Happy Tail: After a life on a chain, a dog gets a second chance at love
One look at Regis and it’s apparent he’s a good dog. It’s hard to
reconcile his sweet smile with the way he was treated in his earlier
He was rescued from a yard where he spent his days and nights
tied up. His collar was so tight, it had rubbed away the fur on his neck. He was suffering from heartworms, which suggests he received
no veterinary care. He was a dog ready for a second chance.
Puppy Connection Rescue, based in Washington, PA,
was determined to give him that second chance. His story and photo were posted on
Petfinder, where Megan Sisinni of Slippery Rock, PA, saw him. She
contacted the rescue and set the adoption process in motion.
Once Regis was in his new home, Megan couldn’t understand how anyone could have treated him with such disregard. “He is the most
lovable, kind-hearted animal I have ever met!” she says. “He loves people, other
dogs, long walks, and treats. He is so eager to learn and please. How this dear, sweet, lovable soul
could have been left outside for years without anyone to love is beyond
And there’s a lot of learning going on as Regis settles into his new
life. He lacks some skills most dogs pick up when they are younger,
but the Sisinnis are gradually introducing him to all the things he has
missed. For instance,”he is getting the hang of what you do with bones,”
Megan says. He’s also learning things like how to climb stairs and get in and out of the car. This is important because the Sisinnis
plan to fill his summer with “fishing, boat rides, campfires, swimming
With his new family, Regis is learning about the best treat of
all — love.
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