Meet Blossom. Here's her story...
In 2013, a young Blossom was found wandering around a shopping center on Long Island, NY. She was taken to Brookhaven Animal Shelter where she stayed a few months, was adopted, but sadly returned shortly after. The resident dog didn't get along with her. Her second stay at the shelter lasted 1 year. She was adopted for the second time, only to be returned because her family deployed to Germany, where there are sadly breed bans against pitbulls. Once again, Blossom found herself back at Brookhaven. Luck seemed to be on her side as she was quickly adopted, but returned within days due to a new baby :( She found herself back at the shelter for her 4th stay! It was then 2014 and Blossom was adopted yet again. It seemed like this would be her forever home! She was even photographed by Sophie Gamand for her Pitbull Flower Power book. But alas, fast forward to March 2020, Blossom was found roaming the streets and picked up by Animal Control. She found herself back at Brookhaven Shelter for the 5th time. Sophie jumped into action and visited Blossom right before pandemic confinement began, and took some new photos. She said that the light had dimmed in Blossom's eyes and you can definitely see the difference in her photos below. She had also developed Cushing's Disease, had patches of fur missing, and was covered in urine stains.
Sophie became Blossom's biggest advocate and began spreading the word about her, determined to end her shelter stays and find her a truly forever home. We have a mutual friend named Julie Netto. Julie has fostered before for us and offered to take Blossom in. Blossom is now Julie's 27th foster pup. We're honored to have Blossom be a Rebound Hound and we will stop at nothing short of finding her a family who will cherish her for life.
As we’re currently caring for multiple fospice and medical case foster dogs, we hadn’t planned on pulling a senior dog but knew when we read Blossom’s story that we had to help her. To offset the costs of her senior dog exams and continued treatment of her Cushing’s Disease (or to pay it forward to other pups in our fospice care), please help us if you are able to by donating to Blossom's care!
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2014 photo shoot for Sophie Gamand's Pitbull Flower Power book.
2020 photographed by Sophie after being returned to Brookhaven Shelter for the 5th time. Can you see the change in her eyes?
2020 with her 5th shelter collar on.
June 2020 with foster mom Julie, leaving Brookhaven for the LAST time!
In her foster home, safe, cherished and getting the medical care she needs.
- Melinda Zossimas
- Christa Loren
- Sharon Brunt
- Amy Zucker
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