Rescue groups sometimes have multiple adoption applications for a single dog. Bailey the Shih Tzu Poodle was one of those cases. Bailey was being fostered at Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary, and the volunteer team there diligently followed up on every one application. Like all reputable rescues, they let each potential adopters know exactly what is happening, as it happens.
In Bailey’s case, there were two wonderful families that were considering his adoption. BCFS volunteers took him to one meet and greet, and then the other. From BCFS’ perspective, both families were suitable homes for the quirky senior dog.
In the best case scenario, prospective families report in on their decision – adopt or not – within a day of that first meeting with the dog. In Bailey’s case, Family 1 at first felt that he was not a match for their home. Family 2 loved him at first sight and said so right there at the meet and greet. However, after more consideration and a family conference, they reported the next morning that the decision they finalized was a pass, Bailey was not a match for them either.
Like all good rescue groups, the Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary team rolled with developments. But here’s the kicker …
Senior Dog Adoption
A couple of days after, Family 1 contacted BCFS and asked, please, would BCFS re-consider them as adopters? Seems they just could not get his sweet face out of their minds, and they were willing and able to make him part of their family. The process and paperwork were zipped up, arrangements made. Voila! - handsome Bailey has a home!
Take a bow for the senior dog adoption team Sir Bailey. Hopefully you have inspired other families to consider the adoption of a senior dog. There are all kinds of benefits of doing so for people as well as the dogs, so get out there and be the ambassador that we know you are!