Well, after a quiet week we did indeed have a bit of a bumper day today.
Both the puppies who were in foster with volunteers Alizée and Erwan were adopted today, so that has to be some kind of record for speed. Okay, it helped that they are both fabulous looking puppies, and it helps that Alizée is an excellent photographer. But that is super quick nonetheless. How lovely for these two pups to find homes so soon and without spending any time at the SPA! Many thanks to Alizée and Erwan who got straight back onto the “fostering horse” following the death of Tiger. From the videos they posted, it seems that their other dog, Tina, enjoyed having puppies around the place too.
We then had the adoption of Hoch. Some of you know that he came back from his first adoption due to no fault of his own, and was then in a foster home that everyone hoped would become a permanent one. However living with a cat was not right for him, and he returned to the SPA a couple of weeks ago. No long period of residence for him this time; he is off again to what everyone hopes will be his final home. It is credit to the staff and volunteers as well as to Hoch himself that each time he returns he seems happy to see everyone and fits straight back into the SPA routine. Notwithstanding, we really hope it is the last time we see this young lad, unless it is when he comes to visit.
The strangest story of the day has to be the rehoming of Nino. He was adopted on Wednesday and at the time it looked as if he had struck lucky. When hearing of his adoption, however, many of us spared a thought for a great SPA supporter who really loved Nino and was planning to adopt him but was pipped to the post. When his new family brought him back today, citing incompatibility with their poodle, Anne did not hesitate. Nino did a quick turnabout and was off to his second new home in three days.
To answer your question, yes, the two dogs were tested before the adoption took place and it is possible that with a bit of time and patience things would have been fine. But all’s well that ends well and Nino is certainly going to be happy, which is the only thing that matters.
We had a couple of reserrvations too, so let’s hope for a great week next week.