Normally, Dog Tales Rescue’s challenge is to find a family who can handle a dog’s specific needs. But sometimes, it’s more about the place than the people.
Tony has been at Dog Tales for about a year and was, in fact, adopted out a few months ago but he ran away shortly after. He was lost for 16 days before being found and, ultimately, ended up back at the rescue as the adoptive family wasn’t equipped to deal with a flight risk like Tony.
Enter Patricia. Patricia and her husband, Nick, first laid eyes on Tony when he was featured in a quirky promotional video at Dog Tales’ annual festival, and they were immediately taken with him.
“It was love at first sight,” says Patricia. “We didn’t know he was a flight risk, but once you get to meet Tony and you get to know Tony– Nick and I know that we’ll do everything possible that we can to have Tony as part of our family.”
The only thing standing in their way? Their house. Cass, one of Dog Tales’ handlers, raised some red flags, not about Patricia and Nick, but about the security of their home during a routine check.
Patricia and Nick took her concerns seriously and have made a bunch of chances to dog-proof their house–adding baby gates to entrance ways, reinforcing gaps in their fencing, putting padlocks on their gates–in an effort to protect Tony. They’ve put in a lot of effort, but Cass will have the final say on whether or not the precautions are enough for them to safely take Tony home.
“Everything in our being says it needs to be a ‘yes,'” says Patricia. Find out if it is in the video above.