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10 tips for first-time dog fosters

Before we adopted Eden, we fostered six German shepherds for a shepherd rescue in our region. Eden was our sixth foster, and we decided to keep her, that little terror. 1,326 more words

What I've Learned

Wait! I Have to Wait???

Last Saturday we got up at three in the morning for a one day road trip to a destinatIon four hundred miles away. There was a new baby at the end of that road and it was time to meet her. 839 more words

Former foster update: Laszlo

Anyone remember Laszlo, our foster puppy from Southeast German Shepherd Rescue?

He was just a little guy when we had him, back in April 2013. 166 more words

German Shepherd

Compassion for animals

“Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.”

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German Shepherd

Captain Crunch, Makeup, Dinner and Dogs

Adventures from Our First Week with a Teen

She wasn’t happy.

Sitting with us at the dinner table, she moved a few pieces of lettuce around on her plate and stared down the chopped vegetable and tuna salad in front of her, her mouth not quite at a full-out pout. 987 more words

Foster Experience

When the Call Comes

She came on a Sunday morning.
The call came at 6 am. When I didn’t hear the phone and wake up right away, it came again at 605. 1,318 more words

Foster Experience

Your Life is a Crock

My daughter has a big family by some standards. There are six children. Three of them are in diapers and are considered “special needs”. In addition there is a sassy five year old girl, a sensitive eight year old boy and an almost twelve year old boy who is introducing his parents to the joys of living with a tween. 935 more words