Winston’s Next Journey

There is an abundance of homeless pets on this planet. That is the sad, blatant reality. The saving grace for those homeless pets are the good people that work in their honor, trying to lessen the homeless population one pet at a time. Some dedicate their lives to it, and some dedicate a $10 donation to it – but each and every person makes a difference in their own way.

Good Samaritans come in all shapes, sizes, and efforts. I got a call from a good Samaritan yesterday whose Samaritan status is just about as good as they get.  I receive a lot of calls and emails for dogs that need new homes – too many to help through this blog, honestly – but this one was referred to me by Mark’s dad, and his story thus far is just too great not to share.

Andrew, a coworker of Mark’s Dad, was driving home from work one night and saw a pair of beady little eyes in the headlights. Once he realized it was a dog, he pulled over to investigate. Just as he was noticing it was a “pit bull” dog (so basically it had a big head and likely a very waggy tail), the dog hopped up into Andrew’s car like he’d been waiting for him all day.

Now many good Samaritans would have helped this dog by getting it off the streets and taking it to the local shelter.  Andrew didn’t do that though. Andrew drove directly home, and introduced the dog to his wife and his two resident dogs.  He and his family took this little black and white “pit bull” dog, named him Winston, and decided they would help him find a forever home.

Winston quickly proved to them that they made the right decision by being housetrained and very sweet.  He also gets along with their male and female rescue dogs, apparently loving the opportunity to play with them. Winston’s lucky in that he landed in this accidental foster home that appreciates his need for exercise, and is willing to give him daily walks and romps in the yard to keep him happy.

While Winston fits in well with this family, they can’t bring on another dog at this time and they want to find him a great forever home. They are doing absolutely everything they can to spread the word about this handsome guy, they even made this great video about him!

Furthermore, they just got him neutered and vaccinated (ding ding ding – jackpot, adopters!).  They’re clearly taking wonderful care of him during this stop of his journey, but he needs to find a place to crash for life. He’s in the DE/PA area, so if you know someone looking for a totally happy-go-lucky, dog-friendly pup – send them my way!

If you’re interested in adopting Winston, email me at

5 thoughts on “Winston’s Next Journey

  1. Heather

    He is so cute. I hope he finds his furever home soon. When I watched the video, and they said he was intact, I was thinking let’s get a chip in for his snip snip surgery. But it seems his awesome foster family already did that. Good Luck Winston and Thank you foster family for helping this boy.

  2. I got my dog in a similar fashion. My friend Vince got suckered in by a sweet skinny pit bull mix outside his work in East Baltimore that he decided to take home. She had 8 puppies in his kitchen 2 weeks later. Rather than bring her to a shelter kept her in his 14th floor apartment and found homes for all 8 and kept the mom.

  3. That’s so sweet, if only all people who find a stray would/could do this! He sounds like a great pup:) It’s also awesome that they put in the extra effort to get him fixed and vaccinated. Shaka ended up being an accidental foster and it was the best experience watching her enjoy my dogs, cuddling in bed and moving on to a loving home. I would have rather been evicted(and I nearly was) than drop her at a shelter.

  4. Karen Wagner

    Oh he is just so handsome…what an amazing dog. I pray they find a wonderful home for him that he so deserve’s. Thank them for taking him in and not to the shelter! Love him! xoxo

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