In the meantime, the family kept their eyes open. Drew met all kinds of dogs, even little puppies — but nothing felt quite right. "She would go, 'No, I don't think that's the one,'" Gordon said.
One day, the family learned that Tankers would be at an adoption event, and so they decided it would be a great time to go meet him. Drew and Tankers were instantly drawn to each other.
"We couldn’t leave," Gordon said. "She was in tears."
Eventually they had to pull themselves away and continue to wait. But then, on February 13, the wait was over — and Kat Gordon got some good news. The Gordons had been approved to adopt Tankers. And on Valentine's Day, the foster mom called and said they could come pick him up.
The family decided to surprise Drew, so they kept the whole process as hush-hush as possible — and, boy, was she surprised.