Off early this morning on a little road trip with Bella to Culpeper, which is not far from Charlottesville. I've been e-mailing with a retired couple about Bella over the last several months. "Retired Couple" spend their winters in Florida, and spring, summer and fall in Virginia. Unlike some rescues, the Golden Retriever Rescue I volunteer with allows the foster homes to decide who will adopt their dogs from the approved applicants that contact us. Because of Bella's diva-moments, I'm pretty specific about the kind of home and family that I think will fit her best. And Retired Couple certainly check all those boxes and then some - They loved her, and as you can see in the photo below, the feeling was mutual!
~Is love in the air with Bella and Retired Couple?~
The only glitch is that the husband is having a hip replacement surgery between now and the middle of June, so they wouldn't be able to adopt Bella until early July. I asked the adoption coordinator from the rescue her thoughts, and she is suggesting to say to them that "IF she's still available when they're ready, I would love to place Bella with them. However, I need to remember to keep Bella's options open until its time for her adoption." The Adoption Coordinator is right. I can't imagine anyone else better than Retired Couple who would be more perfect for Bella. But for now I guess we wait and see what happens. Until we know, Bella is fine here with us, as she waits and dreams about her very own forever home.