Foster Puppy #2 – Venus!

I brought home a foster puppy on Sunday. So far so good! Yes, I almost sent her back yesterday when I woke up really sore and cranky, didn’t want to get out of bed, and then was greeted with a crate of puppy and poop, but I stuck it out.

Her name is Venus. I’m fostering through Mary’s Dogs in Northwood, NH. She’s about 4 months old, and a typical Southern Mutt Mix. She mostly keeps her crate clean, and she asks to go out. Knocking on some wood, but so far no accidents other than her crate, and only first thing in the morning. She sleeps through the night without making a peep. She’s really a model puppy.

She does well on a leash, she loves everyone she has met human and canine, and she especially seems to love kids. She’s learning “sit,” “off” and “no,” and she mostly comes when she is called. She will probably grow up to be a medium size dog. I don’t think she she will be huge. She’s interested in our cats, but not aggressive so I think with some training she could live with cats just fine.

The ears are too cute!


She loves being outside.

She’s learning to be a pretty good work at home buddy. She does get a little antsy after an hour or so of self play, but she is a baby.

Puck and Cali aren’t impressed. Hector likes to laugh at her. I forgot how much work puppies are, but I’m enjoying the required multiple walks per day!

We took her to an outdoor food truck park last night and she was amazing! She sat quietly while we chatted with friends. She was great greeting humans and canines and especially loved all the kids that wanted to pat her. I hope someone scoops her up soon. 

She is a little timid about new things. She shook the first time we turned on TV, and she didn’t like walking on our wood floors. Stairs were scary, but she is figuring them out. 

Anyone else ever foster? It’s a lot of work, but so rewarding!

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