Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wags and Wrigley and Zoe were adopted!

It's been a crazy couple of weeks as I've been trying to get the new house ready to move into. I'm hoping to move in within the next week or two, and then I'll be able to start fostering again, and blogging more often. Fortunately all of my fosters have been adopted, except for Ziggy who is still away at rehab. He's doing well and will hopefully be released soon! Here are some of the recent adoptions we've had:

My previous pit bull mix puppy foster was adopted over a week ago, and so far, so good.
Mia, black pit bull mix puppy, being held by volunteer at adoption event
That basically means I haven't received a phone call from the adopter wanting to return her - yet.  Whew.

Her littermate Venture (a.k.a. Scary Puppy) has now been renamed Mia and is in another foster home, where she is doing great and being spoiled!  Here is Mia attending a parade with her foster family:
Mia walking on leash wearing a brightly colored sweater
Guess she's not so scary when she's all dressed up!

My friend Bev, the craziest most wonderful foster person I know, took in eight Chesapeake Bay/Labrador Retriever mix puppies recently, and they were ready for adoption this past weekend, at the same time as Wags and Wrigley.  She knew I couldn't make it to adoptions last weekend because I was working on the house, so she kept Wags and Wrigley, along with her eight foster puppies, all weekend and took them to three adoption events!  That's right - she gave up her ENTIRE weekend - Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday, to hold adoption events at a local PetSmart to try to find the puppies homes.  And it paid off, because by the end of the day on Sunday, all ten puppies had been adopted, along with one adult foster dog. It was incredible.  Did I mention she's crazy wonderful?  In addition to the three day adoption event, she also attended/worked at a fundraiser for All Paws on Saturday night, and temporarily kept another six puppies and one adult all weekend for another foster mom who had to go out of town.  I am in awe of her, and can't quite understand how she stays sane, but I am glad she does!  Thanks to her, a lot of puppies are now happily living in new homes, including Wags and Wrigley.

Wags, being held by a volunteer at an adoption event on Friday night.

One of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever/Lab mix puppies

Another Chessie/Lab puppy - 8 weeks old.

cute black fuzzy puppy curled up in someone's arms
The puppies were worn out after 3 adoption events in a row!


Kari in WeHo said...

She is a bit crazy to take care of that many PUPPIES at one time but so happy to hear about the adoptions!

I hope things are going well with the house. we are in our own house hunting adventure right now...


Tucker said...

Wow - a very successful adoption weekend! That's awesome! Good luck with the move!

Frankie Furter said...

Best of luck with the move. Never a fun experience.

CONGRATULATIONS on all the adoptions. Glad that Ziggy is coming along.

brooke said...

What a fun and successful weekend! That sounds like an awful lot of pups! But look how cute they are!!

Erika and Blair,xoxo said...

Sounds like it was an adoption blitz! I can't wait to see pictures of the new house, AND reformed Ziggy. I hope they didn't get all the badness out of him. Then what would you have to write about LOL

Cupcake said...

Good luck with your new house. I'm so happy for you!

Bev sounds incredible. What a wonderful heart she has. All you foster parents do. Without foster parents, I wouldn't have all my babies. Thank you!

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Thank Dog for Bev! What a wonderful... yeah crazy pretty much describes what she did... human being!

can't wait to hear more about the house and Ziggy! it's great to hear he is doing well!

Rudy - The dog with a blog said...

Furry congrats, what great news!
Good luck with your new house :)


BerniceK said...

At last!

Jess and Glacier said...

Oh, there you are. You hadn't posted in a while and I was beginning to wonder if you were okay. :)
Wow. She does sound wonderful. It's so nice to read such good news.
Good luck with the move. I didn't have to prepare a new house, but I totally understand the whole packing/unpacking/rearranging. I'll be thinking of you.

Fisher and Staff said...

Congratulations on the happy news! Puppies, adoptions AND new house.

Texas The Doxie said...

whoa! She is wonderfully crazy!! Wowow!

Levi Mac said...

Yea!!!! It's so good to hear that so many dogs found homes!
And it's only because of the hard work of the 2 leggers that love us- fanks!!!!

Nuthatch... said...

Huge congrats on the adoptions! Excellent news!

Nuthatch... said...

Huge congrats on the adoptions! Excellent news!

Stanislaw said...

What a weekend! That's unbelievable! Here's to many happy years for those pups in their new homes. And we're SO HAPPY to hear that Ziggy is doing well!

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

So glad all those pups found forever homes!

We'll keep y'all in mind as you face your move! Once you're settled, don't be like my friend, who brings me toys, and take in the pets the local shelter refuses 'cause it's got too many.

Paws crossed!
Hawk aka BrownDog

ForPetsSake said...

What a great weekend! And yes, your friend is both nuts and wonderful! Thank goodness for people like you both who do so much for kiddos in need.

Purrfect Haven said...

so much to do but what an important role you are taking. We all think you are marvelous. Love Darcy, Bingley and Helen

d said...

Such great news! Thanks for sharing!! Wish there were more (crazy) wonderful people out there like your friend Bev. :-)

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

Know y'all are busy with y'alls move...when y'all get a chance check out tomorrow's post and pick up y'alls Award.

Hawk aka BrownDog

Katie said...

I just ADORE these pics :) What precious little furbabies! New follower - saw you over at BrownDog's blog. Loving your pics and posts!

~Katie, Nugget & OScar

havetailwillwag said...

10 pups and one adult dog adopted! omg that is AMAZING!! congrats to both of you and all the pups in their new homes.