What started out as a transport for three dogs (two golden retriever puppies and a 2-year-old cocker spaniel) first changed to one golden puppy, his mom, and the cocker, and then all the goldens developed kennel cough, so we ultimately ended up with one small dog for the transport.
Coeby was an utter sweetheart. He really just wanted to be close to you, so he would snuggle up as soon as you bent down to him. He had a heck of a lot of energy and was horribly untrained. Not that he was bad, but he was CRAZY. He pulled on the leash (almost tugged me off my feet and he weighed 26 lbs!) and when we grabbed food at McDonald's quickly, within seconds of David handing me the bag, he ripped it open and scarfed a bunch of fries. Whoa! David ended up taking my food, scarfing his down while standing outside the car, and then he took Coeby for a walk while I scarfed mine down. Not the most satisfying meal! But worth it really. Coeby was going to his new home that very night. I felt sorry for the poor thing. He had obviously come in SERIOUSLY matted as his fur was shaved down and he had scabs by his ear (I'm guessing those were caused by some horrible mats that had to be cut out). But despite all that, he was a happy little dog!
Of course, the best part of the transport was when we gave Coeby off to Trish (from Bare Bones Rescue) and got our own wonderful Dahlia to take home with us!!
I think I spent hours looking at dogs on petfinder. I had over 30 of them saved, all possibilities, some more so than others. And in the end, the perfect dog for us was right under my nose. Well, sort of.
Dahlia, of the transport in April, is coming home to us on May 17th.
After reading her description on petfinder, we knew she was just the perfect dog for us.
If ever there were a PERFECT companion dog--Dahlia is it. Which breaks our hearts, cause we pulled her one day before she was to be euthanized--the curse of the BBD (Big Black Dog) syndrome : ( Dallie is 3 yrs old, so at the age of sanity, and only 46 Lbs, so not a BIG big dog (the breed mix has been the guess of several knowledgeable dog people). And what a LOVE!! She lives for love and affection, and while not a velcro dog, is a want-to-be-with-you-cause-that-makes-me-happy kind of dog. NO, none whatsoever, bad behaviors!! None of the Border needs for high exercise nor herding behaviors. Dallie is house trained, leash trained, learning sit, sleeps right next to you, not barky (but will let you know someone is at the house), SWEET and LOVING girl. I fear she might be one of the many foreclosure dogs that are turning up in the shelters these days. She obviously came from a loving home and is of a very endearing nature. Dallie is good with other dogs, fine with cats and kids, and she really wants to be your baby.
After putting in an application, much shifting around and getting set up, we've been approved to adopt her. We're very excited to welcome her home soon!