The Secret’s Out!

26 Jun

When we first rescued Paige from the public shelter, we didn’t think she’d hang around with us for longer than a week. At only 27 pounds and with one of the sweetest temperaments in the world, we just knew that someone was going to snatch her up, and quick!

And we were almost right – the first night she was here we got stopped on the street by a great couple! One worked from home, and owned his own business. He wanted to have a companion during the day while his partner was out at work everyday. They saw Paige from across the street and waved at me to wait for them. It seemed perfect until the next morning when I opened my email and saw that their landlord didn’t allow pit bulls.

Well, I was disappointed, but not overly so. It had only been 24 hours – how high could my expectations have been? But as time continued to go by, I grew more and more anxious. Maybe people didn’t really want a teentsy weentsy pittie? Maybe I wasn’t doing a good job marketing her online and in my community? Maybe my own secret desire to foster fail was permeating our intros and meet & greets? I don’t really know why, but what we thought was going to be only a week turned into a month.

Well, maybe some of you will remember this picture we posted on our Facebook page this past weekend:

Paige celebrated Gay Pride in New York City’s West Village in a new tie dye t-shirt! Cute, right?

What our caption didn’t mention is that Paige didn’t celebrate Gay Pride with us. She celebrated Gay Pride with her new mom! That’s right folks, Paige is…

An old acquaintance of ours named Rebecca sent us an email about a week and a half ago. According to previous conversations, we didn’t think she would be interested in Paige – she had always been interested in senior dogs. But when she emailed us, I knew it was the right choice. She understands the challenges and benefits that come along with owning a pittie mix, and she’s a dedicated owner with goals for her dog to become a Canine Good Citizen and a breed ambassador. She gets it.

But even though I know Paige is now in the most perfect home for her, I can’t help but think of how great it would have been to keep her forever. She was the perfect playmate for Lucy, and the best cuddler I could have ever hoped for. Keeping her would have meant a permanent hiatus from fostering, though, and that simply is not an option for me now that we have our own rescue organization.

So with loads of joy (and a bit of sorrow) in my heart, I say, “Goodbye, Paige! Thanks for one of the most fun months I have had in a long, long time!”


15 Responses to “The Secret’s Out!”

  1. Megan June 26, 2012 at 10:10 AM #

    This left me a little teary eyed. I’m so glad that you were able to save her life and share some time with her while you helped her find her way to a great forever home.

  2. Mr. and Mrs. and Nola Kisses June 26, 2012 at 10:34 AM #

    Congrats Paige! Sounds like you are one lucky girl and will be so loved in your forever home!

  3. Julie June 26, 2012 at 10:38 AM #

    Congrats, Paige!

  4. Becca (Ella & John) June 26, 2012 at 11:03 AM #

    Yay Paige!! We’re so happy for her! And for the new foster that’s sure to be coming!!

  5. Rachel June 26, 2012 at 11:38 AM #

    Yayyyy for Paige! So happy she found her forever home and kudos to you for loving her and then sending her on her next journey. Te goodbye is the toughest part… I hope you feel better soon and you get lots of updates :-)))

  6. pittiefullove June 26, 2012 at 1:09 PM #

    Adoptions all around—wahoo! (and we were both holding out…HA!) yAY for that cutie patootie!!!

  7. Corbin June 26, 2012 at 2:56 PM #

    We just adopted out Brutus, who my mom was head over heals for… she was so sad when he went on to his new (wonderful) forever home because she really felt he could have stayed with us forever. But that would mean we’d be very limited with out fostering future… heart break will heal when we get the next bouncie pittie in 🙂 But I think she’ll always miss that slobbery dude.
    and PS. Congrats to Paige and her new mommy!!!!!! Wonderful news 🙂

  8. leomarie5 June 26, 2012 at 3:23 PM #

    Im so happy to hear Paige is adopted. Great work Jen.

  9. leomarie5 June 26, 2012 at 3:24 PM #

    Great work Jen. So glad to hear the good news.

  10. barbarajkennedy1014 June 26, 2012 at 3:58 PM #

    Great story. I was fortunate enough to meet Paige. She’s a wonderful girl, loving, sweet, funny girl. I am happe for her new family. I am in awe of everyone involed with helping Paige find her new life!

  11. Tucker's Mom June 26, 2012 at 4:29 PM #

    Congratulations, Paige!

  12. Emily June 26, 2012 at 4:45 PM #

    Woo hoo! Congrats to Paige! She was/is such a doll!

  13. Matt.S June 26, 2012 at 5:30 PM #

    Hooray! Live well, Paige!


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