A couple weeks ago, I shared a photo of Miss Scarlet to my Facebook page. Little hound mix, maybe 7 months old, left to starve, then ended up at the county shelter. A sweet little thing, she just couldn't seem to find a new owner there - the bony ribs and hip bones may have put some people off. This is an especially bad time of the year for animals in shelters, especially those that aren't cute little fluffy things. More pets get dropped off as people decide they are 'in the way', or too unruly to deal with when out of town guests are coming. Many...don't have a happy ending.
Fortunately, just as her time was close to being 'up', a caring couple decided to foster her and fatten her up, in hopes of finding her that perfect home. She got along great with their cats and their baby, didn't have a single accident in the house, played with their big dogs but didn't even glance twice at the barking dogs next door. Charmed everyone at the local bark park. Didn't chew up toys or escape from the yard. Pretty much a perfect dog!
That's what we think, anyway.
Welcome to the family, Miss Scarlet!