One of my most recent posts here was about one of my favorite rescue dogs Marlie. If you haven’t already read it I highly suggest you do here. A link to the blog post was put on the rescues Facebook page and very quickly someone commented on it saying they were interested in her. I have learned to not get too excited when people say they are interested in a dog. I can not tell you how many times I have checked my e-mail hoping for an application to come in from someone I was SURE was going to put one in.Luckily the application came through and it was an awesome application. In our rescue we do a home visit before any adoption is finalized. While Marlie isn’t Dan or I’s foster dog, we still really enjoy doing home visits so we took Marlie on hers.
First off mom is pretty bad ass. Not only does she have full sleeves and neck tattoos but she has a killer hair cut that I could absolutely never pull off (Dan and I use to be much more of the alternative nature but we got all old and boring). Her real bad assery is that she foster dogs for another organization and has adopted from our rescue in the past. Plus she is raising one heart breaker of a son. Don’t believe me? He wanted to get Marlie flowers for the visit…and he is 6! I about died when she told me. He settled on getting her a dragon toy.
The home visit was great. Dan and I got in the car and could not stop smiling and saying “Marlie I think you met your people!”. It came as no surprise when we got the e-mail saying they wanted to adopt her. The extra cute part was that after we left the son told his mom “We REALLY need to get her flowers because she is a really sweet, sweet girl”. You don’t get cuter than that.
So we did the adoption a few days later and this little kid could not have been happier to finally get his dog. We always do adoptions at a neutral place like a Petco or Petsmart. Then we can help them find anything they may need for the dog like a leash and collar and crate. These two were on top of it and had already gone on their shopping spree and just needed to make sure they got the right size harness. I think they were excited.
I told you it was going to be a cuteness overload. He could not stop hugging Marlie. Well that is a lie, as soon as he saw Dan try to take a picture he stopped. Marlie was just as excited, except she had no clue what was going on. She did however know that the sliding doors at Petco were like nothing she had ever heard at the puppy mill.
Oh, and Marlie got her flowers. I have talked a little to mom since the adoption and it sounds like Marlie really found the perfect forever home. She is glued to her new mom and brother and we all couldn’t be any happier. We really work hard to make sure the dogs in the rescue go to the best homes possible but I am still often amazed by how above and beyond perfect some situations can be.