WBCR first met him after he was brought in as a stray to a kill shelter here in Wyoming. The sum total of what the shelter staff knew of him could be summed up in a few words: 7 years old, intact male, bad teeth. He had been at the shelter for over a month and was being considered for euthanasia when we rescued him. We brought him home and, lo and behold, he came when he was called, sat and laid down on command, was housebroke (and wouldn't get on
the furniture even if you begged him!), loved to fetch and went nuts over a running water hose!
We fostered him with some folks who penned him outside during the day, and quickly learned that not only is he a wonderful dog, but a most talented escape artist. He could scale a 6-foot fence within literally seconds, and would be sitting at the front door when his foster parents got home! Attempts to keep him in the pen during the day only resulted in Jesse hurting himself trying to
escape...we were worried about him seriously hurting himself, but had no other alternatives at the moment.
In talking with his foster mom one day, I mentioned that he'd be the perfect dog for an older couple that just wants a dog to dote on...and suddenly, my own mom and dad came to mind (definitely one of those "why didn't I think of that before?" moments!). I called and told them that we had a dog I needed them to "foster" (all part of my evil plan!), only until we could find him his forever home. They were thrilled to be able to help, and excited about having a dog again (they hadn't had a dog since we kids "left the nest" years ago). I took him to their house a few days later, and let them meet and get to know one another. I stopped back by a few hours later to see how things were going, and assured them again that this would only be temporary until we could find him a forever home, and they responded simultaneously, "He's found it here; we love him already".
He has flourished in their home (including putting on about 10 needed pounds thanks to all the goodies he gets!), and is as content and spoiled as he can be. And I still get to see him every time I go to my parents' house, so this was definitely a win/win for us all!"