We picked up two female fosters yesterday; they're our first fosters ever. They are seven year old sisters. They have settled in nicely; they seem comfortable. We're focusing on getting them used to our cues - like what to do when we say, "Let's go outside!" or "Go to bed." They hesitate on the steps, but they're all carpeted and I think that will be a non-issue soon. One of them has peed on the same dog bed twice - not for lack of potty trips - we're on the puppy schedule, every 2 hrs or so; she had tendencies to squirt inside at the rescue coordinator's house too - so my washer is getting a workout. We'll work through that soon, I hope.
My own pugs are a pair of six year old brothers. They are acting quite shy, and if approached by one of the new arrivals, they back away. I'm trying not to read too much into that and I'm hoping that they'll become more comfortable soon. Any advice on how to ease the transition for my boys? I've been loving them but making sure not to reward the cowering behavior. Do I need to give them foster-free space? Should I let them continue to walk away if they feel nervous or try to encourage the interaction? Any idea of how long it might take for them to be okay with the situation?
As i rescue pugs and with my last two everything went fine they all sniffed each other of course and i was on the floor with all of them playing with toys it went very well after that night they all hung together and were close as they even had to go out together.Maybe someone here can help as i guess i just had luck that day.Wish you all the best and congrats to you hope we'll see photos soon.
Peyton and Bailey seem to be a bit more at ease today. They are still being evasive, but we've also had all 4 pugs sleeping on the same couch, which is a positive thing. I took Diane's advice and when we went out for lunch today, we separated the girls and the boys so my boys could have a break.
I'll ask if she's been checked for a UTI. She does have a history of bladder stones. We went all day (so far, and it's almost 10pm - fingers crossed) with no peeing accidents, so it might just have been her trying to find her place. Or maybe she really has it in for that one new bed! She's snoozing away right now in another new bed and hasn't made any attempts to pee in it.