Francie is a Ranch Girl

Whenever I'd envision the perfect owner for our foster dog, Francie, I thought of a young single man, tough, outdoorsy, athletic, not bothered by dirt, not into nice furniture, kindhearted but firm, experienced with dogs.

Today, Francie drove away in the truck of that perfect owner.

francie sitting in back of truck with her front paws on the legs of a burly young man with sunglasses on
me and the young man stooping down on either side of francie, smiles all aroundShe's being taken to an 80-acre ranch surrounded by redwoods in the Santa Cruz mountains. Her owner is the caretaker of the ranch and will take her everywhere he goes. They will camp in Yosemite, swim in the mountain lakes, and hike the rugged trails.

Francie's new owner responded to an ad I had posted on Craig's List and drove over two hours to come meet her. He's owned bully breeds before and plans to buy her the best organic dog food money can buy. He's a southern boy and called me "ma'am", which I will not hold against him.

It's a happy ending. Go well, Francie, we will miss you terribly (well, maybe Cabana won't, but I will), but we couldn't ask for better for you.

Kari in WeHo  – (July 26, 2011 at 3:22 PM)  



L^2  – (July 26, 2011 at 3:30 PM)  

Yay! Congrats to Francie on her new owner, and congrats to you on a job well done!

Susan Campisi  – (July 26, 2011 at 4:21 PM)  

I just saw your comment over at loveandleash and I had to come and see Francie. She's awesome! And wow, you couldn't ask for a better human. It's the kind of happy ending that brings me tears of joy. Yay!!

Martha G  – (July 26, 2011 at 5:22 PM)  

Oh, I'm a little teary eyed! What a wonderful beginning for Francie. What a perfect match!

Erin and Co.  – (July 26, 2011 at 5:47 PM)  

Yay!!!! So happy that this story has a happy ending!! Congrats to you!!!

OSU 98  – (July 26, 2011 at 7:43 PM)  

WOW! That is very exciting. You should be very proud of all the work you put into Francie to get her ready for her forever home. She hit the jackpot in both you and her new dad.

I hope now you have graduated yourself to being "a dog person"!!!!

Becky  – (July 26, 2011 at 8:15 PM)  

This really is a happy ending! Yay! You have done so much for Francie!

Tessa99999  – (July 26, 2011 at 8:58 PM)  

CONGRATS!!! I know you (and Cabana) are soooo happy! Wowie! That seems like a super fast adoption! I wish they all went to quickly and well! =D

P.S. Be nice to us southerners. We say "y'all" and "ma'am" just how our mommas taught us. They'd put us through the ringer if they ever found out we didn't use our sweet southern manners.

Shelly :)  – (July 26, 2011 at 9:30 PM)  

How exciting! :) It looks like Francie has found the perfect forever home.

Anonymous –   – (July 27, 2011 at 6:37 AM)  

WOW, that was so fast!! What did you put in your ad? I would love to see it. We have had our perfect Stevie-girl for two months, and only one or two small inquiries so far. Congrats!!

dot dill  – (July 27, 2011 at 7:28 AM)  

I'm so glad this story had a happy ending, for so many dogs that wind up in shelters the end is simply euthanisia. Francie and the other dogs in your shelter are so lucky to have you as their tireless advocate. If you are only able to save one... all of your efforts are worth it. Thank you for caring, for putting your heart at risk of heartbreak and for giving Francie a chance. You must be feeling so good.
Congratulations on a job well done!

Lauren  – (July 27, 2011 at 9:03 AM)  

Francie is so beautiful, and I am so happy to hear of her adoption! Thank you so much for ALL of the work that you do to foster these sweet dogs!

Tracy Powell  – (July 28, 2011 at 11:44 AM)  

Aww, that's fantastic! Good for Francie!

Vader's Mom  – (July 29, 2011 at 10:43 AM)  

Yippee for Francie!! She'll love that lifestyle and you've done an amazing thing in her life.
Thank you!

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