|Thank you GDR for our little Roux -- We are so in love.|
|Roux was deemed "unadoptable" by San Francisco ACC in September 2009. The SPCA wouldn't take her nor would a few other local rescue organizations due to lack of foster homes and Roux's behavior assessment record. She was very overwhelmed by the active and fast paced shelter and snipped at a volunteer or two. She shied away from those who called her with her tail tucked close to her body and did not want to walk on a leash. Roux's last hope was Grateful Dogs Rescue. She was given a second chance when GDR agreed to rescue her and place her in foster care.
The strange thing is that Roux never displayed any of the described behaviors once she was removed from the shelter environment. Her foster mom described little Roux as a lover of life. One that enjoyed long walks, playing with her mini tennis ball, snuggling up in your lap...and a very happy girl.
Our very first meeting with Roux was a night we will never forget. Having just lost our five year old Chihuahua mix "Bean" very suddenly to an autoimmune disease in July 2009, the idea of bringing another dog into our home was a mix of both excitement and anxiety. Personally, I was so in love with Bean that I feared any other dog would live in her shadow and wouldn't get the "best of me." On October 16, 2009 Miss Roux walked into our home and showed me that my heart was big enough to love another little girl. When we looked into her espresso eyes we knew that she found her forever home. She wiggled and wagged and jumped in and out of our laps for over an hour. Adopting Roux was the very best way we could honor Bean. Bean would be so thrilled to share her mommy and daddy. Roux, once a neglected mutt moved into her forever home on October 18, 2009. She welcomed cashmere sweaters, an overflowing toy basket, and a plentiful food bowl with many more wiggles, wags and kisses. She is the most loving and social chihuahua we have ever met. She is our mini Labrador. Grateful Dogs Rescue has been so wonderful to us and incredibly supportive through the adoption process that we are exploring the idea of adopting her a friend. Thank you Grateful Dogs Rescue for our little Roux – We are so in love.
Jon and Stachia