May 16, 2023

Foster Tails 2023: Jill

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Learn about a volunteer foster's work with high-energy tripawd Jill.

I love working with foster dogs. You can see impacts of your work daily. A recent foster, Jill, was a tripawd puppy with high energy and an urge to chew literally EVERYTHING. We worked on setting her up for success by restricting access to any room when unattended, except the puppy-proofed space, and we redirected with fun enrichment items (like Kongs, snuffle mats, toys) to prevent chewing items she shouldn’t. Jill had also clearly never seen stairs before, so we used yummy, smelly treats like hot dogs and liverwurst to entice her to learn to navigate first the carpeted stairs, then the slippery linoleum to the backyard. She was a stairmaster by the time she went to her new home!

Shared by volunteer foster Chelsea White

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