Hermosa was adopted! Using the Rescue Me site was a wonderful experience. We were fostering Hermosa for a friend who could no longer take care of her. Although we fell in love with her, we did not have adequate room for her to run and play the way a puppy needs to do. She seemed happy here, but we were looking for an even better place for her to stay.
We fostered Hermosa for almost a year and tried to find another family to take her by word of mouth and by posting her on other websites. Each day, we were falling more in love with her and knew the longer we had her, the more attached we would become. So, I stumbled upon the Rescue Me website. Once I found it, I easily posted a description and picture and someone contacted us the next day. This was one of those 'God had a hand in this one' stories.
A family in North Carolina had a 6 year old Newfoundland/Lab mix who got cancer in her leg. They were going to have to amputate to save the dog's life and they ended up losing her in the surgery. Obviously, the family was heart broken as they thought they would have her for years to come since she was so young. The oldest daughter, Ryan, began asking for another dog like the one they had lost. Her parents told her that if she saved up her allowance, and found a dog to rescue, then she could have it. So, Ryan worked hard and saved $50. Then, without her parents knowledge, she placed a letter in the mailbox of a woman who lives down the street who rescues dogs. The letter told the story and asked if she new of a Newfie or Newfie mix that she could have. Well, the woman only rescues small dogs and had nothing like what the girl was looking for. Moved by the letter, the woman told her grown daughter, Jennifer, the story. Jennifer then saw our dog's picture (Hermosa - a Newfie/Lab mix) and contacted us. The story gets even better....the family lives in NC and we live in Atlanta, GA. Jennifer just so happened to be coming to Atlanta the very next week for job training! She put us in touch with Ryan's family and we answered their questions and go to know them a little better. We decided they would be a good fit for Hermosa and they decided she would be a good fit for them. One week after posting Hermosa on Rescue Me, she had a new happy home.
Hermosa now lives in another state and we are staying in contact with her new family. She has 3 acres of land to run around and play on and 2 other puppies to play with as well. The family called to tell us when Hermosa arrived that she is identical to the dog they lost last year - all black, cute as can be, identical personalities, and a Newfie/Lab mix. They couldn't be happier and we couldn't have found a better place for Hermosa. Rescue Me was definitely a God sent way for us to make our pet and 2 families very happy! Thank you for all that you do!