Our favorite local animal shelter, North Country Animal League was recently asking for adoption stories. I submitted a story about each of the Berserkers and we won a free dinner to Norma’s Restaurant at Topnotch Resort here in Stowe, VT. It was an honor to win and I had a great time writing the stories. So I though I would share them here too! What are your adoption stories?
This is our dog Pepino, he was saved from a kill shelter by a rescue group in Florida, and he was the very first dog they rescued. He had been on his own, and had some bite marks on his ears when we got him. Knowing him now and how sweet and timid he is, it is hard to imagine him out on his own. The story of how we got him is remarkable. We wanted an Italian Greyhound and had been working with several rescues for months but hadn’t found “the one” yet. One day we were driving to my mom’s and my husband forgot his laptop charger, so we had to go back to our house. Once we were on the road again, we went a shortcut that took us past a local church – there was a sign on the road that read “pet adoptions” and as we were driving by I saw Pepino out of the corner of my eye! I told my husband to turn the car around because I saw “our dog”! When we got there, we immediately inquired about him to find out his story and we found out he was an Italian Greyhound/Chihuahua mix. We just knew he was meant to be with us. Within minutes we were signing adoption papers and making arrangements. It was a good thing we acted so fast, because other people started arriving and inquiring about him. Over the past 4 years, it has been confirmed over and over that Pepino was a furry angel sent to us to bring us endless joy. He is the sweetest most tender loving dog I have ever met. One of his most favorite activities is snuggling, we always joke that he was bred for it! My husband calls him my parasite because he is always attached to me. We saved him, but he also saved me. If we win the dinner, Pepino is definitely getting a doggie bag!
This is our dog Mini P, we adopted her from NCAL in Feb 2010. We were looking for a friend for our other dog, Pepino. We had just moved to Vermont and “just for fun” (famous last words) decided to look at the NCAL website! Well there she was! She was definitely a favorite at NCAL – and called “Bobby Jo” when she lived there,in fact when we came to bring her home all the staff that was there came by to say goodbye to her. The NCAL staff told us that she had been returned at least once… that should have told us something! But she was so sweet looking; we just had to have her. Once we brought her home, we let her sniff around and get used to everything. Then we brought out some toys to play. We got down on the floor with her and started to play, pretending like we were dogs, well we literally scared “the crap” out of her! The funniest thing is that we were videotaping the whole thing! This really sets the tone for how Mini P has been just like a tornado in our world. If she was a human she would be called a kleptomaniac. She loves to play hard and is a free spirit! She brings such adventure to all of our lives and has helped our other dog, Pepino come out of his shell.