Well, it’s official! After nearly 3 months in my home as a foster Dexter has been adopted… by someone else! Dexter went to his new adoptive home on Friday and I’ve already gotten a positive update from his new family. I’m so very happy for the Dex-man, he’s such a good dog and he deserved a family who would love him (and who would learn to love his quirkiness). Although not at all the situation I pictured him being adopted into, I think it’s such a great fit for him.
Dexter is now living with a great couple who live in the city but who have a large private backyard. The woman is a runner and wanted a new running partner since her previous running partner is aging and the younger dog in the house is more of a sprinter. Dex is now living with 4 other dogs, which in any other circumstance would probably be a little concerning but two of the dogs are in their teens, one of the dogs is 9 (though she acts much younger), and there is a 2 year old cattle dog/pit bull mix who is a big happy guy who loves to play. Dex met the gang a few times and fit right in with everyone and enjoyed playing with the younger dog and the 9 year old.
I’m so happy Dex found a home that loves him, can laugh at his silly antics, and is patient enough to work with some of his cattle-dog quirks. He came to me a bit of a hot mess (happy, but a mess nonetheless) and I’d like to think he left with more life skills to keep him from being such a hot mess in his new home.
Congrats Dexter! Good Luck in your new home–I know you are going to love it!