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Yep, you heard right! The big J man is living it up with a GREAT family who is going to give him the life he’s always deserved.

We’re so pleased that he’s been adopted (and they even have a vet in the family) and couldn’t have asked for a better village to help Jasper on his way to this forever. I have heard a lot of people praising us for being Jasper’s foster family, and we’re so grateful to everyone who has given us kudos (I’m not going to lie, I do like the pats on the back), but I do have to say that it takes a lot more than just a foster family for such a smooth and successful adoption, so I’m going to give some shout-outs.

First of all, to the wonderful humane law enforcement officers at the Pennsylvania SPCA who took Jasper and his other “family” off their chains – this whole process started with you and wouldn’t have been possible if you didn’t care. And we would also like to thank the people who we never met and probably never will, who had the courage to stand up against animal cruelty and report the situation in the first place.

We’d like to thank the staff at the PSPCA who cared for Jasper during his stay there, especially the shelter vets and vet techs who work tirelessly and often without thanks for the difficult work they do. We’d also like to send a big hug and lots of love to the adoption staff (Claribel, I’m looking at you) for helping with the dog meets at the shelter yesterday. The professionalism of that team astounds me, you are true animal advocates.

The volunteers, we can’t begin to show enough appreciation. Everyone has their favorites, but without the support and encouragement, the advice and just the ear bent for my venting, it wouldn’t have been possible. And thanks to all the volunteers who cheered us on and shared Jasper’s picture and information. Each one of you deserve so much credit for what you do.

We never would have even considered fostering if it wasn’t for the support network we have from Panzer’s foster family. Thank you you two for your years of rescue activism, for fostering so many dogs, for saving Panzer’s life and for giving me some of the best advice I ever got – don’t foster fail (and we didn’t, haha!) Also thank you to Panzer’s trainer who gave us free advice on how to work on some of Jasper’s stranger issues.

Thanks to everyone who posted, tweeted, shared and liked or commented on Jasper’s posts on Facebook. We had so many people interested in him because of the community that spread his information, and we hope that anyone who was disappointed because they couldn’t adopt him considers adopting another homeless dog, because Jasper isn’t the only one in need.

And last but certainly not least, thank you to Jasper’s adopters, who have been rescuing dogs for decades. Obviously this whole process needed you most of all. We are so, so grateful and hope to get updates on the wonderful life Jasper is setting out on!

Happy Monday everyone!

Jasper goes home

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