We rescued Amadeus from Devore shelter in March of 2016. He was a tough case at first, a ridgeback/pitbull mix who was so insecure and fearful that, at his initial assessment by a trainer, he would not let the trainer near him. We put him into bootcamp with The Pet Whisperers, where he improved greatly. Amadeus was a little imp. He loved romping in the yard and splashing in the pool. Over Memorial Day, he gave us a "run for our money" because, unbeknownst to his foster family, he ingested so much grass and mud that it became compacted and obstructed his intestines. After emergency surgery, we sent him back with lots of chew toys and ideas for (more productive) ways to get out his energy.
Amadeus is our resident Goldilocks: Many families fell in love with him, but he wasn't the right match for them. He was not a fan of cats. He was unpredictable around male strangers. He needed an experienced owner. We tried many different homes and many different trainers. We sent him off with a family from Northern California who came down to meet him...we flew him back down from Northern California....we sent him to the Zen Dog for more training. Frankly, we started to think we'd never place him. But we stand by our dogs. Finally, we found the home that was JUST RIGHT! One day, along came the cutest retired couple, Jedda and Gerry. They fell in love with Amadeus quickly and hard, like so many others had before them, but we knew we had to take it slow... after quite a few meet and greets to make sure that he was going to be a great fit with their household, we sent him off on a two week trial period. And..... we are pleased to announce..... Spencer Amadeus Lorek is finally home.
There are so many people to thank, including Pet Whisperers and the Zen Dog. Much credit to his amazing foster family, the Matthews, who fostered him for the better part of a year and loved Ami dearly. A forever 'thank you' to our fabulous trainer Alexandra Gant of Behave! who took Amadeus on as her own special project and dedicated so much of her time and resources to working with him. She was so committed to setting him up for success and this match is a product of her efforts. And finally we must thank our beloved Soraya, who was so invested in Amadeus' happiness and finding the right home. Unfortunately she passed away before seeing this happy ending but we know our 7lkystars will continue to shine down on this sweet boy.