So this weekend Ben and I had our first endeavor at fostering a very needy dog. This one was Abbey, she is 50lbs, black lab, blue tick mix. She was found in south Alabama with ice frozen to her fur because she had no home or anyone to take care of her. She is precious as can be, very sweet and desperatley needs her forever home. I picked her up Saturday night and everything went great. However, we soon found out while we were trying to sleep she hates being in a crate. She cried and cried ALL night until I finally let her out and went and slept on the couch with her on the floor. The next morning I put her back in the crate while we went to church (1hr) and she destroyed the crate, bent the metal and collapsed it in on top of her, but managed to escape. When I opened the door to the room, she was happily sitting on my bed.
Well Ben then put up our outside kennel which took him nearly 6 hours... she was in it for 20 minutes and ripped the chainlink away from the metal post and escaped to happily sit on our porch until we let her in. She really isn't insane except when she's caged.
So sadly, Ben and I were not able to continue to foster her, we found a lady who would take her in for the night and then the rescue group sponsoring her will figure out what to do. She needs to be with someone who doesn't work, or can leave her in their house while they are gone.
Poor Abbey, she needs a home and someone to love her.