Last updated: 11 Aug, 2022
Published on: 2 Aug, 2022
Sasha finds love (with five furry pals!)
Remember this adorable face?
Here’s the happy news everyone had their fingers and paws crossed for... Sasha has found love with an amazing human, Felicity!
Sasha who’s plight was featured in our June appeal, was a stray. But luckily, she was taken into care at Camden Council Animal Care Facility - a PetRescue member. We’ll never know where she came from, or why her previous owners didn’t come to claim her. The amazing team at Camden Council quickly got to work trying to find her a loving new home and created her an adoption profile on PetRescue. But after four long months, she was still at the pound instead of the warm, loving home she’d dreamed about.
The PetRescue team and the Camden Council then joined forces to find Sasha a home. Thanks to the support of PetRescue's awesome pet-loving community, Sasha's story was shared far and wide. (You might have seen her sweet smile in the PetRescue Post, or across social media).
And soon, the good news came through; Sasha had found a home – not one in a nearby suburb, not even one a few hours away - but ten hours away, across the Murray river and right near the NSW border.
Because love knows no boundaries and because we know that there is a home for every pet, they just need help to find them!
Knowing she wanted another furry companion for her other pound doggo Chucky and her four (!) other dogs, Felicity knew PetRescue was the place to find her new best friend – wherever they might be.
And it was while Sasha’s story was being shared far and wide in the PetRescue community and across PetRescue pages that Felicity found Sasha’s happy face!
Even though she was in a pound many hours away – Sasha’s profile was ‘the one’ that warmed Felicity’s heart, “friendly and kind, and a people lover”.
Felicity quickly sent an enquiry to Camden via the PetRescue website and soon the team at Camden were in touch and able to chat to her further about Sasha. After talking with the pound staff on the phone about her personality and how she gets on with other dogs Felicity could also share the type of home she had to offer Sasha.
As an experienced dog owner, Felicity knew she wanted to give a home to a dog that had been in a pound long term and needed extra love and attention to help them reach their full potential. When it was decided that Sasha would be the perfect fit, she contacted DogMovers to transport Sasha 1,000km from Sydney to her new home in rural New South Wales. When Sasha leapt out of the van, it was love at first sight;
‘’We liked each other from the moment we met, and she completely surprised me when she threw her arms around me and insisted on that big cuddle in the photo.’’
Sasha is settling in nicely to her new home. She has developed a strong trust in Felicity and gets on well with Felicity’s smaller dogs and her neighbour’s dogs, and enjoys playing with all of them. Felicity's other pound dog, Chucky and Sasha are not quite BFFs just yet but Felicity is helping them learn to accept each other and already with some time and training they are getting more comfortable.
Felicity says about her new best friend;
‘’I am so lucky to have Sasha because she is very cuddly and affectionate. She’s very bouncy and enthusiastic about life. Sasha loves attention and the only time she stands still is when soaking up all the pats, cuddles, neck rubs and back massages on offer!’’
Start searching for your new best friend here.
Sasha happened to be lucky that her district pound was a member of PetRescue. Sadly, some pets aren’t so lucky. But it shouldn’t be by luck that a pet survives homelessness.
Our outdated laws mean that pets across the country are at risk when entering the pound system. Some don’t make it out.
Until every pound is a safe place for pets who need a home, there is work to be done to save the lives of innocent pets.
Your donation will help save lives through the work of PetRescue’s Safe and Sound Pounds initiative, working directly with pounds to support them in ditching outdated practices so that all pets get a chance to be connected to a new home, just like Sasha was with Felicity, no matter where they are.
There is a home for every pet and your donation can help them find it.