The rescue has been quiet for a few weeks, which could only spell trouble, and trouble came in the form of a 5 week old puppy. Here in MD we had a cold spell, it was sub 20 degrees for a few days, and then the snow started, and while beautiful my 1st thought went out to our homeless community and their pets. Whenever it gets really cold or snows, DBAB goes out to deliver any extra supplies we have to the pets of the homeless, extra dog food, towels, blankets, beds, anything we can spare to help. The homeless have resources here in Baltimore, shelters that open their doors to them when the weather is dangerous but so many of these shelters don't allow animals which means that the owners either have to tie their dogs up somewhere OR stay out of the shelter in the cold. We take in and foster as many dogs as we can for people so they can go to the shelters without abandoning their pets but we can't help them all. So, I had finished picking up pups, I now had 6 at my house, 3 of my own and 3 fosters, I had dropped off supplies where ever I could and finally was home to get everyone settled when the call came in. A young girl had found a tiny tiny little puppy outside in the snow tied to the stairs going up to her apartment building. The girl knew who the pup belonged to, knocked on their door and was informed that they no longer wanted the puppy because she kept peeing on their floor... keep in mind Im putting this pup at maybe 5 weeks, it shouldn't have been away from its mother let alone potty trained. The girl took the puppy into her apartment, found us on google and gave us a call and I was off to pick her up. I named her Elsa, because she was my little frozen puppy and home we went. I had the perfect adopter in mind for her, a woman that had contacted me looking for a puppy, her dog was dying of cancer and she just really needed a dog that needed her back. After a night on the heating pad, my little diva, Elsa, was fed and bathed (to her disapproval) and ready to meet her new mom. We went over and did the home check and made sure the puppy wasn't going to annoy the sick dog and everything was set. Elsa and her new mommy are doing well, I get picture updates all the time, she is gaining wait and if you can believe it, even sassier than before. Unfortunately, the day after Elsa came home the older sick dog had to be PTS, but I think she stayed around long enough to meet her successor and make sure that Elsa was going to love and take care of her mom. RIP Blue.
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