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Marley Needs a Good Foster Home for 1 Year

Sunday, 9. June 2013 8:07

Greetings neighbors and friends – (Washington DC Area)

OUR DOG NEEDS A GOOD HOME FOR ONE YEAR

Marley Standing

Marley Needs a Foster Home for 1 Year

We are looking for a foster home as well as back up sitters for our fabulous dog Marley in the event that we are able to arrange to be in Thailand for about a year late July or by August 1, 2013 at the latest. We adopted Marley from the pound when he was 1, and we think he is about 9 years old now.

 

He is a 25lb beagle cross, and we love him to pieces. He is good with kids and people and other dogs, and he has lived with cats with no problem. He loves to go running in Rock Creek Park, and to chase tennis balls in the back yard. He also spends a lot of time sleeping in patches of sunlight like a good dog should. As you can see from the pictures, he has many moods and he is adorable. He also does a great job of appearing to be a fierce protector of our home. I have no idea what he would do if there actually were an intruder, but no one has ever wanted to find out so I rest easy knowing that we are safe.

 

We are looking for a family to host Marley while we are away for about a year, and would be open to some form of MarleyShare with them when we come back (in the event that they are worried that they or their kids may have grown too attached which is entirely possible!)

 

Marley Flies

Marley Flies

We would provide whomever took him with all his dog food and monthly heartworm pill and pay any vet bills, so there would be no costs incurred.

 

Could you be a foster home or a back up sitter for Marley?

 

I can be reached at 202-446-8811 or gillianbcaldwell@gmail.com

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Bing – looking for foster home for the holidays

Monday, 17. December 2012 7:59

Bing is from Operation Broken Chain – an operation of ARC Animal Rescue.

This is the single largest dog fighting bust in Tennessee history, and Animal Rescue Corps brought these dogs  new life.  To view the photos of the bust, click on this facebook link.

They then gave the dogs individual assessments and determined who was dog and people friendly. Many of the dogs weren’t dog friendly but a number were.

Dogs XL Rescue decided to help BING and here is his information….as per our agreement with ARC he cannot be under supervised around dogs and kids under a second behavior assessment is done. Michelle or Anne to screen fosters and adopters.

Bing is looking for a great foster!


BING

Pit Bull mix

5 months, 20 lbs

Dog friendly (gives play bows) but mouthy puppy during play time

FIRST ASSESSMENT (Nov. 30): Human/Dog – Bing is great with people. Dog/dog – Bing is great with other dogs.

SECOND ASSESSMENT (Dec. 15): Human/Dog – Bing was reassessed because he has  been mouthy with volunteers. It was determined that he is mouthy in puppy play and does not apply pressure. There is no concern for human aggression.

However, he will need manners training to learn the difference between toys and human hands. Dog/Dog – Bing was not reassessed with another dog.

These are only the “formal” assessments – he has informally been playing in playgroup and doing well with dogs.

More later!!

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Safe Haven Program – How you can help

Tuesday, 17. May 2011 9:42

Foster Families Needed for Pets of Domestic Violence Victims!

The Safety Network for Abused Animals and People (SNAAP) is looking for foster families that can foster pets of domestic violence victims while they stay at an emergency shelter. Pets are often victims of abuse when there is domestic violence occurring in the home – fostering pets allows the animals to be safe and enables the victims to more easily flee a violent situation.

  • A 1997 study of the 50 largest battered women shelters in the U.S., including the District of Columbia, found that 85% of women and 63% of children entering the shelter reported incidents of pet abuse in the family.†
  • More than 83% of those 50 shelters have observed the coexistence of domestic violence and animal cruelty, but only 27% include questions relating to pet abuse in their intake interviews.††
  • In a Utah safe-house, 71% of women stated that their abusers had also threatened, harmed or killed a family pet, and 20% had delayed leaving an abusive situation out of fear for their pet’s safety.

Families would foster through the Washington Humane Society’s Safe Haven Program. The expected foster commitment would last 30 to 90 days, depending on the specific situation. If you are interested, please e-mail blaircw@gmail.com for more information.

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