My second foster for the Arizona Poodle Rescue group was a male Standard Poodle/Wheaten Terrier mix named Paddy.
He was about eighteen months old and was a sweet, high-energy, dog. I was scheduled to pick him up from the groomers, so I brought my dog Sandy with me because she is the alpha dog in the household and more likely to have issues with a new dog in the house. However, they got along ok, so I loaded them into the back seat of my pickup truck and headed home. Halfway home, Paddy decided that he wanted to sit in my lap, so I spend the remainder of the drive trying to relocate him back into the backseat while keeping my eyes on the road.
Paddy had an interesting story. The Arizona Poodle Rescue group rescued him from the county animal shelter on a Sunday, and I began fostering him the following Thursday morning. On Thursday evening, I received an adoption application for him, so I called the potential adopter and we began to talk. Unbelievably, she and her husband had initially seen Paddy on the county shelter’s website and had decided to adopt him, but he was no longer available when they arrived at the shelter.
Her husband was on a business trip back east but noticed Paddy listed on the Arizona Poodle Rescue group’s page on PetFinder so he sent the listing to his wife, and she submitted the subsequent application.
She came by the house on Friday morning to meet Paddy, they hit it off and, on Sunday, we completed the adoption and delivered Paddy to his new forever home. So glad my second foster also found his way home.