I had put in an adoption application for a specific dog through City Dogs Rescue, but that dog was already in the process of being adopted into a new home. Instead of City Dogs Rescue saying, “Sorry maybe next time.” Sasha, the Adoption Coordinator, gave me a call and asked me more in detail about the type of dog I was looking for. She told me about a dog she had recently seen on the site of one of City Dog Rescue's shelter partners and thought he would be a good fit for my lifestyle.
His name was Flipper.
Immediately after seeing a photo of him, I knew he was supposed to be my dog. Everyone at City Dogs Rescue was helpful in giving me the proper information about Flipper (vaccinations, general temperament, etc.). Since they knew that I wanted Flipper but hadn't had a chance to meet him, they offered to me the unusual option of fostering him until I decided to adopt him or until they could find him a good home. (They were willing to offer me this non-standard option because they were comfortable with my application and were already pulling dogs from this same shelter the next day). My gut instinct was, he’s my dog and I needed to get him out of the shelter and into a loving home. Just from my first experience with City Dogs Rescue, I knew that this organization not only cared for the well-being of the dogs they rescue, but also the potential adopters.
I could not see my life without Flipper and I am forever thankful for the love and support City Dogs Rescue have given me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!
Postscript: I so enjoyed working with the folks at City Dogs Rescue that I became the Foster Coordinator!
~Alissa and Flipper