We weren’t looking for a third dog – not at all. …But she was looking for us.
This story all begins months ago when I found out that Petfinder had launched an iPhone app. Now anyone who knows me knows that my iPhone is pretty much glued to me at all times, so I decided to download it and try it out. I tested it out by putting in my postal code and let it find the dogs all around me. The app has a favourites button and I started favouriting dogs that I thought were cute to see how it worked. One of the dogs I favourited never really left my mind.
A few weeks ago my Mother decided she wanted to adopt a dog and in the search for a dog, I came across the same little face, still waiting for her family. I thought to myself that someone will adopt this sweet little girl and tried to forget about her.
But I couldn’t…
Fast forward to three weeks after and the sweet little face was still there, on the website just willing us to come to our senses. Thomas and I talked about it and we thought a long time on how a third dog would affect our family. I spoke to several people about it for their advice and on Tuesday morning we sent in the application to adopt her. We heard back quickly, by that afternoon and had an appointment to meet her on Wednesday evening.
From the moment we were approved we knew she was a part of our family. After speaking with one of the amazing volunteers at Animatch, I knew that this little girl was exactly like Paddington was at her age – a spunky little ball of energy that never stops moving.
So everyone, I’d like you to meet Wellington (or Wellie for short), our newest family member. She is a one year old ShihTzu/Yorkie mix and she is just wonderful. She is getting along with Paddington and Corduroy very well and we couldn’t be happier.
I haven’t told many people this but for the past while I’ve felt that there was a little soul out there searching for us, and now I know that it was Wellington.
She was just waiting for us to come to our senses.
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If anyone has any tips and tricks for integrating a rescue dog into your home (with other dogs) I welcome the advice!! I’ll be blogging about our adventures as we go!