Natalie's posting from CBAS
Natalie initially found herself rescued at the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter and looking for a home. However, a post was made to the CBAS dogs needing foster/rescue group reaching out to ask for help. Natalie was not handling shelter life very well. While she was an energetic, happy girl, all the noise and activity was just too much for her! She needed out! We were told she was becoming too stressed and shutting down, so one of fosters stepped in to take her.
Natalie in her first foster mom's home
Here's what Natalie's first foster, Alexis, said about her after receiving her from the CBAS:
One day I got a message sent from my rescue about a dog that was stressed out at the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter. I said I’d be there tomorrow. That’s when I met Natalie. The two things I noticed were how adorable she was and that she didn’t seem trained in the least bit. Although I didn’t know her past, I was pretty sure she hadn’t been walked on a leash many times, wasn’t trained any commands, and therefore probably not cared much about. You could tell that she had a little bit of disconnect from humans because of how she was raised. The thing I love about pitbulls the most is that they can endure so much and still be so loving. My boyfriend and I called her an “aggressive cuddler” because she would wedge her way in between us to cuddle both of us at night. We couldn’t say no to that, not knowing if she had that love before. She was a lot of work and progress was slow, but we were patient and understanding to her adjustment. It’s hard not knowing where she came from and what she went through, so I just wanted her to be a normal dog. She was hilarious and she was sweet! She helped me learn more about rescuing and fostering dogs. I ended up switching my life around a little bit with school and moving, so another foster took her in until she got adopted and gave her more than I could at the time. I’m grateful for my time with Natalie and what she taught me. In the end, I think she helped me just as much as I helped her.
Natalie's 100th day in foster care
Natalie was an extremely sweet girl, but definitely a challenge! She was spunky, energetic, a strong personality, and we learned she could jump a 6 foot fence! Unfortunately she was in a couple different foster homes during her time with us until finding the right one. Natalie was with us for just under 120 days and we were honestly wondering if she was ever going to be adopted! However, on her 100th day, during a sleep over with her first foster mom, she had a photo shoot! Her photo at her 100 day mark was shared well over 500 times on Facebook and helped get the attention she needed.
Natalie (Now Macie) in her new furever home!