I am a certified dog lover. I have been fostering for local dog rescues since 2003. I have been fostering for the current rescue based out of Northville since 2008. This is a mixed breed organization so I have experience with many breeds, energy levels, discipline levels and ages. I currently have one dog of my own a 13 year old Lab Mix and we are also raising a Leader Dog for the Blind. We have fostered dogs of all sorts in the past. We traditionally fostered puppies so we have a ton of experience with potty training, puppy kisses, puppy silliness and their high energy. In addition, I also understand the needs of senior and disabled dogs. I did hospice for one of the rescues dogs, a German Shepherd, that was suffering from demyelination of the spin (a form of MS). He was not adoptable due to his condition. He spent the last year of his life with my family. We provided all the necessary oral medication and set up our home to assist him with his mobility limitations.
When it comes to high energy dogs I believe in the philosophy that a happy dog is a tired dog so walking, running and playing are key strategies while caring for them. Mellow and senior dogs are provided care that best fits their needs. Dogs are family members and are treated with great love and respect in our home.
I have a home office so I am home all day other than having to run errands or a meeting. If your dog prefers having a crate to cuddle up in, I can have that available, otherwise they are welcome in all areas of our home to relax and lounge were they feel most comfortable.
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