Faith, Trust, & Foster Pups

Helping dogs on the road to forever, forever finding ourselves as we walk that road with them.

A Change of Scenery

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Hello friends and followers of the blog space formerly known as A Lucky Dog’s Lucky Blog! As you might have already guessed, we are relocating and rebranding a bit. The reasons for our move to WordPress and changing up our name are not terribly interesting, but worth being forthright about, in the tradition of how we roll at A Lucky Dog’s Lucky Blog, which will now go by its new name of Faith, Trust, and Foster Pups.

We started our little blog here in 2011, with a pretty simple and straightforward goal: to find some homes for some dogs at Lucky Dog Animal Rescue in Washington, DC. Hence the simple and straightforward name to go along with it. However, it later came to my attention that there was another blog out there with a super similar name, the Lucky Dog Rescue Blog, which supports some other very passionate rescue efforts affiliated with Ashley Owen Hill and Lucky Dog Rescue in Meridian, MS. A quick glance will show that there is already quite a large follow base there, and it got me to thinking that I don’t want to dilute/confuse efforts. I had also sort of wanted to switch out of Blogger and move over to WordPress, so the timing seemed good as any to make the jump.

Snooooze mama Lynn, this story is boring.

Snooooze mama Lynn, this story is boring.

Obviously, the stars of this show (present foster Balton and resident foster brother Ollie) are unimpressed, and ready for me to move on and start talking about them again. So, that is what I intend to do. As I have shared the many stories of the many dogs who have spent some time in our home (some with longer stays than others), I have learned a lot about them, and in doing so, more than I could have possibly hoped to learn about myself. As time has gone on, I have come to find my greatest teachable moments have been from the foster dogs who have needed a little extra support. Who have taken a little longer to come around, have required a little extra patience, and who have had me work a little harder to build their faith and trust. In doing so, I’ve had to also dig deep to find faith and trust in myself, and continue learning and growing right along with them.

These are their stories – which I hope you will find endearing since I hope to find their forever homes. But these are also my stories – which I hope you will find useful in some other way. My fosters have taught me many unexpected lessons, and have helped me to discover unexpected things within myself.

I hope my musings might help whoever stumbles here do some learning and discovering of their own, and also help my fosters find a home of their own.


Author: faithtrustnpups

Faith, Trust, & Foster Pups is a combination blog for animal welfare, humane education/positive training, recognizing the beautiful bond that exists between pets and their people, and other fun stuff. I share information about adoptable pets in the DC metro area, promote animal rescue and resources to support adopters and fosters, and share stories and lessons related to the dogs I care for. Much of my writing is for especially my "foster failure" with some specific fear-based issues. In an effort to help understand often wonderful, sometimes challenging dogs like him better, I learn to understand myself. Together, we share our stories, and walk together, leash in hand, and in building faith and trust within one another and within ourselves.

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