Month: February 2017

Murphy, the bluetick coonhound/border collie mix rescue from a kill shelter (part 1)

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“I had been looking for a dog for about six months with various rescue groups.

I tried fostering, but hadn’t found the right fit.

Then I started talking ¬†with a rescue group called Social Tee’s.

They specialize in rescuing dogs from high kill shelters.

They had a large adoption event in Chelsea, in December.

I went without a specific dog in mind, and Murphy was the second dog I met.

As soon as we locked eyes we recognized something in each other.

It’s hard to describe, but it felt like we’d known each other forever.

It’s a great feeling.”

Vivi, the terrier, chow, greyhound, chihuahua, sharpei mix from Puerto Rico (part 4)

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“The kids are too young to walk her alone, but they feed her and give her water.

Over a two month period of time my father-in-law became increasingly ill and my husband traveled to see his family, frequently.

Having Vivi was a great comfort to my children and me.

The routine of having a dog gets the family out every day.

After the death of my father-in-law, we knew we could count of the routines of my children and Vivi to teach us the enjoyment of every day life.

Vivi is teaching the children a sense of responsibility by being another member of the family and having her needs met too.”