ONE LUCKY PUP
Looking for Love!
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After spending 5 years at a rescue, lucky lady ONYX is now in foster care and looking for her perfect forever family.
We spent an afternoon at our favorite Brooklyn bar with ONYX and her amazing foster Lesa to find out a bit more about this sweet pocket Pittie and what makes her so special.
How did you find ONYX, and why did you decide to foster her?
"I found out about Onyx after designing the Operation Foster Bound poster for Foster Dogs. I wasn't planning on fostering while I was doing the posters...but after the first poster (featuring Onyx) went live, I looked at her photos from the rescue, learned more about her story, and was very touched. It felt like this dog just couldn't get a break! She was about to lose her existing foster home, and would have to go back to the kennel if she didn't find another one. Onyx has already spent 5 years at the rescue, and I just thought it would be so sad to see her go back. I decided that I was willing to foster her for a month or two instead."
How much do you know about ONYX's history?
"Onyx was rescued by Heavenly Angels after being found tied to a post in East New York, NY. She then lived at the rescue for about 5 years, unfortunately spending much of her time in a crate. She was finally moved into a foster home about a year ago, but unfortunately wasn't able to stay there any longer as the foster family was moving."
Does ONYX have any funny quirks? What are her favorite things to do?
"Onyx's snout was disfigured when she was attacked by a dog several years ago, and because of that, she makes the cutest snorting sounds.
Her favorite thing to do is socialize in any store that will let her in. She thinks that it's her job to look into every shop and make sure business is being handled correctly...she really thinks that she is the supervisor. And she never forgets where she's received a treat!
Onyx also adores babies and children. She does occasionally try to jump on/in strollers when they pass by as she so badly wants to see the baby...this can obviously sometimes alarm the parents - but for the most part, they leave smiling after they realize that she just wants to give love."
What type of home do you think ONYX will do best in?
I think Onyx would do best with a person who has good dog experience, and as the only pet. She is amazing indoors. Outdoors, she loves walks and playing, but due to her history, she has some insecurities and she is selective with dogs - so an experienced owner is needed. Oh, and she does NOT like cats or rats!
"Because I work at home, I have spent nearly 24/7 with Onyx since fostering her. We have become very close and I love that she can sit next to my desk all day without making a fuss. She has this really cute habit of reaching up to me in my chair and touching my leg when she wants some attention, it's very gentle and polite. She also does it to ask if she can get on the furtniture...it's so sweet, and hard to resist!"
"For everything that Onyx has been through, I just can't believe what a happy dog she is. She is SO trusting and loving. She is extremely friendly to anyone who approaches her. She just wants to be loved!"
You can find more information on adopting ONYX through her page at FOSTER DOGS, or contact them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.