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Look for Signs When Adopting

I am a strong believer that our pets pick us. When choosing a pet to adopt sometimes there are signs pointing you in the direction of which pet to choose. I don’t think this is the case every time, but frequently there are signs that you just can’t ignore. And the name of the animal can be one of them. Years ago I had a Cocker Spaniel named ‘Apple’. This was a few years before Gwyneth Paltrow named her daughter Apple so I guess I was a little ahead of the game. Apple came home to us on New Years Eve and immediately stole my heart. We were inseparable. She passed away a few years later and I have missed...

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It All Started With Francis

Adopting senior dogs. How it all started... This journey of adopting seniors started on a car ride on December 31st, 2017. My partner, Terry, and I were taking a drive somewhere (can’t remember where) and I was thinking about my Cocker Spaniel I had years ago named Apple (she was the fur love of my life). I had adopted her on New Years Eve a number of years ago and I was missing her. We pulled into a gas station and I pointed out to Terry a large sign up ahead that said ‘Dog Adoption Center.’ In that same moment an SUV pulled into the spot in front of us and just 8 feet away we read the words ‘smalldogadoption.com’...

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