Maggie is the 7lb Yorkie Terrier mix I rescued from Rachael Bohman at the Hesperia Shelter just over three weeks ago. With the help of Perfect Pet Rescue, Maggie found a wonderful new home on Saturday. Her Mom Harriet lives in the area and stopped by the event and she had an instant connection with Maggie.
It’s funny the way the adoptions go sometimes. Maggie has been there for weeks and truthfully gotten very little attention. She is so beautiful and sweet, I thought she would have had dozens of applications. This has not been the case. My theory is that people who like Yorkies, want to rescue a pure bred Yorkie not a mix.
In any case, on Saturday, there were three people interested in her and fortunately Harriet was one of them. I liked Harriet as soon as I met her. She seemed gentle and patient. She had also recently lost a dog to old age. Maggie was a little nervous with all the different people who were holding her but she was the most relaxed with Harriet.
When I read Harriet’s application I knew she would be a fabulous Dog Mom for Maggie. She is a lifetime dog owner who has always given the best to her pets. In that moment I was grateful I had cancelled an adoption we had earlier approved. This was the adopter who propsed transporting Maggie to Portland via a long haul trucker.
After Harriet had filled out the application we took a leisurely stroll to her house. She said something so profound to me. Harriet told me she was at an age where she was no longer responsible for anyone but herself and she found she didn’t like it.
It was a very emotional moment for me as we walked along. In all of these years of rescuing and fostering I have always known I was in service to the dogs. I didn’t realize until that moment that I am also helping people who are looking for a dog to love.
It was a magical moment.
Maggie went to her new home on Saturday. It’s always bittersweet but I already received good news from Harriet. They had a fun girls night in and have several errands to run together today.
Thank you to everyone at Perfect Pet Rescue, West Coast Cocker Rescue and Rachael Bohman who helped bring Maggie and Harriet together.