The Whirlwind Foster

27 Dec

So, we’ve dropped a couple hints on our Facebook page about our new foster, and now I’m so happy to officially announce that last week’s “Adoptable Pittie of the Week,” Pinky, is the newest member of our foster family!

Pinky & Lucy enjoying antler chews

Exactly one week ago, the adoption coordinator of the Picasso Veterinary Fund of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals brought Pinky to me. We knew that Lucy loves other dogs, and we knew that Pinky liked them too, but sometimes gets over stimulated. So we took a nice, long walk with the two of them and decided that they would be just fine living in an apartment together. And boy, are they! I haven’t seen two dogs play quite as much as these two do – wrestling, tug toys, and sloppy kissing sessions. Yes, I’m coming out – my dogs are lesbians. And I’m absolutely fine with that!

But Pinky has another nickname: the “Whirlwind Foster.” She came from a home in Staten Island where she was, essentially, being neglected. Her owners kept her in her crate 23 hours everyday, only letting her out to relieve herself, and probably even fed her meals inside the crate. We don’t know much else about her past, except that considering how desperate she is for human affection now – she probably didn’t get very much of it before.

We’re also simply amazed that after such a long time of neglect, that she does have that drive to give and get love from humans. It’s the one thing that inspires us most about these dogs we know as “rescues”: despite what they’ve gone through, they bounce back better than before.

Now, with Lucy, and me, she’s a big ball of endless energy! We have to keep her on a tie down a lot, and reward her with love when she’s in a calm state. She’s been responding very well, but still has some crazy “whirlwind” moments.

And along those lines, she even already has an application for adoption – so talk about “whirlwind”! Yesterday, we met a nice, young man on the street who has been thinking about getting a dog, and just happened to love Pinky. We’ve had one more meeting with him and his girlfriend, and will have another tomorrow, but so far, everything is going well, and hopefully we’ll have great news to report very soon!


And if you think you may know of a great home for sweet, little Pinky, you can get more information about her from her profile on Petfinder, and apply to adopt her by emailing

13 Responses to “The Whirlwind Foster”

  1. Tucker's Mom at 11:23 AM #

    Pinky is adorable! Hope to hear that she will be ringing in the New Year in her new, and forever, home.

  2. Debora at 1:02 PM #

    I knew Lucy was lovely when I brought her to Animal Haven, but I didn’t realize quite how lovely. What a great disposition! Hope I can make some time in the coming year to see her again!

  3. We hope so, too, Debora! You’re her savior!

  4. barbara Kennedy at 3:58 PM #

    Piinky is adorable. I hope she finds a loving home soon. Those of you who rescue and are generous to foster are my heroes!

  5. Aleksandra at 4:45 PM #

    She is super sweet! I am always jealous of how great Lucy does with your fosters. I wish Chick were as accommodating!

  6. Two Grads at 9:04 PM #

    So excited to learn more about PInky! Fingers crossed for her!

  7. That Touch of Pit ... at 11:11 PM #

    Aleks: it was actually a bit touch and go there with Lucy and Pinky on the first day we had Pinky, but she adjusted quickly, which is great. She also had some issues with Herbie, which is why we eventually had to send him on to a different foster home, but otherwise, I am sort of amazed at how great she is with them, too!

  8. pittiefullove at 6:19 PM #

    Nice to meet you, Pinky! You lucky girl, you’re in good hands!

  9. dee cas at 3:42 PM #

    Hello, me and my friend Dianna and Maurice are the people that rescued Pinky, I just read the story and I’m so happy!


    • maurice morton at 11:42 PM #

      I am so happy to see that the system is working, Pinky is going to have a home.



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