Remember Mason, the little Min Pin I fostered in August? His new foster just gave him up because she doesn’t want him to get neutered. Looks like he’s coming back to live with me since we don’t have any foster homes open right now. I guess I’m commuting to and from school this week. ughhhhh
Ok cool, my moms friend works for an airline and has a ton of the small travel blankets, and i'm going to set up some fundraisers and things for toys and food. I can't make it this saturday because of work. -_-
Roseville is a long drive for you anyway, isn’t it? If I was still living in Walled Lake it would be over an hour drive for me, I’m glad I’m living in Rochester right now. Hopefully you can make it to Troy next week! We also have a special event on the 8th in Northville, if you haven’t heard.
Hey I'm doing a fundraiser for military dogs and was thinking that I could do some for homefurever as well. I was thinking about asking for old blankets and towels that I could wash and bring over, and also new dog toys. Maybe food but idk what kind. Do you know what we could use the most? Also for a little extra money I was going to try to have people do crafts and some of the money go to hfe. I'm not sure yet.
We can always use everything, lol… But definitely toys, food if you can (we try to give fosters nutro, blue, anything holistic, but we can use any kind- there are a few houses full of strays that Marilyn gives the cheaper stuff to, especially once it starts getting colder out). Let me know what you decide to do and if I can be of any help!
Also, shoot me an email at email@example.com when you have a minute so I can add you to the hfe email list. We’ve been trying to send info on special adoption events, new policies, etc out to all of the volunteers at once, but our list is way outdated.
We have two all day outdoor adoption events this weekend. It’s going to be cold, and if it rains I may just die on the spot. Plus, my left hand is still pretty much out of commission (bruised as fuck from last weekend’s little incident) so I’m not going to be able to handle the stronger dogs, which means there’s a good chance they won’t get walked at all since we’re always so short handed.
It is going to be a long, stressful weekend. At least you guys will get lots of new pictures!
I got a new dog several hours ago and I know he's going through the stages of leaving his previous owners. He's six months. He keeps getting an erection and he keeps pawing me and biting me everywhere and I can't find that ANYTHING I do is making him stop. He is being aggressive and jumping. I also don't know what to do about his sleeping situation tonight. You're the only person I know via tumblr or anywhere else that have dogs going in and out of their home. Thank you so much.
Unfortunately, the best tricks I know for preventing stress/making a dog comfortable need to be taken care of BEFORE you get the dog, so I don’t know how beneficial you’ll find my advice. If you feel that he is a direct threat to your, his, or anyone else’s safety, then get in contact with his previous owners ASAP. They know him best and are the most likely to be able to help you. If you adopted him through a rescue, make sure to let them know that you are having problems as well.
Of course, biting is never okay, but, not knowing much about the situation, I’m going to assume that it is purely out of fear. While that doesn’t make it okay, biting out of fear is much different than biting out of aggression. Since I don’t know his background, temperament, etc, it’s hard for me to give you advice on how to handle this. The best I can do is give you tips on getting him calmed down.
Has he gotten enough exercise today? Built up energy can cause a lot of stress. If you feel comfortable handling him, try taking him for a run around the block or yard. This will also help him get comfortable with his surroundings.
Did the previous owner send anything with him? Blankets, toys, etc? If so, the scent of his previous home should help have a calming effect.
Do you have a crate for him? Giving him a “safe spot” will also help calm him, especially in a quiet area of the house. Either way, do not let him have free run of the house. If nothing else, put him on a leash and keep him with you. Turn off the tv, the stereo, the computer, and make the environment as relaxing as possible. Try to keep him away from other animals and people in the house and stay calm- he will read your emotions, and if you’re stressed, he will be too.
Remember that he’s just a baby and has no idea what’s going on. Be firm with him, but do not raise your voice or get worked up. Be the alpha. Show him that you are in control of the situation.
I apologize if this isn’t much help. No matter what you do, be safe and think before you act.