Saturday, June 14, 2008



"SOMETIMES IT TAKES AN ARMY"


Meet Yoshi, the little guy who should by all rights be named Lucky.



Lucky is a very common name for a dog, but in some cases like this one, it would have been earned! We like the name Yoshi too and are thrilled that he found someone who would name him at all.

Male Boston Terrier in Galax VA - this was his name, and the subject line of about 50 e-mails bouncing between 3 rescues, and many volunteers. Yoshi was the last boston from a puppy mill closure in Galax, Virginia. A BTRNC volunteer was set to go pick him up from the shelter where he then resided. He had spent the first part of his young life with little human contact and no socialization and had been rescued from that environment but had not yet made it to a home. The day before he was to be picked up, the foster home waiting for him had to welcome back a previous foster who did not work out at her new forever home due to some anxiety issues. Male Boston Terrier in Galax Va suddenly had no where to go. We had been told by the shelter that this guy was aggressive toward other dogs so we needed a home with no other dogs. Was he aggressive because of his past and his new scary confinement or was he really aggressive? We have no way of knowing so we work with the information we are given.

A sister rescue was contacted who wanted to help but also had no dog less foster homes available. Another sister rescue was willing to help but was too far away to organize a successful transport. Volunteers were happy to pick him up and drive a reasonable distance but had no where to take him.

His time was running out. The shelter had already kept him a week longer than agreed and he was scheduled to be euthanized due to space issues any day.

Male Boston Terrier in Galax VA had no idea that his life was in jeopardy nor did he know how many people were madly e-mailing and attempting to find contacts to save him.

At literally the last minute, a miracle happened. A contact of our adoption coordinator was willing to take him in Charlotte, North Carolina and she would arrange transport. As if that wasn't good enough news, the person who was set to foster him asked if she could adopt him and provide a forever home - sight unseen. Because she was a fellow rescuer and foster Mom, home visits and approvals had already been completed. Yes Yes Yes! our adoption coordinator said!

Male Boston Terrier in Galax VA was yanked from his fate at the shelter and landed in his forever home where he was named Yoshi! Reports are that he is getting along just fine with his canine siblings and seems very very very happy to be home! You're a lucky boy Yoshi and all those who were on the sidelines cheer your new Mom and your forever home!

If you notice the red in his eye in the pictures, this is most likely a condition known as cherry eye which is easily repaired. His smile says it all!

1 Comments:

At 4:15 PM, OpenID dancinjessika said...

WOW! I have a puppy named LUCKY! And, she has a story too. She is a boston terrier-long haired chiwawa mix! Her owners had to abandon their home after thier house was Forclosed. A friend of a friend contacted us who brought lucky to us. Her original name was chewy but I didnt like that so we re-named her lucky. Lucky is very different from your normal dog, not only because of her mix, but she is so SWEET, she reminds me of a cat.

 

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