A FOSTERING TALE – NELLY HBR volunteer and foster, Denise, shared the following heartwarming story about fostering Nelly: “Nelly was our 5th foster and came to us in March of 2018. A young boxer/bulldog mix, this lovable character made herself at home immediately. She claimed the male humans of the household as her own and was either sharing the couch with one of them or begging them to play. She was happiest being the center of attention.We established a routine that included a walk in the morning and playtime at the dog park in the evening. Nelly would let us know when it was time to go to the dog park. She planted her butt in front of you and grumbled until we said, “Okay, let’s go!”. She loved being social and meeting other humans and dogs alike. She was a great ambassador for Homeward Bound.We have fond memories of Nelly and our adventures that summer; playing at the beach, trips to the cottage and lots of hikes. On a cold day in fall, Nelly found her forever family. They traveled a long way to meet her and we knew it was the family we had been waiting for. Fostering is not for the faint of heart, you fall in love then have to say good bye. The memories you are left with are golden.”If you are interested in fostering with HBR, please visit our website and fill out an application! www.homewardboundrescue.ca
♡♡HAPPY TAILS: FLEURY (FORMERLY STROMBOLI)!♡♡
Sarah and Rich adopted FLEURY from HBR just over a year ago! As he celebrates his first Gotcha Day, we checked in with the family to see how he is doing!
Sarah shared that he “loves to be outside. Enjoys playing fetch and being on the trampoline with his human sisters and brother. Enjoys rough housing and watching the birds in the backyard with his fur brother Gus.”
“Fleury has had no issues adapting to his new home. He made himself right at home by taking over everyone’s favourite spot on the couch. It is a battle every night to see who is going to get it. Once you have it, you don’t want to move because you know someone will steal it if you do (and it’s usually one of the dogs).”
“Adoption has been very rewarding. Knowing that we have given a loving home to an animal in need is a great feeling. Fleury has made our home complete. Fleury is a very loving dog and forgets his size most of the time as he crawls up on our laps like he weighs 8lbs instead of 80! He is loved by everyone who knows him and will give you all the slobbery kisses in the world if you let him.”
Sounds like Fleury found his perfect forever family! Thank you for choosing adoption and making him sooo happy!♡