Last updated: 28 Oct, 2020
Published on: 8 Aug, 2012
Every good fur kid deserves a Scoota
It took some time for Rochelle to find the perfect addition to her growing family, but for members new, old and furry, they’re all so glad she never gave up.
Having recently brought a baby girl into their world, Rochelle was acutely aware that her three-year-old furry child, Abby the Staffy-cross, had not been getting the attention she was accustomed to. So, the decision was made to find Abby a friend.
“The thought of giving her away never ever entered our minds. She’s such a friendly, happy girl, we knew she would just love another doggy pal to share her days with,” said Rochelle.
Her quest brought her straight to the PetRescue website, where she spent many hours reading about all the dogs in need loving homes.
“Their photographs and stories broke my heart,” Rochelle exclaimed. “I wished I could have adopted them all! But I had to focus and look for that special doggy who would be good around baby and our grumpy old cat!”
During their search, the family had an appearance on the Pedigree Adoption Drive ‘Underdogs’ Series Four, but after meeting and trialling a few older dogs the family decided a puppy would be best suited to adapt to life with baby, Abby and the cat.
While accidentally looking through the list of pups up for adoption in New South Wales, the Melbourne family came across Scoota’s photo.
“It was like looking at a photo of Abby as a puppy!” laughed Rochelle. “And when I read his profile, I fell in love and just knew that he was the one.”
Scoota was flown to Melbourne to meet his new family, and from the moment their eyes met at the airport, it was true love.
“When we got him home, he was a little overwhelmed by Abby’s size, but within just one day they were the best of friends. It's even fair to say that Scoota wears the pants in the relationship!
“He is such a good boy and a joy to have around. The two of them have so much fun together. Adopting this little boy was the best thing we could have done for our family.”
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