Some days in dog rescue are just tough. You get tired of answering the phones to an endless borage of requests to save dogs that have been cast out, are unwanted, are unloved. You get tired of seeing the sad faces of dogs living their last day in a kennel with no hopes at rescue.
But every day in rescue we show up. We answer the phones, look at those photos, and do our absolute best to save as many of them as we can.
Pearl was one of the lucky ones who made it into our rescue- and now we need your help to make sure she finds her second chance at a new beginnings.
Pearl's journey began in a dark and uncertain place. Neglected and severely matted, she was brought into a veterinary clinic by her owners, who seemed to have lost sight of the responsibility they had towards her. Not only was Pearl in desperate need of grooming and care, but she was also not up to date on her vaccinations, making her vulnerable to various health risks.
However, instead of choosing to do what was best for Pearl, her owners hesitated at the prospect of spending $300 for her treatment. Instead, they asked about the cost of euthanasia. I wish I could say this was shocking, but it is the sad case for so many dogs and something we hear about almost every single day in rescue.
Thankfully, the compassionate staff at the veterinary clinic weren't going to let this be Pearl's fate and took it upon themselves to find a solution. As a rescue organization dedicated to saving and rehabilitating dogs in need, we received the call about Pearl. And lucky for Pearl, she was one we had the chance to say "yes" to.
The moment we saw her, we knew she was a truly special girl. Despite her tough circumstances, Pearl radiated sweetness and affection. She was nervous, scared, and unsure. But we knew she deserved a chance.
After thorough grooming (our Executive Director might have cried over the loss of her floofy coat- but it will grow back!) and veterinary care Pearl's journey to find her new family has begun. We're unsure of what her life looked like before, but we can conjure up a picture from what we know. Whatever happened, Pearl is now a dog who needs a very specific home.
Now that we've had Pearl for a few weeks, we think we know the type of home that Pearl would thrive in- but we need your help finding them!
We think Pearl's perfect forever home would be a quiet home looking for a companion. Pearl can co-exist with dogs but we think would be happiest as an only dog. We picture Pearl's perfect person and day to include: enjoying coffee on the porch, going on a short neighborhood walk (she is a dream on a leash), coming home and enjoying a little nap on the couch, maybe a car ride to run an errand, then back from for a movie and snuggles. Her nurturing and kind disposition makes her an ideal companion for anyone seeking a faithful and loving fur companion. Also, she's amazing with kids so grandchildren or kids would be welcomed with lots of kisses and love. Pearl does have some intense separation and containment anxiety so any family interested in Pearl would also be home often and open to working with our trainers to ensure she continues to thrive and make progress in feeling safe and secure in her environment.
Pearl's journey from despair to hope, from neglect to love, reflects the profound impact that compassion can have on a life. It is a testament to the resilience of dogs and the immense capacity they possess to forgive and trust again, even after experiencing the darkest of times.
As we work tirelessly to give dogs like Pearl a second chance at a new beginning, we invite you to be a part of this beautiful journey of transformation and hope. Help us share Pearl's story so we can find her the perfect home. Spread the word about fostering, adopting, and spaying/neutering your animals. Dogs like Pearl are one of our greatest joys, and it's time we as a community stepped up to give them the lives they deserve.