Luna (formerly known as Lady, white lab/shepherd) caught my eye immediately, and when I met her for the first time, I just knew she was the one! (I still think it's funny that I had never owned a dog before, and I chose the biggest one there!) I still chose her despite being heartworm positive and her paperwork showing the owner return claiming she wasn't house broken. Well they couldn't have been more wrong! We've never had an accident! She was so easy to train, and immediately took to our loving home.
Luna was such a wonderful addition to our home that I felt I needed to save another life! This decision was justified since Luna has such a high and playful energy that she needed a friend, and because we have more than enough space here and are such active people- I thought it was selfish to not care for another furry friend and save their life!
This time going to the shelter I knew I wanted a black dog since they are less likely to be adopted. Chia (formerly Foxy, black shepherd/cattle dog) was perfect (and heartworm positive)! Despite her very timid nature, I knew she was the one for me. Sadly, due to Chia's nature we do think she has a history of abuse. Luckily, that doesn't stop her from being the biggest cuddle bug! Chia and Luna get along perfectly and they are two peas in a pod! Both of the dogs needed some positive reinforcement and training to be comfortable with our two cats, and now they all enjoy each other's company!
I really feel that Chia and Luna are both much more thankful to us after being in the shelter (made apparent from all the hugs, kisses, and snuggling we get). We've never had any accidents, or anything even torn up or damaged! They have been such a wonderful addition to our family. They both love to travel and hike with us! We are so thankful to MCAS for caring for our loving pups until we were able to make them family!
Update: Chia is now heartworm negative! And Luna is due for testing next month, so we are hoping for the same outcome! "
THANK YOU for adopting not only TWO of our dogs but heartworm positive ones as well! Want to see your MCAS pet on SENTIMENTAL SATURDAY? Email pics and story to firstname.lastname@example.org.