Sometimes a cat or dog has to wait a while until he or she gets adopted to a caring forever home. This recently happened to a wonderful dog named Tatum. She got a happy ending with a family who love and care for her beyond measure.
Here is a heartwarming Happy Tails update from Tatum’s adopter who also happens to be a GTHS volunteer:
“Tatum is doing so great, and She has become a wonderful addition to our family. As a GTHS Dog Volunteer on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, my husband and I had two Golden Retrievers who passed away within six weeks of each other about a year and a half ago. I joined GTHS to get my “dog fix” because my husband and I agreed that we weren’t going to get any more dogs but alas… here we are!
Tatum’s story is heartbreaking. She was transferred to GTHS after spending two months at a vet hospital where she was surrendered because her owner passed away. She was adopted once during that time only to be returned a couple of weeks later because she didn’t deal well with car rides. She was on two different anxiety medications and was scheduled to be euthanized! Thankfully, the GTHS agreed to take her in and I am forever grateful that they did. For two weeks, I witnessed how stressed out this poor girl was in a shelter environment (barking and jumping against the kennel door non-stop, shaking, etc), no matter what we all did to try to comfort her, so I agreed to take her home to foster her. Although she did freak out on the car ride home, once inside she took almost no time to settle down and she has hardly barked since! I am what the GTHS calls a “foster fail” in the biggest sense of the word because it only took my husband and me two days to know that we could not send this sweet senior girl back. We are already so in love with her and are slowly weaning her off the anxiety meds because she doesn’t need them anymore. She is now calm, loved and knows she is finally home.”