Meet Gracie Gold! Gracie just arrived yesterday, so we are still figuring out who she is. As you can imagine, her world is a little topsy-turvy right now. So far, she is a sweet and chill girl. She is a bit nervous and seems to prefer routine and a quiet spot to lay near her people. She does take some time to warm up to people, but she is already getting a little more comfortable with her environment. It seems to help her to have a companion to show her the ropes, so if you are looking for that second laid back pup, here she is. As we get to know this beautiful girl more, we will keep on posting, but fill out your application for this beauty soon if you are interested because I can't imagine her sticking around here for long!
Meet "Alright Alvin!" We like to call him Big Al around here because he is one big boy! We met up with Big Al for a quick interview. Here is what we learned:
Paws on the Mountain (POTM): Big Al, tell us about your racing career.
Al: What can I say, I was a winner. I raced for nearly 5 years and just came off the track. I'm still waiting for that chicken dinner!
POTM: What do you think made you so successful?
Al: I have a high prey drive. That is prey with an e. If it moves and squeaks, I am going to do what it takes for me to get it.
POTM: How do you think that translates to your life as a pet?
Al: Well, I have to say, life as a pet has been interesting the last three weeks. Apparently people have this idea they should keep these squeaky toys that you are not allowed to play with in their house (they call them cats). Because I kept trying to play with them, I was sent to my current foster home for evaluation. They can fill you in on how that evaluation is going!
POTM: What is your favorite part of being retired?
Al: The kitchen. There are so many good smells in there. Again, there is food there that I am not allowed to take. I don't get it. I can reach it, I should be allowed to enjoy, right?
POTM: Any last parting words?
Al: I really don't have any. I am pretty darn handsome with a nice long schnoz. I don't know how you could turn me down. I would suggest talking to my foster mom to see what her evaluation is showing.
From Big Al's Foster Mom: Big Al is right...He has a HIGH prey drive and will chase anything that moves and squeaks. Because of this, he should be limited to a house with older kids or adults, only and no small animals (to include small dogs). He would do great as an only dog but is equally comfortable with another companion as well. He prefers walks to going out and running around, so he would probably be fine in a Town house. I would only put him in an apartment if he is on a ground floor because he is a bit of a moose and may disturb any downstairs neighbors when he plays! He is housebroken and ready to find his forever home.
I have a friend who is a veterinarian and when we got Rainbow, a 10-week old greyhound, she dubbed her a Unicorn because even as a vet she had never seen one. Well, a unicorn has arrived at my house again and this one is looking for a "stable" to call her own! Virginia just turned 6 months old and is full of puppy energy. She would love a play companion- maybe a younger greyhound or other breed but she would probably be perfectly content with just humans who are willing to deal with her energy. She is sweet and cuddly and still small enough that she feels she should be held like a baby and sit in your lap (although that is quickly changing!). Virginia is housebroken and has some basic commands, but she could use some obedience classes as well. If you are adopting a greyhound for that couch potato lifestyle, Virginia, as adorable as she is, may not be the one for you as she has not had the usual greyhound charm school. But if you really enjoy dogs, she may fit your home well! Screening will be stringent as her 9-year old foster brother is smitten with her and will not let her go easily. 👦
Hi, I am Jimmy (formerly known as "El Jimmador"). If you are looking for that Latino flair in a tall, dark, athletic, handsome male who is not afraid of commitment, I am the guy for you! I will greet you enthusiastically every time you come home. I am always up for long strolls and car rides to destinations unknown. I will willingly cuddle on the couch with you and watch any movie you want without complaining. Not to be one to falsely advertise, I have to tell you I don't cook or clean and I don't have a job. But I consider it my job to work hard to make you happy and add smiles to your life. Short term commitments need not apply- I am looking for a long term relationship only.
Today, Jimmy turns 3. He was hoping to have a forever home by his birthday, but that has not happened, yet. I am reminding him that his next family will be forever and we want to make sure he gets the right people for him.
Jimmy will make best companion ever! He loves his people almost as much as he loves his food. His favorite thing in the world is when his entire family is in the same room with him or doing something together- otherwise, he may have to wander from room to room to check on them. Jimmy takes a week or two to warm up, but when he does, his personality shines!! Once he discovered the basket of stuffies, he tore through the entire basket in one day playing with each and every one of them. Jimmy loves walks and greeting new people. If you are the one to make Jimmy's birthday wish come true, I know he will reward you with loyal and loving companionship for the rest of his life!
Ollie here. Today is a snow day!!! That means my human foster boy is home from school and he can play with me and Rainbow. I love the snow and I love doing zoomies in it. Just watch my tail wag even when I get snow kicked in my face. After that, though, I love to come inside and lay on the couch and cuddle up nice and warm. My foster mom says that some day I will have someone that loves to cuddle as much as I do. She also says my manners are getting better every day! I have been walking to school every day (but today and the weekends) and have been visiting the kids and the other dogs that take their humans to school. That is probably the highlight of my day. Well, followed by the long nap I get to take before I have to go back and pick up my foster brother. Rainbow has a lot of friends and I am okay playing with them too. I really like that the bulldog is easy to catch because he has such little legs! I really want to find a family that will love me, so if you think that might be you, please let me know soon so I can learn your rules of the house!
After a long hiatus from taking foster dogs, Ollie is my first attempt at not failing Fostering 101. Anyone who knows me, knows I love the big boys and Ollie is one big, gorgeous hound! Weighing in at about 90 lbs, you would think he would be dominant, but he spent the first few days here with the 50 lb little lady of the house telling him he could not get on the couch...AND, he listened.
Ollie is a friend to all including the small dogs in the neighborhood. When some of the younger, yippier dogs start to annoy him, he will give them a little warning growl and walk away. Five and a half years young, he still loves to play with stuffies and do a zoomie or two around the yard. He is comfortable around kids of all ages and is just an easy going big boy. His favorite things are eating and hanging out with his people. Ollie is working on some house manners, but he would love to find a forever home so he can start to really get to know his family!