For #SympathySaturday forever homes sometimes can mean a dog comes to us and remains in foster care permanently. Dearest Dexter is such a dog. Today our sympathies go out to Diane and Roy as Dexter crossed the rainbow bridge this week.
Years ago Dexter was adopted and living a great life as king of the house when his owner died. The rescue that first placed him no longer existed. Dexter was then 9 and DU honored that rescue’s commitment and he found himself with DU.
About the same time, foster parents Roy and Diane lost their own doberboy. Off Dexter went to another state to start his new life with them. Dexter was wonderful for them and a breath of fresh air as he was very loving and well behaved.
At 9 yrs old and with his health problems, it would’ve been difficult to find adopters for him and even if they’d been found he was faced with living in a foster home for a long time, adjusting, being placed with an adoptive family who’d need to learn how to handle his medical issues and adjusting all over. It was in his best interest to remain a permanent foster. He loved his home and the label of foster vs. forever home didn’t matter to him. He just loved them and his home.
Roy and Diane gave Dexter a loving home for many years and sadly we lost Dexter this week. At 11 yrs. old he was suffering from severe arthritis along with other medical conditions that were becoming worse. Dexter’s chronic pain steadily increased and he began receiving comfort care.
His foster home saved Dexter and they gave him 2 years of love and now their hearts ache. 😢💔 We know they miss him and we wanted to say “thank you” for all they did for Dexter.❤