|This pic was taken right after they gave her to us|
So anyways, as we were pulling up we saw a couple walking into the shelter with a cute heeler pup in tow. As they opened the door to go in the pup put on the brakes and sat down and it was heartbreaking to watch them tug her leash and pull her inside. She definitely seemed to know what was happening to her. They had even brought along her favorite stuffed animal and a bone for her to chew on so it was obvious that she meant a lot to them.
Last spring I fostered a stray dog named Norah and her nine puppies. Norah's puppy Kinsey looks identical to this poor pup that was being surrendered so I had to check out the situation. We learned that the family has 3 young kids, including twin 4 yr old boys and they're living in apt and it sounds like it was just a bit too much. It sounds like the kids played kind of rough with the pup so we'll work on re-introducing her to kids where she'll have positive interactions with them. The family got the dog when she was 8 weeks old, she's now 16 weeks.
They definitely love her, the guy cried as he told me that they felt so bad giving her up and it was a tearful goodbye as he hugged and kissed the pup for the last time. As they drove away she tried going after them, it was very heartbreaking but I assured them we'd take her in and make sure she finds a really great home. They probably had no idea that less than 30% of the pets entering that shelter make it out alive. We were definitely in the right place at the right time and are very thankful that this little pup is now safe and part of the TMHPR family.
As soon as we got in the car she was wanting to sit in my lap so she definitely warmed up quickly! I've named her Kenzie as she reminds me so much of Kinsey, she is absolutely adorable and is very sweet and well-mannered. She got a clean bill of health at the vet today and will be spayed on Nov 28 and then she'll be ready for adoption so please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application, thanks!