October is adopt a shelter dog month. I know lots of my friends are adopted, some as babies, some when they were older. The one thing we all have in common is that we were lucky enough to choose the right humans to share our lives with.
Today I want to tell you my story. My six litter mates and I were born in a shelter in South Carolina. We were lucky. Some nice person found my dog mom and took her to a no kill shelter where we were born. When we were just 11 weeks old, we were put in a van and rode all the way to New England.
I don't remember much of the ride cuz I slept most of the way. The ride was long and we got to ride with different people along the way. Before we left South Carolina had our shots, were spay and neutered and had micro chips. When we got to New England, the two ladies who ran the rescue site took us to a vet and we got examined again.
Then the ladies took our pictures so we could go on PetFinders.com. That's where my Mom saw me. She said the minute she saw my picture, she knew I had to come and live with her. My name back then was Puff cuz I looked like a little ball of cotton and I didn't bark but made a little puffing sound. I bark now but sometimes I still like to puff.
My Mom and Dad lived far from where I was so they asked the nice lady who was taking care of me if she would please, please, please not adopt me to anyone else until they could come and get me. It was good she made the lady promise because it took a couple of days for them to get to me and by then five of my litter mates were adopted. It was just me and one brother left.
As soon as my Dad saw me, he said I had to come home with them, he said it was love at first sight for him too. I think he was right.
When I saw the lady who was going to be my Mom, she looked so sad. The two dog who lived in my house before me had just gone to Rainbow Bridge and she was very lonely. I knew right then that I had to rescue her. I am soooo glad I did.
Mom, Dad and me make a good team. Now all of us try to help other humans adopt shelter dogs so they won't be sad or lonely either.
If you were adopted, I'd love to hear how you found your humans.
Your rescued friend,
P.S. Blatant self promotion. One of my favorite Laurel Mountain Basket Co gift baskets, Dogs In Toyland cuz a dog can never have too many toys.