Happy Tail: The puppy had been tightly bungee-corded to a bicycle

Tags:

WA-Sophie-Ruthemeyer.jpg

Read the story of Sophie (front) and Satch in adopter Laura’s own words.

Satch was getting old. The 11-year-old black Lab was not as peppy
as he used to be, and his zest for living was at low ebb. 

The
Ruthemeyers of Mount Vernon, Wash., wanted to bring another dog into the
family to liven things up.  “We knew that, before we lost him, it would
do him (and us) good to bond with another baby,” Laura Ruthemeyer writes. She also thought it would let Satch “impart all of his doggy
wisdom” to a newcomer.

Laura, her daughter and her sister were sending Petfinder pups’
photos back and forth. One day her daughter saw one particular pup that
really caught her attention. “Mom,” she said, “you have to adopt her.”

The pup in question was 14 weeks old and was rescued after a good
Samaritan saw her bungee corded tightly to the back of a bicycle. After first offering to take the puppy off the bike owner’s hands and
being refused, the Good Samaritan offered him $15. The deal was done. 
The puppy was taken to Yelm
(Wash.) Animal Alliance
and posted on Petfinder.

Laura agreed with her daughter and the adoption was completed. “Within a week,” she says, the puppy, whom they named Sophie, “was making herself
at home with Satch and has been a bundle of love and energy.”

Sophie gave Satch a new lease on life, Laura says: “He has become a
puppy again.” Nothing like a little blonde to pep up an ol’ boy.


Bookmark and Share


More Happy Tails:

A cat with cerebellar hypoplasia teaches unconditional love


A dog inspires a chocolate company; plus: WIN treats from Rescue Chocolate!

Two autistic boys find guinea pigs are perfect pets

Four little guinea pigs brighten a new home

A senior guinea pig settles into retirement


It’s Adopt-A-Rescued-Guinea Pig Month! A class pet goes home

Two adopted rabbits make one hoppy family

February is Adopt-A-Rescued Rabbit Month

A frozen screen + a little luck = a great home for this shy Pit Bull

A rescued Pit Bull fits right in with a family’s six kids

Once stray, a rescued bird chirps his way into his family’s heart

It’s Adopt-A-Rescued Bird Month! Meet Elvis, the African Grey

A shy Pomeranian comes out of his shell with TLC

A Pit Bull’s foster home becomes her forever home


After five years in a cage, one rescued dog finds her forever home


A rescue dog brings joy to fellow seniors


One dog changes a family’s life in a ‘Flash’

Two senior cats are even better than one!

One senior dog finds a great home for her golden years