In April of 2006, I'd just closed on my first home and felt that it was finally the right time to adopt. I'd be praying for years about adopting a dog, but always had some concern. I was so excited that I was finally completely ready!
I searched for exactly what I was looking for on Petfinder- a senior, smaller breed, a special need- I just wanted a dog to love, not to play Frisbee with, so an older dog that needed special attention seemed like the perfect fit for me.
And then I saw Daisy and knew instantly that she was the one I'd been praying for. She had been picked up by animal control as a stray and was rescued just in time. I called the number and Shelley, the sweet lady at the rescue society, agreed that I would be a good home for her. I took her Petfinder picture and emailed everyone I knew to tell them about my newest family member . When I couldn't access her page, I worried that something had happened and called Shelley in a panic. She explained that she removed the listing because I was adopting her, not because anything was wrong. And she didn't even tease me for my paranoia!
That Saturday, I drove to pick up my baby girl. She has been the biggest blessing in my life ever since. Although she has a crate with a bed in it, a couch, my bed and a million other soft places to lie, as I type this, she sleeps at my feet beneath my computer and I had to get her a pillow so she wouldn't be on the cold wood floor. She delights me with everything she does.
I am grateful for this service and introducing me to my little girl whom I love crazy much. Thanks for bringing her home.