Dora the Explorer – ADOPTED!

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!

52 responses

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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,

  4. 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…!!

  5. What excellent news! So happy for Dora and congrats to you foster mom and dad for your first Texas foster success 🙂

  6. 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.

  7. 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!!

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. 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. 🙂

  11. 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!

  12. 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! 🙂

  13. 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! 🙂

  14. 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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