Sometimes a dog comes along that makes every day that much more special. For us, Preston is one of those dogs. He spent the last 7 months in our home, waiting for his forever family. He loved going to Meet and Greets and touched everyone that he met - volunteers, fans, and friends. Everyone would just melt when he stretched out his paw, trying to entice some pets. He really knows how to work a crowd! He is one of the most sweet, loving, and special dogs we've had the privilege of fostering. People would meet him and comment how they just couldn't believe he wasn't adopted yet. We couldn't believe it either! While he was waiting for his forever family, we enjoyed having him as a member of ours. Then one day at a Meet and Greet, an amazing couple came over to talk to us. They had been reading all about him and thought he'd make the perfect addition to their family. They recently lost their senior Golden and their dog Marley was missing a companion. They sounded incredible, and Preston and I left the event crossing our paws that they applied to adopt him. Well, all that paw crossing worked! We went down to their house the day before Easter and introduced Preston and Marley, and they got along extremely well. Preston even got to meet his new kitty sibling! The cat would prance in front of him, and Preston didn't know what to make of it. He would back up and come over to me, and then he would get interested and put his nose out to smell the cat. Then he would back up again. Then Marley gave chase and Preston's ears perked up, probably thinking, "Oh, so THIS is what we do with that thing!" They were so cute together. On Easter morning, we all confirmed what we already knew to be true - Preston had found his forever family! Who says Santa Claus is the only one that brings good presents? :) We got to enjoy Preston for one more week before he went home, so we made sure to spoil him with some of his favorite things - belly rubs, bones, and ice cream!
When Preston's new mom came to pick him up, Preston greeted her at the door and then went and laid in his bed and took a snooze. At one point, I called him over to me at the table. Instead of coming to me, he went to the opposite side of the table to see his new mom instead. I just melted at that point - Preston knew he was going home, right where he belonged! We sure do miss him around here, but seeing Preston go to such a wonderful new home is exactly why we foster. We are so thrilled for everyone involved! Preston has already met several new neighbors and friends, and of course loves them all. He and Marley are doing great - they are the perfect match for each other and we're so happy they have their senior years to enjoy together. We want to thank the M family for sponsoring Preston, as well as all of his wonderful and thoughtful fans for all the tokens. You sure know how to make a guy feel special, and I know he's extremely grateful. We also want to thank Jeanine and Tyler for temp fostering him until we could take him in. I know you loved him just as much as us, and he was such a lucky, lucky, boy to have spent time with you. We can't thank you enough!Congratulations on your new life, Preston - it's everything we dreamed for you and more!