Bo Knows Rescue

Bo getting ready to enter Sedona Foster Program

Bo getting ready to enter Sedona Foster Program

One of the questions we often get from people interested in rescue in general is, “How do  you find dogs for your program”?  This is one such story with a happy ending for a boy named Bo.   A goal of ours is to try and service people looking for help with rescue in the Northeast areas that do not have a lot of rescue organization options easily available to them.  One such area is central and eastern Pennsylvania.  We had corresponded with a rescue friend, Diane Buhl, in New Ringgold, PA on a number of occasions and were going out to visit their kennel, Charwill Kennels.   Diane had received a call from an elderly couple in Pennsylvania, who were moving unexpectedly and had no luck finding a home for Bo, their 9 year old German Shepherd.   When we visited, she let us know that Bo’s owner had less than 10 days to find him a home.

Space was tight but we would work hard to get Bo a new home.  Within a few days, one of our volunteers met Bo and immediately brought Bo home to foster.  Our volunteer also had a German Shepherd at home, Sheba, who was not fond of any other dogs in the house.  However, Bo was out of options, so after a few days, Sheba and Bo came to a temporary truce.  It wasn’t long before we found Bo a nice foster home with no other dogs.  Bo’s final foster home was a short foster, because they instantly fell in love with Bo and within 3 days decided to adopt Bo.

It would be nice if all our stories and adoptions worked so quickly as it did for Bo, but the ‘average’ time a dog stays with us is about 3 months.   We were happy that all the pieces fell into place with Bo.  In rescue, one never knows where the dog will come from but where they are going is to a new happy home.

Bo in his new home

Bo in his new home

Bo enjoying the summertime

Bo enjoying the summertime