Lola seems to have adjusted fairly well to the family! I'm a little anxious for tomorrow. I emailed back and forth with Lola's foster mommy and found out a little bit more about her background. Apparently she was more of a stray than a "puppy mill" dog like we were told. It doesn't lessen our love for her, but it does concern me a little bit. We have a vet appointment tomorrow morning for a basic checkup and for her heartworm test. I wasn't worried about this before now, but I'm getting worried. What if she IS heartworm positive? I've had dogs before, but never adopted rescue (always through breeders when they were pups). I know what we got ourselves into when we decided to adopt, but I just stress easily.
She's been to the park twice this week with Brian and met a few dogs. One Dachund wasn't to nice to her, he kept barking. The other two (a beagle mix and a GIGANTIC standard Poodle) were nice and they both passed the "butt sniff test". Once everything is clear, we're going to take her to the dog park in town.
Am I overreacting about the possibility of the heartworm issue? It was the only test the foster mommy didn't do. She said it was too expensive for what she could afford yet. According to our vet, the test here is $30. I guess I'm scared she's keeping something from me that I need to know, even though we've asked. Anyone have any experience with either side of the fence? Advice is greatly appreciated!
I'll post more tomorrow once I know for sure (assuming we find out for sure positive or negative tomorrow).