An Unexpected Furever Home

This adoption tale is close to my heart because it's the story of my family's newest Dane, Daphne.

Daphne came to rescue with parvovirus, a very serious illness that is fatal if not caught early and treated appropriately. Parvovirus can usually be prevented with proper vaccinations, but this sweet girl was either part of the small group who gets it anyway or else wasn't fully vaccinated. Thankfully the virus was caught in its early stages giving her a fighting chance. Plus, GDRNT had a parvo-savvy foster home open who could get her through it.

This sweet pup was a fighter, and so was her foster mom. When Daphne stopped eating for three days her foster mom slept by her crate and pushed fluids until she could get her to eat again. Eventually she began to eat, only a little at first but enough to give her strength. Soon she was back to being a puppy and beginning to gain stamina.

When Daphne's foster family went out of town for a weekend she came to my house as a vacation foster. The house had been far too quiet since my senior Dane, Molly, passed. I thought watching a puppy for a weekend would give me a good Dane fix, but it wasn’t my intention to adopt a Dane for at least a few months, least of all a puppy. To our surprise, Daphne fit in with us immediately. This pup turned on the charm, and by the time her foster mom returned Daphne had won over my and my husband's hearts. She was furever home.

A huge thanks to Kim for fostering this sweet girl, saving her life and trusting us to be her furever home!