We went to our animal shelter three weeks in a row....and basically it went pretty well. I was up front with all the kids and always told them that we were praying for the exact right dog for us...that we would NOT be bringing a puppy home today....that we were just LOOKING!
The first visit was rough....my E went home heartbroken for all the sad doggies...prayed every night for them to find an owner...and then....she would be soo happy when we would come back the next week and we were told those sad doggies had new homes:)
This particular week I had my eye on a doggy and he was still there! This had not happened to us so I was so excited! We got him out of his cage and we were playing around with him...the worker was a little unsure of how he would do with E and THEN the doggy bit at me...then he bit at the worker...then we decided....he's a big fat NO! So cute, but so NOT going to work! So, the worker showed me another doggy....he was filthy....but those eyes...he was BEGGING me....and he was soo friendly...jumped right up wagging his tail at my E....we played with him for awhile and then I knew...he was meant for us! He is part Shih Tzu and part Bishon. He is housetrained and the sweetest dog EVER! He didn't cry last night and he's had one accident and that's when we brought him home...the shelter worker said that even if their housebroken which the previous owner said he was (they had to give the dog up due to moving into an apartment) they forget once they are at the shelter. This morning there was no mess in the kitchen and he has so far gone outside to use the bathroom...of course it is only 9am who knows what the day will bring!
Anyway, we love him...and we are so glad we rescued him. Because he needed to be fixed he cost a 100 dollars...however, he is fixed, license and rabies shots are done and all he needs right now is a REALLY good bath and grooming...we have to wait for a week since he just got fixed!
So, adoption is def cheaper and if you happen to get one that is already fixed you can walk away only spending 50 dollars. What totally blew me away is the breeds that are at this shelter. Even though our dog was a mix there are tons of full breeds at the shelters. We almost got a Daschund, there were several full bred shitzus but you have to get there quickly because these animals go super fast! Every time I was there there were a lot of people there. Timing is critical. I knew that the dog we wanted had just become available so I knew that I had to be there immediately...and I just happened to get the dog I got...later in the week the other dogs were becoming available and I doubt they would last long...so I say...if you have the patience to keep looking and looking....and you like saving money while helping out an animal...then adoption is right for you!
Here are some pics of our new Buddy!
|My E and I found this at Target and thought it was PERFECT!|
|Such a cute face!|
|What a scary couple of weeks he's had! So good to see a doggie taking a nap in our house again!|