Ty’s euthanasia appointment turned into a quick vet check to make sure he didn’t have anything contagious, and the Gallagher’s brought him to their home in the same crate in the back of their pickup.
“We opened the crate in one of our cages, both got snapped at, and just left him to chill with food and water and a dog house. In the morning, we went out and just sat in the cage, and he came over and put his head on our laps and allowed himself to be patted. We then took him for a walk with our other dogs, and brought him in the house.”
That was probably the point, Marge recalled, when Ty became a “foster fail.”
“We played the game for another six weeks or so, taking him to the vet for shots and neutering, and introducing him to lots of people, all of whom he tried to bite. When we faced up to the fact that he was going to try to bite anyone but us, we gladly accepted the “foster fail” label, and officially and happily made him part of our pack.”
Some of The Gallagher’s fosters have been Foster With End Date (FWED), dogs who just need a safe place in which you can start teaching them how to be a much loved pet.