Thursday, April 12, 2018

Adventures in Fostering

I get asked about fostering a lot.
Most people ask me how I'm able to give my fosters up?
They say they would end up keeping all of them.
Let me tell you, after 31 fosters, we've had a few that  were difficult to let go.
First and foremost, these pups that come into our life aren't ours.
We take them in and do work with them to assess what type home would be the best suited to their personality and needs.
Not to say we don't  hug, cuddle and love them.
We sure do.
By the time they are ready to be placed in a forever home, we have a pretty good idea of what the pup needs and most of the time it's not our home.

Also, if we start getting too attached, we go over our mantra.
They leave us so we can take another.
There's always another. 

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Foster # 31 Adventures in Fostering

Not such a short break!
Here's Taffy. 
She's a long haired Chihuahua.
Sweet as can be. 
Working on leash training and socialization.
House breaking.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Foster break!

I'm taking a short break with  fostering.
We're looking for a house to buy and it's taking a lot of time.
So, in the meantime I have some tips on selling online.

Listen to your customers.
Really listen to them.
Allow them to give advice.
Pay attention to what they're doing with your item.
Help them love their purchase.
If they want an item to use daily as a functional product but they are asking you about a decorative product, turn their attention to what you feel is a better choice.
If they choose not to accept your advice, be graceful.
You will earn trust and have a happy returning customer. 
That's what we all want, right?
Perfect example. Pretty dress functions well as a harness. Mia's new favorite walking outfit!

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Foster #30

Our little foster #30 came and went so fast, I almost didn't have time to celebrate the milestone!
Moses was an easy pup to foster.
That was nice of
Moses was adopted 10 days after we got him! 

Now on to the next one.
In the meantime, Easter is right around the corner.
New from my shop.
Easter harness dress for the Easter Parade!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Feels like Spring here.

I know. No one wants to hear this. 
68 degrees today with a beautiful full sun makes you think of spring days.
I made this in anticipation.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Adventures in Fostering #29

Well, we had Mr Bean here for Christmas.
He's been a pretty good boy so Santa brought him a bone that he enjoyed a lot!
No takers for this fat little Chihuahua yet but that's ok.
He's enjoying his stay and we're enjoying him!
There's still a couple issues we need to work on so we'll keep plugging away.

Monday, December 11, 2017

We took Mia to see Santa!
Not sure what she asked for but maybe she asked for a home for Mr. Bean for Christmas.