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ASPCA Happy Tail: Curly Sue’s New Crew

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 2:45pm
ASPCA Happy Tail: Curly Sue’s New Crew

When Marlene M. took on her first ASPCA foster dog, a white ball of fluff named Curly Sue, she didn’t know that Curly Sue would soon become a “foster failure.”

“I was fostering her for about three months and of course, she grew on me, as well as my cats—they all got along so well,” Marlene says. “Her personality started to come out, she became less shy and started asserting herself with the other animals.”

When it came time to part with Curly Sue so that she could be made available for adoption at the ASPCA Adoption Center in Manhattan, Marlene says she felt very protective of her, and wanted to make sure Curly Sue found an excellent adopter. It didn’t take long for Marlene to decide the perfect place for Curly Sue was in her own home.

Marlene says the adoption process was easy because of her familiarity with Curly Sue’s history, experience caring for her, and first-hand knowledge of her personality quirks. Curly Sue couldn’t be happier with her new family.

“She sticks by my side wherever I go,” Marlene says. “She and the cats get along well; the cats are bigger than she is, but she keeps them in their place if they try to run over her! I recently took her on a road trip to Michigan, a 13-hour drive, and she had a blast exploring new territory.”

We’re thrilled that Curly Sue’s foster placement turned into a wonderful forever home. If you live in New York City and think you might be a good fit for a foster animal, please read more about the ASPCA foster program.

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Jill

She was w/ us until her death. Fly my Angel !!!

Karen

Who could give that little dog away? Great story. Curly found a great home, and two new companions. Thank you for being a foster person.

Susan

"foster failure" sounds like the animal was booted from home to home. That is what we called children who went from home to home when I was a social worker. Try to find another name for it. It is not a foster failure, it is a foster home yielding to a permanent home. foster to a forever family.

S

Yes, I never liked that term either. They need to find a new one.

Susan

"foster failure" sounds like the animal was booted from home to home. That is what we called children who went from home to home when I was a social worker. Try to find another name for it. It is not a foster failure, it is a foster home yielding to a permanent home. foster to a forever family.

Ibelle

Dear Marlene thank you for your beautiful heart and affection for animals! We had a beautiful Bichon Frise and after 15 years we lost him! He was our Love and Inspiration and gave us so much joy and happiness! You will love having Curly Sue in your life! Many many blessings to you and your family and of course also your Furry Family!XO

Pat Glenn

Curly Sue could be a twin to my new rescue. He was hit by a car in front of my house and after I got him back from the vet's I, of course, fell in love with him. He has the same type coat as Curly Sue and also is smaller than my cats. He gets along with them, my Shih Tzu, and my rescued pit bull.

anna

so loving,

Kathy Klamert

Curly Sue is Sooooo Cute and adorable. I'm so glad she got a good forever home. I'm glad for all of the animals that get good forever homes. God bless all of the people who help the poor defenseless, mistreated animals. P.S. The cats are pretty, glad Curly Sue gets along with them, and they with her.

Leslie

This is such an Adorable story w/ an Adorable Dog named Curly Sue!! Too CUTE!!!
GLAD they ALL get along so Well & Marlene did a Wonderful thing by Adopting Curly Sue!! Much Love to her, Curly Sue & the Kitties!!! YAY to ALL!!!
I just Love to read HAPPY ENDINGS on Animals such as this story here!!

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