Foster dog to family dog

My husband thought he wanted to be "dog free" for awhile since we have had 3 dogs in our life for the last 16 years. We had just lost Cleo, a shepherd mix, who was 15 years old. I talked him into fostering, since it wouldn't be a permanent situtation. Then along came Jasper in November 2007. He was chosen for us to foster by a rescue group consisting of all volunteers and run by sisters from CT and MA. He came from a high kill shelter in Chattanooga, TN. We picked him up from a van after his three day trip to CT. He came over to me and curled himself right into my legs. It was love at first sight. He was 8 months old and not trained at all, but was sweet as can be. In just three days he was potty trained and learned to sit and lie down. He loved other dogs and people. He was great with my then 6 and 8 year old girls. He fit perfectly into our family. He is the nicest dog we have ever had and someone threw him away. Their loss is our gain. Three weeks after he arrived he was officially ours. Jasper just turned 2 years old. We couldn't be happier. My husband is happy too and now has a great running partner. Lori Neil, Ridgefield, CT
Lori Neil
Ridgefield, CT