About three weeks ago I was scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed and spotted this handsome pup:
Obviously I went back for a second look. I mean, how can you resist that face? When I investigated who he belonged to I assumed it would be one of my rescue, blogging or pittie advocate friends. To my surprise, it was a friend of mine from college named Eran that I hadn’t spoken to in, oh, probably two years. Because for me when pitties/foster dogs/dogs in general are involved all tact goes out the window, I immediately started to like and comment on all the pictures of this adorable dog. A mutual love for dogs automatically eliminates the possibility for social awkwardness, right?
Eran reached out to me after my “OMG HE’S SO CUTE” storm and filled me in that he and his five roommates were actually fostering this dog named Rudy through the Washington Humane Society. Um, awesome?? Furthermore, as we got to talking we discovered that we both live in the same neighborhood in DC. Double awesome. Obviously I could not wait to meet this little red and white bundle in person!
I’ve seen Rudy twice since then and let me tell you, he is a doll. He’s tiny and polite and of course totally adorable and social and dog friendly and has a face so squishable I have to try really hard to not chase him around and kiss it at all times. He’s only about seven months so of course he’s got manners to learn but he’s a quick study. When I went to meet Rudy I went over all sorts of fostering “secrets” (management, the joys of bully sticks, food puzzles, positive reinforcement, etc.) with Eran and his roommates and they are well on their way to giving Rudy everything he needs (and more!) to find a forever home.
I was going to put together a brief bio about Rudy for this post, but his fosters wrote an awesome one so I will let them tell you more about him:
“Hey! My name is Rudy! I’m a 7-month old sweetheart of a pup. I love giving and receiving hugs and kisses. If you are willing to work with me, I promise to learn to sit still, lie down, and maybe even roll over (treats make it a lot easier to keep my attention)! I respond super well to positive reinforcement, so please be patient with me – everyone makes mistakes! With enough exercise, and a few lengthy walks a day, I will be your perfect couch potato companion! Crate training? Pretty much nailed that. If there isn’t anyone home with me all day, I appreciate a visitor sometime in the middle of the day to get a chance to stretch a bit outside my crate. I’m pretty great on walks, and am quick to make new doggy friends!”
Let’s recap, shall we? Rudy is: Crate trained. A couch potato when he gets enough exercise. Super dog friendly. Very quick to pick up on training. Totally, insanely adorable.
So do us a favor and share him with your friends? Please? While I selfishly want him to stay around the corner for me to
steal visit whenever, this awesome pup deserves a home of his own. He is available through the Washington Humane Society and would love to find a family interested in helping him grow up to be the best dog he can be while taking him on a few hikes ad jogs along the way. If you or anyone you know are interested in Mr. Rudy, email firstname.lastname@example.org!