I recently posted about a Puppy Prep Kit that I was putting together that included some of the essentials needed for a new puppy. In that post I told you about my shopping trip and the different items I purchased for the kit. The first things I picked up were various treats from Milk-Bone®, Pup-peroni® and Milo's Kitchen®.
You can never have too many treats when you have a new puppy, since they are great for training purposes. Puppies will be happy to go potty outside when they know they will get a delicious Milk-Bone® when they come back in!
I also stocked my Puppy Prep Kit with bowls for food and water, chew toys, shampoo, and carpet stain and odor remover. I put it all in a basket and it was ready to be delivered!
Since my dog hasn't been a puppy in a long time, nor did I know anyone who was getting a new puppy, I wanted to donate my basket to an animal shelter or rescue group. I posted on Facebook asking any of my friends if they knew of any local rescue groups that could use these great puppy supplies, and my friend told me about her mom who fosters pugs until they can find their forever home.
People who provide foster homes for dogs are wonderful people. They usually provide for these dogs at their own expense, and depending on how long the dog is with them, that expense can add up. In many cases, they also become attached to these animals, only to have to give them up after many weeks, or even months, of having them by their sides. I can only imagine how difficult that can be.
I thought my friend's mom would be the perfect person to donate my puppy prep kit to! She doesn't always have a puppy in her home, but she owns and fosters pugs. Since they are small dogs, they would definitely benefit from the supplies in my kit. I wanted to be able to lessen her expenses some, and thank her for the kindness she shows to these dogs.
Rylie and I took the basket full of goodies over to this house full of pugs yesterday. Linda has two pugs of her own, "Kramer" and "Chloe", and currently has one foster in her home, "The General". The dogs were so excited to see us when we came in!
We showed Linda all of the goodies we brought and talked about her current foster dog for a few minutes. "The General" was a breeder surrender, along with several others. Since he had been used for stud purposes, and was not fixed at the time of surrender, he was having "issues" with certain other dogs that were in the first foster home he went to, so Linda offered to take him. He had since been fixed and was getting along great with her dogs.
Rylie wanted to give the dogs some treats from our basket, so I opened up the box of Milk-Bone® treats and allowed her to pass them out.
She gave a couple of treats to each dog, and they gobbled them right up!
Chloe was a little hesitant to take the treat from Rylie, so the boys ended up getting an extra treat or two.
I think my little girl made some new friends for sure!
Rylie had a great time playing with the dogs, and I enjoyed talking to Linda about the foster program. She was so grateful for the basket of goodies and I knew they would get some great use in her house. She may have already found a forever home for "The General", but it won't be long before she welcomes another pug into her house until he finds his forever home.
Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias All opinions are my own.
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