It’s Good Newz Tues! Dee is busy doing research about recent amendments to NJ Bill A3306 (the bill requiring full disclosure by pet stores), so she asked me to write this post. . .
As you may have heard, we’ve been fostering a young pit bull pup named Alvin. He had a very rough start in life and landed in a Northern NJ kill shelter. He would have been toast, but the lucky dog gods sent Stephanie from Second Chance Pet Adoption League who immediately pulled him into their rescue. Next thing I knew, there was a pitiful pittie wobbling around in my garage . . .
Alvin has had quite a few adventures during the short couple of months that I’ve known him – he had a LOT to learn about life outside the crate. He needed to get healthy, learn some basic manners and experience what it’s like living as part of a canine-feline-human family. Check out some of the past “Alvin’s Journey” posts if you want to see more of his back story.
However, my task today is to evaluate this foster pup (the 65th in this house) and to make a recommendation for his permanent placement. Hmmmm . . . . what should I say about Alvin?
So all in all, I’d say Alvin’s been a pretty quick study. I still have quite the training job ahead of me – he’s not very cooperative during photo shoots, he still gets way too excited about going for a walk and he all but loses his mind when he sees a squirrel or deer outside. Ohhhhh, the shrieking! The neighbors have to be thinking I’m shaking you by the neck! Alvin’s gonna have to learn to snap out of it! Focus boy . . . focus! You get lot’s more liver treats that way . . .
Anyway, what I’m trying to tell all of you is that we took a vote yesterday. It was unanimous – even Tippi said “yes”. . . Welcome to our family, Alvin!
P.S. Dee just reminded me . . . we’re definitely keeping his name. Did you know that “Alvin” means precious friend? That’s the perfect name for you, little brother.Have you been thinking of adopting a pup just like Alvin? Or maybe you’ve been thinking about a kitty – or a pup that’s not anything like Alvin . . . Perhaps you’d consider fostering or volunteering instead. Second Chance Pet Adoption League would be a great place to start. Contact Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org or send me an email at Lola@harnesslife.org and we can chat about additional rescues and shelters in your area.