Last week, I saw a golden in an animal shelter that is somewhat close to me.
So immediately, I emailed the rescue I've been working with for a few months to see if we could take her in.
In the meantime, another member here (Meggie's Mom) emailed me as she saw her too, so we put our heads together and started working on it. I asked her if she would mind pulling her for me (she was much closer than I was) and meet me to get her. I didn't know if the rescue would take her, but I knew I could find her a home privately, if they couldn't accept her in the program. I just knew she had to get out of the shelter. So our plan was, she was going to be at the shelter the next am at 730 (before they opened at 830) and then call me once she had her.
Well, I got a call from MM at 715 from her and someone "beat" us to the door and adopted her directly before they even opened. Disappointed, but we were both just very hopeful that she had a wonderful home. MM emailed the lady that adopted her though and told her if for any reason it did not work out, to please let her know.
So the next day, I see MM number show up on my phone. I think my exact words when I answered were "uh oh". lol. Turns out the lady wanted her help as she didn't feel she had the best situation for the dog. So I told MM--just tell her I'll go get her and find out where she is. So MM connected me and the adopter and off I went to pick her up. And in the meantime I contacted the rescue again and told her again, she did need our help if we could help--but if not, I would go get her and keep her safe with me.
I honestly hoped my mom would be ready for this girl. It's been almost 4 years since she lost her golden and it absolutely crushed her. And while I think my mom is closer, it turns out, she just isn't quite ready yet--and I would never pressure her.
So Long story short, the rescue agreed to bring her into the program. (Triad Golden Retriever Rescue) and can I just say, I'm so proud to be part of this group of terrific people that truly care about the breed we all love so much. She has been named Taffy, and I just must say, I have never fallen so hard for a dog in such a quick amount of time. She is a DOLLBABY. She just wants to lay in your lap and be loved. If our lab wasn't such a hussy (and my husband would bend a little...lol) she would have not left me. She is THAT sweet.
But, I am happy that she is now safe and will hopefully never fall on hard times again. I am hopeful her adoptive family (when found) falls as hard for her as I did in the short amount of time I got to spend with her.
So if anyone in NC is looking--I really don't think you'd be sorry with this girl. I don't think they come much sweeter than this girl.
A MILLION thanks to Meggie's Mom. She is such an angel and helps so many animals in need EVERY week from this shelter. She is just a rockstar in my book. And so thankful to the lady that pulled her from the shelter. She took her right to the groomer for a bath and grooming--and then to her vet where she was tested for heartworms (negative, yay) and given a pretty good checkup considering!
Life is about to get so much better for this girl and I was honored I got to spend the time with her that I did.
Here is the precious girl.....and look at that smile, already.
The website is tgrr.org if anyone happens to be interested in her.