January 5, 2012
Hi, What a wonderful rescue New Beginnings for Animals is !!! I personally worked with Lori when adopting Skippy . Our rescue dog Molly ( we had for 12 years) had passed away :( . The whole family was devastated and we wanted to find a nice match to add to the family . We have always adopted but this time around we were more nervous . We now had two children and our last rescue Molly was here before the kids so they grew up together :). I was hoping to find what mommy wanted in a dog but with all the qualities that would fit in with a family with kids . I always dreamed of adopting a small dog that doesnt shed ie. poodle , bichon etc .I found Skippy's ad on petfinder . I contacted Lori and we spoke for 40 minutes about our situation,what we were looking for and whether she thought Skippy might be a good match . I appreciated her honesty and her willingness to give the adoption a try with the idea that the kids safety and the dog's happiness being an important factor . We filled out the forms and set up a chance to meet Skippy at the foster mom's house. Skippy was adorable and well taken care of . I loved that the foster only takes one dog at a time if possible so they can really get to know the dog and tell you way more than a shelter could . Lori came over to meet us in personat the foster's house and to see how the dog and the kids interacted that day . After that we arranged to bring Skippy to our place to see how he did there. Skippy stayed that day with the idea that Lori and I would speak in a week and see if we thought this was indeed a match . She was so nice and the "trial period " made me feel more comfortable . I am in LOVE with Skippy .He is everything I wanted ,he is nice with company,can play with the kids but can chill out on the couch .He is home with me all day for company and sleeps in my bed at night . He is gentle and friendly and we really lucked out :) but I am sure that a lot of our "luck" had to do with Lori and the whole rescue going to shelters and choosing such wonderful dogs /cats.They seem to have such great instincts . They are so nice to work with that it made taking in a new dog for the first time in years , so easy . I am very grateful to everyone at New Beginnings for Animals for saving Skippy .I cannot stand the thought that Skippy might have been euthanized at the shelter and we would never had this chance to spend our lives with him . This is a wonderful ,trustworthy rescue and I would not hesistate to recommend this great group of people .,I am indebted to them for saving Skippy and giving us the chance to love him :)
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