Hotty Petoddy

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Meet Petoddy! For a while now I’ve been wanting a dog. I finally decided that it was time. All I really knew was that I wanted to rescue an animal, but I wasn’t looking for a specific breed. I looked online, but then just decided to ride around to a few places and see what there was. I knew I wanted a female and it had to be under 40 pounds for my apartment. I did not think I would get a dog today. I just thought I would be checking out the places, seeing what the adoption fees were, and seeing if there was any dog that would make a good pet for me.

I went to 2 places with no luck.The last place I went was the Humane society. They had a beagle online that I was interested in, but when I got there she had been adopted already. Oh no! The lady told me about a sweet small black dog named Petoddy that I should check out. I walked around and looked at all the dogs (I thought), but I needed directions to Petoddy’s cage. All the dogs were barking but her. She was just sitting there sweetly. She licked my hand and rubbed her head against my hand too.

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They let me take her for a walk. These are pictures of our little walk where we fell in love. They do not hold dogs, but I needed to get approval from my apartment before I committed to her. My apartment complex said yes and I began filling out paper work. My head was exploding and I almost peed in my pants from excitement! Her name was a little odd, but kind of funny. I liked it. Apparently a lady at the shelter had named her because she came in pregnant and back in the day a “hotty petoddy” was a flousy and that is what she was. Her name is just Petoddy and I think we’ll keep it. It’s unique.

I was taking a dog home, and had nothing for her. Lucky for my I have a wonderful family. My mom let me borrow a baby gate, my sister brought her some toys, and my dad picked up some other essentials like a crate and dog food. I was on a time crunch because I did have to go to work, so their efforts were greatly appreciated and really helpful.

So far she has fallen in love with a stuffed rat and made it her baby. I think she misses her litter (they did not survive). Now she is sleeping on the couch cuddled up with a few stuffed animals. Actually she practically buried herself with animals and pillows. I’m glad she is finally relaxing a little bit. I hope we make a perfect pair and that she loves her forever home!

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P.S. She is a small dog even though she looks kind of big in her pictures.

 

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