Monday, August 22, 2011

Meet JB!

We have a new Foster Dog - JB! He was picked up as a stray near Pensacola and was in the county shelter there. We are fostering him through the SE German Shorthair Pointer Rescue. He came to us with kennel cough and a little underweight. We are working on getting him in good shape and then we will advertise him for adoption!

Here are some (not great) photos. He was happy to sit for me, but didn't like the light on the camera!

He's a sweet dog, very affectionate, though not so nice towards Prairie at times. For now he's on a leash or in the crate at all times - best for everyone including me since his kennel cough is producing TONS of mucous! He's also shedding a ton - he's already had 2 baths.

He's got three patches down his back - cute!

I have been walking the two dogs together and that seems to be helping get them more used to each other. We will also visit a dog trainer friend (who also volunteers with SE GSP) later this week. I hope to have him out of the kennel and on a leash in the house by the weekend.

He would much prefer to lay on the floor rather than in the kennel. The vet estimated he was 4 or 5. He weighs about 55 lbs and I hope to get him up to about 60. Mostly he just needs to gain some muscle - hopefully we can get him running around the yard soon.

1 comment:

  1. You are too good for your own good! What a fortunate, fortunate dog to have you as a caregiver and no longer be in a shelter. Good luck with the rehab. Love you!