“Hi! My name is Adrienne and I am volunteer with Oregon Basset Hound rescue. Our adoption coordinator forwarded your application to me and I am calling to touch base with you and see about setting up a home visit.”
I’ve made that call 4 times in the last two weeks. It’s been a year since OBHR had an application that called for me to do a home visit. Suddenly, we are inundated with applicants.
It might have to do with this guy.
Sherman is the youngest dog we’ve had posted for a while. Most people who have lost dogs want a younger dog who will be with them a little longer than an older dog might. It’s understandable. When I lost Louie, six years ago, I said the same thing, which is why I ended up with Lucy.
Sherman’s adoption is pending. He’s on a visit with a family that, we hope, will be become his forever home, and who will work on his tendency to chew things.
We’ve rehomed one other dog, Ellie, since the start of the year and have another looking for a new home.
Walter is a little older and needs to be an only dog.
And there are probably two more coming in shortly, a bonded pair, that cannot be separated.
2016 might be busy for OBHR.