We went to the Downey Shelter needing to find a 'double' for one of our movie dogs but when we got there the dog we went to see was not right for the job. But the shelter staff begged and pleaded for us to come see this other dog they had had for months that had stolen their hearts.
Now, normally blue dogs are not our first choice as we find their temperament is not as solid as the regular pit bulls (as they are mostly bred for looks rather than temperament) but we went to see her anyway. Diamond was so happy, friendly and comfortable in the chaos of the shelter and pretty amazing looking too. So we took a chance and bailed her out.
We had Diamond for about six months before we found her a home but unfortunately her new owners had a family crisis and could not keep her. So she was returned (luckily she had previously been fostered by one of our trainers Louise so she went back to stay with her until a new home could be found)
Luckily for Diamond (and Louise) the most amazing family came along from North Carolina, the Starks. They are an active family with four kids who skateboard, ride motocross and compete in BMX bike competitions.
Because of all the variables in this home, including a daughter in a wheelchair, we began to test her here with all of the above. Upon her first try, she did amazing! We knew this was going to be a great match. She had finally found her perfect home and now all we had to do was get her there.
Please check out this video of her journey to her happy new home.
The perfect dog has now found her perfect family.