This article was in my drafts folder for over a year! Yikes! Many of our readers already know this story but I thought I’d go ahead and post it. 🙂
Having rescue dogs in our lives has changed us forever.
Lady, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, is truly a bright light! She was rescued from a puppy mill where she had many, many puppies. I found her online and we were so happy when we were chosen to adopt this senior sweetheart. The good folks at Partners For Pets rescue in Troy, IL took good care of her and we are so thankful to have become her forever home.
Lady wasn’t house trained and was very skittish, especially around me. We wondered if a woman in her past had abused her in some way. We’ll never know. She’s so much better now! She has a heart condition which she takes medication for, but she loves our family and we love her!
Cassie, a Yorkshire Terrier, came to us through our niece, Jenna. An older couple had Cassie since she was a newly weaned puppy. She’s registered with the AKC and everything! Cassie was already a senior dog when her fur-mom died and then her fur-dad went into a nursing home. Poor Cassie was left alone in their house for weeks (with only someone coming in to feed her and let her out). Jenna and her hubby took Cassie in but she had already developed separation anxiety and she was so upset when left alone during the day that she would potty in the house, even in an appropriately sized crate. Needless to say, she was miserable. When Jenna asked me if Lady needed a fur-sister, I said yes! She still has separation anxiety issues, but we love her and are so happy to have her as part of our family.
Both girls love to take walks and sleep with us and love on everyone! We can’t imagine life without them.
Please remember to “Adopt. If you can’t adopt – Rescue. If you can’t rescue – Foster. If you can’t foster – Donate. If you can’t donate – Educate.” There is so much to do and there are so many wonderful cats, dogs, and more who need your help. Our local rescue is P.A.W.S. (Protecting Animal Welfare Society). Check out all they do and take a look at the many dogs and cats they have available. 🙂