The trainer and the president of the rescue both agreed that it would take a ton of work to help Alsana overcome her extreme fear, but by that point, Pittsley and her husband were already committed. Issues or not, Alsana was their dog, and one way or another, she was coming home with them.
“Our trainer looked at my husband and was like, ‘Pick her up,’” Pittsley said. “My guess was that he was wondering how the hell we were supposed to foster a dog like this. My husband was like, ‘If I get bit, I get bit,’ and picked her up. He didn't get bit. We got her in our truck and brought her home after that as a ‘foster.’”