Meant To Be

My husband and I moved into a rental house in July 2012 and before the lease was signed we knew we were going to rescue a dog. I spent weeks scouring the web looking for the perfect pooch to join us – but instead found her at Canine Fun Days in August. I work for a pet boarding/grooming/day camp facility and was working our booth for the weekend. My husband came with his parents, and decided to take a look around. As I was walking around looking for him – a volunteer walking Avery passed us. The second I locked eyes with her, it was fate. She ran right up to me and immediately starting loving on me. From that moment I was hers. I asked what rescue Avery was from and if she would take Avery back to that tent for me while I found my husband. It was love at first sight for him too. We filled out the paperwork and brought her home with us that day – August 18, 2012.

Since then, Avery has filled our lives with laughter and love. She is such a sweet and special dog, with a quirky personality. Everyone who meets her instantly falls in love with her. We love snuggling with her, and she comes to work with me 4 or 5 days a week to play in day camp. She took a little bit to come out of her shell, but she is very quiet and loving unless she feels that we are being threatened and she will bark and growl at whatever she feels that threat is. For a 25 pound beagle, she sure sounds intimidating! She still would rather love on you and snuggle than play with her toys, but plays with them on occasion – and has doggy friends that she will play with. She loves to burrow under the covers and snuggle up right next to you in bed – she certainly makes the best snuggle buddy :)

She’s still a little skittish around new people – all we know about her background is that she was rescued from a shelter in Bowling Green, KY after being surrendered by her owners because they had too many dogs, and was on the list to be euthanized. We are so grateful that Canine Lifeline rescued Avery from Kentucky, and that one of your volunteers crossed my path with her that day, our lives will never be the same. Thank you so much!!!!!

Jessi, Ernest, and Avery <3