Selena? She was one of the first dogs I ever fostered. She'd been sitting in a shelter for many months before I brought her home. She wasn't house-trained and seemed to have no idea how to behave in a house. She had a lot of energy, and she spent all of her time at adoption events barking non-stop. I feared if I didn't bring her home as a foster dog she would never get adopted. So she came home with me, and we started working on house-training and manners. And she was the first dog to give me that great feeling of success as a foster mom, knowing that I made a difference in helping them become more adoptable. After two months, she had greatly improved. She was house-trained and much more well-behaved, although she still had that non-stop energy level. She was adopted to a family with several young children. Unfortunately two months after they adopted her, the family decided to return her when they found they had another baby on the way. So she came back to my house, and I feared she would again take months to find a home that wanted a high-energy dog like Selena.
Selena is wonderful - she is always so happy and just enjoys life. She reminds me a bit of Noelle in that way. But also like Noelle, she is not an easy dog. She knows what she wants, and she is very determined and focused. And if she doesn't get her energy out through exercise or play with other dogs or other energy-reducing activities, she can make life difficult. So I feared that finding the right home for her would take some time. I'm happy to say that I was wrong.