Around November or December last year I joined a local Freecycle group. http://www.freecycle.org/
My main purpose was to help us find another puppy or dog for our family. We are dog people. Well, I'm a cat person & I used to have one but she died about five years ago.
Every time a post would come up about free puppies or dogs, I would forward them to my hubby. He would generally respond that he was "not ready," but I kept sending them on the off chance he WOULD be ready one day. Well, last week one post came through & hubby seemed to be ready!
It was for a three year old "lab/shepherd" mix. The owner was moving for a new job that included housing & could not take the dog with her. My hubby asked for photos. This was on a Tuesday (3/13). On 3/14 I got the photos & shared them with my hubby. We then started making plans to meet. The owner & her daughter came up to our house to see where we live & to meet us before making the decision.
It took Annie (the dog) a bit to come in the trailer. She seemed to sense what was going on. She didn't like coming in & then she didn't want to come in to the kitchen. Apparently the previous owner had a very shiny/slippery floor that she had to put rugs across so Annie could walk on it. This made her a bit skittish of any shiny surface. She was pretty funny though. We had to put a leash on her & coax her in to the kitchen where she immediately went "splayed foot" & crept VERY slowly across until she hit the carpeted living room. :-)
The owner decided we could have her & Annie joined our household on 3/15. Unfortunately, I had to leave that night as I already had a long weekend planned away from home. However, it allowed my hubby to completely & totally bond with Annie. When I got home on Sunday they were the best of friends!
This is how they spend MANY evenings together. Annie loves it as does my hubby. It's nice to have a dog back in the house.