Benjamin’s Adoption Story
I wanted to share our wonderful adoption story with you and thank you for uniting Benjamin with my family.
To start, we had our beloved dog, Harley, pass away on April 30th 2015. He was part King Charles Cavalier and part Shih Tzu and the third member of our family. When he passed at age 13, my husband and I both commemorated Harley with a tattoo on our forearms, our first tattoo in 55 years. After his death, we grieved until we could finally live with his memory without breaking down and remember all the happy times we had. As it happened, my husband and I had Harley with us from the beginning of our relationship, so it was always the 3 of us.
Slowly, we started talking about taking the plunge and adopting a new puppy or a dog from Homeward Pet that needed a home. Our hearts were ready to love again. One day I was looking at the Homeward Pet web page and saw Benjamin. He was a 2 yr old toy poodle mix from Yakima and needed a new home. Not much else was known about his background but Homeward Pet Adoption Center had given him a full medical evaluation, microchiopped him and evaluated his needs for his new home. I had plans that day with my friend so my husband drove to Homeward Pet to check him out. He then called me and my friend and I drove over. The woman who showed him to us was great to work with, so friendly and caring. Benjamin was a diamond in the rough. All he needed was a good home and to be loved. We took him that day, December 4, and he has become such a great addition to our family. He is loving, obeys gentle commands, very smart and is so very happy to have a new home. At first he was very timid and acted like he expected the roof to cave in on him. Now he races around the house, his tail wags all the time and is very playful. Benjamin was meant to be with us, in his forever home, and Homeward Pet was a most welcome catalyst. I highly recommend adopting from Homeward Pet, the staff and volunteers are so kind, helpful and really try to fit the animal with the most appropriate home. Thank you!
Sincerely, Robbin and John + Benjamin