Sweet Pea-Adopted!

Sweet Pea has been through a lot since she was rescued and now that her puppies have been adopted, she has gone to stay with a foster family.  Her foster mom says she is sooooo sweet! She likes the dogs in the home and even the cat!  Sweet Pea may have had a child in her previous life as she just adores the granddaughter who visits frequently.

Here is Sweet Pea’s story: My life has never been easy.  I grew up in a rough part of San Antonio and I didn’t have much guidance from a family so I pretty much just ran the streets and did what I wanted to do.  You know how it is when you are young and don’t have any responsibilities. The wild life caught up with me and I found that I was now expecting a family. This was not what I had planned on and now here I was with no place to go.  Street life is tough for anyone but it is no place when you are about to give birth.

I was picked up as a stray and I thought life should get better but when I got to the shelter I found that they had absolutely no room for me.  I knew that this could only mean one thing.    I overheard them talking about a transport that was headed north and I could go if they could only find someone willing to rescue me. It was around 11:30 on a Friday, the trailer was loaded with others and was leaving at 12.  I was pretty nervous; time was running out and at the last minute they told me that I was going to NCCR in New York and I was put on the transport!  That was the beginning of a trip I will never forget.

The plan was for my new rescue to meet me in Ohio on Saturday afternoon, but when we got to Illinois,  the weather became very bad and slowed us down to a crawl.  That meant that it was going to be Sunday before I arrived.  Early Sunday morning, I realized that these babies that I carried were not going to wait much longer.  At around 7:30 a.m. a little boy arrived.  Mile after mile we traveled and there were no more little ones.   By 7:30 at night the driver decided that they should  find a vet to check me out,  whew, what a relief.  After an ultrasound I was taken into surgery and fortunately, there were 2 little boys still alive. Sadly, 3 of my babies did not survive the long labor.

Now, here I was in Virginia and the transport had moved on without me. I had a couple of pretty rough days from all I had been through and I had to wonder, now what?  Strange state, people I didn’t know. a long way from where I was supposed to be.  Could it get any worse? But at last, Wednesday morning  arrived and I was told that everything was going to be alright.  A volunteer had come to rescue us and the 4 of us were headed to NY.   It was another long ride and although I was happy to be headed to my temporary home,  I was nervous and became a little grumpy,  I feel bad about that now, but I’m sure that you can understand, being a new mom and all that had happened?  By Wednesday night I had reached the spot (where I started out for on Friday) with  a room of my very own, a bed and my own outdoor patio.  This was heaven on earth for a gal that started out on the street.

I’ve raised My 3 sons  Mike, Robbie and Chip and they have now been adopted, I’m so ready for a permanent home of my own!

If you think you might be interested in adopting, your first step should be to complete an  Adoption Application.   After you have completed your application, you will immediately get a confirmation that we have received your application. It takes a lot of time to process the applications, so we ask for your patience while we do so. If you see that the dog you were interested in has been adopted it means there were many applications for that dog and we did not get as far as processing your application before a home was found. We welcome you to apply again if you see another dog that interests you. If you have a question, please email your question to adoptions@caninerescue.org. It is much easier and quicker for us to respond by email as we receive many phone calls each day.  Completing an application does not commit you to adopt, but please be sure that you are serious about adopting and have the time and patience to raise a puppy before you apply.

We do adopt out of state, however we do not transport or ship dogs. Potential adopter must be able and willing to travel to the Rescue to meet the dog they are interested in.

*PLEASE double check all of the phone numbers that you provide as if they are incorrect, we will be unable to process your application. Please also let your references know that someone from NCCR will be calling them. Most adoption team members call from their personal phone so advise your references that there may be an unknown number or a private number calling them.

Sweet Pea is kindly sponsored by Suzanne and former NCCR residents, Tillie Mae and Bron Bron, Barb Smith in memory of Gary Smith, Dan Courtine in honor of Amy Peterson, David and Patricia Nye, Tina and James McCroskey, Melford Swanson and Craig Cassaday.  Thank you everyone!

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