I don't think anyone involved will ever forget The Great Puppy Escape. 3 wonderful ladies saved a young dog that was either kenneled or tethered outside will no real human contact. Gertie made the trip to us a bit unversed in the way a dog usually behaves. Luckily, there are lots here to show her the way. She was called a good girl for the first hours after her escape. She loved meeting new people and even got to sing with local potters. When she arrived here, finding a name she would respond to was a silly adventure. Let's just say, she fit perfectly with the name, Girlfriend when it was used in a sentence describing her with her foster dad. It may have seemed like a silly name, but she loved it. Eventually, her name was shortened, like humans tend to do, into girly, which, naturally, led to Gertie. She was given an opportunity to live for a while with another wonderful lady and her 2 kids + their dog. It showed just how easily Gertie adjusted to new environments. She even spent 2 weeks at a home that dog sat her where they learned that, being a Plott Hound, she had natural instincts in finding, picking up, and dropping once out of the brush. Her name and her instincts caught the attention of a family. After spending all this time in this urban area, Gertie will get the chance to go, with her new family and new sister dog, hiking and scouting and retrieving! It's difficult to explain the happiness we feel here for you Gertie. You found a perfect fit!
Caliah Blue is an Irish Staffordshire. She is now 11 years old and a great first dog. She meets all the fosters with grumbling, but acceptance.