As a dog lover, I believe in love at first sight. It happens to me all the time, I see a dog, I fall in love. But there is a difference between falling in love with a dog and knowing that a dog belongs with you. Sadly, senior dogs are often overlooked in a shelter, especially if they have special needs. Get ready for a heartwarming story of love and second chances. Jessica Wasik from Bark & Gold Photography makes it easy to see why Rodlyn fell in love with this miniature Poodle.
From Jessica: “Two years ago, FurKid Rescue saved Ginger from a high kill shelter in West Virginia, and it wasn’t long before Rodlyn fell in love with this sweet senior. In June of 2015, Rodlyn welcomed Ginger into her forever family, which includes three cat siblings.”
From Rodlyn: “There was something about her face.
I had been browsing through photos of puppies in local shelters and rescues when I stumbled upon Ginger’s picture. The adorable way she tilted her head just won me over. I knew I had to meet her.
We learned that Furkids pulled Ginger from a high kill shelter. She was pregnant and ten years old. She was diagnosed with diabetes shortly after having her puppies. I initially had some hesitation about Ginger’s age and her diabetes, but there was just something about her; I knew she belonged with us. Her friendly and laid-back attitude helped her quickly settle into her forever home.
Ginger is always happy and enjoys playing with her toy hedgehogs and ducks and ‘chase playing’ her three cat siblings. She is always close to her humans and just loves to sleep under the covers in bed. Her favorite treats are steamed zucchini and green beans – perfect treats for a dog with diabetes! We keep Ginger’s diabetes well-regulated by checking her blood glucose levels daily and giving her insulin shots.
We are forever grateful that FurKid Rescue pulled Ginger out of that high kill shelter. She is proof that older dogs (even those with less than perfect health) can be the best thing for a family. We adore her and can’t imagine her not being a part of our family!”
About Bark & Gold Photography: Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jessica Wasik specializes in dog photography. She is a member of HeARTS speak. Jessica also photographed the 2018 Furkid Rescue Calendar which will soon be available for purchase.