Yankee Doodle joined his forever family!!!

On Sunday, Yankee Doodle was adopted by a lovely couple in Villa Rica, GA. Wanda and Don lost their beloved pug, Dixie, a little over a year ago and decided they were ready to take the "plunge" and get another dog. They were drawn to Yankee for several reasons...their son has a labradoodle and they liked the breed, Wanda is a "Yankee" herself, Yankee doodle is on the small side, and they wanted a scruffy (more wiry) coated dog. On my part, I liked that they were experienced dog owners (and have experience raising puppies), got rave reviews from their vet, live in a neighborhood with many dogs, and that the mom works from home and is an avid walker (turns out that she also is a watercolor artist who specializes in pet portraits and does gorgeous work!).


So yesterday, Yankee and I drove over to Villa Rica (about an hour outside Atlanta) so Wanda and Don could meet Yankee and I could do a home visit. Yankee was amazingly calm and well behaved (we'd gone to the dog park and played that morning, but not enough to really wear him out...I just wanted to take the edge off!). Bubba the cat amazed his parents by being totally calm and accepting of this furry dog. It was a love match all around, with Wanda snuggling Yankee and getting lots of doodle kisses and Yankee trying to show Don that even though he's twice as big as Dixie was, he can still totally be a lap dog! It's really hard to not love a dog with Yankee's trasparent love and joy, and Wanda and Don were ready to accept all the love that he has to give! Wanda was super prepared...she had already gotten a crate, a dog bed (that Yankee immediately wanted to chew on!), a bunch of toys (I brought some too...I always like a foster to go with something from our house...I think it helps with the transition), a leash, and a very handsome red harness.


In addition to two parents and cat brother, Yankee will now have a larger house to explore (gradually, as he still has a puppy's desire to "explore" by putting things in his mouth. I gave Wanda and Don a crash course in "things Yankee can't resist", like laptop cords), a neighborhood filled with dogs, a great gated community with a lake, a beach, and a large grassy area where all the dogs meet up and play. From facebook, I just learned that in addition to Bubba the cat (who may weigh all of 8 lbs), Yankee has made two other new friends! Yankee's a sociable fellow, so that is wonderful news!


I am so, so happy with this match (and love that they aren't so far away!). I know I always say that "I'm so, so happy with the match" because I am! Karen does an amazing job culling through applicants to get the right people with the right doodle!


Please join me in wishing Yankee every happiness with his new family!


Below is a picture of this new family (ignore Yankee's alien eyes)



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Comment by tracy forgosh on May 5, 2011 at 2:53pm
Yeah, Yankee, you got your forever loving family ; )
Comment by Lorelei Johnson on May 2, 2011 at 10:42pm
Great news, Frannie--thanks! Congrats to Yankee, Wanda and Don!!
Comment by Kim and the doodle boys on May 2, 2011 at 8:31pm
Thank you Frannie for taking care of Yankee.  I sure hope your nephew had a chance to meet the doodle he named - you sure didn't have the little guy long.  Sometimes the perfect family just comes along immediately - and you did a great job picking them out. 
Comment by Deborah and Lettie on May 2, 2011 at 11:38am
I know he's with a wonderful family or you wouldn't have left him.  But I will miss him.  Lake did you say?  Boy is he going to have it rought!  Thanks for being so patient with the little guy.  He had a wonderful foster sister and mother. 
Comment by Karen and Jackdoodle on May 2, 2011 at 11:01am
Frannie thanks for successfully ushering another doodle into a wonderful forever home! Congratulations to Yankee and his new family, may you live happily after ever!
Comment by Jeannine Smith, Vice President on May 2, 2011 at 10:52am

Sounds like a fantastic home for Mr. Yankee Doodle!!  Sounds like he is going to be one happy dood there. Thank you for taking care of this sweet boy!  You are the best Frannie!


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