|Angel was labeled “unadoptable” at the local shelter. She had not adapted well to the noisy chaos there. She growled at a volunteer and was pulled from available status. The local SPCA turned her down and she was placed on the disposition list. The shelter contacted several rescue groups but nobody had any fosters available. A shelter staffer noted: “Have to put in a good word for this dog, very affectionate, loves attention, wagging tail every time I walk by her kennel, loves being brushed, good on leash.”
One of our rescue volunteers describes her feelings when she goes through the stray kennels at the shelter and sees dogs like Angel: “…the dogs behind bars there already have two strikes against them, since both ACC and the SPCA have deemed them not worth saving. And, knowing that we’re the last chance they have, more often than not we have to look them in the eye and say ‘Sorry, we wish we could save your life, and we know you could find a good home, but we don’t have room for you.’”
This time there was a happy ending, because Grateful Dogs Rescue found a foster for Angel at the last minute. Her foster parents thought she was one of the sweetest, best-tempered dogs they had ever known. They were half sorry to see her leave for her new forever home after only a week. Her adopter says that “she really is an angel that fell into our lives“.