Doppler came to the Fox family last November. We sprung her from the joint! Doppler, then named Charlotte, was abandoned in a most upsetting way then plucked from the streets by Wallingford’s Animal Control officers who lovingly cared for her in their shelter.
I’ve spent a lot of time on this blog talking about our experience in rescuing Doppler and what a perfect fit she is. Our friends Cheryl and Steve adopted Doppler’s brother/father Bentley. Same outcome.
Surprise–people read! I got this note from Nancy Benson a few days ago
Well Geoff you did it – you turned me into a dog owner at the age of 52.
Thanks to all your Doppler stories and the fact that my 15 year old cat died in May I started looking and found WALLY at the Meriden Humane Society. We brought him home on Saturday. He’s a chihuahua mix and we found out yesterday as he was barking for the first time that the other part is probably beagle!
He’s warming up to us and had two milestones yesterday in that he finally went up our office stairs during the day (up and down a few times on his own after that) and went up our home stairs last night (after about 20 minutes of intermittant barking and whining during which I actually fell asleep).
He’s a welcome addition to our family!
I didn’t do it. Doppler made the sale! Doppler is the poster child for good doggie!
There are lots of big, powerful dogs in local shelters. That’s great for some people, but not as good for others. For instance, we wanted a dog small enough to fly under an airline seat!
Just because every dog isn’t for you doesn’t say one won’t be! If you’re looking for a loving family member start at a shelter where there’s undoubtedly a puppy waiting for you!
Congratulations Nancy. Congratulations Wally.
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this warms my heart. A friend just found a 1 week old kitten at the dump (in California). Saved her tiny life. He is bottle feeding her and has completely fallen madly in love with her in a matter of 2-3 days. And she now thinks he’s her momma! Animals bring out the best in us. They want nothing more than love and food. And what they give us in return is immeasurable love and joy! My life would not be complete without my cat.
And also rescues. I’m a volunteer for ESSBarc English Springer Spaniel Rescue. We do our best to pull this breed from shelters to make room in the shelter for other dogs that are picked up and need a place to stay. For each rescue adopted, gives us room to pull another.
Geoff, I hope you will arrange play dates for Doppler’s rescue dog!! They are both so cute!!
Hey that’s my Wally!
Thanks Geoff for telling our story. It’s been a week now and Wally is definitely a Daddy’s boy! My son and I are working to get him to be as comfortable with us as he is with my husband. Tomorrow is his first trip to the vet and then I’ll make a call to a dog trainer.
He’s getting a lot of love and attention!
NancyB – what a cutie you have there!! You guys will have many good years together I’m sure. And Wally will be jumping all over you and your son smothering you with dog-kisses before long.