Some of you may remember Gus the senior lab/hound who was in the Princeton Impound earlier this year (July). He was scheduled to be euthanized because his owners were never found and no one claimed him.
Ruff Start Rescue searched for a foster and didn't give up on this old man. Nick and Angel Oswald stepped up to the plate to foster him and picked him up asap. Gus was in a foster home for awhile and usually it can take awhile before we find adopters for the senior dogs. Gus got lucky and found his adoptive parents not even a full month later.
I received this email from his new family today, along with the pictures. Follow up stories like this, make all of the bad days in rescue worth it :)
Dear Ruff Start Rescue,
Thank you so much for rescuing me from the animal pound. My future didn't look very promising at the time but, as you can see, things have turned out well for me thanks to your efforts on my behalf.
My new family thinks I'm "all that and a cup of sugar, too." They think they're "living the dream" to have a dog like me in their lives.
I go on car rides and walks and sleep on the furniture. See how good I look in red!
Again, I want to say thank you, Azure, and also to my foster parents, Nick and Angel, who I will never forget and everyone at Ruff Start Rescue.
I will check back in from time to time and let you know how it's going. Christmas is coming and the tree will probably be loaded with gifts that have my name on them.
"Gus is beloved by everyone he comes in contact with and is a treasure. Also, he is a ridin' fool! He loves to go but he loves to hang out at home, too. We took him to the baseball games where he sat on a blanket and watched every play.
Keep up this good work!"
"Gunnar, now Gizmo is having so much fun at his forever home. He told me it is WAY better than the puppy mill he was living at before. Gizmo is extremely spoiled by his grandma and grandpa and loves to play at there house! He enjoys playing with children and making them laugh. Thank you Ruff Start Rescue for saving Gizmo and helping him find the life he deserves!"