Mummy’s been thinking about a sister for me. She gets a bit gaga when she sees little puppies but of late she’s been hearing stories about rescue dogs – which has really made her re-think what to do. We recently learnt about 18-month old Jesse who went to her forever home.
Jesse’s Mummy chose to adopt a rescue because her circumstances required it. She needed a dog that can be a mature companion to her six-year old Sadie and she did not have the time to go through all the puppy training. But through her decision, she importantly gave Jesse a new lease of life.
Apparently Jesse had problems – she was destructive and would chew herself out of a crate if given a chance. So when Jesse’s previous mummy went to work in the morning, Jesse went into her crate. And there she stayed the whole time until her Mummy came home because she could not be trusted. 🙁
It just wasn’t working out for Jesse there.
Then one day Jesse left the crate, left her home and went to stay with Kerry who runs a foster home.
Of course, Kerry fell in love and thought to adopt Jesse for herself. But given that she runs a foster home, it wasn’t the right environment for Jesse. That’s how Stacey happily got to give Jesse a forever home.
Jesse didn’t take to Sadie at first but it wasn’t long before they were taking walks together.Here’s Jesse on her walk – off lead and smiling in the sunshine! And this is Alisha, Jesse’s 12 year human old sister! Jesse still sleeps in her crate in Alisha’s room because she is still adapting to her new home. I think they are going to be best friends – don’t you think?
So because Jesse’s Mummy chose to not have a puppy, Jesse has a home.
May’s comment: We’ve been hearing quite a few re-homing stories of cockapoo. I guess it is inevitable that with the surge in popularity there will be many more out there that are an ill-fit or they fall into circumstances that are not feasible. It is of course these happy stories that we hear about but wonder how many more out there that are in need of a home. Which leads me to want to rescue one when we are ready.
The debate – give up the cuteness and the difficult puppy training or give a dog in need of a home and risk the chances of not knowing what could be wrong.
Stacey shared with me that she purposefully wanted a dog that did not need the toilet training, the puppy nipping as it suited her circumstances best. I sway from one to the other but when the right one comes along, at the right time, I will know then. But of course if I had the opportunity, I would have a few more! 🙂