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Bobby D’Husky: Notes on a foster dog

Yet another member of the Del Rio Husky Horde picked up as a stray.

Last Updated: Sept 17, 2020

Base Info:

  • Arrival date: July 27, 2020
  • Breed: Husky
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: Youth, Adult, Mature, Senior
  • Birthdate: January 2019
  • Weight: 52 Pounds 07/22
    .              50.8 pounds 08/04
    .              47.5 pounds 08/19
  • Neutered: Yes
  • General Health: Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor
  • Temperament: Calmer than most Husky’s and quite affectionate.
  • SAFER Test performed: 0728/2020
  • Get the Adoption Application (Contact A Pathway to Hope)
  • Departure date: August 22 (barely)

History

Yet another stray Husky picked up in Del Rio.  He has been neutered and is wearing a rabies tag, so he had a home.  But the tag is registered in another county.  Did he run off?  Was he dumped?  Was he stolen and escaped?  We have no idea.  The rabies tag offers little info and there is no microchip.  In any case the shelter will not hang onto him because adopting Husky’s to locals has never worked out.  Every one has been returned.  It’s better for the dog to find a Husky rescue to find them a proper home with someone who appreciates this breed’s unique qualities.  A Pathway to Hope is one such rescue.  PMFC is fostering until transport can be arranged.

Bobby’s Progress Summary:

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

Relational Behavior

  • Relates well to other dogs: Yes.
  • Can eat food/treats near other dogs: Unknown
  • Preferred style of play: Unknown
  • Is affectionate: Yes
  • Is good with:
    . Men: Yes
    . Women: Yes
    . Children: Unknown, but probably
    . Cats: Probably not.  Huskies normally aren’t
  • Jumps up on people: No
  • Mouths: No
  • Walks well on a leash: Yes

House Dog Training

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

Terms of Adoption:

Commands:

  • Comes when called: Unknown
  • Sits on command: Yes
  • Down / Off: N/A so far
  • Shake / Paw: No
  • Kennels on command: Yes

Bobby’s Medical

  • 1-DAPPv: 07/22/2020 (Friends Animal Shelter)
    . Booster: Aug 8th, 2020 PMFC
  • Bordatella: 07/22/2020 (FAS)
  • Wormed: Dates | Product | Dose | By
    . 07/22 – 07/24/2020 | Panacur | 10 ml | FAS
  • Rabies: Aug 4, 2020 Cedarwood Veterinary Hosp.
  • Microchipped: Aug 4, PetKey Not registered
    To register: https://www.freepetchipregistry.com/
  • Spay/Neuter: Done prior to intake
  • Heartworm Test:
    . Aug 4, 2020, 4dx- all negative, Cedarwood
  • Flea/Tick preventative:
    . Aug 8th Fipronil topical 45-88 lbs
    .
  • Heartworm preventative:
    . Aug 8th, Ivermectin, .5 ml, PMFC
    .
  • NOTES:
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Diet

Boarding facility feeds Purina.
PMFC Peanut butter cookies

Gallery

In chronological order, newest at the bottom.

LOVES getting brushed!

Progress Updates

Progress notes are listed below, in chronological order, newest at the bottom.

July 25

I have gone by the shelter to evaluate Bobby.  He tried hard to push out he door when I opened it, but once I was inside and the door latched he was sweet and calm.  He even rolled over on his back to get a belly rub.  We have no open kennel for this boy, so I’ve arranged to board him for a week.  I’ll go there as often as I can to do a SAFER test and get him accustomed to me.  I am to move him from the shelter to boarding Monday morning (the 27th).

July 31

Bobby gave us a scare on Wednesday: while in the play yard he went over their 6 foot high fence.  He hadn’t shown any interest in the fence before so this was unexpected.  But the emergency ended quickly because Bobby was just hungry for some BBQ from the place down the street.  He trotted down there, the fella tossed him some meat pieces to hold his attention while Steve caught up and snagged him.  He’s back in his room safe and sound, but he’ll be leash walked from now on!

August 4th

I picked Bobby up from Kathy’s Grooming Parlor, where he is boarding,  and took him to Cedarwood Veterinary Hospital for testing and a rabies vaccination.  We had some errands to run on the way, but those all went unusually smoothly and we were running 1/2 hour ahead of schedule.  I decided we should stop in at the Park-n-Float on River Street to relax together while we wait for the clock to catch up to us.

Aug 19

Bobby went to Cedarwood Veterinary Hospital today for his health certification so he can travel across state lines this weekend.  He did well and the staff at Cedarwood commented on what a well behaved dog he is.  They thought his conversation with them during the exam was hilarious.

Aug 21

I picked Bobby up from Kathy’s Grooming, where he was boarding, at 2:00 today.  We’ll have almost 12 hours together before we hand him off to the long-haul transport for his ride to New Jersey at 1:30 AM.

Bobby enjoying his farewell party

It’s late, are we going to bed soon?

That’s it, I’m going to bed now, good night!

Bobby’s hand-off went well.  I managed to stay awake and alert all the way through.  I didn’t start getting sleepy until we were through Newport and on our mountain roads toward home.

Bobby was SO well behaved: we made several strolls through the grass and trees that separate the RV parking area from the semi parking area, but mostly he just sat with Marie and me behind the truck, watching the activity and being really good.  He got conversational a couple of times, but just because he was curious about what we were doing, and it was kept low volume.  No yelling or screaming — that was held back for after Melinda was back on the road.  She texted and said he was YELLING at her!  I suggested that either he did not share her taste in music or he was upset because he called “shotgun” and he was not riding shotgun.  He IS a Husky!

While Melinda was laid-over with us we got to play with some puppies while Melinda cleaned out the little poop-machine’s crate and change the pad.  She runs a nice, clean ride.  It does not stink, and everything is clean and pleasant for handlers and passengers.  Even the ones who yell at her.

Sept 17

Bobby has been adopted!  Happy Tails to you Bobby!

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