Joy has found her forever family near Austin, Texas. Finding this sweet dog the perfect family was a bit off a challenge, and took our team and her very patient foster owners a full 6 weeks to accomplish. After diligently searching for a home unsuccessfully in San Antonio, we expanded our reach to the Austin area, and were almost instantly rewarded by hearing from a number of potential adopters.
Joy’s foster parents made the 2 hour drive to Austin, where they met Jeannette and her husband, empty nesters with a big house and yard, and lots of love to offer Joy. Joy is now settling in to her new home and is already a cherished member of the family.
From Joy’s Foster Owners:
I wanted to let you know that we had our visit with Jeanette and her family and it went very well! We were able to see Joy’s new home and meet Jeanette’s sister in law’s dog Gumbo that Joy would be visiting with on a regular basis. Jeanette and her family were lovely people. We definitely got the impression that Joy would be well cared for, loved and adored. Joy settled in well and all parties, Joy, her new family, and her new friend Gumbo readily embraced each other.
We felt that this was a very good fit for Joy as her new forever home. We moved forward with the completion of the adoption paperwork and left Joy with her new family.
Again, we felt very positive that this was a great fit for Joy and are very hopeful for a smooth transition for Joy into her new forever home and family.
We appreciate all your assistance with the Joy’s Rehoming process!!
Many Thank yous!! Erica and Nicole
Here is how our rehoming team presented Joy to attract her new family!:
San Antonio’s most adorable little mutt is looking for a loving family to offer her a forever home. Aptly named Joy, this 30 pound brindle bundle of love is just a year old and has had all of her vet care taken care of. She is spayed, fully vaccinated and very healthy. She loves everyone and gets along well with other dogs. She has never been around cats or kids, but she would most likely be equally good around both.
Joy showed up one day on the doorstep of her foster family. She immediately stole their hearts, and they decided to get all her vet care done, provide her with some training, and then find her the loving home she deserves. Joy is perfectly house broken, crate trained and a real little doll. She has such a wonderful personality and is so devoted, funny, playful and affectionate.
If it were not for the fact that they already have two dogs and work long hours, Joy’s foster owners would keep her in a heartbeat. However, their situation does not allow them the time to give Joy the time and attention she very much deserves. They are dearly hoping for the right home for Joy – one with lots of love, people with lots of time to spend with her, and a nice fenced yard would be a real bonus!
This is one very precious and special little dog. Please offer her a home today. She can’t wait to add a healthy helping of love, joy, laughter and companionship to your life and home.
All About Joy
Name of Pet: Joy
Location: San Antonio, TEXAS, 78245
Type of Pet: Dog
Breed of Pet: Mixed
Sex of Pet: Female[/one_half]
Age of Pet: 1 year
Health Problems: No
Up To Date on Vaccinations: Yes
Gets along with cats: Unknown
Gets along with dogs: Yes
Good with Children?: Yes
House Broken or Litter Trained?: Yes
Crate Trained?: Yes
Accessories Included: Crate, Leash, Harness, toy, food bowl
Gets along well with other dogs.
Joy’s Current Home Environment
Two bedroom apartment.
Very small backyard.
Joy is often crated all day while we are at work and school.
Joy’s Current Family:
Our work and school schedules keep us away for most of the day quite often. When we are home we are usually studying or finishing up projects for work. We crate train in our home. We feed once a day usually in the evening.
Joy’s Favorite Toys, Foods, Activities?
Joy loves tennis balls, running, jumping, playing with other dogs. Joy will crawl in your lap if you let her. Joy loves feeding time.
Cute Joy Story:
We were leaving to go to the gym one day when my girlfriend’s eyes got really huge and she said “DOG”. I turned around expecting a 100-pound beast to be approaching. To my surprise, it was a 20-pound brindle bundle of joy. She was laying on her back in a submissive position with her tail between her legs, wagging. I scooped her up and she promptly provided me with kisses. She then laid her head on my shoulder and breathed out heavily. She allowed me to carry her around until we could find her a leash in our apartment. She then proceeded to gallop and leap while on the leash because she was so excited to go somewhere. We could not tell who she might belong to because she was just as excited to see EVERYONE. This is how Joy is. This is why we call her JOY.
Why is Joy Being Rehomed?
We love Joy but never intended to have 3 dogs. Joy found us one day as we were leaving our apartment. No one else in the complex would take her in. We decided to keep her just long enough to put signs out with the hope that her owner would call. We were going to take her to the shelter if no one came but we just did not have the heart. She was a bit malnourished so we decided to get her in a healthy state and all of her shots and important vet visits out of the way before rehoming. We got special permission from the office at our apartment complex to do this. It has been about 5 months now and Joy is ready to be rehomed and although it will break our hearts to see her go, we know that it is best in the long run as this was always supposed to be temporary. Otherwise, we will be forced to look into shelters and we REALLY do not want to do this.
Joy’s Perfect Adoptive Home Will Be:
A family that can love Joy and provide her the attention that she deserves. A family that can provide Joy the opportunity to learn new tricks as she loves to make people happy.
Joy ate really fast when she first came. We think it was due to her not receiving enough food in the past. She also tended to try and get the food from our other dog’s bowls. We went down to a once a day feeding to accommodate this. We previously would just leave food out all day but we did not want her to make herself sick. We also purchased a bowl designed to slow her eating down. This has worked out and we no longer have any issues. We would suggest that any home she goes to be able to accommodate this as well. I have tested Joy’s temperament out by placing my hand over her bowl while she is eating. I have also removed her food and put it back. I have stood extremely close as well. Joy has not exhibited ANY aggression towards me or other humans while eating. During meal time we have Joy and the other dogs sit. We then place the bowls down. They wait until we say ok and then they will approach their bowls to eat. Joy has never gone to her bowl without us saying ok. She is obedient in that way. She does prefer to eat at the same time each day though and will let you know when it is time.