'My husband and I both knew we wanted a dog but weren't sure when. Having heard about the Wild at Heart Foundation, I followed the Instagram account and for a couple of months we kept an eye out for a dog that felt like ours. When we saw Casper our decision was made, as he had these 'adopt me' eyes and cute big floppy ears. We were in love.
Casper was five months by the time we chose him and six months before he arrived from Cyprus. Once we did the home check on Facetime and were approved, WAHF then goes on to book a flight for your dog which can take a couple of weeks, depending on availability. I have to admit feeling nervous before Casper arrived-- after all, we hadn't even met him!
Casper arrived home at midnight after a very long journey and was a bit shaky. He sniffed around his new home and went to my husband, who had chicken and rice for him which is meant to help settle their stomachs after the journey. Casper whined the first couple of nights (no doubt missing his friends from the foster home in Cyprus) but quickly settled into his new home after that.
He's been such a joy to have in our family and is the most good-natured and kind dog. Everyone falls in love with him!
A couple of months ago, we decided to give Casper a friend and we knew we would definitely go through Wild at Heart again after such a fantastic experience. When they rescued a litter of puppies, we emailed Eve about them to see if they were available. We chose our Tarka, a black dog with white paws. I sort of knew I would like a black dog next as apparently they are usually the toughest to re-home.
Casper and Tarka are the best of friends. Tarka is much smaller than Casper but has such great self-confidence and they both enjoy playing together. She's learning a lot from Casper, and now that Casper is the 'older' dog, he's settled down quite a bit. Of course, it is a lot of work having two young dogs at once, but I'm happy that they both have a friend to grow up with. Casper and Tarka helped make our house a home. Thank you WAHF!'