When we were thinking about getting a dog, everyone told us to be careful … “it’s a big transition especially with rescue dogs. They have behavioural issues and are traumatized more than we can begin to understand. They can even be violent….” Instead of setting us back, we let all those negative comments fuel our fire in searching for our perfect dog. When I saw a picture of poppy, I had a strange pull towards her. I had never met her, but I knew there was something special about her. When we were approved to take her home and drove to Niagara to meet her and pick her up, it was love at first sight. She was so shy and scared but you could see her sweet eyes trying so hard to stay calm. In the 3 weeks weve had her home with us, she has completely transformed. She is relaxed, she’s eating and drinking water, playing with her toys and her sister Jenny (kitty cat), and she loves exploring our neighbourhood. Nothing about adopting poppy has been hard. There are no behavioural issues. She is so kind and gentle towards every creature she meets. Every day for her is a new hurdle to jump over and with a little patience, and a whole lot of love, poppy is growing into her skin and becoming the dog she was born to be! If you are reading this and you are currently on the fence about adopting a dog, please take it from me that it is a true joy knowing you saved a life and you are giving a living being a new start at having a healthy and happy family. Poppy was the puzzle piece we didn’t know we were missing. Tomorrow will be our 3 week adopt-a-versary! We can’t wait for the next chapter!