Thomas had just signed up as a foster parent. He wanted a dog that was energetic that he could take for long walks. We felt that Gunther and Thomas would make a great match! Gunther was in Thomas’ care for about a month. It was during this time that Gunther’s personality was allowed to shine through. Thomas discovered that Gunther did not like enclosed spaces and became very fearful in the crate. We also learned through fostering that Gunther was housebroken and fine to stay in the house by himself free-roaming. Thomas introduced Gunther to his friend’s dogs and facilitated play dates. Thomas also found that Gunther loved soft toys, was excellent at fetch, and got along well with dogs of all sizes.
After discussion with Thomas, it was decided that it would be best for Gunther to be adopted out from the foster home so that he did not have to be in a kennel. After reading Gunther’s bio online, that Thomas helped write, the Johnson family fell in love. Knowing what Gunther was like in a home helped them feel like he would be a good fit for their family. Thomas, Gunther, and the Johnson family got together for a meeting. The Johnson’s loved having Thomas there to talk to them about Gunther’s likes and dislikes. The Johnson’s adopted Gunther less than 15 minutes after meeting him and Thomas. There were happy tears from Thomas, and a new friendship was established. The Johnsons and Thomas exchanged contact information so he could come visit Gunther. Thomas recently enjoyed dinner with them. Thomas enjoyed his foster experience so much that has signed on to foster another dog. The Johnson family is very happy with their newest family member.