This story was sent to us from Sheri in Florida. Thank you!
We adopted our little “Bucky” in September of 2014. He was two years old.
It all began when we sold our condominium and bought a home – simply so we could once again have a dog. We knew we might have to wait, because we definitely planned to get a rescue dog, but I am allergic to many breeds, and we also wanted one of a smaller size due to all the traveling we do.
When we toured the Humane Society of Vero Beach, we were absolutely amazed at the beautiful facility donations have provided for dogs, cats, and all sorts of other animals – including horses – all thanks to the many generous donations they receive. They work hard on matching the correct pet with the perfect family, and while they are staying at the Humane Society, there are many programs that work with the dogs and cats to eliminate any behavioral issues they can.
On our first trip, we saw this little guy, but it appeared he was not adoptable due to health conditions. We later learned that he was a heart-worm survivor, and we were allowed to foster him only until he had a clean bill of health. When we decided to get a rescue dog, we were completely prepared for some adjustment issues and problem behavior. But other than things that scare many dogs, he has been an unbelievably easy dog to have in our lives.
And I can report that each time he goes for his check-up, his heart and lungs still sound good.