On Saturday, we picked up a new foster pup named Lucky Boy. Surrendered at MDAS with 6 other brothers and sisters, this little guy’s name used to be White Boy. I think Lucky is more fitting. He’s a Terrier Mix (definitely some Chihuahua in there) who is absolutely precious. Living in a pack setting, probably outside, with owners who weren’t very nice to him has made him a bit timid but he’s got a great little personality despite his battle scars.
My freedom ride!
On Tuesday, Miami-Dade Animal Services (MDAS) put out a list of 42 dogs to be euthanized the next day if no one came to their rescue. Every summer, the shelter gets packed to the brim with animals and sadly, they kill many dogs (and cats) when there is not enough space to house them.
Our wonderful friends at Dogs On The Move threw together a last minute transport effort, in an attempt to save as many dogs as possible. Dogs On The Move is a nonprofit organization in South Florida that transports pets from high-kill shelters to responsible 501(c)3 rescues and no-kill organizations for re-homing (Facebook page here). With the support of dog lovers, fosters, donors & rescue groups, a plan was in place. By the end of the day, a total of 9 dogs had been saved, 8 from the euthanasia list.
Sasha’s intake picture from MDAS
Our sweet foster boy Enzo is one step closer to home. In a few weeks, he will depart on transport to a rescue organization in Iowa. Originally we were not going to send him on another transport but our partners in Iowa heard the whole story (here, if you missed it) and are confident they can find him a great home in no time. They adore Chows and Enzo’s story, photos and videos have stolen their hearts.
Last weekend, Enzo graduated from Basic Obedience Class. The class is designed off the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen curriculum so he’ll be ready to start CGC training or advanced training with his new family. He’s matured into a wonderfully trained pup and we’re certain we’re going to have a hard time letting go.
When we rescued Enzo the second time, we knew it would take some time for him to find his forever home. That is proving to be true- he’s been with us longer than Bethany, making him the longest foster pup we’ve had!
Enzo is a deeply sweet boy who, like most of our foster pups, has his issues. He’s going through the same program as our previous foster DJ and after watch DJ’s transformation, we’re looking forward to socializing him more and setting a good foundation for his future life. We’ve kept him for so long party because we want to ensure his adoptive family is the right fit and will love him forever as he so deserves!
We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and a very Happy New Year!! Thank you all for your supportive words about our foster boy Enzo who made a reappearance last month at our house. (Read here if you missed the post.) He’s doing exceptionally well and as the days go by, I’m falling more and more in love with him. He’s become an excellent walker and loves getting his furry coat brushed. Another favorite? Pressing his entire body into you when you pet him. He’s had no obedience issues at all and I find myself scratching my head to explain the earlier blunder. Hopefully, Enzo will find his perfect forever home soon– he has nothing but love– and a ton of dog hair to give 🙂
Love this boy!