- For the Love of Pigs
It is a good idea to be sure she gets patient adopters who know what they'll be dealing with.
The shelter called and said they had adopters, a mom and 11 year old son. I told them that these guys were definitely not a good fit. Thankfully, they listened and directed them to another pair of boys they have. I did a cute little write up for their bio page that outlines some of their "quirks". But it also talks about what great pigs they will be in the right home and how cute and funny they are. I put in it that a home with young children would be a mistake (not worded quite like that). I hope they get placed soon. I don't want them to have to go back to the shelter to stay for any length of time before being adopted. But of course, I don't really have a say in that. I hope that they just figure that since they are in foster, they are better off.
I truly do hope it works out. And I hope I like the people or that will stink! The hard part of being a fosterer I guess.
Supposed to be getting another foster pig. I am so disgusted. The shelters are getting inundated with 2 and 3 years old pigs. All adopted during the pandemic, now are just work and the jerks don't want them any more. I actually predicted this way back with all the animals that were flying out of rescues and shelters. Ugh. Anyway, they asked me to foster a pig or they may be getting a chinchilla that will need fostering. I told them I would take a pig, if I take the chin, there is a VERY good chance I will be a foster failure with it and I promised my husband that I would not take on any new permanent pets unless we lose one of what we have. I did say if they are stuck and can't get someone to do it, I would, but that I would be happy to train anyone on their care. Hope that works out. If they give me the pig first (chin is not in custody yet), then it is all a moot point because I won't have space for it. So will see how this plays out.
So glad you had success adopting your fosters. Good to know you will likely be getting updates. I also think it useful to have a contact who can advise regarding health issues (he could ask you health questions). At least you would know when something requires a vet visit.