'I adopted Boo back in June 2014 and he was around 8 months old. He was the most adorable, sweetest puppy I'd ever seen. It was literally love at first sight. At the time we had a West Highland Terrier called Penny who was 9 years old. They soon became the best of friends. I have to say Boo to me is one in a million. We are so lucky to have him in our family. Don't get me wrong Boo had his moments: chewing a few of my favourite shoes and maybe the odd laptop charger (!) The first night we didn't hear a peep out of him, he settled pretty well considering he'd travelled from the other side of the world. Just makes you wonder what goes on in their little minds, but since I got Boo I've always said to anyone looking for a puppy please adopt don't shop. I find that most people aren't aware of what goes on in other countries and how dogs in particular are treated.
Sadly in November 2015 Penny (Boo's best friend) passed away. Having WAHF on my social media, I came across a photo of two tiny little pups looking for there forever home (Donny and Marie). Again, love at first sight. I think it's one of those things that when you know, you know. The timing was right as we'd had time to heal after our loss of Penny. In August 2016, we adopted Donny. The transport and adopting process has come on leaps and bounds since 2014. All the WAHF team were fabulous, any questions or queries you have, do not be afraid to email them. They're so helpful and will 100% put your mind at rest. Even after you've gone through the adoption process, they still are there if you need them.
We collected Donny in the early hours of the Saturday morning and he was so tiny and innocent. He travelled well, and slept the whole way home. We slowly introduced him to Boo the following day and they made an instant connection and haven't been separated since. The whole adoption process is worth while when you see how they progress and slowly come out there comfort zone. Donny is still learning new things each day, intrigued by everything but very mischievous!
Boo is a brilliant dog and so lovable but unfortunately his recall is still sometimes unpredictable (he likes to run around following the birds) so I always keep a long line on him in case he decides to run circles around me Although he is very loyal I like to be able to keep control if I need too.
Donny is the complete opposite with his recall, on command he will be back by your side waiting for a treat. Our biggest issue with Donny was him chewing his bed and Boo's. I've tried unbranded and popular brands and none of them have lasted longer then a week. In the end I created my own dog bed using an old car tyre and vet fleece plus blankets, now the pair take themselves to bed and happily curl up. Touch wood Donny hasn't been able to chew through them!
But together they're a pair and have officially stolen our hearts and everyone that they meet ends up falling in love with them. They have unconditional love for each other and us. They're a big part of our family, our house wouldn't be a home without these two.
Adopting is a big decision to make and shouldn't be made lightly. But you'll know when you're ready and your house will soon become a home filled with happiness and love. Plus no outfit is complete without a little dog hair!