I found my dog on the Petrescue website after looking at dozens and dozens of them. We had to drive from Canberra to Sydney to meet her and took her home straight away.
She was being fostered through an organisation I'd never heard of. I had heaps of trouble getting a reply to my enquiries at first. I had to call quite a few times before I got to speak to the contact person. Who said she'd let the foster carer know. Didn't hear anything for days. Emailed, texted, left numerous voicemails. And finally the carer called me and we got straight in the car for the 350km trip.
It's been 3.5 weeks now and the adoption hasn't been finalised. Benjo's listing has been updated to notify she has been rehomed. But I have not paid the fee and what's more important, I did not get the papers. I need the vaccination papers to be able to enrol in dog training classes and if I don't get the forms in soon, we'll miss out.
I know, I should've made sure I got the papers when I took her home. But because it was so far away and this was the foster carer's first foster dog, I didn't think much about it. And I trusted that she'd had all the necessary vet work done as their listing on the website stated.
The foster carer has my phone number and I texted her my email address. I texted her again last night, but got no reply.
There's also some confusion about the dog's history, which is weird. The foster carer told me that the dog was found wandering along a Sydney highway. That must have been last April when she would've been only about 6 months old.
But I checked the rescue organisation's Facebook page and found a photo of my dog as a puppy, with her sister! Which makes the whole stray dog story a bit unlikely? Or maybe they were found together, but no one had told me about a sister.
I'd be happy not to have to pay the adoption fee, though I gladly do it for the good cause. But I really need those papers!