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Kailey Found Her Forever Home!!!

September 9th, 2008, 05:45 PM
Turns out that it's with us :o

A lot of things have changed over the past month, and seeing how gentle and playful she was with the other dogs this past weekend really sealed the deal. She really is a perfect fit for our family :)

I've been working for awhile and hubby is thisclose to getting a paramedic job now we can afford to take care of her, and we plan to move to a townhouse in Jan. or Feb., so we'll have more space.

She really has come leaps and bounds since arriving here. She's more confident and a LOT less nervous. Her basic obedience is really great now. She listens to me well (finally!) and looks to me and not just hubby for direction. I couldn't even walk her on my own in the beginning, but now do so with little trouble. We'll look into doing some training sessions in a couple months to work through any remaining leash aggression that we can't handle.

The biggest barrier for me was thinking we could never foster again if we kept her, but now I've seen how kind and gentle she really is and I think we can do it...we'll just have to learn to stop keeping them!

So I told the rescue today what we were thinking and she was thrilled! We haven't signed any papers yet or anything, but she's happy and we're happy and it looks like Kailey won't be going anywhere! And I'm sure Chase will approve :D

September 9th, 2008, 06:04 PM
Awwwe Chase_Mom That is awesome news!!

I loved the pics of her & the others.. I commend you & everyone who does fosters (I am trying to get hubby into it)

but I think I would end up with many dogs & cats:lovestruck:

September 9th, 2008, 06:52 PM
Told ya soo!!!! Im so happy.. You dont even know how thrilled i am That you've posted this :flirt: Chase would have been so sad to see her go!! Im soooo Happy!

September 9th, 2008, 07:10 PM
congratulations chase_mom, we all knew it we just had to wait for you to realize it.:D

September 9th, 2008, 07:20 PM
foster failure foster failure foster failure na nnaanaanaana na !

:laughing: now that I got it out of my system ....

congratulations !!!! :stork-baby:


September 9th, 2008, 08:44 PM
ohhhhhhhh another foster failure..,. Congrats, and yes she seems to have really fit in well

September 9th, 2008, 08:46 PM
I'm so happy for you all, I'm bawling here :o.

WooHoo!!! :highfive: :goodvibes:

September 9th, 2008, 08:51 PM
It's a good thing others have said "Told you so" 'cause I hate saying that!!! :p

Congrats!!!!!! :highfive:

September 9th, 2008, 09:29 PM
yay! foster failure!!! :thumbs up
so happy for you! (and Chase!) It really was only a matter of time- how could you ever let go of that little sweetheart!!!
Are you gonna take in another foster right away or wait a while?

September 9th, 2008, 09:36 PM
PS- Time to change your signature!!!! :D

September 9th, 2008, 09:59 PM
congrats chases_mom, from one foster failure to another :D

September 9th, 2008, 11:38 PM
:laughing: :laughing: didn't take too long to realise you just couldn't let her go :thumbs up

Congrats Chase mom & dad, Chase & Kailey :highfive:

September 10th, 2008, 12:12 AM
WoooHooooo! Congratulations! :highfive:

Before you know it, you'll be just like hazel--full up! :thumbs up



September 10th, 2008, 06:47 AM
Ohhhhhh, I love failed foster mom stories :cloud9::lovestruck::p

Congrats on your new pup!:stork-baby:

September 10th, 2008, 07:07 AM
another fuzzbutt added to the family:D congrats you guys, now do you have rom for a kitten or 2:evil: just kidding of course

September 10th, 2008, 08:26 AM
foster failure foster failure foster failure na nnaanaanaana na ! :D

Man that French Chick can be so annoying :laughing:

When I saw the thread title chase_mom, I opened it with trepidation, thinking poor Chase is gonna be so sad to loose his girl. So congrats Chase :crazy: Kailey is a keeper, WooHoo.

September 10th, 2008, 08:31 AM
CONGRATULATIONS!!! I find that there are alot of foster failures in this forum and I'm loving it.:thumbs up

September 10th, 2008, 08:33 AM
Congrats!! :D So does this mean we'll get more photos of Kailey soon? :cloud9: *poke poke* More pics! :laughing:

September 10th, 2008, 11:56 AM
Congrats. Frenchy will tell you that I am a foster failure as well (Aren't you a foster failure as well Frenchy ....not once but TWICE! hA!).

Sometimes it is meant to be. Out of 63 (now) fosters, I kept one. So pleased to hear that this dog is obviously in the best of hands.

