No one said it would be easy, they only said it would be worth it.
Meet Nami! Nami is an adorable 3 year old French Bulldog! She was rescued from a puppy mill where she was kept in a small cage and expected to produce many litters. Poor girl was afraid and mistreated there which resulted in her shutting down. Now that she’s rescued, she is slowly learning what human affection means in her loving foster home. When she first arrived she hid in her crate and wouldn’t come out. Very slowly her foster help her daily to gain confidence and trust again. It was baby steps at a time but nonetheless a move forward. She has really blossomed in her foster and is even snuggling! Nami is shy but very sweet! She is great with other dogs as well! We are looking for a home who understands the responsibilities of owning and raising a dog as a member of their family. Nami is patiently waiting!
She is currently being fostered in Alameda, CA.
"Hi Melody, This was our first try at fostering, or more specifically, foster fail (when you fall in love with the cutest thing and can’t bare the thought of giving them up for adoption even though that was the original idea). We got Nami (we found out it means wave in Japanese) and although she was so shy, I think she and I had an understanding with each other that life was only going to get better from here. She was having idiopathic head tremors the first couple days (which I think was from the extreme changes in environment and having real human contact for the first time). With us already having a dog, I think it really helped accelerate her opening up and playing. At first we were worried our dog, Frankie, was going to be too jealous since he would let her near me. He was an only child and was used to all the attention. Thankfully he warmed up to her (he couldn’t resist having a friend to play with). She was trotting around the house and playing with toys by day 3. House training her has been the biggest challenge, but it’s been 5 days and counting with no accidents so I think she’s got the idea! That cute face and piglet snort melts my heart every time. We are so happy to have her as part of the family and look forward to giving her the best life we can. Thank you Love & Seconds Chances!!"
If you have extra time on your hand and would like to help please consider volunteering! Rescue groups need dedicated volunteers to help with events, fundraisers, home checks, transports, etc. All of these things help enable the rescue to expand their network and help more dogs in need.