She made the decision to foster first since she wasn’t financially ready to adopt a pet. Through Furry Foster and Almost Home Animal Rescue she was matched with Syrah, a one year-old maltipoo mix.
Jessica took the time to train Syrah and help her open up in a new environment. Syrah was quiet and playful. She was able to meet and greet all of Jessica’s human and furry friends, learn her habits (like sleeping in late on the weekends) and soon became the perfect companion.
“The first couple days [Syrah] was just getting adjusted and her real personality came out later on. Even as her real personality came out she was like the dog I always wanted if I could have a dog. She got along with every dog and every person … she would just love everyone and wanted to be loved so much.”
After several weeks of fostering, Jessica got a new job and felt it was the right time to adopt a dog of her own. That’s when Syrah became her Forever Foster.
Syrah's Foster Mom advises other potential adopters, “If you have concerns that a dog isn’t going to fit into your family, you have an opportunity to get to know the dog and see if they do or not.”
Jessica and Syrah are now a happy permanent family and, although Jessica’s concentrating on Syrah for now, she plans to foster again in the future.
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