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Look who we picked up tonight...:wave:

This is Frankie. She's a 3-4 yr old Pit/mix, about 45 lbs. Her owner passed away 6 months ago and she has spent the past 6 months in a boarding facility. She had all the basic care, but it certainly wasn't a home environment. A staffer at the boarding facility called the rescue last week and asked for help. So she was transferred to the boarding facility we use and a foster was found. I was due to take a neglect case out of the city shelter but this little girl's foster had to back out last minute so I am taking her and we are boarding the neglect case as a kind of "decompression time" (hopefully I will be able to take him in a month or so as he will need a lot of work)

So here she is and of course many more photos will follow
 

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Great pics!! Thanks again for all the work you do with the dogs!!
 

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Another beautiful dog! There must be a wealth of them in your area. :D ....... I will be looking for more photos.

I feel badly that her owner passed away ... I hope she is not depressed. :(
 

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thanks y'all. She's pretty anxious when I leave- not separation anxiety but definitely stressed. Like, I left food out for her (left her loose in my "dog room" with just a couch and a table and an open crate in it) and she didn't eat any of it. She didn't chew on anything or mess in the room, but she obviously wasn't comfortable enough to have breakfast either. She enjoyed a short (its HOT) afternoon walk though and is currently sniffing the yard.




 

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She is beautiful and I am sure she will calm down and start being herself. You do such a great job with your fosters I am very confident she will become a very happy dog soon. I am sure Dexter is a big help too. I really love the work you guys do with your fosters and wanted to thank you for all of it.
 

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Practicing for when the IOC adds Synchronized Napping as a sport


In other news... she ate her breakfast today when she was left alone. Not during breakfast time, but at least sometime during they day. And she spent another day in the "dog room" without destroying anything which is a good sign.
 

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Awwwwe .... Nice pic! :)
 

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What a sweet little girl, she's lucky to have you to take her in :) She seems to be getting along great with your dog. I would really love to rescue or foster a dog someday, waiting for our pup to get a bit older.
 

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She's starting to play with Chester and we took our first trip to the big park yesterday since the temps are finally pleasant before 9 pm at night.
Cell phone pics...





 

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Awwwe ... Miss Frankie! :) Does she have any prospective adopters interested yet?
 

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Awwwe ... Miss Frankie! :) Does she have any prospective adopters interested yet?
Not officially (no applications) but it's only been a week basically. We have a group dog walk on Saturday, I'm going to have her out there with an "adopt me" apron. I haven't had a chance to get all my usual advertising flyers up yet aside from a few in friends' workplaces, hope to get that going next week. She totally charmed my father when he came to get Chester from the vet's yesterday, her manners are great and she's very quiet/unobtrusive.
 

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I bet she will get a home in no time. She seems to be a very well behaved girl from what you describe. Who could pass that up! Lol! :) I sure wouldn't if I were looking for an adult dog.
 

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Is Chester also a pit mix? He's the twin of my rescue Sacha!
 

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Is Chester also a pit mix? He's the twin of my rescue Sacha!
No, he doesn't actually show any of the physical or personality traits of a pit bull type. Best guess is Rhodesian Ridgeback or Ridgeback/Boxer mix. Nearly everyone who meets him says first thing "Is he a Ridgeback?" including some people who own known purebreds. It is mostly a personality thing though that makes him so very much not a pit bull, it is funny how different he is from the fosters. So much more independent, stubborn, quiet, and focused.
 

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Your last 4 words describing Chester make him the epitome of a Ridgeback, especially the stubborn part :) I went looking for this thread as I am going to pick up my first foster pet today. Have been seriously thinking about it for awhile, and this thread gave me the courage to finally sign up for it. I will let you know how it goes, although they recommend not introducing the foster to my current animals. Is this normal? Tsavo is the sweetest puppy, just yesterday at the end of obedience class the dogs had "playtime" and he basically let two small breeds (min pin and a chihauha/terrier mix) just jump all over him and bite his legs while he did his spin moves and puppy barks, making sure to not hurt either of them. Even the trainer commented on how smart he was to know not to jump on the little guys (you should see him wrestle with a 7 month old GSD, cutest thing and man do they tire eachother out!). I will obviously abide by their rules and keep the dogs separate if that is what they tell me, but I was just curious what your experience was.
 
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