‘We were looking for another dog as we were devastated when 3 years ago our dog walker lost one of our jack Russell’s and he ran a long way home and got hit by a bus a few minutes from our house – our female jack russell struggled with the loss too – they were virtually inseparable.

Exactly 2 years ago, we decided that given our circumstances we wanted to adopt a dog and heard about WAHF. I looked for some time as I wanted a small young male dog. Dixon (we changed his name and it suits him well!) appeared – as cute as a button and I knew he was the one. However, when I applied I was I informed that he had been snapped up by foster parents. I was naturally disappointed and pleaded that should the circumstances change, could I please be considered for his adoption.

As luck would have it, my husband received an email some 6-8 weeks later to say that he had been picked up again – he was definitely meant to be ours!

The adoption went through pretty quickly and smoothly and he came from Cyprus in October 2017. When I saw him in his crate, I burst into tears – almost like I had given birth – he was way cuter and lovable than the pictures portrayed.

He did have a little separation anxiety and it took a few days for our female jack russell – Sparkle to get used to her brother but now they are partners in crime!

Adopting Rascal has been one of the most rewarding things I have ever done in my life.

-Allison Mun-Gavin

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