- May 26 & 27 - All libraries CLOSED for Memorial Day
Lately, animal shelters throughout the Bay Area are advertising specials about dog adoption and the reduction or elimination of fees. Last December we rescued a dog who has subsequently adopted us. Here’s our story.
It had been 27 years since I last had a dog and I had him for 17 years. Now we have a yard and a neighborhood full of kids who love dogs. But how to get one? My first dog was one of the last of a litter of pups that a pet shop owner was trying to give away. But this time I knew I wanted a different kind of rescue dog – a little fellow who needed to feel special and taken care of and would be happy to see me when I got home. It took two trips to the shelter to find a little guy and get approved.
Biscuit joined our household on Dec 27, 2010 so it’s just over eight months that we’ve been a family. They say that a sleeping dog is a happy dog. If this is true, he must be the happiest little guy on the block because he is always sleeping! He was scrawny when we got him, but now he has filled out, and is looking healthy. He adds a lot of laughter and personality to our home, but I do wish I knew some things and thought more before I just jumped in. I thought that patience and care would be enough. I was wrong. I'm slowly learning how to reduce his separation anxiety and over-protectiveness of my husband. For us, this adoption was very well worth the learning-as-I-go. Maybe in a few years we'll be better "parents" for a second adoption!