After three weeks of enjoying my little family, I decided it was time to help again. There were just too many pups in need for me to sit on the bench any longer. I called Paula from Sea Dog Rescue and we set up a time to head to our local shelter to find my next foster.
On July 12, 2013, Paula and I met at the local SPCA. We started walking around the kennels and I immediately fell in love! With Farrah :) She was a beautiful hound! Unfortunately, we were looking for a male to go in my household, so Farrah would have to wait. (I of course went back to photograph her and do a blog post. She is still available!) Hounds are most definitely my weakness.
Paula & I kept browsing. We saw three boys that struck our fancy. One ended up not doing well with other dogs and one wasn't available for adoption yet as he was still on his stray hold. That left one. Olson.
|Photo courtesy of Paula Ford|
Every time we walked away from his kennel at the shelter, he let out a big dog bark. "Don't leave without me!!!" Okay, we won't :) Paula and I thought Olson would make a perfect Sea Dog. After Paula filled out the necessary paperwork, I headed to the vet with him. He was so sweet. I immediately started thinking of a new name for him. Woody. I wanted to name him in honor of the most unique, loving, and wonderful black lab I have ever know, Elwood.
Woody and I headed home after the vet so he could meet the family. The girls both loved him, but Cooper kept his distance. Woody was a fully formed make when he entered our home. Cooper was cautious of him, but he accepted him. Willa thought he was super handsome!
|Willa's New Boyfriend :)|
Willa was in love with Woody, but June thought he was the best play mate ever! They tumbled, they ran, they played, and they started all over again. It was a constant cycle of fun for these two. It was quite a challenge to keep them from playing after Woody's neuter surgery. He did enjoy his snuggling and quiet time though!
Woody was with us for 29 days. He went to his forever family on August 9, 2013, where he joined another Sea Dog, Raegan! They had a wonderful meet and greet and couldn't wait to play together. It was sad to leave him, but I know he has a wonderful family to love and care for him. He will never go without ever again. I will miss you, Woody! (And June will, too!)
|Junie pouting after Woody left. Poor girl!|
Don't worry, sweet June! I am sure you will have a new playmate before you know it!
Do your dogs have special bonds with other dogs? Who are they best friends with?