For the past few months Helaine and I have discussed adopting a dog. We wanted a small young female who needed to be rescued. I think we’ve found Doppler! We found her at the animal shelter in Wallingford.
As it turns out the dog we’ll be getting Friday isn’t the dog we originally asked about. She was already spoken for.
Here’s part of the note I received from Dean, an animal control officer. It’s sad and probably much too common.
We do also have two Maltipoos, a male and a female, that are not online yet. We have not put them up yet because they needed a little TLC. They were abandoned, blocked in a baseball field dugout. They were very thin, their coats were matted to their skin and their nails were to the point of curling. The poor things were sad and scared. After a good bath and haircut, and a much needed pedicure, two new, happy dogs appeared!. They are the sweetest. They are socialable and love everyone.
I went to the shelter this afternoon to meet the dog they’re calling Charlotte, but who will become Doppler.
We’ve got some things to prepare so she’ll be staying in Wallingford until Friday.
There are a few things we need and for one of them I’m turning to you. We need to find someone to take care of her when we go away–doggie daycare. We’d prefer a place that takes care of dogs without keeping them crated or someone who’d come to our house to walk and play with her.
Meanwhile we’re very excited. We hope Doppler is too.