Little Sassy was a Hurricane Harvey refugee flown up to Chicago by Wings of Rescue in early September. My husband Drew and I volunteered for the emergency intake at The Anti-Cruelty Society in our various capacities, and as the evening wound down one of the last dogs to be processed was a skinny white terrier mix with crazy hair.
We had been looking for a small dog for some time, and after a half dozen or so meet and greets through local rescues we were planning to take a bit of a breather before starting the process up again. We really didn't plan to foster a dog (and in any case we thought all of the Hurricane Harvey dogs had already been set up with foster families). But suddenly, there was Sassy, with her kennel cough, pneumonia, hookworms, and heart worms - about the only thing she didn't have was a foster family.
It must have been fate. After weeks of medication and TLC, we made it official on Friday - welcome to the family, Sassy!
Photos: On the left, Sassy (with Denise Theobald) during the Hurricane Harvey intake. On the right: Sassy prepares to chow down on her Gotcha Day cake.