They looked into one another's eyes and realized they could not
part. They had waited so long to meet each other.
Someone to care for, someone they could love unconditionally,
someone who completed them. Along the way, they had
considered settling but held out hope that their soul mate would
come along. They dreamed of their lives together.
This isn't about when Henry met Sally, this is what happens when
each of our rescue dogs meet their perfect match…and we are so
happy to help them along the process.
I guess you could say that hart is the match maker for each of
rescue dogs. Just as people are fickle in picking a mate
(well, most people anyway) we are fickle in picking furever
families for our dogs.
We post evolving profiles of our rescue dogs so that potential
adoptive families can get a sense of personality and behavior
characteristics. Of course the photos help too…and we can vouch
that there are none of the doctored photos that you might find on a
human dating site! The adorable or striking dog that you see
in the photos is the same adorable or striking dog that you will
meet in person.
First dates are so exciting in the dating game. To make a
good impression, both parties spiff themselves up, put on their
best outfits and plan for a wonderful time together. Through
the date, the couple are independently wondering… Do we get
along? Do our lifestyles align? And the big question,
are we ready to commit to a long term relationship with each
There are so many parallels between a human first date and the
day visit stage of our adoption process. Foster parents
spruce up the rescue dog, grab a fresh leash and instruct the pooch
to be on his/her best behavior. Potential adoptive parents
are tidying up the house, the children, the yard. All of this
to make the best impression possible.
We are so happy when our multi-step adoption process brings us
to a successful day visit. When we as matchmakers are able to
see the glint in the eye of an adoptive parent, the open and
accepting body language of the rescue dog and the sigh of relief
from the foster parent for finding a good match, we do the dance of
While some people cringe at the thought of a matchmaker getting
involved in their love life, we know that our rescue dogs
appreciate our efforts to find them the best possible furever
friends. We'll gladly pick up cupid's bow and
arrow and play matchmaker for as many dogs as we can!