Hi folks, it’s Charlie here, I’m about a year old and I’m a German Shepherd Dog. I’m from Kentucky but my foster mum who has looked after me for about a month now, has been emailing with a woman who lives in Canada who wants to adopt me! I love my foster mum and my fur foster brothers and sisters but I can’t wait to have a “furrever home”. I was rescued from a high kill rate shelter here in Kentucky by a Canadian rescue organization who transports dogs up to Canada with the help of volunteers. My previous owners didn’t take me for medical treatment when I needed it as a puppy and then left me in the high kill rate shelter when I was less than a year old. But I’d rather not discuss them any further.
This Canadian woman will be my new best friend. It sounds like her application to adopt me has been approved because her references check out ok and she passed the home visit to inspect her home. The rescue organization goes all out to make sure they send us to good homes. It’ll take a few weeks for me to have my transport to Canada arranged all the way from Kentucky up to Ontario, Canada, near Toronto.
I can’t wait! I’m going to ask my foster mum to tell the Canadian woman who will be my new best friend that I love to play and go for walks. I already know the “sit” command and am practicing “down” and to return to my foster mum when she calls me. And I can’t wait to see the snow up there! The new best friend apparently has access to visit her family members’ place which sounds like it’ll be a cottage for me and has 40 acres for me to romp about on! Apparently she loves to go for long walks. She sounds like my kind of best friend!
Well, get me up there right away! I’d like to take a moment, though, to say thank you forever and ever with lots of love to my foster mum who has looked after me so well for the past month. Foster parents save lives. Without her I’d still be in that high kill rate shelter, or maybe not even so lucky. And to my dear friend in the foster home who has been so much fun for me to play with while I’ve been here. Good luck little buddy!
Now I must start thinking about what to pack for my journey up to Canada. I’m only just turning one soon and haven’t ever been on a long trip before. All I really need are my medical records, a couple of days’ worth of my favourite sold-in-Kentucky-only dog food, and a good book. I don’t have a lot of material possessions and I prefer to travel light. Hopefully next time you hear from me I’ll know for sure when I leave for my big trip.
Bye for now,