Betsy Blog

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Fizz, Fizzle, Fizzy!

This is one of the best dogs ever, Fizz. She is a 2 year old black lab/border collie mix. We picked her up from the Seattle Animal Shelter the same day Lil'Shamu got adopted, we didn't need any break after the 3 day fostering of our lil chihuahua pig mix. Fizz came into our home as a foster dog and was only inches away from becoming a permanent part of our family. We saw her grow so much in the few weeks we fostered her. Birddogs brother, "Biker T", also had a chance to enjoy the wonders of this fun, energetic, snuggly, obedient, friendly, and smart bundle of joy.

After Fizz became more confidant with herself and her new surroundings, she must have developed a bit of separation anxiety along the way. Our neighbors informed us of her consistent barking and wining during the day. We tried toys, peanut butter, lots of exercise, pigs ears, bones, old t-shirts and nothing seemed to work. We even tried DAP, a pheromone from lactating canines, it has an 80% success rate at putting dogs at ease. DAP didn't do a darn thing for Fizz.

As much as we wanted to keep Fizzle, we knew we were not the right home for her. She'll need someone who can work with her during the day and coax her out of her separation issues. Sadly we brought her back to the shelter where she'll be until the right person sees the wonderful potential she has and brings her into their family and into her new forever home.

Fizzy will be missed, greatly missed. Please consider taking her as your own, we'll doggy sit any time for you!
Check out the Seattle Animal Shelter for details.