Same ‘Hood, Different Dad (& Mom!)


We’ve been hinting at it for a little bit now, but we can finally announce that little Miss Pinky has a new home – and it’s just two blocks away from her last one!

When I first started fostering Pinky, we met a young man (named D.) on the street one evening during a walk. He was so enamored with Pinky, and knew she was for him. So after a long conversation, D. took my card and we got the ball rolling. We did several meet & greets with D. and his girlfriend M., a long walk, emails to the shelter’s adoption coordinator; the whole nine. But when it came down to it, we realized, for reasons outside of anyone’s control, that it wasn’t going to work out.

Then! After my vacation to Disney World, and after Pinky came back from boarding, we ran into D. on the street again. He was so thrilled to see Pinky, and so surprised that she hadn’t already been adopted by someone else. And then the ball started rolling again, but this time a little faster. We knew the family got along, so the only things that needed to happen were to make sure the extenuating circumstances were sorted out, and do antoher meet & greet with me, Pinky, D. & M., and the adoption coordinator. And to our delight,EVERYTHING WENT PERFECTLY!


The New Happy Family

So after two months of living in my home, and having chance encounters on the street with her future family, the stars aligned for our little whirlwind. She now has a family of her very own just two blocks from her foster family. She has a backyard, and an extended family with huge outdoor spaces to run and play. There’s a Dobie in the family for her to play with, and her new dad has experience in handling and training dogs. What more could you ask for?!


But for full disclosure, this is a “foster with intent to adopt” situation. ThePicasso Veterinary Fund and The Mayor’s Alliance for New York City’s Animalsagreed with us that it would be great for Pinky and her new family if she continued to work with us here at That Touch of Pit, The Bully Project, and theBig Apple Pittie Pack for two months. Pinky will join us on our bi-weekly pack walks and participate in free basic obedience classes weekly throughout the month of April. Once that class is complete, Pinky’s adoption will be official! We couldn’t be more thrilled with how this worked out.

Now for our giveaway contest from yesterday’s 100th post: we are extending the contest through the end of today. Comment on either yesterday’s or today’s posts, and get a chance to win PopDoggie‘s Pit Bull Dog Breed Magnet Set. All comments must be made by midnight tonight, March 9, 2012 to be eligible. (The people who commented yesterday: if you comment again today, you will have two entries in the contest.)