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Tina, The Italian Greyhound/Terrier/Whippet/Beagle Mix Rescue From Social Tees (He Said, Part 5)

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“My job involves me traveling quite a bit, and my wife rang me in tears after an adoption event while I was away.

She couldn’t bear the thought of giving up Tina.

When I got home, we emailed Social Tees right away and said, we wanted to adopt Tina.

That was it; she was ours.

She quickly became part of our family.”

Mabel, The Jindo,Cairn Terrier, Chihuahua Rescue from Korea (He said, Part 3)

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“Honestly, it was scary, because we didn’t know what we were doing.

We learned by trial and error and reading the internet.

We became our veterinarian’s best customer.

You hear stories about new parents calling Dr.’s all the time, and it was basically the same thing.

She doesn’t eat regularly and we were so worried that we bought 10 different types of food.

We got her about five months ago and have come a long way, though we still worry that we are doing things right.”

Mabel, The Jindo,Cairn Terrier, Chihuahua Rescue from Korea (He said, Part 2)

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“Dogs that are not adopted in Korea are either euthanized or used for the meat trade.

We went to either three or four dog adoption events over a period of four months, and then my wife saw Mabel.

We applied for her to adopt her and took Mabel home that day.

They knew us because we kept coming back to their events.”

Tina, the Beagle/Italian Greyhound/Terrier mix rescue from Social Tees (she said, part 1)

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“My husband and I wanted a dog for years, but it’s never been the right time.

We originally fostered Tina, for Social Tees.

We thought we’d start off by fostering, before adopting.

I started following Social Tees on Instagram, and then my husband and I applied to be foster care givers.

We were approved straight away.”

Rooney, the Miniature Pinscher, Pit Bull, Hound Mix Rescue, that filled a void (she said, part 5)

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The most difficult part of having Rooney, is having a full time job.

I don’t get to be with her during the day.

Rooney is so playful, that it’s hard to leave her.

That said, my boyfriend, is a full time student and we have different schedules, so someone is always there for her.

If he is out, I run home and take her to the dog park, or I occasionally take her to work with me.”

Rooney, the Miniature Pinscher, Pit Bull, Hound Mix Rescue, that filled a void (she said, part 4)

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“She engaged with us right away.

She got into our laps and wanted to play.

We put in an application for her then and there.

She had a lot of applications.

We checked in with the people at Animal Haven to the point of being annoying, but our persistence paid off.

We’ve had her since August.”

Otto, the Strong Willed, Long Haired Miniature Dachshund (he said, part 3)

 

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“Getting outdoors and seeing Central Park has been great.

We have interacted with more people than before getting Otto.

On the other hand, Otto has been a test to our relationship.

We have to get up earlier to walk him, so we are operating on less sleep.

Also, teaching him to walk on a leash has been challenging because he get distracted very easily.”

Ginkgo, the soon to be world traveling mutt (part 2)

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We plan to set sail in a year and a half.

One of the toughest times since having Ginkgo was when I was living in L.A. and working  a lot.

I left her with a sitter, and one day she ran after me and was hit by a car.

I was afraid she died.

I thought she had internal damage, but she was okay.

I sat in the middle of the road crying and yelling, Grandma, in Italian.

She severed a few toes, but the vet reattached them.”

 

Amelia, the rescue terrier mix from Los Angeles (part 3)

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“Amelia and I just moved to New York City from Los Angeles and the weather and noise level has been a challenge for her.

Being here, we are closer to my family and they have a lot of land and two dogs for her to play with.

Amelia has been very social since moving to New York and it’s great to watch her run and play with other dogs.

I am also starting a new job soon, so it will be an adjustment for Amelia and me to be apart during the day.”