I am so excited a new year has started. I will not go into the details except to say 2018 was easily the hardest year we’ve been thru….But enough of that!
We have decided to add a dog to our family! 🐕 🐶
Naya and Teya have always loved dogs. And from all the Therapy Dogs we’ve met at BCCH, we have seen how beneficial adding one to the family can be!
Our requirements: Smart. Non shedding. Small to Medium size. Calm enough for a special needs child, but playful enough for a 7yr and 4yr old!
Its a lot harder than we thought it would be.
We tried a rescue first. And finding a non shedding rescue is rare. A couple weeks ago we thought we had found one! Walter. A Maltese Terrier cross who was being given up by a local owner. 2.5 yrs old and hypoallergenic. We applied. And we got chosen! We were getting a dog and we were so excited!
We took the kids to have a meet and greet with Walter. To see if he had the right temperament. He was excited to see us! We gave him lots of pats and ear scratches as he greeted us…and in the first 30secs there’s short dog hair flying in the air and all over Adrian’s black pants. We looked at each other with sullen faces. This wasn’t our dog. Sorry Walter. 😔 💔
And so our search continues….