Fingers Crossed for Bethany

We received some good news this week in the dog department! After talking to the Humane Society of Greater Miami, we came to a decision to continue to foster her at our house until she gets adopted. Originally, they wanted to put Bethany in a cage at the shelter, hoping a family would come and adopt her. Still, no one wanted to put her in a cage when she was thriving at our house. Sometimes when dogs go back into the shelter they can lose all hope and also forget their previous training. Bethany also needs exercise to recover from FHO surgery and we wanted to make sure she receives proper care.

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Hi! I'm still here!

We also have a few families interested in adopting this sweet girl. We’ve had 5 letdowns with Bethany, so we’re not counting our eggs before they hatch. We simply continue to hope the right family comes along and makes her a part of their forever family. Letdowns can be rough especially when something seems so promising. We’re hoping she fits in well with one of the families currently interested.

Bethany is recovering dramatically faster than Chelsea and already has a bigger range of motion in her leg than Chelsea currently does. It’s most likely because Bethany had surgery much younger and when the injury was fresh. Chelsea had surgery about 5 months after her injury; Bethany only waited about 2 weeks. Unlike Chelsea, Bethany still has a slight limp and her shaved leg continues to grow back in.

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What you lookin' at?

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I want it back!

Smiles from Chelsea (even though I blinded her with the flash!)

Bethany is running and playing now. We do daily leg stretches and take her on daily walks to improve leg muscle and extend range of motion, including walking in high grass and sand. We are waiting to take her swimming; it’s a great exercise to improve muscle function and stimulate growth but it’s been raining every weekend for the past 3 weeks! When the sunshine comes, Bethany is going to the beach πŸ™‚

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Patiently waiting for my forever family!

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Scarlett, Harley, Bethany and Chelsea πŸ™‚


21 responses to “Fingers Crossed for Bethany

  1. I hope Bethany will find a good forever home, as good as yours, soon. She is so adorable and you’re so love-giving. The pictures are very heartwarming, looks like everybody’s happy πŸ™‚

  2. You are wonderful for keeping her until her forever family comes along. Every dog needs humans just like you to look after them. Thanks from all of us lucky dogs!

  3. Loving your photos – ha! Never a dull moment around your place:)

    • hahaha you are so right– NEVER a dull moment πŸ™‚ We could stay home every night without tv or entertainment and be totally amused! Hope you have a great week!

  4. So glad Bethany is recovering. I hope she finds the best forever home – but I think she’ll have to come back to visit Chelsea, Harley, and Scarlett. Great pics of everybody.

    • Thanks Bongo, we are very happy, too! We’re really hoping that our co-worker takes her— he’s got a great family with dogs, fenced acres to run wild in and kids to play with!!!

  5. I have a theory – when she meets new families she tells them that secretly she’s not so sure they’re going to be as good as yours! Your fur family are all gorgeous!

    • hehehe that is too funny! She’s getting bigger and bigger and we are just praying the right family comes along soon! Thank you so much– your family is gorgeous as well, Bubba included πŸ™‚ We hope she’s feeling better today!

  6. Bethany is such a sweetheart. I am pleased that she is recovering so well. A trip to the beach will be fantastic!

    • Thank you! We didn’t get to go to the beach but we did do something pretty fun– we are posting the story tonight πŸ™‚ We’re definitely going this weekend! Hope you guys have a great weekend!

  7. We are so happy to hear that Bethany is feeling better. You are so caring to keep her in a thriving environment. Our humans wish they could adopt her but they can’t at this time. We know her forever family is coming soon.

    Bella and DiDi

    P.S.- Sending Bethany and the rest of your doggies virtual kisses.

  8. You are doing a great job with Bethany. πŸ™‚

  9. Fingers crossed for Bethany!!

  10. Bethany sounds like such a sweetheart…you’ve done well with her. I hope she finds a furever home with as much love as she’s had in yours!

    • Aw, thank you very much Sage! We know she will find herself the perfect family soon– and we won’t let her go until she does πŸ™‚

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