For several months now I've been toying with the idea of getting one of these small little Italian Greyhounds (they run from 6-12 pounds average). For those who don't know, I've had the larger variety (65-70 pounds) in my home for 16 years and love them. But I'm missing the whole lap dog experience and had been in contact with my local IG rescue group.
I had put the idea on the back burner as my life always seems to be so hectic, knowing that one would probably just drop in my lap at some point and find me.
On Easter I found this note on the IG facebook page:
Good morning and Happy Easter Sunday. I wanted to post about a 11-12 year old female "Lisa" in KS that needs to come into rescue before the end of the month or the owner is planning to put her to sleep before her move. LLC rescue in KS has graciouly offered to transport her to Texas if we can find a foster home for her. Please let me know if you will open your heart and home to Lisa so we can her out of her current situation. Thank you! ~RT~
Well I lept with my heart... not my head and shot off an email as fast as I could. Look at that sweet face. Anyway, looks like I'm on the way to being a foster for this lovely lady and if we click I'm sure I'll be her forever home.
Before you judge the owner, just remember we don't know all the circumstances and they are working to find their pups new homes. Our goal with animal rescue is to rescue not judge.
So now we begin the process. There is the application, the phone interview, and the home visit.
I've often joked that pure breed rescue adoption is a kin to people adoption. Of course it's not, but they do want to make sure their dogs, who are already in rescue, don't get there again.
So probably in about 2 weeks, I'm gonna have a new addition to my family. I hope that she fits in with our other pooches and I can't wait for some cuddles. Am I crazy!!!
Will keep you posted.