Sarah The Sheltie (and Little Jess!)
I was watching Oprah and there was an episode about puppy mills, it made me so sad. So my husband and I decided to save an older dog instead. By Christina O'Donnell.
I was watching Oprah and there was an episode about puppy mills, it made me so sad. So my husband and I decided to save an older dog instead of getting a puppy as there are so many out there that no-one wants...
I pull into the drive way and a beautiful 6-year-old Sheltie named Sarah came smiling and wagging her way towards me. The lady there said she was looking after Sarah because her old owner had died and her husband was now going into an old people's home and could no longer look after her.
Her bark sounded so weird and I asked why she sounded like that? I found out she had been de-barked - I was horrified. I was even more determined to bring her into our family. As I was getting back into my car with Sarah, a little puppy came running out barking like she was calling out for Sarah not to go.
The lady there said the puppy, named Jess, was the only survivor of the litter of another dog and she seemed to think Sarah was her mum. The lady said the puppy was for sale and I rang my husband to see if we could adopt two dogs... Then Jess came home with us too!
We love our girls so much and so happy they came into our life.
By Christina O'Donnell