Following chatting about getting a doggy for the final pair yrs, my fiancé and I not long ago adopted a pandemic pup of our have — a spaniel combine we named Cody. But the highway to adopting wasn’t as quick or smooth as we had imagined.
The need for canines has spiked due to the fact the pandemic commenced in March. With a lot of individuals paying out their times at property for the foreseeable long run, they have more time to cuddle, care for and properly coach a canine companion now than they would or else.
Starting off in the spring, my sister scoured Petfinder every single morning and would ship me a list of canines in my place that could reside comfortably in my just one-bed room apartment. Sometimes, by the time I clicked on the listing, the rescue was previously so inundated with applications that they were inquiring individuals to halt publishing for that individual pup. And when we did put in an software, we normally wouldn’t get a reaction, even immediately after next up. We were discouraged and questioned if it was likely to pan out for us.
Finally, in late July, we been given the e mail we had been waiting for: One particular of the rescues invited us to set up a personal appointment to meet the pup. We produced the two-hour generate (with our facial area masks in tow, of course) and fell