Last updated: 28 Oct, 2020
Published on: 10 Feb, 2015
Love is the best surprise of all
Johanna and her partner Dean were looking online for a companion dog, and when Johanna saw adorable pup Buddy on the PetRescue website it was a case of full-blown puppy love.
“I already had three horses that consumed a lot of my time, so it was only fair that we got a dog for Dean to spoil,” said Johanna. “I came across a picture of Buddy on PetRescue and knew we had to have him.”
Johanna tried convincing Dean that Buddy was the pup for them, but Dean forbade Johanna from contacting the rescue group.
“Being me, I contacted the rescue group anyway. But I was told Buddy had already gone to another home,” said Johanna. “I was beyond devastated when I heard he’d gone. I’d fallen in love with his picture. It was very much a case of I knew I loved you before I met you.”
Little did Johanna know that Dean had arranged the sweetest surprise of all, adopting the gorgeous pup via Chally Animal Rescue.
“Unbeknown to me, Dean had called the rescue group to say we wanted to adopt Buddy, but knowing I’d call, he instructed the staff to inform me that Buddy had gone to another home.
“The following weekend, Dean spilled the beans and took me to pick Buddy up. I was so happy, I cried,” said Johanna.
“Buddy is a big bubble of personality. He loves playing fetch, going to puppy school and will quite happily have his belly scratched all day.
“Buddy has enriched our lives immensely and is the apple of our eye. No matter what kind of day we've had, to come home to him wagging his tail like mad is a blessing. Thanks for helping us find our best Buddy.”
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