"We understand it was difficult for the foster," a RHDR volunteer told The Dodo. The family lives on the 18th floor of a rise-up building, and Astra would be fine when encountering 9 out of 10 dogs in the elevator. But on occasion, she couldn't handle the stress of being in such a closed space with a dog who made her uncomfortable.
"We keep in touch with the foster and [are] grateful they have given her a relief from boarding for two months," the volunteer continued. "We, as a rescue, strongly believe in suitability, and they were just not the right family for her."
Looking into Astra's eyes in the above photo, it's difficult to not see the world of hurt and sadness going on inside her heart. Sadly, this recent misfortune is just the latest chapter in Astra's continuing story of finding a forever home.
Although RHDR describes her as a "super mellow" dog who also happens to be the "queen of cuddles and snuggling," Astra has shuffled between three foster homes in the past nine months; when not with a family, she's been boarded at a vet's office.
Here's a video from when RHDR tried to get Astra adopted in snowy February.