In honor of National Adopt a Shelter Pet Month, this is our dog, Sophie!
She is a five and a half year old Border Collie mix, although we don't have any idea what other breed(s) she is mixed with. After our previous dog, a german Shepherd Chow mix named Maggie, passed away, we didn't wait too long before we decided to get another pet. My husband especially wanted a border collie, but pure bred border collies are quite pricey. After looking for a few weeks, we found a litter of border collie puppies online at a rescue program nearby. Apparently, the entire litter had been taken to the local animal shelter, but they were so brand new and would require such a high level of care, the shelter was going to have to put them down. Fortunately, the woman who was running the rescue program swooped in and, well, rescued them!
We visited the litter right away and chose "our puppy," but had to wait a few weeks to bring her home. As soon as she was 8 weeks, we drove back to the shelter, scooped her up, and brought her home. Of course, our three daughters were thrilled but really didn't have any idea the amount of work that goes into caring for a puppy.
Looking back on the experience, I am reminded that having a puppy is a lot like having a baby!
Puppies and kids both have to be housebroken, right? #TuesdayTen @MamaRabia
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