Ernie finds his forever home!

Margaret Mead once said,

"Never doubt that a small group
of thoughtful, committed citizens can
change the world.
In fact, it's the only thing that ever has."

Over a year ago, we started this blog, because we wanted to help the pups in shelters and rescues find wonderful homes, just like I did.

We put together the blog, but we needed a mascot. A wonderful, loving, pup that hadn't yet found their forever home, that could be a beacon of hope for all pups needing homes everywhere. So we immediately set out to find our mascot. It sure didn't take long.

I went straight to the shelter folks at the Southside Animal Shelter in Indianapolis to seek their help, because they were the ones that rescued me, put me on Petfinder and helped me find my wonderful family and home. I knew they could help.

The very day that we went to look at the pups we knew the minute we saw Bosco (who is now named, Ernie), that he was our mascot.

This is what Ernie's Petfinder page said about him:
Bosco is a sweet boy who has lots of energy and loves belly rubs! He likes just about everybody but will need a home without small children, 'cause he's got so much energy that he may knock them down without meaning too!

He's just about 1 year young and ready to go have some fun!! Bosco will need a fenced yard and basic obedience training, and would also benefit from daily long walks or even runs once he gets the obedience thing down!
A few weeks ago, we got a very special email. It was from Ernie's new forever Mom. She found our Rescue Me video, and immediately recognized Ernie and emailed us.

Here's what she wrote...
Dear Johann,

I just happened to see your Rescue Me video from November 2007, and my dog Ernie is the first one shown. We adopted Ernie last October (from the Southside Animal Shelter), and he has brought us much joy! Here is a current picture of him - he will be turning 2 next month.

I was delighted and laughed out loud when you told me his original name was Bosco! For fun, I called to him, "Bosco, Bosco, Bosco," and he ran around the house. And now Bosco has become his middle name: Ernie Bosco Shay. It works!

I had a childhood dog, but Ernie is my first dog as an adult. I can't believe he wasn't adopted when he was younger. He is the sweetest, happiest boy you could meet. It was just meant to be for me to adopt Ernie, and I am so grateful.

He loves to play ball and roll around in the grass. We have a big back yard and part of it is attached to a levy which means that one side of the yard has quite a steep hill to it. He loves running to the top of the hill and sliding down on his belly to the bottom. He is all smiles when he does this.

Please let people know Ernie has found a wonderful forever home. I took this picture of him today. It is so cool that Ernie is the Rescue Me mascot. He is very special indeed!

Signed, Ernie's Mom
Very special indeed....Now that's what we live for!