Thursday, May 14, 2009

Emmy has a place to go!!

I haven't had a dog-post in a while because things have just been in limbo with Emmy, our foster boxit (boxer-pit bull). We have some things going on in our lives that I won't completely get into yet (NO I'm not pregnant) but I will say that we needed to not have a foster anymore. We agreed to take Emmy back in October because I couldn't leave her in the shelter to die after I looked into her eyes and she wagged her tail at me. She went to another foster home for about a week, but was too strong and kept knocking the poor lady over so she came back to us. I agreed to foster her temporarily until another foster home could be found....that was over 6 months ago! She went through heartworm treatment, and is now healthy and ready to be adopted. They problem is that she is not the most adoptable dog ever because she has a prey drive (aka wants to kill cats/small dogs) and is questionable meeting other big dogs as well. She loves our dogs, and I have no doubt she would fight to the death to protect Rich and I, and our 3 dogs....and while that is admirable, that's not the dog for every home. We had so many potential adoptive and new foster homes for her that fell through, and I was getting very discouraged. It was to the point where our only option was to put her in boarding for weeks or months until a new foster home could be found, and the thought of her going from our home to a cage in a kennel by herself just broke my heart. I found out last night that this wonderful family is going to foster her now. They are very dog experienced and will know how to handle her, and won't let her get away with any funny busines. Yet they are extremely loving. I know that she will do great there with them until her forever family comes along to adopt her. I will be driving her up towards North Carolina next week. It will be a very sad day because I really love her, but I know that she's going to a great place and now we can move forward with our lives.

The pic on the left is from the day I met her at the shelter last fall, and the one on the right is from this morning. She has come so far, and is such a people-lover!
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13 comments:

aron said...

that is GREAT news :)

looove the pic of her laying with you :)

Amy said...

Yay! I'm happy you found her a nice home.

Denise said...

Aw, what a sweetie. What you're doing is amazing. I'm glad she has a nice home now.

Carolina John said...

how fantastic! glad she's going to a good home.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

♡ that last pic of you two, so happy to hear you've found a great place for her.

D10 said...

She is too cute! I am glad to hear you have found a new foster home for her.

Marlene said...

That's wonderful news! She's a real cutie - I can tell she's a sweetheart beneath her tough exterior. :)

Alisa said...

Excellent news.

The second pic is adorable! Who doesn't love a cuddly doggie.

Lacey Nicole said...

SHE IS ADORABLE!!! that is great you found a good placement. i have never heard of the prey drive!! that is kind of scary and i can imagine hard to manage. you have done an amazing job with her, awwww.

lindsay said...

yay for emmy! i hope the new foster family ends up adopting her. she sounds like a great dog!

Jess said...

Awww! See, I don't think I could foster dogs because I'd just end up adopting them for good and then I'd have a houseful of dogs!

Frayed Laces said...

Haha I love how you have to come out right away and give the disclaimer that you aren't pregnant!

Kim said...

Ahhhh...glad you were able to find someone to foster her.