In 2015, I was volunteering at LaPlata County Humane Society as a dog walker. Brixie was a shelter resident who had arrived as an owner surrender. Shortly after her arrival, she started to show signs of a allergies. After a couple of months, her eyes were almost swollen shut and her ears were also very puffy. She was receiving treatment from the medical staff, but the stress of being isolated in the shelter was not helping her get better. After talking with the veterinarian and the director of the shelter, they agreed that placing her in my home as a foster would help with the healing. It took a couple of months, but she finally healed, and was adopted shortly after.
Brixie at her home in California!
Periwinkle, a lab mix, was a stray dog picked up by the LaPlata County Humane Society. She was very stressed at the shelter and was developing behaviors that could have led to her being euthanized. The volunteers at the shelter saw this and asked if I would foster her. Of course, I had to say yes. Periwinkle was really a lot of fun although she did have some issues as shelter dogs sometimes do - but she also was willing to please and learn. She was with us for about six months and during that time I did a lot of training with her. She was adopted by a great couple - their family included another dog they had adopted from the Humane Society.
Periwinkle with Timmy - his BFF!