Why did you decide to rescue?
We decided to rescue Sage who is between 2-3 yrs old, because we wanted to give him a chance at having a home & family that he never got a chance to have.
Please tell us your story with rescuing.
After rescuing our Boomer 15yrs ago who just passed this last Feb., it hit us so hard that we said we would never get another rescue dog again. About 7 months later my husband was on Instagram and by chance, clicked on a picture of a dog and a man that he thought was simply a nice picture, not knowing that the dog (Sage) was up for adoption. One thing led to another and he spoke for a long time over the phone with a great women named Erin and a great man named Ray, whom were two individuals that did so much in trying to get Sage adopted out to the right family. After my husband got off the phone we just knew Sage was for us. We drove from Las Vegas to California a few days later & met with Erin @velvetmallow_piggymemories, Ray @igbulldogs_norcal & Sage. We took him home and he has been with us close to 3 months now. It was the best thing we ever did and now he has a family to call his own. Social media is a great tool for rescue dogs to find their forever home!
What was your biggest fear with rescuing and how did this fear play out once all was said and done?
Our greatest fear was not really knowing Sage as we met him for only a few hours before taking him home. Everyone has to remember that not only are humans nervous and on high alert, a dog can be too. As a rescue animal and not knowing his full background we were able to spend almost a full week with him by our side because we happened to be on our vacation time from work, which was great for him adjusting. After that time period we understood what he needed help with. We help Sage every day and train him to be the best dog he can be. He just needed some direction, persistence and love.
Would you rescue again?
Yes we will only rescue!
What would you say the most positive part of rescuing is?
The most positive part of rescuing an adult dog is that you get to give them a loving home that they were not able to get as a puppy. Knowing that he was in a cage and now laying in our bed, or the couch, goes for daily walks, car rides, and pretty much goes with us everywhere is very rewarding and you can tell by his happiness that he is thankful everyday.
What would you like everyone to know about this topic?
We would like everyone to know that it is most rewarding to rescue an animal and to be aware that everything may not be perfect at first, and the animal may need some help with direction, or whatever it may be. Just be patient and help them to be persistent, be on a schedule & train them because they WILL come around and thank-you every day with the loyalty and love they give. Just imagine the kind of life that may have had before you.
Follow sweet Sage's journey: @sages_newjourney