An email, received out of the blue, has led to the adoption of a dog who has been homeless for over six years. Laura Oesterhaus, Director of Kansas Second Time Around Animal Rescue (KSTARR), emailed the Pet Rescue Report on Sunday to share the remarkable adoption story for the homeless dog, whose name is Clipper.
Oesterhaus explained how the Labrador retriever mix arrived to the non-profit rescue group,
“Clipper came to our rescue (KSTAAR, Inc) on Dec. 23rd 2010. He was found as a stray in the KC area and went to a shelter there. He was on the Euth list when we got him. He was HW positive and the KC Humane Society gave him his treatments. He has always been a fantastic boy that got along with dogs and cats. He went to many adoption events and everyone loved him specially children. Even though he had a lot of praise no one put in an application for him.”
In 2012, while still homeless, Clipper developed a tumor which had to be treated through multiple rounds of chemotherapy. Oesterhaus stated, “Clipper went through 7 rounds of chemo and was always his happy self. Still went to adoption events but no applications. I suppose it’s because of the “black dog syndrome.”
Then, out of the blue, last week, an email arrived with an inquiry about the dog who nobody had ever expressed interest in. After an application was completed, Jim and Marianne Jensen made a meet and greet appointment with Clipper and it turns out that Oesterhaus knew Jim Jensen – before retiring, he had been the sheriff in her county. The couple had recently lost their elderly chocolate Labrador retriever and were looking for a new companion.
The meet and greet was a resounding success – Oesterhaus wrote, “They fell in love with Clipper and adopted him!!!”
Though she is sad to see Clipper go, she is thrilled that he now has a family of his home, after so many years without…