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Sometimes Fosters don't work out
« on: January 28, 2012, 12:26:09 PM »
I had to exchange Grover out for a different foster. This is the first time I ever had to do this. Grover attacked Porter on Thursday while my Mom was over midday. Grover & Porter had a previous fight about two week earlier over a ball which again my Mom was there for. My poor Mother. I didn't think anything of it since it was over a toy. Thursday was a different story. According to my Mother they where just standing around and Grover just pounced. This time Porter had a little more damage which required me to take him to the vet.  He has about 3 puncture wounds that I need to watch, lots of cuts and a small chunk out of his ear. Vet wasn't able to attach the edges of his ear back together since a piece is missing. Vet cleaned up the edges and stitched so it will heal. I don't think it will be that noticeable once his hair grows back but of course I'll know it's there. Porter is doing fine.

Grover is back at original intake foster home w/ his buddy Oscar. They are boxing and playing. Go figure!


Note: I did have another foster who lasted 4hrs in my house. I don't count that since it wasn't 24hrs and we got bad information that said dog has been temperament tested with other dogs. We ended up have to euthanize.  :'(
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Re: Sometimes Fosters don't work out
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2012, 02:51:53 PM »
:(. You have to protect your own. Glad Porter is okay.
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Re: Sometimes Fosters don't work out
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2012, 02:55:03 PM »
Oh no poor Porter , glad he is fine .   
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Re: Sometimes Fosters don't work out
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2012, 04:25:41 PM »
Always protect your babies first...
Hope Porter heals nicely.
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Re: Sometimes Fosters don't work out
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2012, 04:29:36 PM »
Poor Porter! I can't believe Grover hurt him! But glad he's happy wherever he is now. Porter was just too much of a man for him to handle. ;)

Sad about the 2nd foster. :( You're right...sometimes they just don't work out. But I admire people like you who give them a shot.
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Re: Sometimes Fosters don't work out
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2012, 10:29:18 AM »
 :'( Sorry it did not work out but glad porter is ok and not too hurt..
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Re: Sometimes Fosters don't work out
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2012, 11:57:28 AM »
Poor Porter . But I am glad that he is not hurt too badly .

I once had a foster that attacked me and then also bit my husband all within a few hours of being in my home .
It was a situation where the dog was temperament tested and was said to be aggressive and un-adoptable . The rescue did not tell me any of that and placed him with me instead . After leaving my home he bit another foster person and was eventually put down .
That was the end of our fostering .  :(
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Re: Sometimes Fosters don't work out
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2012, 03:11:25 PM »
awe poor Porter! I'm glad he is ok
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Re: Sometimes Fosters don't work out
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2012, 01:54:17 PM »
Poor Porter! I hope that he is doing ok.

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Re: Sometimes Fosters don't work out
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2012, 10:46:33 PM »
I'm so glad Porter isn't too badly hurt.  Fostering isn't for the faint of heart, for sure.  Bless you for doing it!
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Re: Sometimes Fosters don't work out
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2012, 01:52:36 PM »
That's too bad. Strange how he's fine with the other dog but not Porter! Hope he finds a great home that maybe has him as the only dog.
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Re: Sometimes Fosters don't work out
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2012, 03:53:11 PM »
Oh gosh SCARY!!! Thankfully it wasn't more serious and hopefully Porter will still accept other dogs after this.

I hope Grover behaves and finds a home where he is safe and loved.
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