If you’re new here, I foster dogs and puppies through HEART Animal Rescue. You can find out more about them HERE. We are a foster rescue group. All of the dogs are fostered in a home while they are getting their vet work done and we’re finding a new home for them. We work out of the tri-state area of Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin.
Last week I contacted the rescue coordinator and told her my house was so quiet without a pup or extra dog here. She laughed and said there would probably be puppies coming in. She wasn’t sure exactly how many or what breed.
It can be iffy when we hear there are puppies to pick up, especially if the dogs are coming from an Amish surrender. Many don’t have phones so communication can be sketchy. Also sometimes at pick-up, they will say, “Oh, take this one too” or “We thought there were three but we sold one before you got here”. It’s always a mixed bag of possibilities when the dogs are picked up.
This time there were three. They are mini Australian Shepherds. There are two males…the tri-colored ones.
The merle is the one I’ll be fostering. She’s a …female. It’s thought that she is from a different litter.
When the coordinator of our group went to pick them up we were in a wind chill advisory with wind chill temps at -15 degrees. These little sweeties were running around the farm in the cold.
Here they are with a little brushing and attention. They still need baths and more complete grooming but they are getting closer…and best of all, they are in a warm home.
In a matter of hours, they look so much better.
Here’s my girl…I debated on names. She’s such a light gray with lots of white. I think she’s going to be Sugar unless someone has a better name.
I picked her up today. She’s going to the vet tomorrow and will get spayed, shots, and a vet check. Then she’ll be ready for adoption. I can’t tell you a lot about her yet except that she is really pretty. I’m hoping in a day or two I’ll know more about her as we get to know each other.