Virtual Foster Recipient by Barbara Garner.  Thank You!

Some amazing things happen in our foster homes, transitions and healing for these lost and abandoned souls that often go unnoticed, taken for granted by our experienced foster parents. Melody’s progress in her journey from forgotten to family is one of those stories. This 2 year old came to ABR as a shaking, scared, sick, underweight mess. Timid just begins to explain her reaction to people, dogs, and the world around her. “Slow and steady wins the race”, says her foster mom, and bit by bit Melody continues to learn to trust her foster parents, her fur buddies, and herself as her world gradually expands.

When she is comfortable and safe her wigglebutt goes so fast it’s a blur. She is sweet and loving and even though she is a medium energy girl she can get very excited. She has a lab, a boxer and a Great Pyrenees in her foster home and she relies on them. The GP does not play with her, though the others do, and she respects that. She is not cat friendly and may be a bit too timid and unsure around young kids. Melody is beginning to figure out what toys are for.

She is house and crate trained, and currently so timid on leash that she walks behind her foster parents. She is heartworm negative and healthy. This little flashy fawn needs a patient, consistent parent and a dog buddy she can trust and rely on. But thanks to her foster parents’ slow and steady reassurance, Melody is ready for the next step into her forever family.