Friday, February 17, 2012

Lily Update!

There are a lot of worst parts of being a dog rescuer. It can be a little rough on your faith in humanity, for one thing. But here's what rescuers live for: A happily-ever-after update on one of your favorite former foster kiddos.

You may remember Lily, who was twice our foster dog after being reluctantly returned by her first adopters. Lily came to us as a waifish, affectionate puppy who still wore the scars of having been mauled by other dogs. She was exceptionally gentle with people and cats, but she was always a little worried about meeting new dogs and would defend herself if she felt threatened (Go figure.)

Lily was returned by her first (really nice) adopters after she couldn't get along with their demanding small dog, and we happily brought her back into our home. We had kind of missed our little redhead anyway. But just a few weeks later Lily met her forever family, which included two loving humans, a kitty, and one very playful female pit bull. It was kind of love at first sight between Lily and her her sister, Dasey. But as the photographic evidence suggests, that initial crush has grown into a major romance.

We couldn't be happier for Lily and her family, and we are grateful to them for giving Lily the kind of home that we dream of for every rescued dog--a home with care, limits, fun, and lots and lots of love. Cheers, little redhead. We knew you could do it.

There are literally hundreds of lonely pitties on death row in Chicago just waiting for someone to help them become as delightful and well-loved as Lily and her sister. If you or someone you know is interested in fostering or adopting a dog in need, message me here or contact Chicagoland Bully Breed Rescue to find out more.


  1. I just found this blog, and I'm so glad I did! It's so true that animal rescue can test your faith in humanity, but the wonderful, supportive network within the rescue community can also restore it. I love happy endings. :) (And Lily is such a cutie!). Thanks for sharing.

  2. Can Lily's mom please tell me where to buy (a) that sofa and (b) that giant pet bed.

  3. Wait a sec ... maybe that's just two big dogs on a regular-sized bed.

  4. Bundeleh, our couch is: (in the 89") and the bed is a regular Queen size bed, but the duvet cover is from West Elm :)

  5. This is too cute! Our pooches like sitting on eachother too. Is this mainly a pitbull thing?