Introducing a new foster dog
December 18, 2013 1:07 PM Subscribe
Due to an emergency rescue, my plans for introducing a new foster dog have been pushed up significantly to tonight. There is one problem, I'm the only one around tonight and by the time, I pick her up - it will be super dark so introducing dogs in a neutral location is out. Help me make this as smooth as possible.
posted by lpcxa0 to Pets & Animals (8 answers total)
First time fostering a dog since getting a permanent dog as a pet. I was contacted by the shelter today asking if I could take an emergency rescue late tonight. I said yes, since I have no big holiday plans and my dog could use the socialization. Everything I've read says to introduce in a neutral location but it's winter, it's going to be late, and I'm the only one around tonight. My dog is generally friendly to other dogs but does take a while to warm up to them, so separation is key at least for a bit.
What tips, tricks or other things should I be aware of when I introduce a new dog to my existing dog and don't have the time to do it properly? I was thinking of picking up a baby gate and placing the new dog in the spare bedroom.