Lost Dog on My Doorstep: Part Woohoo! (Part 6)

This post is a continuation of the Lost Dog on My Doorstep series.  Previous posts can be found HERE.

In Part Yay (Part 5), Gracie had finally been able to leave boarding and go to her foster home.  She was doing great in the foster home, and from what I understand, foster mom was falling in love.  Her friends even joked on Facebook, “What are you going to do if/when someone wants to adopt her?”  They knew Gracie was stealing foster mom’s heart.

Gracie at Foster Home

Gracie – Happy at Her Foster Home

But Gracie’s stay wouldn’t be long.  Foster mom picked up Gracie from the vet on Monday afternoon, and we got a call on Saturday letting us know Gracie had been adopted that morning; she was only at her foster home for five days.  The folks who adopted her had already found her via PetFinder earlier in the week, filled out their application, and were approved to adopt all before showing up to the adoption event at PetCo on Saturday.  They actually arrived early and were there waiting for the store to open – guess they were really anxious to pick her up!

They don’t currently have any other dogs, but from what I understand, they are planning to adopt another very soon. I sure hope so, because Gracie loves other dogs and I don’t think she’d be happy as an only dog.  She really needs a pal to expend her energy with.  I will be getting their contact info and hope to get an update soon regarding how Gracie is settling in at their home.

We are thrilled(!) that Gracie was adopted so quickly, and this wraps up her story.  When she first showed up on our doorstep, we were determined to do better for her than simply calling the city shelter to come get her.  We were determined to either find her original owners or find her a new family.  There were a few bumps in the road along the way, and it was no cheap endeavor… but it was all worth it… SHE was worth it!  I can’t wait to find out about her new life at her new home!

… Continued in Part 7

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17 Responses to Lost Dog on My Doorstep: Part Woohoo! (Part 6)

  1. emma says:

    That is so wonderful! We just knew she would find a place fast being such a sweet pup! You can feel so proud that you helped her out so much, if only every homeless dog had that luck!
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    • Pam says:

      We’re just so glad to know that she has a home now! And yes, we’re a little proud that we got to be a part of getting her there… it’s hard not to be. 🙂 Thank you for the sweet words of support all along the way.

  2. Bren says:

    That’s so awesome! I hope she does well!
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  3. Hooray! Thanks for everything you did to help her find her furever home!
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    • Pam says:

      We’re just so thankful that she found a furever home so quickly! We really weren’t expecting it. Thank you so much for following her little story and all your words of support! And for the extra special kindness that you gave that I won’t share here, because hey, you can’t give them all away! 🙂

  4. houndstooth says:

    I am so happy to read about her happy ending! May she have many happy years with her new family!

  5. I am thrilled to read that Gracie has a new family! So very glad she picked your doorstep to show up on all those weeks ago. She knew you were an angel 🙂 Kudos to you for all your efforts!
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    • Pam says:

      I wouldn’t say angels, but we gave her attention and food and treats, and she was hooked :). It still bothers me that we couldn’t find her original family, but knowing that she is with a new family that really wanted her means everything to me.

  6. Donna says:

    I’m so behind on my blog reading – and so happy that I stopped here to catch up. Yay for Gracie!!
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    • Pam says:

      Thanks for stopping by and thank you for the yay!! Every visit means so much to me. I feel like I’m *always* behind on reading/commenting… I feel like I can never stay caught up. Speaking of which, I’m behind at your blog too… sigh :).

  7. BoingyDog says:

    Woo hoo hoo! It’s been amazing to follow this gal’s journey and it’s amazing how you literally helped save a life. I know you’re modest but that’s what you did – one could have shooed this little gal away and that could’ve been the end of her. But you committed your time, love, money and boy did it pay off wonderfully! Congratulations on an amazing success!
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    • Pam says:

      Thank you so much! The kind words really mean a lot. Being a part of Gracie’s life for a short time and then being a part of getting her into a new home only makes me want to be even more involved in rescue. We have rescue dogs ourselves (and always will) and we’ve always donated to shelters/rescues, but we’ve never been truly *actively* involved. I hope to be able to foster soon… I think my husband is still iffy on fostering because he thinks we won’t be able to let them go. I think it will be tremendously difficult, but I think we can do it. Letting them go means being able to foster more, save more. We’ll see. Then I’ll call Gracie our “gateway dog”, lol… the one who started it all.

  8. What a wonderful happy ending. You did a good thing for Gracie.
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  9. Jodi says:

    That is awesome news!! I do hope you can keep in touch with her adopters and keep us updated on her. So many times I fall in love with dogs that are being fostered and then they go to their forever homes and we don’t hear anymore about them. She’s a beautiful girl and she deserves a beautiful family.

    Big pat on the back to you and your hubby for all you did to help her on her journey. The world needs more folks like you.
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