We Find a New Therapy Dog

We Find a New Therapy Dog
Christine Tender Points It finally happened! Three and a half long years after our beloved therapy dog, Charlie, died of colon cancer, we finally found another perfect dog for our household. It was a long and frustrating process filled with many disappointments. Once or twice a month, we completed five-to-10-page applications for various rescue groups around town and received no replies. Phone calls to answering machines yielded no results. Several groups inspected our home for dog doors, fence heights, etc. And although the groups declared our property more than suitable for any dog, we still had no responses to our inquiries. And even though we walk every day for health reasons, one rescue group told us that as retirees we were too old to adopt one of their young dogs. Imagine our joy when we walked right into our municipal animal shelter and easily found our new dog, a 15-pound Shih Tzu-mix we named Morley. Well, maybe it wasn’t quite so easy. My husband had stopped by earlier in the week as he’d done on a regular basis for nearly three years. On this particular day when the shelter happened to be closed to the public, a sympathetic employee checked her database and found that, yes indeed, there was a Shih Tzu (our breed of choice) in their care. He was microchipped, and the shelter contacted the owne
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