I agreed to take a dog on foster as I already have 2 dogs and felt adopting would be too much, making it 3 dogs, however fostering was a way to get a dog over to the UK and find them a new home. I can’t even remember how I came across Elpida other than it was on Facebook. I was initially going to foster Happy but then she had an offer of a permanent home. So I was asked if I would take Hope, Happy’s sister. Of course I said I would.
The more I looked at her on the website, the more I fell in love with her and started thinking about adopting her even before she got here. Obviously it depended on whether she got on with my other 2. I couldn’t believe she was black and white as are both my other 2!!!!
On first meeting her as I picked her up from Hayley, she so very very scared and it took the 2 of us to get her out of Hayley’s car and into mine. On the drive home, she was so good just lay in the back of the car. When we got home, she wouldn’t get out of the car as was so scared and had to be carried. However she soon came round after an hour or so with my 2 they get on great.
It was hard work at first as she had never worn a collar or been on a lead before so the first few walks were difficult as the brakes were permanently on!!! She was also very afraid of the traffic as I live on a main road. Amazingly after 24 hours, she was a different dog still wary on the lead but would walk on it. I had her off lead the following day and she was fantastic.
So it didn’t take more than a couple of days for me to decide that she is staying with us for good. She is such a loving dog loves playing with my others at home and when we are out on walks. I have never seen a dog run so much and seem so happy. She has now gotten used the main road and is quite happy on her lead.
I just want to take this opportunity to thank all at Elpida for everything you do to help these dogs, if you hadn’t have found Hope she may have lost her eye and I would never had her. Love her so much she definitely is now one of the family.