I am so thrilled right now I could just about jump outta my skin! After 4 months of searching for the perfect dog I finally found exactly what I was looking for and adopted her from a local shelter. She is so perfect I just cant get over it! Does anyone have any suggestions on how best to make her feel at home. I have never adopted a dog from a shelter before. Also she will be spayed the day before I pick her up. Is there going to be any special aftercare that I should be prepared for?
My pup was just spayed about 2 weeks ago and had no problems. The main thing was to keep her from running around like an idiot (which is what she usually does) so that she didn't tear her sutures. She spent a lot of time in her crate and laying on the couch. We didn't go outside much, because that is when she tends to act up. (she's a hunting dog, and she has to inspect every noise, smell, etc!) Congratulations and good luck with your new dog! I would probably keep her confined to 1 room until she gets used to your home. Make sure she has chew toys, etc. A soft bed to lay on. Treats. Keep us updated!
I have no idea what breed she is:( Good 'ol all american I guess. She's around 50 lbs and approx. 1 year old. She's blue merle colored. Cattle dog mix maybe? I'll post pictures when she comes home and see what you all think she could be. Were going to have to come up with a new name too. I'm thinking Pepper Ann.
Hooray **** jumping for joy**** Another baby saved. Thank you . Good luck with your new baby , spoil her! I got my rescued baby spayed a few weeks ago too. Just make sure she doesn't run around and overdo it. I also bought my baby some really good gourmet food and treats to make her feel better.
If anyone feels like taking a guess on her breed, she is listed on Petfinder at the Harbor Humane Society under the name Tasha, Australian cattle dog/Blue heeler. You might have to dig to find it. I have no clue how to post a link.
I took my daughter shopping today for some toys and treats. We came home with a boat load of goodies for her:>)
I am very happy for you and your pet. You two are lucky to have found one another. Don't be sad if she doesn't want to play for a few days. Mine just wanted to sleep all day after her surgery which is understandable. Good luck!
congrats! one thing they say is important, is to start from day 1 with rules, etc. don't let the fact that shes a 'shelter dog' or was 'almost pts and saved' allow you to be soft on her. it will haunt you in the long run. spoken by someone who has done just that with my rescued eskie. in my eyes, he can do no wrong. guess i should practice what i preach...