Tuesday, October 20, 2009


If you follow our blog, then you know about the Sanctuary. BTRNC moves these precious dogs from active foster dogs seeking adoption to Sanctuary status when we reasonably determine that chances for a new forever family are slim but we want to keep them on our website and update visitors on their progress. Of course, we would always be willing to consider a formal adoption should a perfect match come along. In the meantime, however, we want to provide these older or sick babies with the comfort and security of a home with all it's perks with a foster family.

Unfortunately, we have to say good bye forever to many sanctuary kids as their time comes to cross the bridge. It is heartbreaking to the foster families, but at the same time rewarding to know that they have provided stability and love during their final days, months, or years on this side of the Rainbow Bridge. Our most recent Rainbow Bridge resident is Eve who crossed on October 19th. She will be missed.

Today we shine the light on Missy who was quickly named Missy Prissy by her foster Mom. Her story emphasizes the importance of net working whether on a social net working site, group e-mail distributions or word of mouth. MP as I shall call her landed in foster care and ultimately in our sanctuary through a chain of luck and contacts. She was found as a stray by a couple when she came walking into their driveway. They contacted the local shelter to see if anyone was missing a Boston Terrier. No luck there. They then ran ads in the local paper hoping that her owner would see it and contact them. No luck there, either. Missy's luck changed, however when the ad was spotted by a relative of someone who had previously adopted from BTRNC. She contacted the couple and gave them the contact information for BTRNC. Within days, Missy began her new life safely in foster care.

Her luck unfortunately did not extend to her health status. She is heart worm positive, has severe upper respiratory issues and almost left us in July before rallying and showing her spirit to survive. Her health care is expensive and her needs are certainly more than a younger dog but the reward of seeing in her eyes the devotion to her "person" cannot be measured in cost. She loves to snuggle, and give kisses, follows her person every where and will double and triple check during the night that her person is still there in bed. Perhaps she remembers what it was like to have lost a family and she wants to make sure that doesn't happen to her again.

We don't know how long MP will be with us but thanks to her foster mom, she will be loved and cared for as long as she can stay! Missy Prissy's bio is on our Available Dogs page under the Sanctuary.


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