Juno's doing great, though is a little disappointed in the cold weather we're having. She's looking healthier by the week, though still way too skinny, and is having fun learning new commands. We're going a little more slowly with her now so she can really absorb the training, but is up to 5 basic commands with her strongest being stay and watch me. She loves going through come, sit, down, repeat, thumping her wagging tail into everything as she does. And it helps keep her exercised when she says it's too cold out.
The cat situation is getting better. For the most part she's happy to just sit and watch, but she does get excited with a lot of action or with the ones she doesn't see much. Wesley, our little daredevil Siamese, will sit right next to her now. I'm not liking this, but at least Juno doesn't spring into predatory mode when he does.
It looks like the last pit crew walk of the season is this Sunday from 4-5. Juno had a blast last time she was there, so we're taking her again if anyone wants meet her.
Seems like the people contacting me about her are likely dog fighters or breeders, seeing as the conversation ends the second a home check is mentioned. So no luck on adoptions yet, but we're hoping the right person is right around the corner.
Thanks for the update. Hopefully she finds a safe and happy forever home soon. I appreciate and applaud your work!
Oh crap. I have a volunteer commitment Sunday from 1-5. It looks like I won't being seeing Juno. The dog is blessed to have found you. My Christmas wish for her is that somehow she is spayed before she gets her forever home. I understand the cost, and the need to take the pressure off your already animal laden home, but spaying brings some peace of mind. I can kick a little into the spaying kitty.
I thought about it, but her appointment doesn't feel that far off and it includes a microchip. Don't worry though, we build a relationship with the adopters before the animal even steps foot in their home. If I don't feel they're the best people out there, they don't get approved. And if something should happen to where she missed that appointment, she'll be confiscated immediately. That's about the only perk of being this small in rescue, I get to be as picky as I want =)
It sounds like you have good control. Does Juno need a sweater?
She has a sweater, but I think it's already time to upgrade her to a coat. Never had a dog who needed a wardrobe before!
Got some great news and some slightly bad news about Juno...
It looks like we've found the right home for her. A family who have been in touch with us for two weeks now met her this weekend and there was definitely chemistry between them. Everything checks out with the family, just a good situation all around but for one little detail...
They won't be able to adopt her until January when their house is finished with repairs.
Which means either searching for another home (when I really think this is the right family for her) or holding her for another month.
Would anyone be interested in taking Juno in for 2 weeks if all food and supplies are included? This would mean just providing basic care, walks, and attention and calling/emailing us if there's a problem. She's pretty easy to care for when the cats aren't around. Sleeps most of the day and usually has only one peak of energy in the afternoon, but tires quickly.
Two weeks of having Juno around the cats doesn't seem so scary, but another month makes me nervous. It would be up to you what weeks you'd like and we'd have you meet her prior to any arrangements.