|*WARNER* IN A NUTSHELL: Ball crazy, super temperamented boy. Loves everyone.|
|When we didn't have a square inch of space left, Warner came to our attention. Another dog that was on borrowed time and was to be euthanized for space on the 18th. Jessica, who was helping to network the dogs at this shelter that had run out of time, reached out to us with a plea for help. We had already committed to taking in five other dogs, but offered our assistance if a temporary foster could be found for Warner. Jessica vowed to find one!
Jessica emailed us with some fantastic news! She had found a temporary foster for Warner in Pasadena! Warner will be leaving the shelter ALIVE AND WELL this afternoon. We're awaiting details and pictures. Our thanks go out to Saacha, who "adopted" Warner from the shelter, and to Sara, who so graciously offered to foster him until we could find a spot for him here in Phoenix. We could not have saved him without you!
FOSTER UPDATE 10/21: "So far what I can tell he's a little skittish but very sweet and friendly. He seems potty trained as in he was trying to let let me know he had to go, but he didn't wanna go outside with the other dogs. We have a little pitbull that was bred at a dog fighting house and she has these spurts of aggression. I'm trying to find a separate area for her. And I saw on the cameras she went after Warner and he just cried out and dodged her, but wasn't aggressive back. With our friendly pitbull he seem to get along just fine and is playful."
UPDATE 10/27: If we hadn't been right in the middle of this update, we wouldn't have believed it ... Warner developed an injury on his foot. Where it came from was a mystery; his foster suspected a bite from another of her foster dogs but, after bandaging, his foot began to swell. Foster Mom Sara thought Warner needed to be seen by a vet but was unable to get him there. Jessica and Saacha, both with full time jobs, jumped in to figure out how to help Warner. Jessica, who had initially reached out to us about Warner, determined that it would be better to move Warner to a new location that was closer and more accessible to a veterinarian. So, after a long day of work, Jessica took a leap of faith and drove over an hour from her home to Pasadena to pick up Warner. The dilemma was ... where to take him once she picked him up! Both she and Saacha (who had pulled Warner from the shelter) had a houseful of dogs of their own that would not welcome an overnight guest.
While driving back to her home, Jessica reached out to us to see if we had any ideas as to where Warner could spend the night. Well, as luck (good fortune? A blessing?) would have it, we had received an application that very morning from a potential adopter in California who had recently lost his white GSD boy and who just happened to live in a city that Jessica had to drive through in order to get home from Pasadena! And which dog was the adopter interested in? Warner!! We reached out to him and explained that, although this was not the way we usually did things, this was an emergency. Would he and his family be willing to take Warner in as a foster on an emergency basis? You bet!! When we gave Jessica the good news that Warner had a place to go, she was literally FOUR MINUTES from the home! And what a home it is. They welcomed Warner with open arms and we are so grateful.
Adoption fee $395.00.