The power of social media transformed a sad story into a joyous new chapter for Jack, a 9-month-old puppy with spina bifida.
In a Facebook post that generated such a significant response that it went viral, Peaches Bully Rescue reported that the rescued American bulldog puppy traveled 40 minutes to meet a potential adopter, but that person did not appear or call.
“Jack was very sad when his meet-and-greet person was a no show, no call,” the post on the Peaches Bully Rescue Facebook page described. “He had a bath, got his fancy harness on, had a fresh diaper, and a dedicated foster team that drove 40 minutes each way just to end in huge disappointment.”
After multiple false starts in finding Jack a permanent home, this story has a happy ending – or shall we say new beginning. He was adopted by a family who has created an Instagram page so readers can take part in his inspiring tale.
“He has a human sister to love on him, lots of toys and diapers that this gracious community donated, and a new stroller to ride around in style,” a Peaches Bully Rescue staffer said.
Based in West Chester, Peaches Bully Rescue is a “safe haven for bully breeds of all shapes and sizes.” The organization is currently accepting applications for foster homes in the greater Cincinnati area.
“Our wait list for dogs needing to come in is growing longer with everything from three to four-month-old puppies to adults to dogs that need some assistance with behavioral training,” a spokesperson said.
Peaches Bully Rescue offers this insight to potential foster parents:
- They supply all the things you will need.
- It may be as short as a week or it might be a month.
- Watching these dogs blossom is a rewarding experience.
- Foster parents get to decide if they want to adopt before the dog is listed as available
- The organization is happy if you want to foster, foster to adopt, or foster until you find the right one.
For more details, visit www.peachesbullyrescue.com/fostering.