I’m not sure how I got here but here I am… a dog mom to not 1 but 4 rescue dogs.
I know to some, dogs are just dogs but my dogs are my children. At 34 years old and with no human kids, my dogs have fulfilled that motherly void.
It all started 3 years ago when I dog sat our family dog Kimmy for 3 weeks. Kimmy has recently passed on but she’ll furever live in my heart. As my parents made a road trip to Florida, Mom decided that Kimmy would be great in keeping me company. At that point in my life I was unhappy and very depressed.
Kimmy the sweetest dog ever. RIP sweet girl.
I kept Kimmy for those 3 weeks and struggled to give her back. Kimmy lifted my spirits and made my life a happier place to be.
Once Kimmy left to go back to her home, I started looking for dogs of my own. I wanted to just dog sit and get that fun feeling of having a dog at home but then I decided it would be much better to have my own furry friend.
I searched and found Mason. Mason was a kill shelter boy who no one wanted. Since I was in such a low slump in my own life emotionally, I thought why not rescue this cute dog? So I did.
I told my roommates at the time that I was, “just temporarily dog sitting” to avoid paying the outrageous Pet fee my townhouse idiots where requesting, ($500 per Pet) yikes! I already had 2 cats at the time.
A few months later Mason and I moved out to our own place, thankfully avoiding the stupid pet fee.
I didn’t rescue Mason, Mason rescued me. He gave me a whole new meaning to life. He made me love life and enjoy it. Once Mason was healthy enough, I decided I wanted to rescue another dog. Along came my best sweet girl Maddie. Maddie was 9 years old and used for breeding her whole life. I adopted Maddie a few weeks before her 10th birthday. I was hesitant in adopting Maddie because she was older but I’m so glad I took that leap of love and adopted her. She’s a true blessing. Maddie IS my best girlfriend, she would do anything for me and will love me no matter what. I’ve never met such a loyal dog like she.
Once Maddie was stable I started looking again for another unwanted dog and I wanted the one NO ONE wanted. That’s how Minnie came into our fur family. Minnie, we later found out was Maddie’s daughter. Minnie, 2 years old and used for breeding with no human socialization ever. This poor dog lived two years with no hugs, kisses and slept on concrete floor while being forced to give birth and make profit to that disgusting human. Minnie is and will always be my socially awkward child. She’s a great dog but only I am lucky enough to see how great she really is. She’s a very timid dog but we understand each other.
As my 3 rescues started enjoying their lives in their furever home. I decided it was time to give back to other dogs. I didn’t want to adopt anymore. I was only looking to help other unwanted animals. Well, I became a doggy foster mom. I fostered 19 dogs in 4 months and out of the 19 dogs I kept 1. And that’s how Winston joined our fur family.
Winston is an amazing dog. I couldn’t have asked for a better dog and brother to my other 3. He’s the most gentle dog and most loving boy. Although I loved all my foster dogs, Winston just captivated my heart a little more. He fit right in and he really was meant to be with us. It was almost like Winston had already met Mason, Maddie and Minnie, like they knew each other from their past lives.
I’m sure others know how much my dogs truly mean to me as I constantly plaster their pictures all over social media daily, but really these 4 little rescues have changed my life for the better. They are truly the best dogs. I hope others would consider adopting versus buying because after all I’ve witnessed as a dog rescue mom and a dog foster mom, it breaks my heart to see so many unwanted and unloved dogs in this world. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. I’m not about making the rich richer and because I’m not, adoption has been my only option. Why should I pay you, to use your dog and breed them so I can have a puppy for thousands of dollars when I can easily adopt one for a small fraction…
Mason my first love..
Maddie my second love…
Minnie my third love and my very socially awkward fur child…
Winston my foster “win” and the final completion of our fur family!