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Raleigh - A Petfinder Happy Tail

Photo of Raleigh, a dog
Adopted from Paws and Claws Rescue, Hot Springs, AR

Raleigh - posted 06/05/2013

From Jamie of Dundee, NY

My boyfriend Peter and I, searched for what seemed like forever for our perfect pet. We knew from the beginning that we wanted to adopt, but after being repeatedly let down we were unsure if it was ever going to happen. The breed we fell in love with is the Catahoula Leopard Dog. Their high energy and intelligence, on top of their sweet disposition and temperament is exactly what we wanted. And who doesn't adore their unique markings!

Before we brought home Raleigh, we made a few attempts to bring home a puppy. From filling out too many applications to count, to long road trips. We even made an eight-hour drive, leaving our residence at three in the morning to make it to the shelter to be first in line. Unfortunately, we were misguided and did not realize how many other people were interested in the same puppy. Took us a few days to recover from such a let down, but we never gave up hope that we would find the perfect match... and we eventually did!

We found Raleigh a few weeks later on Petfinder and fell in love! After filling out the application, the waiting game started. Receiving the confirmation e-mail a few days later saying that we were approved to adopt, made all of the struggles worth it. Although he was located in Arkansas, the Rescue group worked with a transport service that brought him to closer to us.

He has been living with us for two weeks now, and is growing so fast! It is such a learning experience bringing a four-month-old puppy into your home! Everyone loves him, and he loves everyone! He is calm and quiet, a true thinker and a total sweetheart. We feel so fortunate to call him our own!

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to share our Happy Tail!

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