|Birdy Has A Forever Home|
|This is Birdy. He was at San Francisco Animal Care and Control (ACC) and logged in as “a stray” who was found outside the SF ACC shelter (which usually means he was dropped off by a previous owner who didn’t want to give any information). In the shelter he snipped at a few people so he was taken off the “adoptable” list. Luckily Grateful Dogs Rescue was called and met him at the ACC and they connected Birdy to a foster home a few days later.
Elizabeth, a Grateful Dogs Rescue volunteer foster, found Birdy to be quite a hand full, not house trained, afraid of everyone and everything, and an overall lack of trust of humans and other dogs. He barked and shied away from runners, bicyclists, children and most people on the street. After attending obedience classes and lots of consistent love and training work Birdy really seemed to like learning and doing his training drills – after all he’s a terrier mix! As Birdy got better he went to the park every day (where he learned dogs and people are really nice) and regularly got to run and get out his daily energy build up. Then he was able to relax and curl up at home and learn more about how humans can be his best friend. Neighbors were stopping us and mentioning he seemed to be much more relaxed. During all of this we were falling in love with Birdy and it seemed to be mutual.
Birdy learned to trust everyone in his foster home and has learned to sit, stay, dance in circles, jump through hoops – really hoops! Just think when they first met him, he didn’t even know where to pee or what his name was.
Eventually Birdy's foster family couldn't ignore the fact that they wanted to be with him forever. They couldn’t bear to lose him, so they adopted him and their love for him has only grown more everyday they spend together."