4 thoughts on “The Pack

  1. Jodie Sargent May 15, 2014 / 3:43 pm

    Thank You for this. I have ended up feeling so guilty when I see so many pups on my page looking to be saved and people ranting that some one needs to save them I have my two rescue boys my third sweet one died last year. You are the first person who has mae me feel as if its ok to not share, repost etc

  2. Sarah | For the Love of Chow May 15, 2014 / 6:44 pm

    I’d love to see you post on tips for managing a multiple dog household with fosters. Do you baby gate, kennel, work outside of the home? We fostered for a while when we had our first rescue dog, and due to some life circumstances took a break around 2012. We now have two rescue pups of our own and trying to organize the best way to have two full time jobs, two resident pooches and accept a foster from time to time as well! Just a thought 🙂

  3. Fallon Pratt May 15, 2014 / 9:54 pm

    Sarah – It helps a lot to have personal dogs that are accepting of other dogs. I have three of my own dogs and foster 1-2 at a time from my local rescue. I have found it best to integrate the fosters into my pack rather than keep them separated forever. Until I feel comfortable that the dogs are getting along I don’t leave the foster unsupervised with my dogs. I use a kennel and/or crates to keep them separated as needed, baby gates are effective when I’m home. Sometimes unfortunately fosters just do not work with your pack. I had a foster that would not stop trying to hump my dogs and that is one thing my dogs won’t go for. They have their own pack pecking order and won’t allow another dog to come in and try to dominate everyone. Since that foster was 25lbs and my 80lb personal dog was getting more and more agitated I had to ask the rescue for a trade for someone who would fit better. Its a case of needing to find balance in your home and understanding dog behavior. Someone from your rescue should be able to help you pick a dog that’s likely to work out as a foster. My rescue Board President always finds me the perfect fits.

  4. sambella59 June 19, 2014 / 2:31 pm

    Heather, what is the name of your rescue and in which part of Florida is it?

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