post by leslie
Update: These photos of Dixy were taken on April 20 and posted to her adoption page almost immediately. I was thrilled to learn yesterday late afternoon that this sweet girl has been adopted! That said, I’m still running her story because, as we know from my own experience adopting Magda (who was returned 4 times to her rescue group), sometimes things don’t work out and a dog is brought back. So if you read this and think Dixy is your soul mate of a dog, you should still reach out to the rescue. And yay for dogs getting adopted!
This is Dixy, and it is a near miracle that I didn’t bring this girl home to join our family immediately. Why not, you ask? I need to be honest here and tell you that Magda is a thousand percent better dog as an only dog. I don’t know if it’s a fight for attention or what, but her behavior improved a gazillion times when Merlin died, and we’re not messing with the great dog that she has become.
But since I can’t bring Dixy home, YOU SHOULD. I mean, really, look at those eyes! And that forehead! She just wants to crawl in your lap and keep you company while you watch Netflix!
Dixy is so sweet and gentle, but not timid. She is 4 years old, and she would make an amazing shop dog due to her extremely mellow nature. Also? She would be so fun to bring to the office each day.
Dixy loves other dogs and kids, but the fosters don’t know how she is around cats. She’s great on a leash and loves walks. She smart as a whip and is super snuggly. Also? She’s not a barker. She would be a wonderful dog for a first-time dog owner as she’s already trained and frankly, perfect in every aspect. This dog is so gentle and amazing. Please go get her right now and welcome her into your family. You won’t regret it! You can do just that (or get more info) here.
Also? Look at that spotted tongue! Ha!
About this project
For the next month, I’ll feature photos on my blog, my instagram and my facebook feeds that focus on dogs who need homes. These are dogs currently in foster homes, waiting for their forever family. They are amazing pups who will melt your hearts — some are hard to adopt because they are pit bull mixes (the sweetest dogs ever who cannot help their strength) or they have lived on the streets for a long time and are covered in scars or they might be blind or deaf (or both). Some are simply hard to get adopted because they are black, which is the dumbest reason ever. But each dog that has come into my studio in the last few weeks for photos has had a warm heart and wanted nothing more than love. Wouldn’t it be great if one of you could provide that? I hope so. To see all the dogs featured so far, look here.
Also! See those cute bandanas up there? They were donated by the wonderful Lucy & Co, a local dog accessories company that I adore. For every bandana bought between now and May 6, they’ll donate one to a rescue dog to help get them adopted! Yay for companies with big hearts!