Faye was just a scruffy young dog when she was picked up as a stray in Prince George. Although no longer the dead of winter, it was still quite cold in March, not really an ideal time to go wandering.
Faye was brought into the care of the BC SPCA North Cariboo Branch in hopes of locating her owner, but to no avail. Faye was transferred through The Drive for Lives program to the BC SPCA Vancouver Branch in hopes that it would increase her odds of adoption.
While at Vancouver she was spayed and received a wonderful haircut that showed off her beautiful eyes and fit physique, this young girl was a stunner! Faye was a bundle of energy though which can be a little off-putting for some people; she was always ready for a nice long walk, run, or playtime. She also really liked to ham it up with staff and volunteers whenever she could. As you can see she made sure that anyone cleaning her kennel knew she was the big cheese.
When a month went by and no one had adopted young Faye, she made the short trip to the BC SPCA Burnaby Branch to try her luck there. It took a bit of time, but soon Faye met the person who could keep up with her energetic ways.
Faye’s new mum has sent us a note to let us know how she is faring in her new environments and seems as though they are very happy together.
I adopted Taro (originally Faye) from the Burnaby SPCA on June 12, 2012. When a friend and I met Taro at the SPCA we started calling her Crazy Banana because she was wired!!! I was cautioned that she lunged at cars and kids, wanted to climb onto everything and was aggressive in playing with dogs.
She was a handful to walk but when I picked her up in my arms she would go limp and trusting, immediately ignoring all the riveting distractions, so I decided she was the one for me. They said she had been a stray and I have never had a dog so we have had lots to learn!
Within 3 days she was playing well with other dogs! She was on her first plane ride (as carry-on) after a week! She’s been pretty good about jumping on furniture and she has made friends with 3 cats and lots of kids!
Best part: she will come into a motor boat or dragon boat with me while I coach the athletes who are paddling. She can even nap in a surging boat! Worst part: she still lunges at cars. We are working on this and need a strategy for her separation anxiety but I am proud of us for what we have accomplished in five weeks.
She is a real sweetie and will do almost anything for a treat! Thank you for introducing us!
Taro is finally experiencing the world as she has always wanted, full speed ahead. We’re thankful to Kamini for introducing Taro to so many new situations; it will help her become a well-rounded dog as she grows up. Thank you Kamini for making adoption your first option and for taking a chance on this spunky young girl.
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