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Ooppss forgot to intro myself.

January 3rd, 2009, 10:05 AM
Hi all... I am known as rotts4ever ( my rescue and website) but my name is Gail.
I am a mom of a sweet 22 yr old daughter and of course a trucker hubby. I do rescue / foster / adoption and work with special needs kids ( love my job). I fight BSL and help transport / foster pittie type dogs from Ontario.

I am owned by 3 dogs ( one is a foster) and one cat. Plus my Angel dog and cats.
Neely ( RIP:angel2:)



Drifter ( foster)


Figaro ( RIP :angel2:)

Dal (RIP :angel2:)

Kitt ( RIP:angel2:)

I have had many many fosters and successfully adopted them out

So that's me in a nushell.

January 3rd, 2009, 10:43 AM
Welcome to the forum:)

January 3rd, 2009, 10:51 AM
Hi rotts. I don't know. I think Drifter is settling right in with you. He sure looks comfy and very happy. :cloud9:
I have a Squeak too. Also tabby striped but no orange. She has more reddish colours in her.
Thank you and your hubby so much for the work you do with all of these needy dogs. I greatly admire people who do what you do! :thumbs up

January 3rd, 2009, 11:43 AM
Welcome to the board "officially", rotts4ever... :D You have a beautiful fur family and I must say I agree with 14+: Drifter looks like he's fitting in quite well! :thumbs up

January 3rd, 2009, 01:11 PM
:D Thanks everyone. You guys are so nice. It truely is refreshing :cloud9:

Yes the lil guy is settling in.. oh heck. What am I saying... he owns us :laughing:
He will be up for adoption soon though :cry: We really can't keep him. It just isn't fair to the others to have a full time newbie. I couldn't take in any others who need me if we kept him.
He will have the best home though. I settle for no less. I keep in touch with the adopters to make sure everything is ok and if any help is needed for as long as the dog / cat is alive. I also make sure that my name is on the micro-chip along with the new owner. That way if something happens ( God forbid) I will be contacted if AC / shelter / rescue / vet has contact with him.

He is a sweety. I will miss him terribly when he is gone. My daughter has become very attched to him.

January 3rd, 2009, 01:18 PM
You have more strength than I do. :o

We had 7, so fostering should have been a no-risk-of-adoption sort of deal, right? I mean, 7 was plenty. That's why we agreed to foster Grace...and why we now have 8. :o :laughing: :o

January 3rd, 2009, 02:08 PM
lol if I kept every one of them... no farm would be big enough :laughing: Besides, I pick ppl who will always keep in touch with pics etc. It does help alot. Alot of time if they are close, we have play dates or if they are away somewhere, we do go visit. Not to check up but just a visit. It is just as much for my dogs as that one. They do get use to each other and do miss each other.

It isn't easy by no means and tears are shed.. both for saddeness and joy.

January 3rd, 2009, 03:10 PM
Welcome to rotts4ever , you'll get used to the other members pressuring you to keep all your fosters :laughing:

January 3rd, 2009, 06:18 PM
Welcome to the forum! *waving* Love your furkids!!


January 3rd, 2009, 06:52 PM

Welcome to rotts4ever , you'll get used to the other members pressuring you to keep all your fosters :laughing:

We wouldn't do that :angel: and YOU have never failed as a foster mom either :rolleyes:. :laughing:

I could keep all my fosters if I could, but there wouldn't be room for more if I did that :laughing:

January 3rd, 2009, 06:53 PM
BTW, your Squeak looks like my Sweet Pea, whose nickname is Squeaky ;)

January 3rd, 2009, 07:45 PM
You guys couldn't pressure me as much as I pressure myself most times. :laughing:

When I stop fostering then I will keep more then 2 dogs for myself at a time. Until then I have to :wall: to keep from keeping more so I can't take fosters.

Our Squeaky is a dumpster kitten. My hubby found her in a bad rainstorm in a dumpster. She almost drowned. He went to the store for pop and came back with a kitten :confused: She is a great cat.