“NYCSR knew better than I did,” Lizik tells the Dodo. “They kept telling me to wait it out, that it would get better.” Lizik credits the counseling she received from the rescue as great as the gift of adopting Buttons.
As the foster coordinator of NYCSR, Lizik shares her story with new and potential adopters, empathizing with the concerns they have when the bond doesn’t happen immediately.
“I made the same mistake many people make by interpreting the adjustment period as Buttons’ unhappiness and rejection of me,” she says.
Lizik still keeps in touch with the adoptive families of other dogs from the hoarding case, and they often get together because they all share the bond created through love, patience and perseverance.