I recently came across my adoption papers for my dog Charlie (nee Mr. Buttons) and realized that my wonderful boy was 14 years old! I adopted him from Heartland after trying for several months with different organizations. It always seemed I was second on a list until fate brought me to Heartland.
I was pleased to see that the animals were well kept and known to the volunteers working there. I told the volunteer that I was looking for a smaller adult dog and she led me to the cages. It was love at first sight when I saw the dog of my childhood dreams. My happy red and white spotted cocker spaniel had a big smile on his face and was thrilled to leave the cage and walk the track until distracted by the toys. He shook them and threw them up into the air, then contented, laid down with his back legs stretched out straight behind him.
If I had written a list of all the traits I hoped for in a dog, he has them all! He is lovable, friendly, happy, and playful. He is gorgeous too! Did I mention that? Charlie rarely barks and hardly sheds……..he is perfect and I have loved every day that he has been at my side. My boy was five when adopted and is 14 now…..a little slower….but still happy. I was the lucky one! Thank you Heartland!