KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
March 25, 2020
By Natalie Cook Clark
Social-distancing during these uncertain times is putting a strain on many businesses and this includes animal rescues and shelters. Many Katy families are using this time at home to adopt or foster a dog.
The Davaul family adopted Patchy through Operation Pets Alive.
Being stuck at home is allowing many families time to tackle projects they normally don’t have time for. For many Katy families, the extra time is ideal for fostering or adopting a new pet.
Perfect Time for a Puppy
The Davaul family lost their 16-year-old dog last summer.
“We have wanted a puppy but having three active boys we decided to wait until the summer so we’d have the time to dedicate to a puppy,” says Bekah Davaul. “We decided now was the time since we are all at home.”
The Davauls went through Operation Pets Alive, a non-profit local shelter. Bekah’s brother has used them before so she knew they had a good reputation.
“It was definitely different going through the adoption process while being self-quarantined,” says Bekah.
Adoption with Coronavirus Precautions
The Davauls contacted the shelter and set up a meeting to go meet a 2-month-old puppy being fostered at a Katy home.
“We went to the house and met the foster family out on their driveway,” explains Bekah. “We used a lot of hand sanitizer but got to meet Patchy. Immediately it was clear that Patchy was a fit for our family.”