A Blessing in Black
We have shared several articles with you lately about adopting older pets, particularly dogs, who find themselves in the very unfortunate situation of needing a new home at an advanced age. We all get excited about welcoming a new puppy or kitten, but sometimes it seems hard to give an older pet a second chance at a "happy home".
This month we would like to share with you Lara and Chelsea's story. Lara, our practice manager has recently adopted the beautiful Chelsea, an 11 year old Labrador who was unfortunately left behind when her family moved interstate. Lara and Suzy (a delightful Golden Retriever) decided that they had room in their home and hearts for another fur-baby, but they both felt that a puppy was not quite the right fit for their current lifestyle.
Chelsea's profile was listed online by Pet Rescue and it was love at first sight. Chelsea visited St Bernard’s Road clinic for a health check and screening blood tests to make sure that she was healthy inside and out. She had a few minor health issues which were addressed, and she also needed to be desexed and have her teeth cleaned, but she was settled into the family really well - even learning to use the doggie door all by herself.
Suzy is enjoying the company - she now have a lovely companion to help fill in the time when Mum is at work.
Adopting a mature dog has been an absolute blessing for Lara and Suzy.