Foster Fridays: Ivy
Ivy is a 2 year old spayed female American Staffordshire Terrier mix. Ivy has been our foster dog for approximately 3 weeks. Since she has come into our home she has become a part of our family and has fit in nicely. She is 100% housetrained and is also crate trained although she can be left in the house alone unattended. She loves to sit for her treats and boy does she love her treats!
Ivy currently lives with 3 other dogs and 2 cats and she gets along very well with all of them. One of the dogs is an obnoxious 3 month old puppy and she tolerates her extremely well. She simply ignores the cats. We have no children but we have taken her to 2 adoptathons and she has tolerated the children that came up to her very well.
Ivy is a very calm and gentle dog and does not bark excessively. She actually has no bad habits at all. She loves to go for walks and will not pull on the leash. She is just content to lay around the house. We would like to see Ivy go to a home that does not have very small children.
My favorite moment with Ivy is when she snuggles on the couch with me. She follows me wherever I go and we are never out of site with each other. Unfortunately Ivy was originally an owner surrender and has been adopted 3 times and has been returned 3 times. I think that she is not at fault but her prior owners had their reasons. She was originally surrendered because her owner was moving and the 3 different reasons for her being returned were “health of owner," “aggression to animals” and “doesn’t like children." I have not seen ANY of this behavior in her at all.
Ivy is being fostered through the Frances R. Willis SPCA which is located in Summerville, SC.I f you are interested in Ivy you can see her at www.summervillespca.com.
submited by Pat Kiraly. My husband and I have been fostering dogs and cats for the last 6 years. We have placed approximately 35 dogs and 2 cats. We fall in love with all of our fosters and cry each time we find them a home. Our fostering started one day when we were at the shelter and there was a very sick dog that needed to get out of there or she was never going to get well. We brought her home, got her well and found her a home. It was at that time that we decided that this is what we wanted to do. Our goal is to save as many dogs as possible. We have made a pact with each other that we will not adopt any more animals so that we could bring in more dogs into our home.