First home visit scheduled

Not much to report today, except that we have scheduled our first home visit with a volunteer and foster parent from Southeast German Shepherd Rescue! I am SO excited.

Lyndi, whom we'll meet on our home visit.

She will be bringing her two current fosters with her, too: Lyndi and Onyx.

Lyndi (above) is a 1.5-year-old female who was rescued from a backyard breeder in North Carolina. She is a very beautiful and ladylike black-and-tan, but she does have some shyness issues and needs work with confidence-building. Lyndi was on trial with a family, but the family’s busyness and young children didn’t make her very comfortable. Her foster mom says she’s already made great strides in her confidence, but will continue to need gentle and reassuring guidance and training.

Onyx, whom we'll meet on our home visit.

Her foster sister Onyx perhaps has the opposite problem: She’s a very bold, extremely intense Belgian malinois/shepherd cross and she is just stunning; she is sable with orange-rust-colored eyes and looks like a wolf. Onyx sounds amazing, but probably way too much to handle for us, being first-timers. Her foster mom says she is twice as intelligent and twice as energetic and driven as any shepherd she’s ever fostered! Schutzhund–and daily 5-mile runs–would probably be best for Onyx. She doesn’t sound like a fit for us, but I am excited to meet her just the same.

Right now, I have my heart set on Lyndi… I am now petrified that someone is going to snatch her up before we can meet her. (I hesitated even posting her picture here, for fear that someone would see her beautiful face and try to adopt her… You won’t do that, will you?) I am positively obsessive right now. Can’t wait. Can’t.

The visit is scheduled for just two days after we move in, so it will be a little crazy, but I am more than ready for it to happen! One week and six days…

12 thoughts on “First home visit scheduled

  1. Yay! I bet the Rescue people are going to walk away saying, “Where can we find more people like Abby? Think she has a sister? Maybe she could be cloned! We’ve struck GOLD!” Have fun falling in love. . .can’t wait to hear about it.

  2. I think everyone who has been following your blog for any length of time is SO excited for you with how close you are to dog ownership! Good luck with the home visit. I am sure the rescue will be really impressed with your preparation and your commitment to being a responsible owner. Can’t wait to hear all about it!

  3. how exciting! Both gals are beautiful.

    i was so nervous for my first home visit… i cleaned like a fiend, moved furniture at least twice and made sure our dogs were exhausted before the volunteer got there. One minute before she knocked, one of our dogs puked on the carpet. Delightful. We passed, though 🙂

  4. YAY YAY YAY!!!!! Will keep that as d-day in my diary and keep you in my thoughts. Fingers crossed!!!

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