Princess has found a home! When I made the prior post trying to find a loving home for Princess, the German Shepherd that was home alone in a house after her owner passed away and I had the house up for sale, I had hopes for success but was pretty doubtful.
Thanks to the tip from Bern telling me to post an ad (it was free) in www.petfinder.com. I really didn't have much faith as there were so many ads. Also, as I am a fan of tiny dogs I just didn't think there would be much interest in a 4 year old German Shepherd.
Lo and behold, I got a phone call soon after from a wonderful woman who offered to adopt Princess although she already had 2 large dogs and I wasn't sure if Princess would get along with them as she was an only dog. This lady offered to bring Princess to better health, a better weight, socialize her and at the least foster her until she could find someone else to take her in.
However, during that first phone call it was still left a bit tentative. She called back the next day saying she was falling in love with Princess, especially after I gave her the url to this story. I was able to give her information to the relative that was giving Princess care and assumed it had all worked out.
I hadn't heard anything so figured Princess was in her new home. Unfortunately, I found out the lady that was going to pick up Princess had a problem - her husband was in a bad auto accident and broke both of his legs! I felt bad for them and bad for Princess as I truly thought this was Princess's only chance at a new home.
This lady ended up calling me back after all of this trauma (including the death of her beloved cat), still interested in Princess, but for her neighbors instead. I just found out that Princess was picked up by her new owners and there was a tearful good-bye from her two temporary caregivers (it is very easy to fall in love with this dog).
I want to thank the couple of people that were willing to help us and I would like everyone to keep the Petfinder site in mind if they are ever looking for a new pet. I hope Princess is enjoying her new home as she certainly has a lot of love to give.