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OFB’s Sawyer Has Been Adopted!

Good news for all of you who were rooting for handsome Shepherd Sawyer, from Operation Foster Bound.

Sawyer has been adopted!

Congratulations to this handsome boy now known as Rex on finding his forever home. We are thankful to his foster mom Beth for taking on an Operation Foster Bound pup and helping him get ready for his forever family. Sawyer arrived from Egypt, after sustaining an injury and getting much-needed surgery and TLC. BARRK Rescue brought him to NY, though this handsome Shepherd was left without a foster home. When Beth heard from Foster Dogs about his need for a home, she said yes without a moment’s hesitation!

Beth, Sawyer, and Gilly

After her foster dog settled in to his new surroundings, Beth worked with Alexis Toriello from Zen Dog Training to assess Rex. “From a trainer’s perspective, he will be a joy to work with – he’s attentive to people and interested in food, but also highly motivated by play which will make it possible to train him using functional rewards such as fetch, tug, chase, etc. In short, he’s a wonderful boy and his new family will be lucky to have him!” These words set the tone for what would soon be a super-happy ending.

Thank you to Alexis for donating your time in helping assess and train Sawyer, through Operation Foster Bound! Alexis also worked with OFB’s Onyx, who was adopted by her foster mom Lesa in 2016 and is the most adored, spoiled little Pittie in town – after five years in kennels and various foster placements.

Portrait by Adopt-a-Doodle

Sawyer in his denim dog bed, donated by Den

Sawyer’s luck turns out to be just as awesome as Onyx’s. He had the most wonderful foster home with Beth and her dog Gilly, who has played foster sister to numerous other dogs over the years.The two spent time lounging around their Brooklyn home, and got to visit the beach and get messy – like they are meant to do!

His foster mom Beth sent us the happy news: “Sawyer has found his forever family! They came to meet him at my house in Brooklyn, and even brought Sawyer’s future dog-cousin Dez! I can tell that they are already completely smitten with him. We hung out with all three pups (including my Gilly) for a while, took a walk, and chatted. I could tell it was love it first sight. Although it is hard to say goodbye to Sawyer, who will now be called Rex, I know he is going to a great home (honestly, am I too old for them to adopt me….) here’s a few pictures of the happy family! Thanks for helping Rex [formerly known as Sawyer] find a wonderful, loving home!”

Sawyer’s (Rex’s) NEW family!

Fostering saves lives! We are so happy to welcome Rex into the graduating Class of 2017 Operation Foster Bound. Happy Tails!

One week after his adoption

To contribute to Foster Dogs and support future OFB dogs, click to DONATE through PayPal!

Want to FOSTER a future Operation Foster Bound dog? We NEED these applicants:

  • Willing to take a medium or large dog
  • Has no other pets, or current pets are dog-friendly
  • Open to any breed of dog, no building breed restrictions (ie: Pit-friendly housing)
  • Can foster for several months, if needed
  • Willing to work with a professional dog trainer, at no cost to you
  • Oh, and — Must love dogs! That’s the easy part.

Email us to start the convo about Operation Foster Bound, and apply to our Foster Roster in the meantime so your info is on file. info [at]

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