After weeks of going to 6 animal shelters (some more than once) and 5 adoption events, we almost came home with a 4 year old golden retriever yesterday. In fact we would have brought her home, if they would have let us! We saw her at the golden retriever rescue in Rancho Cucamonga. Before they will let anyone adopt their dogs, they require us to fill out a 6 page adoption application, go through an interview, and someone would have to visit our home to make sure it was dog friendly. It seemed like a lot of hassle to adopt a dog (and by the time we go through all that, the dog may be adopted by someone else)! Anyway, I took their website address and promised to start the application process.
Before I filled out the application, we decided to give the Orange County Animal Shelter one more try... and look who we found:
She was brought to the shelter by her owner because she was too wild around their new baby. She's just a baby herself, only 7 months old! We didn't plan on a puppy, but she looked at us through the bars of the cage and said, "Please take me home!" The shelter thinks she's a golden retriever/cocker spaniel mix. She has the body style and head of a golden, and the sad droopy eyes of the cocker.
The owner named her Mimi, but we all agreed that she needs a new name. We are still discussing it. The favorite so far is Zoey.
I'm so sad that we couldn't bring her home, but she has to stay and be neutered. The day after her operation, they'll call us and we'll bring her home.
More pictures coming soon!!!