A post by the momma:
To the family that gave up my dog,
His surrender paperwork said he was given up because he was too active... he was 4 months old. I would think that was to be expected. Sending him to a shelter where he'd be caged most of the day probably wasn't the best for an overly active puppy, but that's what you chose to do. During his stay at the shelter, he jumped and jumped and jumped, causing him to have ACL issues.
Thankfully an angel at the shelter saw potential for him and understood that he really needed to get out of the shelter environment. She reached out to some local rescues and Homeward Bound Dog Rescue stepped up to take him into their program. Two more angels named Heather and Jen came and walked him out of the shelter and he went into foster care with Heather.
10 days later I walked into Corbin's life. I was looking to begin fostering for Homeward Bound, hoping to eventually find the perfect dog to adopt into our small family. Corbin was in need of a new foster home, and I agreed. He was everything I didn't want in a dog, I definitely didn't want to adopt a Pit Bull. So I figured it would be a good first foster, because there was no way we would keep him.
Within 24 hours, Corbin had settled in so well into our home, and into our hearts. We kept him up for adoption for 2 months until finally admitting we couldn't part with him. I couldn't quite understand how someone could give him up and I couldn't understand why no one wanted to adopt him during those two months.
After 4.5 years with this amazing dog, I finally know the answer. I know why you surrendered him and I know why no one was interested in adopting him. It was because I needed him, and he needed me. This amazing dog has changed my life so much, he has opened my eyes to so many things, made me a better dog mom, a better rescuer, a better person. He has been an amazing foster brother to over 30 dogs. He has touched people across the world and changed people's views on Pit Bulls, changed my own views on Pit Bulls. I could never imagine a better dog to be with every day.
Instead of being upset that someone gave him up, I'm grateful. I'm grateful that you recognized his needs were beyond what you were able to give him. I'm grateful he was given a second chance by some amazing people. I'm grateful he walked into our home that day and never left. And I'm grateful we've been able to provide to him everything he's needed.
He is my heart. Thank you for letting him go so he could find his way to me. He has completed me and my life will never be the same. If you ever think of the crazy brown puppy you dropped at the shelter, I hope you imagine him living a great life... please know he has that, and more.
A girl who loves her dog.