4.25.2012

Anthony's happy tale!

Since we are on a roll with happy tales this week, Anthony's story is too good to pass up. Anthony had been with us for several months in the shelter as well as in foster care. He waited a while for the right home but as is often the case....his new home was worth the wait!!


Hello Atlanta Pet Rescue and to our amazing counselor Kris!
 
Some things are just 'meant to be' and that was the case with Anthony.  Our 5 year old spotted his pic while we were looking online and announced 'that's my dog'.  When we arrived on Saturday to meet Anthony, he was already with someone else who was just about to put the pen to paper and take Anthony home.
 
We patiently waited as Kris brought several other possibilites for us to meet/play with; but our sons were convinced that Anthony was for them. 
 
We were preparing to tell our boys that Anthony was meant to have a happy life with someone else, when Kris whispered to us that the other possible adoptive family had passed on Anthony and asked if we'd like to meet him. After interacting with him, we knew that our 5 year old was right - Anthony was 'our dog'.
 
We brought Anthony home and had an 'all boy' camp out his first night (my husband, Anthony, and my 2 sons); now Anthony is always with one of us-playing fetch, napping, going for walks, taking a car ride or just following us around (when our boys are not carrying him!).  He's super sweet and super smart!
 
I wanted to thank you for the honest description of him on your website and the feedback from his foster home; it was spot on! We felt as if we knew Anthony before we ever met him.
 
A special thank you to Kris who allowed our sons to also sign Anthony's adoption papers; both of our sons were adopted and it meant so much to them to 'continue' the gift of adoption by bringing Anthony home.
 
Best wishes for many more happy adoptions!
 

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