Sunday, June 3, 2012

Chloe Was Adopted!

Chloe started out as a stray in a small animal control shelter.  As a five year old pit bull, she didn't have much hope of being saved.  The shelter was getting ready to close for the Thanksgiving holiday, and all the remaining dogs were going to be euthanized.  That's when the volunteers from Pound Puppies Volunteers of St. Louis jumped into action.  They posted pictures and bios of the dog on Facebook, and put out the word via e-mail to many other rescuers.  Those rescuers also shared the word via social media, and the pictures of the dogs kept showing up on my Facebook feed.  I watched the pictures of these dogs show up for days.  I picked out the one I would save if I could (a small all-white pittie girl), but I was going out of town for the holidays and knew that I wasn't going to be able to help.  The pleas for help continued, and many different rescuers stepped up to pull dogs out to safety.  My favorite was pulled, and several others, until only one was left.  For several hours I saw more posts asking for help with this final dog, but no help came.  The deadline to save her arrived, and still they'd received no offers to help. I didn't have the room for another foster, and I knew that pitties are hard to place, so if I pulled her she might be here awhile. Still, all those pleas for help had me cheering for this dog, and when no one else stepped forward, I called and said if they could find temporary foster care over the holiday, I'd take the last dog when I returned.  That is how Chloe came to stay with me. 
Chloe
Chloe turned out to be a wonderful dog.  She was house-trained and was great with other dogs and with the cats.  She immediately became my shadow, and spent every moment either on the couch next to me, or rolling on her back in the grass.  She slept near my feet every night, and made a funny "woo-woo" sound whenever she was excited.  Unfortunately Chloe tested positive for heartworms, so she had to undergo some painful treatment over several months before she could be adopted.  But then her treatment was completed, she started going to adoption events, and last week a family saw her at PetSmart and fell in love.  Chloe is now adopted and is doing great in her new home.  She's come a long way from being the stray running out of time at a shelter.  She finally has the Happy Ever After that she deserves!


11 comments:

Cupcake said...

What a sweet face! I want to give her a big hug. I'm so glad she found her forever home.

Diane McCornack said...

Yippee for Chloe!! And for you stepping up in her hour of need. This happy ending would not have been possible with out that!

Ashton Keenan said...

Oh Chloe! My favorite girl. :) so happy for her!! :) I hope she lives the rest of her life happy, lazy and heartworm free.

Harper said...

Look at that smile in the last photo!! Hooray for Chloe :)

Blueberry's human said...

What a great smile she has! Thank you for stepping up and helping her out!

mayziegal said...

Oh, we just LUVS Chloe's sweet face! Thank you, thank you for taking her in and giving her a chance to find her Most Perfect Home That Ever Was!

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

Two Pitties in the City said...

Oh, this made me so happy and sad at the same time. Mr. B was also a 5 year old in the shelter and our last foster Bessie-Belle was 8. I think there's just something about these Elderbulls and unfortunately most of the time they don't even get out. We had a hard time finding an older than 4 year male pitbull in all of Chicago when we were looking, and it's these dogs that really open the adoption possibility for others who do want a more mellow dog and don't want to go through all the puppyness. Thank you for taking a chance on Chloe...not to mention all the animals you've fostered over the years!

Anonymous said...

So happy to hear that Chloe's adoption is going well. I was very hopeful, because of the way the kids were walking her around the store and the way the mom fell in love with her, but you try not to get your hopes up too high! She may have been the only adoption that day, but she was worth it!
Linda

Barb's Cats and Quilts said...

They say animals can't smile because they don't have the facial muscles needed. Just one more thing "they" are wrong about. What a fantastic picture of Chloe's beautiful smile.

volunteers4paws said...

look at that smile!!!

Kari in Vegas said...

Hooray! She is so darn cute

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