This week’s Perfect Match Monday is a comeback story that we can all is proud of. This is the story of Josey.
Josey was a stray that was picked up and taken to a shelter in Alabama. She was severely underweight, full of fleas and needed a lot of attention. ABC stepped in and with the help of Basset Rescue of Alabama got her the vet care that she so desperately needed. She was updated on all of her shots and was spayed. Then Josey made her way up to New York with several other bassets from Alabama.
When Josey arrived in New York, the incision from her spay surgery was infected. This didn’t stop little Josey from rolling over on her back wanting every one she met to rub her tummy. Her foster family got her to the vet as soon as they could and she went on antibiotics. Soon after she was feeling better and was able to go directly to her forever home.
Mary was looking to adopt a basset hound and found ABC Basset Rescue. She saw pictures of Josey before she even got to New York and looked past her emaciated looks to the basset that she was going to be. She committed to adopt Josey when she arrived in New York.
Today Josey is called Rosie. She has gained a tremendous amount of weight and is a whopping 54 lbs. She loves to go for walks and laying out in the yard in the sun. Her favorite spot is on the love seat right next to Mary. Her brother, Max, and her are inseparable. She still loves her belly rubs and will run in front of you and flop on her back so you can rub her belly.
Rosie (and Max) has been selected to be in the Tri-Cities Opera’s incredible MUTT-ropolitan Opera Dog Calendar for 2014. She is debuting as Carmen in the calendar and their picture is very impressive. If the picture above doesn’t say everything about Josey finding the best forever home
possible, we don’t know what would. For that, we think this is a Perfect Match.
First posted 11/4/13