Tuesday, March 4, 2008


Well, we are finding it pretty quiet at the Ling Foster Home for Wayward but Remarkably Adorable Dogs and Their Amazingly Cute Offspring. Jude and Desmond both headed to new homes in the last two days, and I spent the day disassembling their pen, vacuuming the rug, and cleaning up stray #2s that apparently missed the paper! The room smells a lot better now.

We will definitely miss them, but as I said to Jude as I handed him over to his family, "I love you, but I never want to see you again!"

We are also pretty pleased with the fact that, as far as we know, 8 of the 9 foster dogs kept the names we gave them. I guess there are more Beatles fans out there than we thought! :)

This blog will be dormant for awhile, because the foster home needs a little break, but check back in a few months; as the PEIHS has learned, we rarely say "no" to a litter of pups in need!

Until next time,
Allison and the Ling foster care workers!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Desmond and Jude back up for grabs!



Due to circumstances beyond anyone's control, Desmond and Jude are back at the Ling home for a few days of foster care. I say "a few days" because that's how long it will take you to call the Humane Society at (902)892-1190 to get your adoption application and information. Hurry!

Here's what I can tell you about Des:
- he poops outside
- he is working REALLY HARD on peeing outside, but puppy bladders are tiny and humans are slow sometimes
- he likes to cuddle
- he especially likes to cuddle while he's sleeping
- he is very well crate trained for overnight sleeping

Here's what I can tell you about both boys:
- they are patiently waiting for their forever friends to come find them
- they'll be in Ling foster care until they do!

So, if Desmond or Jude is your dog but we just haven't realized it yet, call the shelter and set up a time to come meet him!

The boys are both at the shelter today, March 1st, for "doggy day-care!" Go meet them!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Puppy pick-ups

Guest post by the foster mommy!

There are a number of very happy families on P.E.I. this week!

Penny got picked up on Thursday...

...and so did Maxwell.

Lucy was first to leave on Friday...

...followed by Jude.

Ellie went home on Friday too...

...and Sadie got picked up early Saturday.

Desmond and Holly stuck around until Sunday...

...and JoJo is still here, waiting for his family to come get him on Thursday. He watched the Oscars last night. Well, I watched the Oscars. He slept (trust me, he is sound asleep in this picture).

A few quick thank-yous:

To the Humane Society for all the hard work they do.

To my family for assisting with puppy feeding, clean-ups, and cuddling (especially to Trevor who did it all by himself for FIVE DAYS!).

To the people who welcomed Holly and her pups into their families; they are wonderful little dogs and you are very lucky! So are they!

To anyone who passed along this website or information about the puppies to someone they thought might be interested. It is always helpful!

And to the lovely, thoughtful, kind-hearted jerkfaces who abandoned Holly four days before Christmas, heavily pregnant and all alone: she finally got the amazing home and family she deserves. I hope you get what you deserve.

Best wishes everyone! There will be one more update when JoJo heads home, but other than that, this site will be dormant for a while....at least, until the Ling foster home gets overrun again!


Puppy video update

Maxwell and Holly really enjoyed their last few moments together before Maxwell got picked up to go to his new home. Watch out for Holly's take-down and listen for Maxwell whacking his head on the coffee table!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Uh-oh, you're too late!!

Sadie has been adopted! That's everyone!!!!!

Thanks to everyone who spread the word that these pups were available for adoption, and special thanks to the families who are taking them home!

I'll post some pictures of the pups being picked up by their new families. In the meantime, don't forget this blog address, because the Lings are bound to have more foster animals at some point!


Sunday, February 17, 2008

From starving to stuffed in 58 seconds...

We kept meaning to take a video of this, so here it finally is:

Wonder how fast they have to spin before they lift off?

Some papers still need to be signed, but it looks like everyone except Sadie is spoken for. It's your last chance to adopt a completely amazing, absolutely adorable, Ling-raised, Holly-born puppy!

Check out the tug-o-war over the toy Penny's family brought her!

Desmond chewing on the toy JoJo's family bought him!

Well, my work is done. I raised excellent puppies, now it's up to their families to do the rest. I'm taking a break and watching some tube.

More to come, maybe....