McMuffin is Adopted!
Given the rather sullen news lately regarding pit bull-type dogs in Maryland, we think it’s a perfect time to share some very exciting and happy news from here at The Ranch … McMuffin has found her forever home!
This sweet little girl first came to The Ranch in mid-December and since then we have been working hard to prepare her for the transition into her permanent loving home. Our journey began with various attempts to work around an epic case of separation anxiety/fear of confinement. Once a fresh routine was established we pushed further into learning new tricks, perfecting old tricks like fetch and drop it, gradually introducing her to foster brother Reese, and setting boundaries regarding human only and human + dog friendly furniture. As the days went by, she grew more settled and began to show her hilarious personality and loving disposition.
Around this same time we started to piece together our fantasy adopting family that would be a perfect fit for little McMuffin. Given how quickly she became attached to Reese, following him around, watching him for cues when she was unsure how to act, and providing key backup on all squirrel evicting missions in the yard, we really hoped to find a home with another dog for her to bond with.
In addition to this, McMuffin had displayed an affinity for one activity that she clearly valued above all others … cuddling. There honestly is no way to make her happier than to gently lift the blanket you are using and invite her to burrow under (this situation is made infinitely more enjoyable if fresh from the dryer warm laundry is involved). Once covered, a few seconds pass and without fail she lets out the final sigh before drifting off into her dream world. Knowing how much she truly loved these moments, we knew that a family with four-legged friendly bed and couch policies would be ideal.
And finally, we knew that McMuffin came from a previous home with kids running around and loves to play. If possible, a family with kids to dress her up in embarrassing outfits, slip her food from under the table, and read her stories before bed would be the cherry atop the fantasy adopting family criteria list.
After interviewing a few interested families here and there, each not working out for some reason or another, we finally found the perfect home for her … and it is right here with us!
We can’t wait to watch her and Reese grow closer together, look forward to many nights all curled up in bed as one big happy family, and with the hope of starting a family in the future, having McMuffin help raise our children as they learn the special bond a child is able to form with their four-legged sidekick.
This also means a break from fostering as we continue to work with McMuffin on her leash skills and various anxieties. We have loved being involved with Jasmine’s House and look forward to staying involved in other capacities. There are so many amazing programs they head up and we will have ample opportunity to remain active in the pittie world. We also plan to stay heavily involved with Pittie Trails and continue progress on dog socialization in the community. As for the blog, we plan to continue documenting our lives as pittie advocates/owners and hope there are still readers out there interested in following along.
Most importantly, it means we get to enjoy life with not one, but two permanent pittie rescues to bring smiles to our faces every day!