Age: 1 Yr. Old
Adoption Fee: $700
Special Needs: no
Today, I joined rescue and it was bittersweet.
I had been picked up by animal control after I was found wandering around town. I did have a family and they knew I was in the shelter because they called looking for me. The shelter staff confirmed I was there and my family said they were coming to get me!
I got excited because the barking in the shelter was out of control. And I was ready to go. After several days in the shelter, I realized that the shelter life was no life for me!
Every time the door opened, I jumped up thinking it was my family. But it never was. After a while, I realized they were not coming for me.
When it was my day to go, my friends at the shelter called rescue and today was my day to start my brand-new life.
First stop was the pet store. YAY! For a bath. Boo.
The rescue wagon ladies said I didn’t smell like roses. Thinking back, I’m not sure if I’ve ever had a bath. Everything seemed so strange to me. I jumped, hopped and twirled in a circle. I barked and then I cried. I shook and tried to crawl.
In the end, I accepted the fact that I was having a bath and when I accepted that, it really wasn’t that bad after all. I had no use for the blow dryer, so I chose to air dry.
The best part of the day was when I got to walk around the store. It was like a dog’s paradise. I saw more dog stuff, I sampled a lot of treats, picked out a new collar and leash and chose my own bed.
This thing called “rescue” is really pretty sweet. I met so many people at the pet store who told me I was beautiful, wanted to pet me and some even tried to take me home.
I tried to go home with a woman and her poodle because she had a cart full of canned dog food, a big bag of kibble and her poodle was wearing clothes! I thought, “You know, Rio… you would look good in clothes!” Needless to say, the poodle duo were not so taken with me.
So here I am, rescue friends. I’ll soon be having a little surgery and then I’ll be looking for a family who will never leave me hanging again.