Bryan, my husband, and I agreed to foster for the Pug Rescue in Austin about 18 months ago. We had fostered just a handful of Pugs, all of whom found their forever homes, before we fostered Hazel. Hazel was in pretty rough shape when she came to the rescue. She had a never seen before insect infestation imbedded under her skin. The wonderful Veterinarian at Westlake Animal Hospital researched it and determined it was chicken fleas, so he determined that Hazel was living outside near a chicken coup.
As soon as Hazel was spayed and her skin cleared up she went on a home visit. After several days there she came back to us because she wasn’t the right fit. So she went on another visit and came back after a few hours. The third home visit ended the same way- Hazel being dropped off at our home.
You see, Hazel is a very smart dog. She fell madly in love with Bryan on day one and every time she went on a home visit she sabotaged it by peeing in their home, even though she was a perfect pup at our house.
Soon after the third failed visit we because Foster Failures and adopted Hazel into our home and hearts in Spring 2013. She and our other pugs are one big happy pack and love to play and snuggle. We can’t foster any more dogs, but we sure do love our pug family!
Bryan and Keli Scott