And Just Like That…

23 Oct

Ethel is adopted!

After less than two weeks, and really almost no work on our part, our very special Ethel has found her forever home. Sometimes, we just get lucky and rescue wonderful dogs, and then we get even luckier and perfect adopters appear out of thin air. Well, this was one of those times.

We posted Ethel as our Adoptable Pittie of the Week last week, and almost immediately after publishing that post, we listed her on all the standard online pet databases. And in less than 10 minutes, we had our first inquiry – a young, self-employed photographer living in Brooklyn who was looking for a new dog after his last one passed away from cancer. His email really didn’t show us anything very specific, but after checking with his vet, and references, we couldn’t have been more thrilled. Peter seemed like an ideal candidate.

So we arranged a meet & greet for later in the week, as Josh had to go out of town for two days for work. During that time, Ethel got some very special attention at a temporary foster home. She got individualized attention, lots of cuddles, great food and toys and a lifelong friend from her temporary foster mom, Rennie.

But her vacation there quickly came to an end, and the day after Josh returned, we had our meeting with Peter who, like everyone else who’d met Ethel, fell in love with her immediately. The papers were signed, hands (and paws) shook, and off Ethel went off to become the newest resident of Brooklyn!

We have to give a very special thank you to Deja Foundation, who helped cover Ethel’s medical costs to make sure she was as healthy as she looked. And the biggest thanks go to Rennie, who stepped up in our time of need to take care of Ethel for two days. To make room in your life for a homeless pet for even just two days is more helpful than anyone can ever imagine – and we are immensely grateful!

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9 Responses to “And Just Like That…”

  1. Rebelwerewolf October 23, 2012 at 10:16 AM #

    Congrats, Ethel and Pete!

  2. Mimi & Cabana October 23, 2012 at 10:59 AM #

    What an awesome story for Ethel! So exciting that her picture was broadcast at Times Square. Wishing her a fabulous new life with Peter.

  3. Robert Wilenker October 23, 2012 at 11:07 AM #

    Live a long, happy life in B”klyn sweetie. Congrats Peter, she is a very SPECIAL girl!!!!

  4. Tanya @ Mazzie Takes Manhattan October 23, 2012 at 11:25 AM #

    Congratulations to Ethel and Peter!!!! Sounds like this match was just meant to be.

  5. pitlandiapooch October 23, 2012 at 11:57 AM #

    Wow, that was so quick!! Congrats to Ethel!!

  6. Rennie October 23, 2012 at 6:19 PM #

    Way too much thanking me going on, but awfully nice of you anyway. 🙂 So happy for Ethel and Peter! Hope to see pics. 🙂

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