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!
Today we have Rosie! Although Rosie is about 1 1/2 now, Kaylee's family has had her since she was a puppy. That means we get some puppy pictures with this post!
Yay for puppy pictures! I like when we can include stories of puppies because it debunks the myth that rescue pets are all older and that if someone wants a puppy they need to go through a breeder. That's a bunch of bologna!
Rosie is a pit bull mix, and she and her brothers survived an October snowstorm in 2011 living in a cardboard box with their mom. :(
She came to Hillside SPCA with her mom and siblings in early November. Kaylee and her family saw a picture online of Rosie's mom chained to a tree, ribs protruding, when Hillside rescued her.
When they went to the shelter when the puppies were ready for adoption, Rosie was the one they knew they needed. She had scars all over her face and back, and her paw was chewed up.
When she came home with them they were thrilled to see she got along well with their other two dogs, Brandi and Bruin. Rosie was now officially a part of the family!
Today Rosie is a serious face-licker. Another one of her favorite pastimes is chewing rocks and sticks.
Maybe she is part goat! haha. In any case Kaylee, her sister Megan, and the rest of her family love Rosie, and Rosie loves them.
Thank you Kaylee for sharing Rosie's story! And please thank your Dad for rescuing Rosie too. Who else has a rescue story they want to share? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.