest email yesterday.
Balto has been adopted!
Separation anxiety can be a tricky thing with dogs. You figure they’re house broken, so you leave them in the kitchen while you’re gone. When you come back, there’s pee on the floor and the cabinets are chewed. You’re angry and so you decide next time you will kennel your dog while you’re gone. Your dog then chews through his kennel and barks the whole time you’re gone annoying the neighbors. At your wits end, you decide to leave your dog outside while you’re gone. Your dog either digs up the yard or escapes.
Anyone ever been through this? [Read more…] about How to Help a Dog with Separation Anxiety
After a stressful week of finding a rescue to take Balto, pulling him from the shelter, getting him neutered, and keeping him relaxed in our house, it was finally time to hit the road. The GPS said it would take 18 hours to reach Wisconsin, but we knew that with frequent puppy breaks it would take longer. [Read more…] about From Shelter to Rescue (Pt. 4)
Phew, these past couple days have been crazy. On Tuesday, Balto got neutered. We got the house all ready and were so excited for him to come home with us that evening. When I called to see what time I could pick him up, I learned that they wanted to monitor him overnight. We were devastated, but knew it was in Balto’s best interest to stay overnight.
Wednesday couldn’t go by quickly enough. I was told I could pick him up any time after two. Knowing I had a 30 minute drive, I got ready to head out of the door at 1:30. Little did I know I would have a detour on my way to get Balto from the vet. [Read more…] about From Shelter to Rescue (Pt. 3)
Tomorrow is the big day! I get to pick up Balto from the vet after his neuter and bring him home with me. He’ll stay with us for a few days and then he’ll be off to the wonderful Great Pyrenees Rescue of Wisconsin.
Even though we don’t get to keep him (darn 2 animal limit in housing), my husband and I have felt like we’re getting a third dog. [Read more…] about From Shelter to Rescue (Pt. 2)
My next few posts are basically going to be an extended story. I wanted to share with you what it has been like attempting to spring a dog from the shelter and get it into a breed appropriate rescue. It has been quite the stressful week so far. [Read more…] about From Shelter to Rescue