Hi friends! We are so excited to bring our Rescue Stories series back this month. During these ruff times, animal shelters and organizations have been struggling to maintain enough funding and supplies to support the hundreds of adoptable dogs/pets in their shelters.
At Fit & Go Pets we play an important role (sometimes big, sometimes small) in helping dog rescue parents and their dogs as they go through their rescue journey and adapt to a new life. We see, first hand, entire lives changed for the better. We feel this role we serve is a big part of who we are as a company, and our duty, to help our community and help as many dogs and pawrents as possible.
That’s how Rescue Stories! was born, a project that brings together dog lovers, rescue organizations, rescue pawrents, dog caretakers, dog advocacy and protection organizations and more, to help each other. Today we are excited to introduce you to a long-time Fit & Go family member - MiMi
MiMi's Rescue Profile:
Rescue date: December 9, 2015
Breed: Mixed breed
Approximate age: 7 or 8
Personality: Slightly lazy, playful loner who likes people more than most dogs and is very
protective of her pack
Loves to: RUN, fish coconuts out of Biscayne Bay, chase balls, and get her belly rubbed
Her dad Marc tells us MiMi’s story:
I found her walking outside my office, skinny and dirty, wearing a collar that was too big for her. My office had dog treats, so I ran inside to get some so I could get her to come over to me.
Some of my neighbors came out to see her and I told them I was taking her. Someone there said that I should call Urgent Dogs of Miami because they would come pick her up and take her to the vet. They knew someone that wanted the dog. I did that. Urgent Dogs of Miami came later and got her. I made plans with them later than night to get her over the weekend. Early the next morning I got a call saying that she ran away from the person she was staying with until the weekend. After searching all day, they finally found her and took her to the vet where they said that she could not be spayed that day because she was too skinny and had an illness that needed to be treated first.
I picked her up that weekend and had her for two weeks before Urgent Dogs came to my office to pick her up and take her back to the vet to get spayed. When the girl from Urgent Dogs came to my office two days later to drop her off to me, as soon as MiMi got inside, she ran right over to me. The girl from Urgent Dogs started crying and when one of my coworkers asked her why she was crying, she said that they had found this dog roaming the streets three other times, and every time they picked her up and put her with a foster, she ran away. And now seeing MiMi run to me, she was so happy because MiMi knew that I was her owner and she knew that MiMi wouldn't run away again.
The greatest lesson:
To this day, I say that “I didn't find MiMi, MiMi found me.”
A piece of advice:
Dogs are smarter and more intuitive than humans give them credit for. A dog you rescue will love you more than a dog you take from its litter.
We know you have a wonderful dog rescue story. Tell us your story so we can post it on our blog and share it with all the people we know. It will take 5-8 minutes of your time. Let's get more people excited about dog rescue!