Kaylee – ADOPTED?!?!

Wait, what?  There’s no way that Kaylee actually got adopted in less than four weeks.

After Kaylee visited Santa, she asked me if I thought he would grant her Christmas wish.  “Will he help my People find me, momma?” I choked back a tear, slapped a smile on my face, took her mushy face in my hands as I looked deep into her beautiful eyes and said,”I sure hope so, Kaylee-girl. No one deserves it more than you do.”

But in my heart I knew it was a long shot – we only had a few short weeks before Christmas, and we hadn’t had one single inquiry about Kaylee.  Even if someone did decide they were interested in her, would we even have enough time to go through the adoption process in time for Kaylee to spend Christmas morning under the tree with her new People?

Well unbeknownst to me, at the very same time I was trying to be optimistic on the prospect of Kaylee spending Christmas in her forever home, Kaylee’s new mom was falling in love with her online profile.

Farewell, tennis ball Kong. I must be moving on!

Meet Kandice and Larry, Kaylee’s new People!  This high activity couple lives in a beautiful home with their Schnauzer, Ben.  Larry is a pilot, and Kandice is (get this) a dog trainer.  (Seriously.  I mean, could it get any better?) Since Larry travels, Kandice wanted a larger dog to keep her company while hiking.  And to spoil rotten, of course.

Kaylee, now Kate, will be living the good life from now on.  She went from a chain, to a backyard pen, to a temporary foster home, to our Foster House, and now finally to her furever home, all in the first year of her life.  Her bouncing around days are finally over. She’s already made herself right at home…

…and just in time for Christmas.


Filed under Our Foster Journey

17 responses to “Kaylee – ADOPTED?!?!

  1. Heidi

    how wonderful! It made me choke and get cloudy eyes. God looks after ALL of us!


  2. Yay! My eyes are brimming with tears reading Miss Kaylee’s redemption story! What a Christmas miracle!!!!


  3. So happy for Kaylee (Kate)! Seeing her journey from life on a chain to a loving forever home has been an honor. 🙂


  4. So fantastic! She already looks so happy with her new family!


  5. You guys rock, big-time.


  6. Happy tears! I am SO happy!


  7. 3dog night

    I am so very happy to see this. My husband and I picked her and her foster brother up for an adoption events and she was “my”dog for the day.She was so great and I am so happy she has a home for Christmas.Happy tears here.


  8. Thank you everybody so much for the kind words! We are beyond thrilled that Kate will be spending Christmas in her furever home, that she’ll never have to be bounced around again! We still can’t believe it happened so fast, we thought we’d get to spend a little more time with her. But, of course it is the absolute best thing for Kate, and now we’re just looking forward to who might be next! 🙂

    Thank you again, everyone, for reading!!


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  10. Kandice

    Just an update from Kate’s new parents. We are over joyed to have her with us and she is already right at home. She thinks she is as small as Ben , our Schnauzer, and follows him as they both spring onto the bed or couch or where ever else they wish. Her first night, she slept partly on the couch and partly on me while we watched a movie. Picture attached. We shall give her time to get acclimated to her new home and love and begin training after she gets her Christmas presents. We would like to take this opportunity to offer our heartfelt thanks and love to each and every one who made this come true for Kate and us. Thanks for all the kind comments on the blog. May God bless each and every person involved in the rescue , care, love and adoption of these precious animals. Merry Christmas to all and thanks again to each of you. Larry, Kandice, Kate and Ben


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