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Happy Gotcha Day

There is something to be said about a home with a dog... they make a home a home.   After the loss of our beloved Titan we thought we would never get another dog. Fast forward 5 years later and I fell in love with this little guy, Thor.  It has been a year today since we adopted him.  Happy Gotcha Day!

It took me 5 years of harassing my husband with daily pictures of puppies to get him to agree to let us adopt again.  We searched Petfinder, rescues all over the country, and Facebook to find our perfect pet.  There were several letdowns and it was very hard to pick just one. Well, after searching we found him.  
Now, I don't mind telling you my methods for getting this little guy to join our family was unorthodox.  I found him first on Petfinder and emailed them the day after Christmas.  I couldn't give him a home for Christmas but I wanted him to have one by New Years.  I was informed he was available and to reach out to the rescue.  I did as soon as I got the email.  2 days passed and no response. 4 days passed and no response.  I was getting anxious that someone would get to him before I could.  I found the rescue on Facebook and messaged them there. I was told applications can take some time to process but I would hear back within 3 days.  That did not happen.  So I messaged again and again and again.  I was annoying, I am sure, but I wanted this little guy so much.
A week has passed and all I got was that my application was received.  I started to feel defeated. 

  January 3rd my sister calls me to tell me that she received a call for my background check on the dog and an email.  I had her forward me the email and get the number from the caller id and I called that number back to get my dog.  I pushed and I pushed and maybe broke some rules by calling the person, but I wanted him and his home was with us.  I got confirmation that night that my application was approved and I could pick him up the next day.  Thankfully, I was able to coordinate with my job to leave early and I cried the entire way down to pick him up. I was nervous and excited to get him, but as you can see he took to me very quickly.

They call a most pet adoption places rescues.  They say that rescuing a pet is so much better than buying one. The truth is that you aren't rescuing the pet is.  That pet will be the most loyal, friendliest, and loving animal you will find.  You will be their "person".
To say this year hasn't been trying with a new puppy would be a lie.  He is a lot of work and high energy, but I wouldn't trade him for anything in the world. He rescued me.

If you are thinking about a pet- Think Rescue- If you need help ask me about it.


  1. What a cutie! I agree.. adopting a pet is the best. My cats were all rescues.

  2. That is great tat2gurlrock. My cat is a rescue too.


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