Sheldon: The Missing Piece of Our Puzzle

image1Its been just about 1 year since Sheldon came into our lives, our home and our hearts and we cannot thank you enough for saving him so that he could complete our family. My husband and I had been tossing around the idea of getting another 4-legged family member to join our little dachshund Florence. We had looked around but nothing seemed to be the missing piece. That was until we saw Sheldon (then Spot) on the Fox 8 6 o’clock news. My husband saw him first and told me to come take a look. Immediately I knew. I looked at my husband and said, “ That’s him! We NEED that dog!” I’ve never dialed a phone number faster. I told the operator on the line that I’d like to talk with someone about Spot, and she laughed as I told her “ I LOVE HIM!!” Once I spoke with the fine folks at Canine Lifeline they told me that someone had actually called to see Sheldon before the piece aired on the news but if that didn’t work out she would call me. I was heartbroken but my husband and I both agreed that as long as he found a good home that would make us happy. As it turned out, that family had picked another dog from Canine Lifeline and I got a call later in the week that Sheldon was still available! Talk about meant to be! So that Saturday my husband, daughter, our dachshund and myself went to Petco in Macedonia to meet Sheldon and the rest is history! There was never a moment of hesitation, we knew he was meant to be in our family.

imageTruth be told we were a little nervous about Florence. She may be only 9lbs but up until that point she was queen of the castle and she knew it. We weren’t sure how she would adjust, but much to our surprise, things could not have gone any smoother. They are truly best friends. They play and play and keep the other on their toes (or paws!) but when its time to rest its not uncommon to see them curled up next to each other on the couch.

Sheldon is really just such a good boy and we are thankful everyday that we found a way into each other’s lives. We cannot thank Canine Lifeline enough for everything they do and for making our family complete. They really are jus the best organization and when the time comes we will adopt from them again.