Hadley was originally surrendered to the BC SPCA Alberni-Clayoquot Branch in May 2012 when her owners realized she needed much more space than they were able to provide. A husky mix, she was born to have lots of open space and plenty of exercise. A very smart breed, huskies need to have not only physical exercise, but mental stimulation as well to stay happy and healthy.
Hadley was still a young girl and was extremely playful with other dogs, but she had a few issues warming up to people right away. Many would come to visit Hadley, but her shy nature made it difficult for anyone to truly connect and bond with her.
One day a couple came by and spent hours sitting and waiting for Hadley to respond to them, it was exactly what she needed. Soon enough Hadley was at home with them and is now spending time with her new pal, Cally, and living out the life she was meant to have. Her wonderful family has sent us an update and some pictures on how she’s progressed since coming into their home.
In April we had to say goodbye to our wonderful 13 year old Malmute cross Tembah. As every pet owner knows it is a huge loss for the human and animal members of the family. Cally, our remaining dog was very depressed and sleeping most of the time.
I saw Haddie's picture on the website for the SPCA branch in Port Alberni and we decided to submit an application for adoption. Haddie is very shy and hesitant in new situations so it took her several hours to warm up to us at the branch. We brought her home and within two days she and Cally were the best of friends.
She is such a joy and delight, she never stops and Cally has managed to lose 3 pounds since Haddie arrived. She is an exceptionally good dog but has had to be reminded that the plants in the pond are not toys, the garden is not some huge playground and shoes are not part of her toy box.
It is gratifying to know that she can now enjoy her puppyhood. She loves her daily treks to the beach and the numerous walks always searching for rabbits and mice. Her favorite pastime is playing with Cally.
What a lucky girl Haddie is, we’re so happy that we could help her find the home she was meant be a part of. Thank you to her wonderful new family for making adoption your first option and for taking the time to let Haddie feel comfortable with you.
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