We’re adopting!

November 4, 2011

Dear Max

We’re hopefully getting a dog, a beautiful Labrador, who despite being starved and mistreated by her previous owner and rescued by the SPCA, has eyes brimming with foregiveness and who I’m sure will give us as much love as we give her.

This black lab was recently confiscated from a house, and had an owner who didn’t feed her nor give her attention. She is still quite thin, but has apparently put on some weight since arriving at the SPCA. She has had a litter (her pups were also taken from the house), but will be sterilised.

We visited her at SPCA Brakpan today (thanks to info from Sharon, from the labrador rescue organisation), and I don’t think I need to get into details of how many dogs are in cages awaiting new families to take them home and give them another shot in life. What’s heartening is that the SPCA is not the dirty, smelly, concrete-filled place I imagined. There is greenery, it’s spotless, and the women who helped were friendly, pretty and humorous.

We’re signed up, and pending an house investigation, should be able to adopt this gorgeous dog. Max, I’m so excited, and a little nervous. Nervous about taking care of a dog by myself and getting her trained, but excited to have another four paws and wet nose in our family. What I know for sure is that our love will make up for her hurts, and that she’ll heal us along the way too.


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  • Vanessa Lewis

    Rescue dogs are the best!!!!!! Holding thumbs all goes well with adoption!

    November 4, 2011 at 7:49 am Reply
  • Sharon

    She is lovely! Such beautiful, soulful, trusting eyes. A friend of mine runs a rescue organization as well and I agree with the motto: why breed or buy when rescue pets die?
    What a beautiful thing!

    November 4, 2011 at 9:06 am Reply
    • Tanya Kovarsky

      Thanks Shaz. I so agree – so many need homes!

      November 4, 2011 at 9:10 am Reply
  • Natasha

    She is gorgeous!! I cannot wait for us to move into a house where we can adopt lovely doggies like her!!

    November 4, 2011 at 9:23 am Reply
  • Fiona

    She is lovely! You’re going to make one dog very happy and I’m sure Max is going to love her to bits ๐Ÿ™‚

    November 4, 2011 at 9:31 am Reply
  • Stacey Vee

    What a gorgeous pup! I can vouch for Labradors – ours was found abandoned in the farmlands. Her name is Sophie Khumalo, but we just call her ‘Soapie’… and she has worked miracles with the Lionheart with her gentle and patient nature. So excited for you and Max. x

    November 4, 2011 at 10:01 am Reply
  • Gabi

    She is really beautiful! I hope she finds her way into your home like she has your heart! Can’t wait to see the updates!

    November 4, 2011 at 1:13 pm Reply
  • Sam

    She is a beaut. Look at those gorgeous eyes. I hope that you & Max will heal her and that she will give you all the love I see in that awesome face. Our jack russel is a rescue dog and she’s amazing!


    November 7, 2011 at 9:18 am Reply
  • cat@juggling act

    Oh you will never never regret getting a lab! Ours are the best dogs ever – I am actually planning to do a post about choosing a family dog and breeds and guess which one comes out tops in my books? The alb rescue club does such good work – we once homed one for them until they found new parents for her.

    November 9, 2011 at 1:23 pm Reply
    • Tanya Kovarsky

      That’s great to hear! Look forward to reading that ๐Ÿ™‚

      November 9, 2011 at 1:33 pm Reply

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