We are delighted to announce that our first Texas foster dog, Dora the Explorer, has been adopted! We are overwhelmed with excitement, joy, longing, and pride. But surprise? Hardly.
Didn’t we all expect Dora to go out in high Dora fashion, nose turned proudly to the wind, doing her sassy little tap dance across somebody’s heart, knocking us all down with her big personality and cutes? It’s only fitting that she would be Love-A-Bull‘s first adoption of the year. After all — does a gal like Dora ever share the spotlight or take second place? No way!
Dora’s new life could hardly be more perfect for her. Her mama is a longtime pit bull lover who has been missing having a dog in the house since she moved to Texas, leaving behind in North Carolina a long-distance boyfriend and three pit bull type dogs she lived with and dearly loved. Dora will be her one and only love. Because her new mama is an empty nester with two grown children, Dora will be pampered just like she deserves — sleeping on the bed, going on long trail walks, and basking in the sunshine in her big, new, fenced-in yard.
We always like to ask our dogs for their forever-family wish list. Some of the dogs have very long and specific wish lists, like Gonzo Bunny-Ears, who insisted that his new family have a jumbo-sized sister dog for him and be willing to keep his silly name, and Little Zee, who wanted a family with no other pets and a willingness to help her up and down stairs and on and off furniture because of her disability.
When we asked Dora for her adopter wish list, we learned that had just a couple of items:
- Dote on me!
- Make me the center of your world!
- Tell me I’m pretty every day!
- Let me sleep on the bed with you!
- Make me the girly-girl I am destined to be!
Her new mama Mary is more than happy to fulfill all of these requests and more. She’s even ordering her a special pink crate to match her raspberry pink hoodie and jacket. And to a gal like Dora, nothing says “true love” like a pink dog crate.
We’re going to miss Dora’s sweet little personality around our house, but we’re proud to know she’s off on her grand forever-adventure. Bon voyage, sweet girl!
Yay! What great news. I’m so happy Dora has found her forever home. And not a moment too soon after all those newly cleaned furs.
Mary looks like she is already in love. 🙂 I hope they have many wonderful years together.
Mary and Dora already look like they’ll make a beautiful family. I know they’ll enjoy getting to know each other better over the years.
You must be thrilled to see Dora going home so soon. Yay!
what reat news!!so glad Dora has fond her foreer home ♥
yay dora!! starting 2012 with her very own pink crate and forever home!
Awesome start to the year!! I’m going to miss the lovely photos of Dora, but am so happy she’s found her forever home with Mary 🙂
YAY for Dora! YAY! YAY! YAY! Oh, gosh. She sure did pick herself out Her Most Perfect Home That Ever Was. I’m soooooo happy for her and my heart is just melting into a big ol’ puddle cuz of how luved I know she’s gonna be (okay…already IS).
Wiggles & Wags,
fantastic news to start the day!!!
Yay for Dora and yay for her new mama!
Okay – first? LOVING the blog’s new look! Although we’ll miss seeing Chick at the top of the page every day. Second? So very happy for Dora and Mary!
I knew it! What a great way to start the day. Can’t wait to see who’s next??!!
Hooray for Dora and Mary!! I’m thrilled to read that Dora has found her forever home. Dora and Mary are so lucky to have found each other……sounds like they need each other equally – each one bringing to the relationship something special and priceless. And a pink crate to boot…..wow!!
What excellent news! So happy for Dora and congrats to you foster mom and dad for your first Texas foster success 🙂
congrats to dora and mary! Can we see a picture of that snazzy pink crate?
Congratulations to the beautiful and special Dora and her new person Mary. They look very happy together and Dora will have what she needs most–adoration! SO very happy for both. Your foster dogs are so fortunate to have you to describe them so well that they are able to find just the right home.
Love happy endings! Congrats Dora!!
YAY!! Dora, and congrats to you guys!
Yay for Dora! Sounds like she’s headed for a perfect happy ending!!
Such a perfect match for Dora! You have done it again–a big hip hooray to you, Aleksandra! What a wonderful way to start the year.
WOO-HOO Dora!! We are so pleased!
-Bart and Ruby
I’m so glad Dora is going to a great forever-home!
I only wish I could have adopted her up and told her she’s pretty everyday…but alas, Alberta Canada and Texas are just a bit toooo far apart.
Can’t wait to read an update on her and that pink dog crate!!
Yay Dora!! Congrats! Sounds like she found the perfect home!
So happy for Miss Dora!!!! I her becoming a spoilled pink princess in her future!!
Hooray Dora! Sounds like you’re going to have a wonderful, girly life!
Yay! Way to go Miss Dora!
Hooray for Dora!!! I’ve always wondered how you ended up picking her- did Love-A-Bull assign her to you? Was she an owner surrender or a shelter pull? Did you pull her from a shelter through Love-A-Bull? What was it that made you say yes- did the sassy party girl attitude do it alone? 🙂
Happy trails pretty girl! Congrats on your awesome new mama!
I’m so glad Dora’s holiday wish came true!!! This story brought tears to my eyes, I’m so happy she found her forever home. I hope you will be showcasing more fosters, I really enjoy your satirical writing on fostering!
Yay for Dora! BTW, her adorable raspberry hoodie inspired me to buy one for my little pink pittie girl. It is so adorable! All pibble girls should dress in pink. 🙂
Doing a happy dance for Dora pants! Yay for her (and you!)
YAY!!! I’m so happy for Dora!!
This news had me crying at my desk at work!
I have loved learning and reading about Dora. Congratulations on your success as fosters and Dora’s new beginning!
Congratulations Dora! What a wonderful way to start the new year. 🙂 Your foster momma is right, you are going off in style!
Congratulations, Dora! Good way to ring in the new year.
I can tell Dora will be quite the pinky princess. She’ll have to get a pretty pink collar and all the accessories just like my Stella! PERFECT.
Awesome! We’re so happy for Dora and her new Momma!
Yay for you, Dora and your new Mom!! Looks like a match made in heaven for both of you. Who wouldn’t love your sweet face and self. 🙂 I don’t have any Pit Bull’s but love the breed. All that I’ve come across when I’m out walking have only given me lots of kisses and you look like that’s what you do also. Have a great life! You definitely deserve it! 🙂
Yay for Dora and her new Mom. Love the photos!
I just did a happy dance!!!!! Hooray for Dora!!!!! 🙂
looks like Dora and Mary both win a great start to a new year! i’m only surprised it didn’t happen sooner!
i’ll miss your sweet face in my browser every day, Dora, but i’m so glad you have found a person to spoil! 🙂
awesome! so, um, not to rush you or anything but how many days til we get to meet a sweet new foster through your blog?
dora, your new mama is going to love you to bits! congratulations!!
i can’t wait to meet the next foster….
Such great news!!!!!!
Eee! So happy for you guys, Dora, and her new momma!
And a pink crate?! Awesome.
Congratulations! I’m so happy for Dora and her new mom. Kudos for making it happen. You brought your magic to Texas!
Great news! You always do such a wonderful job of finding the perfect forever homes for your fosters!
Congratulations! Sounds like Dora really hit the forever home jackpot- only dog, sleeping in bed, wow! Great job Aleks, you guys rock!
Aw, I only recently started reading your blog, and loved reading about Dora – SO happy to hear she’s been adopted!
I knew this was about to happen but have been at home sick and computerless, stranded and not able to get confirmation that this happened until now! Hooray for Dora!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is SO exciting – seems like the perfect home. Cant wait to see the next one!
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