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Tina, The Italian Greyhound/Terrier/Whippet/Beagle Mix Rescue From Social Tees (He Said, Part 4)

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“My wife ended up scooping up both dogs in her arms while I hailed a taxi to take us home.

Later we were hit with the reality of looking after two puppies.

We knew we couldn’t cope with two puppies, especially in a small apartment.

I took Tina’s sister, Tula back to Social Tees, which was very sad.

They were both slightly sick, but Tina was more lively, so we decided to return Tula.

It was heartbreaking.”

Tina, The Italian Greyhound/Terrier/Whippet/Beagle,Mix Rescue From Social Tees (He Said, Part 3)

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“They had a photo of a group of dogs and we emailed right away and wrote that we would be available to foster any of them.

We received an email straight back saying, please come in and pick up a dog.

We went to the Social Tees office and they said, hi, here’s Tina and her sister, Tuleh.

We haven’t split them up yet, so would you mind taking them both?”

Tina, The Italian Greyhound/Terrier/Whippet/Mix Rescue From Social Tees (He Said, Part 1)

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“Both my wife and I have always had dogs.

W had one each with our families, growing up.

We’ve never had one together as a couple and it’s something we’ve talked about for a few years.

The time seemed right to foster, because my wife can’t work, as we are from England.”

Tina, the Beagle/Italian Greyhound/Terrier mix rescue from Social Tees (she said, part 4)

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“We agreed to sleep on it that night and see how we felt the next morning.

The first thing in the morning we contacted the shelter and asked if she could be ours.

We said, please don’t give her to anyone else.

We had to apply to be adoptive care givers.

We were approved by the end of the day.

I feel like Tina and I just found each other.

We were both newcomers to NYC.

She came from the Dominican Republic and I came from England.

It feels like we are taking on NYC together.”

Tina, the Beagle/Italian Greyhound/Terrier mix rescue from Social Tees (she said, part 3)

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“We had her for three weeks and then adopted her ourselves.

We fell in love with her and started calling her, our Tina.

As a foster care giver, you are required to take them to adoption events.

I took her and she met all these potential adopters.

I cried my eyes out.

I called my husband during lunch and asked if we could adopt her, ourselves.”

Eleanor Roosevelt, the mixed terrier rescue that helped her people get over the passing of their last dog. (part 1)

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Eleanor Roosevelt, Ellie for short, is our second (foster to adopt) dog.

We first fostered a twelve year old rat terrier called Suzi until she was thirteen and a half, when she passed away.

Nobody wanted to adopt an older overweight and slightly handicapped dog, so we kept her until she died.

Suzi lost nineteen pounds while we fostered her and had an unbeatable spirit.

She was my furry little soulmate.

I thought I could save her and give her a longer life, though sadly she was only with us for seventeen months.

After Suzi died, the group that we fostered her for, called Ready for Rescue, contacted us to see if we were too heartbroken or ready to foster again.”