After talking it over with Mr. BFS and weighing the pros and cons, we decided to let go of Daisy. A super nice family adopted her last Saturday. 😀 We’re happy for the family and Daisy, and we will remember the nice month that we had with her. Now we’re looking forward to the next foster that we’ll probably get this week.
Daisy’s Forever Family
The couple is sweet, seems to be in the 45-50 year old range, and has a 17 year old kid and a 10 year old Beagle mix. I feel great about the match since it is obvious that they’ll take great care of her and were ready for her little puppy issues. While the husband finished the adoption paperwork, the wife took care of buying Daisy a good kennel, the same food that she was eating with us, a travel dog bowl, and a couple of toys (they agreed with me on loading up somewhere cheaper).
Daisy and their Beagle mix had met at a dog park at noon. When it was obvious that those two could get along, and that Daisy was sweet to all of the other dogs and people at the park, they decided to adopt. This was after I let them know about every issue I could think of – all of her positives and negatives. They had a wedding to attend at 5pm, yet they followed me to the Petsmart that the rescue works out of at 1:30pm. They even texted me a couple of updates later to let me know that Daisy settled in well and even got to sleep on their bed. Thank you, awesome couple!
They know that they can bring her back to SMART if they ever need to give her up and they have all of my personal contact info too.
Our New Foster
That’s one successful adoption down and countless to go. Katie, SMART’s adoption and foster placement specialist, is now choosing our next foster. We’ll either be getting a 1 year old sweety named Dale or a playful, trained 1.5 year old cutey named Lucy. I’ll update you when he/she is placed at our house. Mr. BFS and I are excited to meet either one of them and get to know another puppy.
Fostering rocks! I’d highly suggest it to anyone who likes animals and can stand the idea of them coming and going frequently. 🙂
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