This is a rescue dog! We found Wiley at a no-kill animal shelter called the Hillside SPCA in Pottsville, PA. He joined our family in July of 2011. Rescue dogs make the best pets; I would know. My family has had pound puppies my whole life and I am a better person because of it. This is a place we can share our stories and spread the word: get a rescue pet!
I love mutts. LOVE THEM. Only God knows what Wiley's actual bloodline is, and as tempted as I am to get it checked, it won't make any difference in the long run. He's a mutt, a mixed breed, a hybrid. And so is today's dog, Ruby.
She is beautiful and loving, and Kristine and her husband Aaron can't remember what their life was like before Ruby came along.
They went looking for a dog in February, and I'll bet the picture above gives you a hint about how quickly they found the one they wanted.
They started online, but then Kristine's parents suggested they try Natalie's Second Chance. While they were there a woman dropped off "Precious," who was only about one month old.
Precious was confused and scared and Kristine and Aaron wanted to take her home right away, but the shelter said they had to keep her for a week to check her health and give her shots.
Kristine was more than ready for her when the week was up, and still the shelter said perhaps she and Aaron should consider it a fostering process, in case they changed their minds.
HA! No chance of that. They named her Ruby, and she hugged Kristine all the way home. She is now her shadow, and Kristine wouldn't have it any other way, even if she is a sock-stealer.
Thanks to Kristine and Aaron for sharing their home with a Precious gem like Ruby, and thanks to Kristine for taking the time to put the story together to share. I hope we can continue to keep tabs on Ruby as she grows!
If you have a rescue please put some pictures together and send them my way. I just need a few details. I'll do all the writing so you don't have to worry about that. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org