Well Kirby went to a new home on trial today. Its funny how things work out. I had several people I was interviewing and talking to about Kirby but as soon as he broke his foot they all lost interest, but one person. She is a student here locally, has raised and worked with rescue dogs, had corgis, and her last dog came from an abusive home. She asked all the right questions and gave me all the right answers to the questions I asked. She has no other dogs and is home most of the time, except about 2 or so hours when she is gone to class. She is looking for an exercise buddy and Kirby loved her immediately. She signed and agreed to a trial period and if it doesn't work out now or in the future she will be returning him to me. Itold her about his antics and she wanted to get him asap because she wants him settled into her home before school starts. She also lives so close she was excited about the idea of Kirby and Franklin play dates. I think both will love seeing each other, but Franklin was just too overwhelmed with Kirby's constant presence. I'm feeling good about this. She is going to follow up with his rehab and getting him back to being a 4 legged dog again. I'm really crossing my fingers this works out. I feel no regret right now about this decision and Frank seems happy as a clam enjoying a rawhide in peace tonight. We will see what the next month or two brings.....
Thanks for sharing your story. You have been a real saint trying to work things out with Kirby, and I hope that this new home is the change that he needs to be come a wonderful dog in all ways.
Go Kirby! We are sending Good Puppy vibes his way!
Well day 1 sounds like it wasn't perfect but mom still loves him! Lol. I guess he has had 3 accidents in the house already but she said its mostly due to him getting really excited. I'm glad he is that happy that he's peeing lol! Still crossing my fingers for everything to work out. Franklin seems happy as a clam today, no depression or sadness at all and not hiding behind me or on my bed anymore. He has his home back. Thanks for all the positive comments, it is very helpful to have some support in this difficult decision but the way things are progressing (even though its only been a very short time) I really think this is a good decision.
This sounds like a match made in heaven! Keeping fingers crossed all will go well and how fantastic that you are both close enough so that Kirby and Franklin can still frap together!
Hope it all works out for everyone. keep us updated! :)
Well good for you Melissa and Franklin. i sure hope Kirby is happy with his new home only time will tell , keep us posted.. I do know one thing for certain, you have earned your bachelors in dogs with issues!
Got an update yesterday and she LOOOOOOOOOVES him. Makes me really happy. She said she can't believe how attached she is to him already and it sounds like no more potty issues. She is making a gated front porch area so he can go in and out like he's used to. Sounds like things are working out really well.
Thats so great to hear, yay!!!
That is great news! Keeping my fingers crossed that it works out.....
Great news Kirby and his mom are getting along so wonderfully! :)
Thumbs up! Good job Melissa!