Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Introducing Misty; Misty Was Adopted

One thing I really enjoy about volunteering with an all-breed rescue is that I get to foster many different breeds of dogs. A few years ago, I decided that one of my goals is to foster dogs from every common dog breed at some point in my life. Why? I have no idea. But I have a list, and I enjoy checking off each breed when I foster a new dog. Some of them were easy. Beagles, Labrador Retrievers, American Pit Bull Terriers, and Chihuahuas are all relatively common. Some of them are rare. I’ve only fostered one Old English Sheepdog, and one Neapolitan Mastiff. I’ll probably never see a Bedlington Terrier or a Komondor. But it’s fun to learn about each new breed and get a chance to foster a dog from a breed I’ve never met before. So when we received a call from someone needing to surrender a Havanese, I have to admit I was a little bit excited. I did my research on the breed to make sure it was a dog that I would be able to work with and that would fit in well at my house. Then I talked to the owner to find out more about the dog. And later that evening, I met her and picked up Misty.

Misty the Havanese
Misty is an eight-month-old Havanese. She came from a wonderful family who is going through a rough time. The owner had recently been diagnosed with a medical condition that made her unable to care for Misty anymore, and she wanted to do what was best for her and find her a great home. I was glad to help, and glad to get to know more about a Havanese. They are little dogs, belonging to the Toy group, and are part of the Bichon family. They are extremely intelligent and social little dogs, and love to play. Misty was a bit shy at first but quickly began playing with Twinkie, my foster Chihuahua. They would run and wrestle and chase each other all over. Because the owner had taken such good care of Misty and was able to tell us all about her, we were able to put Misty up for adoption almost immediately. And within a day of placing her bio on the website, she received four applications for adoption. This is more than Ziggy has received in the past three years!

It took a few days, but we finally settled on the perfect home for Misty. We found a wonderful owner who has no human children but says “her dogs are her children”. She has a home with a fenced yard, and most importantly a young Shih Tzu for Misty to play with. Misty met the other dog and immediately began playing with him. She has now been adopted!  And as you can see from the photo, Misty seems quite comfortable with her new owner.  Here is the note her new mom sent to All Paws the night she took her home:

SO, lil Misty is doing GREAT at our house!  Came in sniffin' everything!  Loves the huge backyard--running around chasing her new brother Bruno!  She was a little apprehensive about the stairs to the basement but once she did um once she's an old pro.  She got to meet new daddy and barked like crazy but now is warming up to him.  Snuggled up with me at the moment...c attached pics.  I think we have a winner!!  Thank you so much All Paws!   Jess, Trav, Bruno and Spot

And although I don't have any pictures to show you, Sophie the St. Bernard mix has also been adopted!  She went to a home that was perfect for her, where she will get to be the only pet and get all the attention she desires from her new mom and dad. 


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

That is grrrreat fur Her... butt I feel terrible fur poor Ziggy. SIGH !

Cupcake said...

It's so great when you can find the perfect forever home.