Monday, July 26, 2010

Another new update--she's doing well!

Another update from the rescue who has her:

Saw Chapel yesterday and she is doing well. She is getting to know the new potential foster to adopt couple. They have a dog that is iffy with other dogs but loves Chapel. Karlene said that she might leave within 7 days or so. I bought a tag for her collar so she has identification.
I hope this works... it sounds like a nice couple that don't mind dogs that are not perfect.
Her legs are longer so she must have lost weight with all the running she has been doing in Karlene's fenced area - she loves her doggie pack and was barking up a storm as I approached the fenced in exercise area under many shade tree's. Karlene's property is fringed with large creeks and a beautiful setting for the dogs. The area is almost 1/4 acre fenced so she runs and plays all day.
Karlene said she is doing well in basic obedience - and school buses and busy stuff does not bother her any more.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

cross your fingers for Chapel: an update

Here's an update from the rescue that has Chapel:

Karlene called this morning and she may have found a home for Chapel. Cross your fingers on this one. Chapel has been doing well in her training - but will take years to become a well socialized dog. Karlene told me last week that she would have 4 good days and then all of a sudden for no reason take a step back. I did not email this update as I knew she had a long road and this was to be expected.
Karlene provided board to a "clients" dog over the long holiday weekend. Apparently this dog bonded to Chapel and she to him. What is amazing is that they were looking to adopt another dog but their dog is picky in who his doggy friends are. The dogs got a long very well and the owners were very happy to learn that Chapel was up for adoption and like their dog very much.
The strategy is for them to come to Karlene's facility for 4-5 visits and get to know Chapel. Chapel will hopefully like them. If all goes well then she will go into a foster to adopt program at their house. If we are fortunate to have this work - I know these new owners will continue with training with Karlene.
Cross your fingers and say a prayer...
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