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Faith2: Notes on a foster dog

This is a foster dog diary post about Faith. New information will be added to the end of this post so all info on this dog is kept in one place and in chronological order. If you subscribe for updates, a short note will be sent when updates are posted. If you don’t subscribe, check back periodically to see what’s been added.

Last Updated: Sept 16

Faith has obviously been someone’s pampered pet, but she is now in need of a new family to love, and a sofa to lay on.

Base Info:

  • Arrival date: Sept. 12, 2019
  • Breed: Boxer mix
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: Puppy, Young Adult, Mature, Senior
  • Weight:  69 Pounds
  • Spayed: Yes
  • General Health: Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor
  • Temperament: Low energy, affectionate, submissive
  • Gets Along with: Dogs, Cats, People
  • Crate Trained: Yes No
  • Housebroken: Yes No
  • Faith’s RescueMe listing: 19-08-10-00116
  • Departure date: Undetermined

History

Picked up as a stray July 31, 2019 and never claimed, Faith is again in search of a loving home.  After having been at Animal Control for too long, Dr. Sandra Manes DVM pulled her, to be sure she was safe, and asked Piney Mountain to foster her.  Faith is overweight and in need of some serenity.  We will address both of those issues.

Progress Summary:

Detailed notes on this foster dog’s progress are posted below the summary.

For a listing of Doggy Tails that include Faith [click here].

Dog to Dog Behavior

  • Relates well to other dogs: Uncertain
  • Can eat food/treats near other dogs: No Yes
  • Style of play:  She doesn’t

Dog to People Behavior

  • Is affectionate: Yes
  • Is good with:
    . Men: Yes
    . Women: Yes
    . Children: Yes
  • Jumps up on people: Yes 
  • Mouths: No
  • Walks well on a leash: No

House Dog Training

  • Willingly enters her crate: No Yes
  • Is calm/quiet while in crate: No Yes
  • Understands going outside to potty: No Yes
  • Alerts me of need to go outside: No Yes
  • Is destructive of bedding and/or toys: No Yes
  • Refrains from kitchen counter cruising: No Yes
  • Stays off people furniture: No Yes

Commands:

  • Comes when called: Sometimes
  • Sits on command: Yes
  • Down / Off: No
  • Shake / Paw: No
  • Kennels on command: No

Faith’s Medical

  • DA2PP: 08/21/2019 (Animal Control)
    . 09/11/19 (Cedarwood Veterinary)
  • Bordatella: 08/21/2019 (Animal Control)
  • Wormed: Dates | Product | Dose | By
    .08/26/2019 Pyrantel Pamoate 5.5 cc
  • Rabies: 09/11/19 (Cedarwood Veterinary)
  • Spay: Prior to arrival at NAC
  • Heartworm Test: 08/28/2019, NEGATIVE (Cedarwood)
  • Flea/Tick preventative:
    . 08/30/2019, Comfortis, 20-40 lb x 2
    .
  • Heartworm preventative:
    . 08/30/2019, Triheart, 25+ lb + 26-50 lb
    .
  • NOTES:
    . Faith is 10 pounds overweight.  Dr. Sandra says this is due to inactivity more than overeating, Faith generally leaves food in her dish.  Having a large yard to play in should help that.
    . I found blood on the floor of her kennel when I went to retrieve her dinner dish.  See 9/13 entry below.  Appt. w/Vet for Sept 18.

Diet

4health Mature Adult Formula.
1½ cups AM, 1¼ cups PM

Progress Updates

In chronological order, newest at the bottom. Some pictures are linked to a more detailed Doggy Tale about that update, click those to open the related story.

Sept 9

Faith was supposed to be coming here today, a foster dog who was supposed to be leaving on last weeks transport got bumped to next week’s run.  So I don’t have a vacancy yet.  This should be corrected on Thursday the 12th.  Once she’s here I can begin the evaluation and provide more detailed information.

Sept 12

Faith has arrived.  She rode well.  When I let her out in the play yard she peed, pooped, then rolled on her back and wiggle-scooted all the way down the hill.  She’s a hoot!

Due to a sudden change in The Plan a dog that was supposed to have left last week didn’t, and a change to Faith’s recent housing brought Faith here a little early and I do not have an empty kennel for her.  But I will in a few hours.  So Faith is lounging in a crate until Louis and Sable leave this afternoon.  She seems content with that for now, and the whole gang has come by the say, “howdy!”

Sept 13

Yesterday I found blood on the blood of her kennel, and blood on her foot, though she wouldn’t let me have a good look.  This morning I found her Benebone chew toy bloodied up.  Her gum is bleeding around a tooth, left side, lower jaw, about half way back.

I removed the Benebone and replaced it with a rope toy.  I’ve alerted Dr. Sandra, we will see what needs doing next week.  This might be why she’s not eating the kibble too.  I have some canned food.  I’ll try that until she see’s her vet.

Sept 16

I made an appointment with Cedarwood Veterinary Hospital to sedate Faith and have a good look at her teeth – and trim her toenails.  Since I removed the Benebone I’ve seen no blood on the floor or in her mouth.  She is eating kibble now too, apparently without discomfort.

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