That’s Saba, my newest foster dog and foster dog #3 for me. My last foster, Ginger Snap, only stayed with my for two weeks. Unfortunately she and one of my dogs did not get along and they were fighting. I did my best to keep the peace but I was worried someone might get hurt. So Ginger Snap was moved to a different foster home. I was disappointed I didn’t get to see her through to adoption. I decided to give my dogs a little break from houseguests. Then, the day after Christmas the rescue group called me with an urgent need to foster Saba. Saba’s current foster parent was unexpectedly hospitalized. I agreed to help and within an hour I had Saba home with me.
Saba is very shy. She was so shut down when I first got her home that I was worried about her. She didn’t want to leave her crate even when I left the door open. She’s been slowly warming up and although I admit she’s a bigger fan of my dogs than of me, she’s doing much better already. She’s starting to trust me more each day and get more comfortable around the house. She’s even gotten up on the couch a few times. The rescue group is looking for an adopter who will be patient with her and she’s set to meet with a potential adopter this weekend. Saba is a very nice dog and although she can be nervous, she hasn’t shown any aggression. I’ve been taking things slow with her and giving her space…while keeping an eye on her because I’ve learned she loves to chew. Fostering is definitely an adventure and even though I’m new at it, it’s been great to have the opportunity to work with three very different dogs. It’s a very rewarding experience.