A FURever home for my foster....

My family has had almost 30 fosters with GDRNT and this FURever home comes with tears of JOY! Many of you have met my foster Brian since he has been here since November when he came to rescue with surgical hardware for his broken leg. He was about 10 months old and had spent two weeks in a vet clinic but needed foster care. He was surrendered to the clinic with a spiral fracture of his back leg that required 9 screws and two steel rods to hold it together. All of his surgery and veterinary care was donated by the clinic he was surrendered to so when the request to foster came in... I told the board I would take him no big deal:...

Well Mr Brian required round the clock medication and MANDATORY CRATE REST for over 12 weeks! Bandage changes three times a week that took a team of dedicated GDRNT volunteers and medication to complete safely. Did I mention he was 10 months old???? Now most of you know how much energy a 10 month old dane puppy has... so it was a very long 12 weeks of leash walks every two hours for only 5 to 15 min at a time, NO running, NO jumping and NO playing! All this at a time in his life he would normally be learning social skills, house manners and the basics, Brian was in pain frustrated and unruly... at the time he was medically released he had spent over a quarter of his life in the crate and confined...

Once we started on training his sweet personality started to show but this sweet baby is alot of dog. After meeting a couple of experienced homes and not being adopted we wondered.....

Well last week Brian found his FURever home with a dane savy couple! After a couple of challenging days of transition it is safe to say he has settled in and has found his FURever home! He will still need more training, structure and manners but this couple is up for it and have already made such progress!

Here is the thing.... Each of our foster homes is presented with challenges (some big, some small), inconveniences, annoyances and general upheaval with each new foster they bring into their home. Weather it is potty training, crate busting, cat chasing or medical needs each of our fosters dedicate so much personal capital into these danes. It is that personal capital that makes the difference... so many of these dogs have already been cast aside as disposable and with your love they blossom into family. That is what GDRNT foster homes can do... This is what your generous donations..... time and support can do. It takes a village and then some... each dane we save is because everyone on this list has played a part directly or indirectly in their FURever story.

Brian week one in rescue
Looking for his FURever home!