September 10th, 2008, 12:04 PM
Man that French Chick can be so annoying :laughing:

That's MY job :evil:
Congrats. Frenchy will tell you that I am a foster failure as well (Aren't you a foster failure as well Frenchy ....not once but TWICE! hA!).


ohhhh , I can't wait for Chase_mom to get her next foster , how many dogs does your city allow you to own Chse_mom ? :D

September 10th, 2008, 12:17 PM
congratulations chase_mom, we all knew it we just had to wait for you to realize it.:D

Yeah, that!!! :party::party::party:

Yay! The only thing that makes me sad is that I can't have her (she's so frickin' purrrrty:lovestruck::flirt:) but at least now I'll get to see pictures forever!!!

September 10th, 2008, 04:19 PM
Well well I dont know what to say besides the biggest thank you ever!!!!

I remember the day I posted here for was a rather sad day! I really believed that we had almost ran out of time...and there you were!

Thank you for answering the call for help (and to some other members too!!) and providing Kailey with a home that will be able to give her a chance in life!! thats all she needed was the chance! She has a special spot in my heart! I wanted to take her sooo bad.(then again I always want to take one!! ) but DH was not on board! :yell: but she has her FOREVER HOME!!!! YAY!!!:thumbs up

Chases-mom I think you made an awesome decision!! I hope I can see Kailey and Chase again soon!


September 10th, 2008, 05:08 PM
Thank you everyone!!!!! :D We're feeling great about our decision, and SO relieved she isn't going anywhere now! We realized this week that we'd better say something before anyone came to meet her or anything....b/c we knew full well we would never think that anyone else could possibly be good enough for our girl!

mollywog - We will for sure foster again, but not for awhile. We need to wait to move to a bigger place, and although I think Kailey will do well with it eventually, she's not there just yet. We need to focus on her for now.

Frenchy - Hamilton's dog limit is something we need to investigate still, but I think it's 3. At the rate we're going though we know our eventual goal is to move out to the country! We still want a male rott and a female a foster! And kitties. Oh my this is really going to get out of hand eventually! :laughing:

Toonces - I'm so happy that now you'll get to meet her!!! And don't even mention kittens.....your nephew has banned that word from our house for at least six months. :frustrated:

bendyfoot - She really is the most gorgeous GSD we have ever seen....and rare I think as well. From all the research I've done my best guess is that she is a cream sable (or possibly silver....she's sort of in between). Not that common from what I gather. I promise I will always post lots of pics!

Winston - She really is a special girl....something about her just made me burst into tears as soon as I saw her picture and read her story that day. Even hubby made the decision instantly to help her....and he rarely does anything without thinking it through very carefully! You and Sylvie are ALWAYS welcome to come see her....the two of you were vital in helping us make this work, and we will always be so grateful for that! :grouphug:

September 10th, 2008, 09:04 PM
Huge congrats on the decision to adopt Kailey, I don't see it as foster failure, I see it as you are wonderful foster mom, that is upgrading to a status of a permanent one! LOL :D
Kailey is so lucky to have been adopted by someone like you, and I am sure she will have the most wonderful life a pup could have!:cloud9:
:highfive: for Kailey! :goodvibes:

September 10th, 2008, 10:40 PM
Congrats - she's one very fortunate dog.

September 11th, 2008, 06:31 AM
[B]Toonces - I'm so happy that now you'll get to meet her!!! And don't even mention kittens.....your nephew has banned that word from our house for at least six months. :frustrated:

Darn that nephew of mine :laughing:

September 16th, 2008, 09:41 AM
I hadn't seen this before. Wow, congratulations! I was hoping you would keep her. She just seemed so happy to be with you there and especially with Chase. I've always thought that pets like kids should have at least a brother or sister to be with, and Chase just looked like he was on a cloud whenever you'd post pictures.


September 21st, 2008, 07:47 AM
:yell:I totally missed this fantastic announcement:thumbs up
I am also NOT going to say "I told you so":laughing:but Kailey is such a wonderful pup,I KNEW you could not give her up to strangers...
I am soooo happy for her:thumbs up

September 21st, 2008, 01:50 PM
LOL....well thank you Chico2 and everyone else for "NOT saying I told you so" :laughing: :D

September 21st, 2008, 03:31 PM
How did I ever miss this thread :o .....since I was one of the first to say "I knew you'd keep her". :laughing: make a great failed foster mom. :cloud9:

September 22nd, 2008, 10:50 AM
Congratulations!!!! :stork-baby:

Chase and Kailey must be so happy that they'll be official siblings now. :cool: