Fosters, Friends, & Family
Some fosters become family and some fosters become good friends whom you really miss, but are happy that they found good homes. Some of the folks on this page are still up for adoption. Rescue Dog Ollie hosts shelter dogs in his half-acre backyard, and sometimes his home, which helps determine if they are dog-friendly, house-trained, etc., which can help them find a good adoption match. How a dog acts in a shelter, with all its stresses, is often very different than what they are like in a home setting. It also gives the shelter dogs a chance to just play and have fun. Please share Ollie’s Friends to help them find a good home. (Also, for more adoptable dogs, please see my Facebook page – Rescue Dog Photography, which includes the dogs I met up with at the shelter for photo shoots.
After spending a few days with Kali, all I have are superlatives. She is housebroken, crate trained, loves to play with other dogs, and is super sweet and affectionate. Kali is also gorgeously graceful. She could join a dressage troupe, and with her white paws, she is a sight to behold. This gal absolutely loves to be outside and would love a fenced-in yard to run and play and just bask in the sun. Call the Northumberland Co. Animal Shelter at 804.580.6156 to make an appt. to meet this fine, fine lass.
Creed is up for adoption! He came for a visit and got a chance to meet some new friends, take a break from the shelter, and run and play. Creed is an exuberant, happy fellow. He’s young with lots of energy and seems to love the idea of a fenced-in yard where he can just kick around and be a dog. I’ve also been told he loves the water. Make an appointment to meet Creed by calling the Northumberland County Animal Shelter at 804.580.6156.
I was ever so lucky to be a fill-in foster for a few days for Cowboy, and what a delight. He was emaciated when he came to the shelter, but in foster care, he gained some weight, and his sweet, silly, and affectionate nature started shining through. He and my dog had a blast playing together. He has been adopted and now has a happy home of his own.(Friends of the Northumberland County Animal Shelter)
Mona, had been overlooked at the shelter for a long time – her bio stated that she was dog reactive, and could only go to a home without other dogs. After a fun visit with Ollie the Rescue Dog, it was found that Mona actually loves other dogs, just not in a shelter environment. Mona left Ollie’s house, and an hour later, wearing an Adopt Me vest at a local shop, Mona met someone who instantly fell in love with her. Mona now lives in a happy home with 3 other dogs! (Friends of the Northumberland County Animal Shelter)
Ollie’s Mom came from a high-kill shelter in NC. Ollie now volunteers with a local rescue, inviting shelter dogs to his home and fenced-in backyard. His first invitee had been overlooked at the shelter for a long time – her bio stated that she was dog reactive. After a fun visit with Ollie, her status changed, and an hour later, she found her adopter and now lives in a happy home with 3 other dogs. I adopted Ollie as a young pup – he’s fun, full of energy, super silly, and loves to swim. (K-9 Lifesavers)
I almost went down in history as the foster who lost the dog in less than 24 hours. With the help of 25 people and multiple tracking dogs, three days later, Cindy Lou made it back to her foster home. She was rescued from a single property in Virginia with 33 other hounds. Emaciated and weak, it was three days before she could stand up. Cindy Lou was adopted and is now going on 2 to 3 mile daily walks past the Washington Monument and Capitol Building! (Friends of the Northumberland County Animal Shelter)
Max was rescued from the streets of Jacksonville, FL, and was in mighty rough shape. I fostered and then adopted him with my Mom in mind, with the caveat if it didn’t work out, I would keep him. You couldn’t help but fall in love with Max, so Max soon moved to his new home. With lots of veterinarian care and loving care from his adoptive Mum, his transformation was amazing, and his personality was able to shine through. (S.A.F.E. Pet Rescue)
I had been living on a sailboat and wanted to wait until I owned a house with a fenced-in yard before I adopted, so I was just going to foster Charlie. When I dropped him off at an adoption event and heard a family had been approved and would probably be picking him up, I ran back to my Jeep and started bawling. Fortunately, the family didn’t show up. Charlie lived in a little beach shack for a few months and met up with his Great Dane pals every morning to run on the beach, then lived in a 100-year-old tobacco shed for a month in St. Augustine, before he got his very own home with a fenced-in yard. (Wags & Whiskers Pet Rescue)