Puppies on Puppies on Puppies

This post is a little bit a reminder that 1. it’s baby season and 2. you absolutely CAN find puppies at shelters (meaning you don’t have to buy). But mostly I just wanted to share with you the rather unfortunate cuteness that took over work last week. I say unfortunate because I hate that there are so many puppies coming through our doors with no home! But regardless, here are some squishy faces for your Monday.

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I’m actually going to be seeing lots of puppies from now on thanks to an exciting new opportunity (no, that does not include fostering… for now) – but more on that later!


What Large Ears You Have. . .

It’s been a revolving door of temporary fosters here at the PLF household – and we love it! Everyone, meet Sinclair:

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Sinclair is a stunning adoptable from Jasmine’s House who stayed with us for a few days last week, and let me tell you. . . he is a total doll!  At three years old, Sinclair’s got top notch manners – and not just because he is being fostered by the Jasmine’s House trainer (okay, maybe that’s helped a little bit).  He is one of those “I’ll shoot my butt to the ground in a milla-instasecond before you can even say ‘sit'” sort of dogs, and he splats into a ‘down’ the same way, with a big smile on his face.

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Basic commands aren’t his only skills. Sinclair’s got one of those easy going personalities perfect for someone with only a moderately active lifestyle – he’s good to hang out on the couch with you after a walk or a fun game of fetch.  For those of you with hyperactive dogs, you appreciate how nice this is.  What’s even better? He’s 100% crate trained! After a few dogs who weren’t fond of the crate, it was a huge relief that Sinclair loved snoozing the day away in his crate without bugging my Dad who works from home.  I knew he was staying out of trouble while I was at work, and he wasn’t upset about it!

Sinclair is what we like to call “dog selective” – meaning he’s not reactive, but he isn’t BFFs with everyone he meets (and I don’t blame him, neither am I!).  Even while he practices his manners around other dogs he is well-behaved on walks and in public.

My favorite thing about Sinclair is how much he loves toys and playing ball.  Mark has been dying for a dog to play ball with ever since I started fostering, and Sinclair was just the guy for the job.  Whether it was out in the yard or in a space I cleared out in our living room, we had a great time playing games of “I’m gonna getcha,” tug and fetch with Sinny.  Some of our toys that have been sitting dormant through all our fosters finally got great use from Sinclair, including this lobster rope toy I got from family in Maine last Christmas.

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As if we weren’t lucky enough with how awesome Charlie was, it only continued when Sinclair stopped by. We’re getting spoiled!  While we love to soak up the love and happiness these temporary fosters bring us, we’d love it even more if someone else got to experience it every day by adopting them.

This week we’ll be highlighting our time with Sinclair, including more exploration into the joy of toys and showing off his amazing cuddling skills. These ears are too cute to miss, so he’ll see you tomorrow!

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If you are interested in adding Sinclair and his sonar ears into your family, email me at peacelovefoster@gmail.com or fill out an application on the Jasmine’s House website.