As any adopter of a shelter pet knows, they “rescue” us, too. This adoption story illustrates that perfectly.
Bug was a 2-year-old dog who was at Tri-County Humane Society earlier this year after arriving as a stray. She was very timid and emotionally shut down at the shelter. Luckily for her, she has found the perfect end to her story. Read on:
“Our family suffered the loss of two very old and wonderful dogs in February and March. They were completely bonded and when the first passed the second couldn’t recover and died of a broken heart, truly. We had a third dog who was only 3 and was clearly very lonely after the passing of the other two. So off I went to the humane society in search of his mate and also a little happiness for my children. Bug (now Brooklyn) seemed so sad and scared at the shelter. She barely lifted her head when I first walked up to her to try to meet her, but I could tell what a sweet and gentle girl she was within a minute of being with her. I took her home to meet our other dog, Gunner. She was so nervous she threw up in my car on the drive home! It was raining so they had a quick introduction outside. Brooklyn allowed Gunner to do the dog sniff and then started to try and play within two minutes! Gunner was nervous so I brought them in to be separated by a baby gate to sniff some more. Brooklyn is a big girl and knocked my baby gate off the wall because she just wanted to play! (I have since anchored it down better!) and they started playing like they were old friends. The two did not stop playing for over 24 hours straight, it was a challenge to get them to go to bed because they just wanted to play! It was heartwarming to watch both of them feel so much joy. She’s quickly become an important part of the family and started to show her personality. We have four other dogs on the street that get together for play dates and she will look that way anytime she walks outside to see if there are more friends around.”
“Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness?” Jonathan Safran Foer