Will had been asking to get a dog of his own for several years. We weren’t quite ready to add a new dog to the family while he was still in school, and when we were ready in the middle of the pandemic, it was nearly impossible to find a dog.
This summer we discussed it more, and agreed that he would be able to get a dog after our trip to Europe. We got approved by one of the local rescue organizations, and found Hoagie. Hoagie was being fostered near New Haven, and over the labor day weekend we went to visit him. Will (and of course Izzy) fell in love with him at the meeting, and later that weekend we picked him up.
He is still getting adjusted to his new house and Will has put him in training. Izzy has lost a few toys, though she has plenty to spare, and we lost a remote, which we don’t have a spare.