Published Tue October 6, 2020

Owner's comments:

Good afternoon! My apologies for taking so long to respond to your email. I can not tell you how thrilled and happy we are with Dash. We lost our last rescue in September of last year. We rescued her when she was 8 weeks old, and we had her until 9 days before her 16th birthday. It was one of the hardest things to make the decision to help her cross the Rainbow Bridge, but it was time, and she let us know that.

My husband decided he didn't want to go through that again, while I wasn't sure, as we are dog people. After grieving myself sick, and neither of us getting over her death after eight months, we decided the only thing that would help us would be to get another dog.

I found this website called Rescue Me! You could choose the breeds you were interested in and the state. I choose border collie mix, Australian shepherd mix and mutt! Dash was the 3rd dog and one look at his face, and we wanted him. I did call and talk to the volunteers listed on the info sheet (Sorida and Annette) to find out more about him.

I will add that I would have never thought to look at the Osceola County Animal Services, as we are from Lake County. It was a great idea to list your dogs on that website.

We were there at your facility at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 14th, although you didn't open until 10:00 a.m., we weren't taking any chances of someone else getting him. I walked into the facility with the info sheet on Dash, and said, "Hi, I'm Rebecca, and we're here to get our dog Dash!"

And, we did! He has been nothing but pure joy! Now in the mornings, instead of feeling sad, we're laughing as Dash has to be cuddled as soon as we all wake up (yes, he does sleep with us!).

He is the sweetest, most affectionate dog ever. Yes, he does has the border collie instinct to chase critters, but we're working on that, and he's doing very well! Did I mention that he's really smart too!

I have inserted some photos of him below. I think you will agree he is one happy dog, and we are two happy humans because of him!

Photo One - Surveying his dogdom
Photo Two - Life is sooo good!

Adopted pet's nameDash
Date of adoption05/14/2022