Age of My Dog: about 1 year
My Dog’s Birthday or Gotcha Day (or month): Jan. 18, 2013
About My Dog’s Birthday: That is the day a rescue organization saved Cinnamon from a shelter where 46% of the dogs are euthanized because no one adopts them. I had promised to adopt her so they brought her right over to my home.
For rescues only: how I got my dog: Cinnamon was a stray running around a WalMart parking lot. Many people tried to catch her but she resisted being touched or put in a car. She did accept food and let people briefly pet her. Local rescue organization posted on their Facebook page about attempts to catch her. Animal Control finally caught her and her picture showed up on the website for the local shelter. I was following the posts on Facebook and when the rescue organization said they would get her out of the shelter if someone came forward to adopt her, I decided I would get her as a companion for our 11 year old male dog. I visited her at the shelter and was in love. Several days later she was home for good.
-contributed by LWK in Lancaster, CA
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