Heart-warming stories of adopted pets and the people who love them.
My search for a new addition to our pack started with my Chihuahua Mix that I've had for 7 years needing a playmate her size. When we went to meet new dogs, the lady working at that time explained what home she thought would be best for the dogs we saw. When she introduced us to Jessie (an 11 year old chihuahua mix), she mentioned all the negative things on her report and it felt like she stressed them very profusely. "Jessie is not potty trained, she has bit someone before, always escapes, etc." I started to think this was a mistake even prior to adopting her, but something in my gut said to give her a good home because no one else would want an older dog with such a long rap sheet.
After taking Jessie home and introducing her to the rest of our "pack" she fit right in. She loves my husband's lab mix just as much as my other Chihuahua mix. She plays well with everyone human and canine. Possibly due to being part of a pack, she took to training VERY fast. Jessie was having zero accidents after day 4 of being in our home. She listens very well to our other dogs and learns the rules very fast. By day 6 she was sitting and staying prior to meals. She is learning new tricks to her but tricks our other dogs are pros at. It's so wonderful to see her development and how well she is fitting into our family.
After not even a full month of having Jessie live with us, the 'bad' dog has turned into an angel (albeit a rambunctious one) and we couldn't be happier with the choice to adopt her.
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