We are fostering another abandoned pup from New Mexico. As luck would have it, we really picked a great dog this time. It turns out he was neutered the day before they thew him in the truck for his long journey north. I can’t imagine the pain and discomfort, let alone the fear he must have been experiencing on his trip. When I picked him up he had to pee like a race horse and was super thirsty. I took him home, gave him some water and tried to keep him mellow.
Mellow is easier said than done at my house. I have a rescue dog Stubbs, who would not leave him alone. He quickly let Stubbs know that he needed some space. I had him stay in the crate that night to feel safe and not be bothered.
He is very sweet and has not had any accidents in the house. He does need to learn boundaries regarding furniture and food. He is incredibly smart and has a great nose. Gavin, my son, wanted to name him Jake and I was thinking Bowie. Gavin won.
Jake already has a “meet and greet” date with a nice family near Chatfield State Park Saturday afternoon. I think he has an excellent chance of finding his forever home.
Wish him luck!