UPDATE: Petunia continues to have great time in foster care! She is looking for that perfect fit in an adoptive family where she can get quality one-on-one attention. She would rather not have to share quite so much, although she does tolerate the other dogs and *gasp* even PLAYS with one of her foster siblings on rare occasions when the conditions are right. She can definitely go into a home with other dogs, but prefers not to have to live with those who like to get right in her face.
Her two favorite things are playing fetch, and getting pets and love. She is absolutely always up for a game of fetch! However, with her age comes some arthritis which is showing in her slower gait, and she is losing muscle in her hind end. In an ideal world, we would like to place her somewhere that she can be able to swim once or twice a week. We are hoping to find an adoptive home willing to take her to swim or underwater treadmill sessions - there are many facilities that offer canine rehab that have pools or underwater treadmills. You can often locate them by googling your location and "canine rehabilitation." Regular sessions, it would greatly increase her quality of life by enabling her to build muscle in her hind end and let her keep on playing for some time to come...plus she LOVES to swim! She even would going to pond in November when it was ice, ice, ice cold.
She is currently eating a raw diet and thriving on it, and certainly would be thrilled if her new family kept her on that, but she could also eat a quality grain free kibble as well.
Although she really doesn't like the camera, you can still see lots of photos of her stay in foster care here.