I received the happiest email yesterday.
Balto has been adopted!
If you don’t remember Balto’s story, you can catch up on it here. He has finally found his furever home and I cannot be more excited! I will admit, part of me was hoping that our living situation would change so I could bring him home, but this is certainly the next best thing 😉
It’s hard to explain how I’m feeling right now. We almost turned around in the last leg of our trip because we couldn’t bring ourselves to let him go. We seriously considered moving so we would be able to keep him. I bawled my eyes out for days after we took him to the rescue. I had a horrible knot in my stomach wondering if I had done the right thing. Did I actually help him or did I just add another stop on his way to his forever home?
It has been three extremely long months. Every day I would check my email and the Great Pyrenees Rescue of WI Facebook page just hoping to see a happy update and every day I would be let down. I couldn’t seem to fathom how he wasn’t snatched up immediately. I continued to remind myself that we found an awesome organization and they wouldn’t let Balto go to just any one. That’s why it was taking so long.
The stress, the tears, the money, the time, the guilt, and then finally… the email letting you know the dog you worked so hard to save is going home.
This feeling is exactly why I am involved in rescue.