Ella perching, the better to watch the birds.
It’s never a dull moment around here. First I get a call from my staff that a couple has walked into our adoption center inquiring about one of our long term rescues, Ella. Poof! It’s a match! Ella showed off her best behavior and training, and she is exactly what they are looking for and are able to handle. I lost my bed warmer but she has a family now to enjoy.
A couple of hours later a man calls wanting to place his 15 year old dog and cat because he is moving and thinks they will be unhappy with the move. I tell him that if he is careful with the stress of moving, they should be fine. I don’t tell him that separating from family at that age will be far more stressful. I do give him the name of a senior rescue, Muttville.org, but am not encouraging about him being successful finding them new homes. I hang up the phone sad for the pets and people but hoping that they truly wanted the best for their dogs, just not sure what to do.
Then a few hours later, a woman calls wanting her dog back. She had relinquished to us her 6 yr old dog months ago. As she was in tears and had been so unhappy about her move and having to give him up, it was a no brainer about giving him back. In fact we are delighted. A wired-for-sound Jack Russell with tons of energy even at his age was not the kind of couch potato that many people are looking for. I hang up the phone elated that we found him the right home. His own!