Yesterday, I went down to the Merced County Animal Shelter and met with my first foster dog rescue. He’s a 2 year-old red and white border collie and very friendly, loving, and playful. It makes me wonder why his previous owner is not looking for him…. but at least now he can go to his forever home and and stay with my family in the interim and get all that he deserves.
This was my first time at the shelter in Merced and I was pleasantly surprised how nice it is! It’s a new shelter with a beautiful and clean facility and even has dog and cat topiaries out front! The staff is very nice and I look forward to working with them in the future.
I have not yet named our first foster dog, but was instead waiting until I brought him home and then letting my husband choose his name. I had brought Doc down with me (not knowing that I could bring him in) so Doc was able to come in to one of the visitor playrooms and meet his new buddy. It was a neutral spot, so a good first meeting place. There was no real aggression — lots of tail wagging and some weird looks between them, but I imagine that once our new foster is home, they’ll be best buds playing with balls and frisbees on our ranch.
Our first foster (for lack of a name at the moment, I guess I will call him: BC1 for now) was put on hold for the rescue to be vetted (neutering and shots) and I should be able to pick him up and bring him home on Friday or Saturday. In preparation, I bought a new dog dish set and a new dog bed so that none of our dogs will feel like they are getting the shaft because BC1 is here. But…. our siamese cat, Aloysius, slept in the new bed last night and now Guinness, our Boston terrier is in now….. so….. I think I may pick up another bed (bigger than this one – it looked bigger in the store!) and put it out on the porch.
I am like a kid at Christmas at the moment as I wait anxiously to pick up BC1. I can’t wait until the new member of our pack arrives. 🙂