Monday, March 28, 2016

Atlas: Let's Dance

On Saturday I went to Gainesville for an adoption event with Promises Animal Rescue. My only Promises foster at the moment is Harper but I didn't take her. Harper wouldn't have liked going, and besides, I already have a prospective home for her. I took Kip and Atlas. Kip had someone who was coming to meet him (more on that in coming days), and Atlas had two interested people who came to meet him. Debbie had cross-posted my fosters from other organizations (Sam and Atlas), and that helped generate some interest in both boys.

A former Promises adopter was interested in Atlas. She had adopted a Promises pup some time ago. He's still young but has grown very tall and handsome. His name is Brock. He's believed to be a shepherd mixed with something (probably Plott Hound) that gave him very striking and attractive brindle markings.

Brock and Atlas really hit it off right from the start and I think that helped seal the deal in the adopter's mind. Together they are the most interesting looking pair of dogs you are likely to see on any given day. Atlas has the black and gray marking of a Catahoula Leopard Dog, that pairs nicely with the black and tan brindle markings on Brock.

The two boys took an instant liking to one another and engaged in play as much as their leashes and handlers would allow. When Brock went into the store Atlas was outside looking for him and apparently Brock was busy looking for Atlas in the store. When Brock came back out the two of them took up from where they had left off. Brock's family wasn't all there on Saturday, but pictures were sent and calls were made it seems to be a "go."

We still need to work out the logistics of the transfer, but I hope it can happen next weekend. We are slowly but surely whittling down the number of fosters. With each one adopted I can give more time and attention to those that remain, as well as our own dogs. I'm going out of town in May so I need to have everyone placed in permanent homes in the next couple of weeks. I think Atlas found his on Saturday, and new brother as well.
I rarely see two dogs hit it off as well and as quickly as these guys did.

Brock was very well behaved on his
EasyWalk harness. I should have had one
on Atlas. He was pulling me so hard I had
to switch to a prong collar after a while.

That is a picture perfect play bow by Atlas.

They will work out who gets to lead, or they will take turns.

Look at those ears fly!
Another Promises dog wanted to join in the fun.

Brock, in a calmer moment.

Good pic of Atlas, wish I had not cut off his nose.
Atlas's tail is just a blur.

They make a great looking pair of dogs.


Andrea said...

How great is that: best buddies from the start!

Marilyn Nash said...

I'm so hopeful this will be the right match for Atlas. Thank you again Brent for helping him.

Raymundo Bryant said...

We are very much looking forward to giving Atlas his forever home!!! Wish I could have been there to see them both in action. Thank you so much for posting this, I agree that we will soon have the best looking dogs around!!!!

Randy Bryant

Brock's other human....