Fosters get first dibs when the pets are made available for adoption, so I gave her lots of time.
This is my side of the story from the beginning to the bitter end: I do volunteer animal rescue work (since 2006) and I had an acquaintance in NM named Gayle L Pfeiffer from NM who was interested in adopting an urgent OCAC Shelter dog & her pup that I was networking around June 2010.
Because Gayle lived so far, I had to arrange temporary foster in case it took a couple days to get her on transport.
Beatrice was someone I’d heard of in the past and knew she’d fostered so I asked her if she could help.
As soon as I got them settled at Bea’s, I went to work on ads to find them a permanent home.
When she saw the Facebook post, she asked me if I would wait on networking them for a home.
She wanted to spend more time with the puppy and work with them to socialize them she said.She eluded to getting so attached that she might want to adopt them for her own.Meanwhile I saw the woman on another rescue’s thread wanting to get another dog on the same transport out to her.I knew she already had lots of dogs so I looked into it, and what I learned was too concerning to follow through with my plan to adopt the dogs to Gayle.When I discussed it with Beatrice, we both agreed Gayle wasn’t able to provide a proper home for them, with 19 dogs and counting, none of which were fosters or temporary, Gayle owned them all and she also planned on keeping all the dogs she was trying to get on transport from here in CA to her in NM.When Beatrice said she could keep them until the perfect home could be found, I gratefully took her up on her offer and pulled Chanel (then Francis) and her pup from the shelter on June 30th, 2011, driving them first to my home, then on to Beatrice’s in Burbank.