Sometimes, things are just not meant to be. All the stars can align and everything can seem absolutely perfect, and yet – the outcome isn’t what you expected.
I’ve been asked several times “What happened?” that brought Molly Tamale back to us. The truth is that no one can really be sure what it is that makes one dog perfect for a family, and another dog less-than-perfect for that same family. Dog adoption is a tricky thing, we like to think of ourselves as match makers, and we take meticulous steps to make sure that we find the perfect dog for the perfect family. We get it right a lot (a lot) of the time. But sometimes we don’t, and make the wrong match.
I went on a roller coaster of emotion when I heard that Molly Tamale’s adoption was a wrong match – confusion, disappointment, anger, sadness, failure…and ultimately, thankfulness. I am thankful that Molly’s adopters realized that she was not the dog for them, and kept her safe until Agape was able to bring her back into the program. I am thankful that I work with a rescue that has a policy in place that says if for any reason, a family is unable to keep a dog adopted through their program that the dog will return to Agape’s care. I am thankful that Foster Dad and I are in a position that we are able to bring Molly Tamale back into our home.
And most of all, I am thankful for the resilient nature of dogs – it never ceases to amaze me.
If you think you’re the Furever that Molly Tamale is searching for, please fill out an application with Agape Animal Rescue.