Heart-warming stories of adopted pets and the people who love them.
Our gentle giant
Buddy came home with us as a rescue for our senior family member Bear who had also been adopted from the Humane Society in Lafayette Indiana 14 years before. Bear was traumatized from abuse and starvation and not considered highly 'adoptable' for us because of our young children. The children became his saving grace as he fell to nurturing them and took them on as 'his kids' to raise. Bear became not only a member of the family but a neighborhood favorite, but sadly he was starting to age and loosing interest in much of his world and what he had enjoyed in his youth. We went to the WV Human Society hoping to find a friend for Bear, someone to inspire his energy. Buddy was a great fit. He was found stray and was very anxious, he was kept in the back cages by himself to help keep Him calm. It was love at first sight for us and an instant connection with Bear! We had found a fountain of youth for our old friend! Buddy has sadly seen his friend bear pass on in 2009. Since then we have grown our family by another dog, Champ and a stray rescue kitty, Salt. Buddy has always been among our greatest Blessings in his genuine desire to be a part of the family as a friend and caretaker of all in the household. We can't imagine what life would have been like for Bear and us without him.
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