Last updated: 28 Oct, 2020
Published on: 20 May, 2014
Happy Tail - Rescue runs in the family for Jennifer
We love hearing your happy adoption stories - especially when they help inspire others around you! After adopting Indra the Siamese cat last year, Jennifer found that she wanted to spread the message of rescue even further. She introduced her parents to PetRescue, and it wasn't long before they too were taking home a couple of new best friends.
"Once I had made the decision to add to our feline family again, there was absolutely no doubt in my mind (or heart!) that I would do another rescue. I have always sourced my pets this way and have never regretted it," Jennifer explains.
"Being particularly partial to the Siamese breed, it was always going to be a challenge to find one in the shelters, and PetRescue was immediately my site of choice - knowing that it had the best selection and included over 700 shelters and rescue groups. I also liked the fact that I could ‘refine’ my search, and include pets that were able to fly interstate."
Jennifer wasn't searching too long before she came across a fairly rare tortoiseshell Seal Point Siamese kitten in foster care in Wagga Wagga. "I rang the mobile number on the profile page immediately and ended up having several long chats with the shelter manager," Jennifer explains. "Although the shelter had not facilitated an interstate adoption before, she soon realised how passionate and knowledgeable I was about the breed (and the process having done it twice before), and knew that Indra would have a wonderful, loving home with me – which she does.
"Nearly two years down the track, I have absolutely no regrets. Indra is the most loving, loyal and affectionate cat. She provides my husband and I with so much joy, laughter and love!"
Jennifer's happy adoption experience didn't stop there however, as she later convinced her parents, Jeff and Donna, to adopt through PetRescue too. As the couple retell their story, they emphasise how they simply couldn't bear to separate the two whippets they adopted, Rino and Odie.
"They had always been with each other and were so attached, they really needed to be rehomed together."
For Jennifer's parents, it was pretty much love at first sight. "One look and we knew we wanted them,” says Donna. “The next day we collected them, and we only had to look at their faces to know there was an instant connection. We found out we had a great deal to learn, but it has been well worth it.
"Rino is tan and white, with some brindle, while Odie is fawn and white. They are tall, strong, inquisitive lads, with long noses which get into everything! They are the most affectionate dogs who just want to play, to be loved, and they thrive on attention.”
After just a few months of settling in, Jeff and Donna say that Rino and Odie are getting on really well in their new forever home. "We can't describe what joy and love Rino and Odie have brought into our home. They have become happy, healthy and fascinating companions."
If reading this Happy Tail inspired you to consider adopting, we have thousands of adorable pets waiting for their forever homes right now.
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