Tuesday, September 2, 2008

We're getting a new (foster) puppy!

Our family decided to become foster parents for the Franklin County Humane Society. A lady from FCHS came to our house last week to interview us to see if we would be a good foster family and to check out our fence. We passed inspection and someone called on Friday to tell us they have a puppy for us. She has to be quarantined for 2 weeks before coming to stay with us. Lucy and Miranda are very excited but Aggie is not so sure why we need another puppy at her house. Here are some photos of our first foster puppy.

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26 comments:

Leah said...

That dog is hilarious - how cute! (and I don't even like dogs!).

So what's the deal with foster parenting an animal? Do you keep them at your house until they are adopted? I've never heard of this.

The Knox Clan said...

The animal shelter here only keeps dogs about 3 days. So the humane society goes in and finds dogs that they think are adoptable, cleans them up and gives them shots and deworms them. Then foster parents keep them until we can find homes for them. Some of the animals might need to be socialized or need training before they are adopted. We take them to adoptatons every other Saturday at Petsmart. We have to interview perspective owners and everything. We adopted Lucy at a Petsmart adoptaton.

artisticace'smom said...

This sounds like a lot of fun, but seriously...what are the chances that the puppy will be adopted and you won't end up keeping it for life?
When I spoke with Wayne, (who leads one of the adoption programs working with Petsmart), he had foster dogs that had so far been with him for 5+ years.
What did the humane society tell you about the length of the adoption process?

The Knox Clan said...

They do ask that we keep an animal until it gets adopted. They told me that usually puppies do get adopted faster than adult dogs. Also, we can put flyers up and post on petfinders.com and on blogs in addition to going to Petsmart every other Saturday. I don't think we'll have any trouble with Macy(that's what Miranda has named her). The Humane Society pays for food, vet care and provides whatever we need(crates, leashes, etc.) Hopefully, we find an adoptive family soon but if not we can keep her. The biggest problem will be getting attached to her if she stays with us too long. But since we already have two dogs we know that we can't afford to keep another pet.

Robin said...

Awww.. she's very cute. I don't think you'll have trouble getting her adopted.

Macy...great name but I thought Alan said her name was "we'renotkeepingher" :-)

Alan Knox said...

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Anonymous said...

Hpe ur havn a g8 dai

Anonymous said...

Hello, that dog is very cute

I am in your husband's computer class

Anonymous said...

what's up yo

Anonymous said...

Hi Margaret! This is Jessica from Prof Knox's computer class.
That puppy is so cute!
I hope you get to bring him home soon!

Anonymous said...

This is a cute puppie!

Anonymous said...

Hey how are you doing

Anonymous said...

this has got to be the most comments ever left on a blog


seriously....

Anonymous said...

Hey Mrs. knox, I'm in Alan's class. Cute puppy, it reminds me of my beagle.
-Dusty

Anonymous said...

hi, i hope you enjoy your new puppy. Im so jealous because the school says that students can't have pets in campus housing and i really want a pet. anyways i hope you have fun.

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Bob, Forry

Anonymous said...

Hello, I am a student in your husband's computer class. Have a great day!

Tanya

Anonymous said...

I think you should keep the dog!

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hello

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Jeremy

Jason said...

Hi mrs. Margeret! It's Jason. I have to type something on your blog for computer class, so I Think your dog is cute. This is all bold because I also have to do this for my class. Have fun! Jason.

Anonymous said...

Hi! My name is Amie and I am in Professor Knox's class here at SEBTS.

I hope you enjoy the puppy. I have three of my own back at home, and they have definitely become the center of attention. :)

Anonymous said...

I think what you are doing is WONDERFUL!!