Who wants a puppy?

June 11, 2014 Published by . Leave your thoughts

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Recent Organic Headshots client Dorothy is fostering an adorable puppy who needs a forever home- let’s help her find one!  Speckles is a 5 month old black lab/retriever mix who is being fostered by Dorothy until she gets over a bout with Kennel Cough, which should be in the next 2 weeks.  Otherwise healthy, spayed, vaccinated, and ready to go; she’s got a great temperament and will be a great companion to anyone thinking about adding an adorable furry member to their family.  The adoption would go through the Anti-Cruelty Society.

Here’s Dorothy’s info if you’d like to ask her about Speckles:

Dorothy Meyer
312-822-9779  (office)
312-550-7218  (cell)

As a lot of you may know, Organic Headshots has a studio dog: David Bowie the Dog.  I fostered an awesome dog through a no-kill shelter before getting Bowie to make sure I could handle the responsibilities of dog ownership.  Did you know that a lot of shelters in Chicago allow you to “test drive” dogs and cats by fostering them first?  I told the shelter that’s exactly what I wanted to do and they were all for it!  They said they encourage it because most people end up adopting the dog they foster, and if not, the dog got a break from the shelter to be in a foster home where the foster family can learn about the dog’s temperament- information that better allows the shelter to find the perfect home for them.

When my foster term was up, the dog found an awesome home elsewhere, and I had decided on the breed I wanted to get.  I knew I wanted a Shiba Inu and that there were plenty of breed-specific rescue associations out there, so I contacted a few Shiba rescues and found one that recently got a litter of 6 month old puppies that were sprung from a puppy mill in Arkansas.  Volunteers drove the puppies to the Chicago area and placed them in foster homes, where they were spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and even started housebreaking and training.  I met with the couple fostering Bowie, put in an application, they approved it, and BOOM!  I got my Bowie.  He’s the best dog a human can ask for.

Though any dog owner will say that about their dog and they’re all telling the truth.

So spread the word and let’s find a home for Speckles!

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