Same ‘Hood, Different Dad (& Mom!)

9 Mar


We’ve been hinting at it for a little bit now, but we can finally announce that little Miss Pinky has a new home – and it’s just two blocks away from her last one!

The New Happy Family

When I first started fostering Pinky, we met a young man (named D.) on the street one evening during a walk. He was so enamored with Pinky, and knew she was for him. So after a long conversation, D. took my card and we got the ball rolling. We did several meet & greets with D. and his girlfriend M., a long walk, emails to the shelter’s adoption coordinator; the whole nine. But when it came down to it, we realized, for reasons outside of anyone’s control, that it wasn’t going to work out.

Then! After my vacation to Disney World, and after Pinky came back from boarding, we ran into D. on the street again. He was so thrilled to see Pinky, and so surprised that she hadn’t already been adopted by someone else. And then the ball started rolling again, but this time a little faster. We knew the family got along, so the only things that needed to happen were to make sure the extenuating circumstances were sorted out, and do antoher meet & greet with me, Pinky, D. & M., and the adoption coordinator. And to our delight, EVERYTHING WENT PERFECTLY!

So after two months of living in my home, and having chance encounters on the street with her future family, the stars aligned for our little whirlwind. She now has a family of her very own just two blocks from her foster family. She has a backyard, and an extended family with huge outdoor spaces to run and play. There’s a Dobie in the family for her to play with, and her new dad has experience in handling and training dogs. What more could you ask for?!

But for full disclosure, this is a “foster with intent to adopt” situation. The Picasso Veterinary Fund and The Mayor’s Alliance for New York City’s Animals agreed with us that it would be great for Pinky and her new family if she continued to work with us here at That Touch of Pit, The Bully Project, and the Big Apple Pittie Pack for two months. Pinky will join us on our bi-weekly pack walks and participate in free basic obedience classes weekly throughout the month of April. Once that class is complete, Pinky’s adoption will be official! We couldn’t be more thrilled with how this worked out.

Now for our giveaway contest from yesterday’s 100th post: we are extending the contest through the end of today. Comment on either yesterday’s or today’s posts, and get a chance to win PopDoggie‘s Pit Bull Dog Breed Magnet Set. All comments must be made by midnight tonight, March 9, 2012 to be eligible. (The people who commented yesterday: if you comment again today, you will have two entries in the contest.)


11 Responses to “Same ‘Hood, Different Dad (& Mom!)”

  1. Diane McCornack March 9, 2012 at 10:10 AM #

    YEA!!! For Pinky! Happy Furafter.

  2. Two Grads March 9, 2012 at 10:49 AM #

    Heres my second comment! And a YAY for Pinky! Dental Student thought Pinkys family was perfect for her. We are so excited!

  3. Two Pitties in the City March 9, 2012 at 10:58 AM #

    This is such great news! And so much like dating; I love the ‘happenstance’ and that she caught their eye while walking down the street. Good luck to her and her family!

  4. Prettie Little Pittie March 9, 2012 at 12:36 PM #

    Pinky is the sweetest thing – her new family really lucked out!!

  5. Tucker's Mom March 9, 2012 at 1:37 PM #

    Congratulations to Pinky and her new family!

  6. Rebelwerewolf March 9, 2012 at 3:33 PM #

    Congratulations on 100 posts and on Pinky’s adoption! Incidentally, my favorite post was “The Whirlwind Foster”, when Pinky first came to live with you.

  7. amfriese March 9, 2012 at 3:36 PM #

    Yay for Pinky, so exciting!

  8. Of Pit Bulls and Patience March 9, 2012 at 4:13 PM #

    Wahoo!!! Congrats to Pinky! Sounds like they were meant to be!

  9. Dee Cas March 9, 2012 at 10:52 PM #

    Pinky you light up my life, I will always love you.

  10. Mimi & Cabana March 10, 2012 at 5:15 PM #

    What a fabulous story. Isn’t it great when things just align that way? I hope the foster situation becomes an adoption reality. Hooray for Pinky!

  11. Running with Squirrels March 12, 2012 at 9:46 AM #

    Way to go Pinky! Sounds like you found a wonderful home for her … such a lucky girl!

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