Blind Pittie Captures Heart Of Grieving Foster Mom Who Says She's "The One" And Adopts Her

Blind Pittie Captures Heart Of Grieving Foster Mom Who Says She's "The One" And Adopts Her

Who rescued who? This is a common question adopters ask themselves when they find their perfect animal match. Sometimes people head to their local shelter to adopt one animal and end up leaving with another because of an instant connection. Other times, animals come into our lives when we need them most.

Susan Endres lost her faithful dog, Snickers, in June and has been slowly healing by fostering senior dogs from Frosted Faces Foundation (FFF) in Ramona, California. She takes the older dogs on "Flings" (about 2-week stays) to give them a break from the shelter and reveal their true personalities.

She recently headed back to the shelter for her fifth Fling, which quickly turned into an adoption.

It was love at first encounter for both Susan and a blind pittie named Flor. The seven-year-old pup turned out to be "the one" for Susan. She told FFF, "I was interested the moment Alicia told me they had just taken in a little blind pittie. When I turned the corner and saw her, it was all over! That sweet face and wiggly body. I just melted. She's absolutely perfect for me! It's hard to explain why she's "the one". We just had that instant connection."

All of her prior fosters (Runa fka Candy, Tuxedo, Kobe, Poker) enhanced her life and she said she would have been happy to keep any or all of them. "Somehow though, it felt like each of them was meant for someone else. I always said I was babysitting them for their future family," she recalls.

"Each of those fosters helped me heal in different ways and taught me something important. I think they were getting me ready for our new girl."

Flor is adjusting well to her new home and immediately found the couch. Susan shared, "I am so in love with this sweet little one. It's amazing how well adapted she is to being blind. She found the couch right away and climbed up, then found her way down. She will find me wherever I am sitting and lean in for cuddles. She also has this cute crescent moon marking on her neck."

Susan plans to continue fostering dogs once Flor has completely settled in. Learn more about FFF and how you can help here.

The only time failing is a good thing is when it is a foster fail. Fostering dogs or cats helps both the animal and the shelter. The animal is able to live in a home environment until their forever family comes along and the shelter is able to help more animals.

The first full week of November is National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week and what better way to show your gratitude to your favorite shelter than by donating, volunteering, fostering or adopting.

Submit your own rescue story here. Your story just might be the next to be featured on our blog!

Andrea Powell

Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast who resides in West Michigan. When not writing, she is exploring the great outdoors with her dogs and horses.

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