We did it! We became puppy parents to an adorable Dalmatian lab mix named, Winter. And everything about her story was #meanttobe.
I have always been an cat person. Growing up in Cali and moving to AZ I loved in cat households. Jose, the opposite. He has had dogs and when we met he was “allergic to cats.” We always talked about adopting a dog, but could never agree on a breed. I signed up for a pet adoption newsletter at Adopt A Pet.com and one Wednesday morning I got the best email in my inbox.
After visiting with her dog mom, competing against other applicants and meeting our biggest critics, the cats, she was adopted the day after Christmas as the best, and last present from Santa!
Winter was born on July 13 on a reservation in Arizona. She was starved, tied up and everything any dog should not be. She was rescued by Sunshine Dog Rescue and spent time locally in a home with an amazing dog mom who trained her and more importantly showed her that love is available for her. She is an angel and everything we could have hoped for. She keeps us on our toes even more now and we actively involved in walking in our neighborhood daily. We even went to our first dog park! Who are we?
As new parents we are still learning and seeking any advice on introducing her into the house with senior cats and any or all products you love and swear by for dogs! Let us know and let’s schedule a puppy play date ASAP!
I’ll leave you with these adorable photos of her!