We've had Dana, staghound cross pup, for about 6 weeks now. And finally had an enquiry about her. I'm to call them back tomorrow (guy's in the navy and hard to get hold off) to organise for them to come meet Dana on the weekend. They don't live in this town, and if they like her, they can take her with straight away.
And I will sob and sob if they do! She is so happy at our place and we are all so very attached to her. She reminds me so very much of my old dog, Luna. And I will worry a lot about her if she goes. She is a hunting dog with the attention span of a gold fish. It is very hard to get her to focus and thus hard to train. But we've been making steady progress (very slow though!). I think she will also not be great at adapting to new situations and has never been an only dog. The only time I left her alone in the car for about 5 minutes, I could hear her howl till the end of the street. She gets on well with other dogs - is friendly to them and reacts well to being told off - but she is a bossy little thing for a 7 month old. Banjo will let her steal her bone and then doesn't dare come near her. Mind you, my Banjo is a terrible sook. But it's been interesting to watch the dynamics.
But I do really, really hope that they are the right family for her. I will just bombard them with questions to try make sure they are. I would much rather adopt her myself than let her go to a family where her needs may not be met sufficiently. But ideally, I would really like to see her rehomed so we can continue fostering. I think this is going to be the hardest of any fosters we've had (she's only the second dog, but we've had cats I found it a bit hard to say goodbye to too) and possibly the hardest ever. And for once I'm probably going to feel more devastated than my daughter as she is very much my dog while she lives with us.