We received another update from Nemo’s foster mom that made us smile. Here it is . . . “I’m sorry I haven’t been in touch over the last two weeks, but I assure you that nothing is wrong. In fact, things couldn’t be going better. Nemo has had an easy adjustment to life in a condo and is still doing great in all of the areas that I mentioned in the last update. The only changes are that he has become my little “snuggle bug”. He loves to curl up on the couch next to me in the evening and while he will still sleep in the dog bed at night, he will happily snuggle with me at bedtime as well. It’s been really cold here, so I haven’t gone for too many long walks. He seems just as happy and content playing with toys, playing with his foster sibling or – of course, snuggling with me! This past week we have started to go on mini-adventures. They have included visits to my neighbors houses, my parents, and the pet store. I do hope he finds his forever family soon, but if he doesn’t I will send another update in early December.
Nemo arrived in his foster home over the weekend and this was the message we received from his foster mom. “I know it has only been four days, but I feel like I hit the foster mom lottery! Nemo is housetrained, crate trained, super easy to walk and won over my grumpy 8 year-old boxer mix’s heart in a matter of hours. I actually think that Nemo feels like he hit the jackpot too. A home without cats! He is super relaxed in the house but has his silly/goofy moments. After our walks, he comes in the house and zooms around for a few minutes grabbing toys, playing with his fur-foster sister and being a happy-go-lucky boxer and then he cuddles on the couch with me. At bedtime, he sleeps on the dog bed on the floor and hasn’t made a peep over the last three nights; even when I hit the snooze alarm repeatedly in the morning. Once I get up, he gives me time to chill with my morning coffee before we go outside for our walk. I know it has only been a few days, but I am so excited to have him here and to learn more about him in the coming days and weeks. I’ll keep you posted!”
Nemo is being returned to rescue because he would do best in a home without cats. He gets along great with the female boxer in his current home, and would love to have another dog to play with. Nemo would also enjoy having a secure, fenced yard to play in.
3/17/17 – Adopted
Nemo is doing great in his foster home. His cardiac workup has been completed and Nemo has been cleared for his neuter. He was diagnosed with pulmonic stenosis and will need rechecked by the cardiologist every 6-8 months. Nemo loves other dogs and would do best with a companion in his new home.
Nemo was removed from his home as a hoarding case where he lived with his mom, dad, a cat, and lots of bunnies. Through no fault of his own, Nemo ended up at a shelter where he was deemed unadoptable because of his heart murmur. The shelter decided Nemo would have a better chance with rescue, where he could receive the care he needs. Nemo will be visiting the cardiologist tomorrow. He is settling in well at his foster home and living with two children. We will post the results of his vet visit as soon as we know more.