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Hotch (brown and white spotted boy), Starskey (mostly white boy), Matilda/Tilly (mini long haired piebald red and white)

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Location: JERSEY CITY, NJ

Posted on: 1/27/2024

Posted by: Individual

Hotch (brown and white spotted boy), Starskey (mostly white boy), Matilda/Tilly (mini long haired piebald red and white) urgently needs a foster home

Why is fostering needed?

I am in a housing crisis with my current landlord–there are rats in the building which he is not taking care of nd their number are rising. At any time there are three or four in the apartment, running behind appliances and furniture. I have three small dogs, 2 Jack Russell mixes that are brothers (both less than 22 lbs) and a mini long haired female dachshund *about 10 lbs), all spayed/neutered/up to date on shots, well behaved, etc. the dogs as a team have killed two of the rats over the last week. The pet friendly bait I placed out has done nothing to alleviate the rat issue and the landlord is not competent, there are several other issues with the building as well, but the rat issue is the biggest one for the dogs. I am in the process of reporting him for the building violations and have started looking for a new place to live, but that i slikely going to take about a month to 6 weeks. I am guessing by March 1 to March 15 will be when I would be able to move into a new place. These dogs are my babies, i have had the boys for 6 years and my girl for 4. I do not want to lose them in any way. I dont have any family or friends that can take them in and I might be able to pay for help witfostering, but I cannot pay for three full time boarding placements for six weeks and also be able to move. I also don’t want the dogs (or anyone really) here with the rats, or for them to get sick from the rats. Ideally, I would like to keep them all together, but i know three is a lot to ask. If the brothers could be kept together, Tilly could probably be all right on her own.

How long is fostering needed for?

A few weeks

Other notes

The pups are very laid back and like to be together, generally curled up near each other. They do well on walks and don’t pull ahead. Starskey might hover a little longer at a particularly fine sniffing station, but he will come along with a gentle tug. They are not destrcutive to furniture or ther household items, no chewing on things other than toys or treats. They do need to eat out of separate bowls, but can share water bowl. They always eat at the same time. They can be a little anxious in a new environment for the first few hours, but by the time they have had their first nap, the anxiety will have passed. Hotch and Tilly are pretty open to being pet by anyone who approached them slowly, Starskey will take a few more minutes to sniff and be cautious, he is the highest strung at first, but then the biggest mush in the end. They sleep in bed with me currently, but have also slept on dog beds and in a crate before as well, so they are perfectly adaptable. They are generally low key dogs, who like to get pet and chill.

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