Teddi - A Petfinder Happy Tail

Adopted Dog

Adopted from Petfinder, Petfinder, OK.


I found Teddi on Petfinder and I knew she was the one for me right when I saw her face. I was determined. I emailed the contact and I showed up at the pet store in Mission Viejo where they bring the cats that they rescued. When I was there I asked them about the dogs that they rescue and they gave me a lady's phone number. I called her and asked to meet Teddi. She told me that Teddi was up in the LA area. So I grabbed my friend and my check book and drove up to get her on Friday April 13th. She was terrified and hide from me the whole time. But I still knew she was for me. So I wrote the check and tried to get her into the car. She couldn't walk on a leash and she froze when we went outside. I had to carry her to the car and place her in the back seat. I stopped off at my parents house for a driving break and when I let her outside to go to the restroom she hide under a bush and wouldn't come out. It was also raining. "What did I get myself into?" I began to think that I was way over my head. I just wanted her to like me. When I got back to San Diego, she still didn't want anything to do with me. If I looked at her she ran away. If I tried to walk her with a leash, she just stared at me with fear in her eyes. Fortunately I had animal training experience and knew that I needed to earn her trust. So I walked around the house and ignored her. She followed me. When I went to take her for a walk, I put the leash on her and I slowly started walking in front of her with the lease behind me. She followed. Now, a year and a half later, she's my best friend. We do everything together. She gives the best hugs and she's my favorite cuddle buddy. I couldn't imagine my life without her. I'm really happy that I never gave up on being her friend, because underneath that scared puppy was the loving companion that ended up rescuing me. Thank you Petfinder for bringing me my angel.

More Adoption Stories

Read Even More Happy Tails

Here are some more recent entries. Browse our archives or search for features that interest you.


Willie

Our family adopted Willie in April of 2015, and this little ...

Adopted from Paws and Claws Rescue, Hot Springs, AR

Oliver

We found Oliver on Petfinder when I was looking for dogs on ...

Adopted from Kankakee County Humane Foundation, Kankakee, IL

Casey

Casey is a gorgeous Sheltie who is deaf. He doesn't know it ...

Adopted from Little Dog Rescue, Orlando, FL

Read even more Happy Tails