Sally – Adopted January 2015
Before arriving at WAG, Sally was found living outside. She was freezing, arthritic and in need of surgery. Sally was so thrilled to be invited inside WAG that she refused to leave her warm kennel for the first 2 days. Eventually we were able to coax her outside with the promise we would let her back in. Sally was about 12 years old when she made her way to WAG and had a huge mass the size of a baseball on her stomach as well as dental disease. She had surgery to remove the mass and fix her teeth and was then ready to be adopted.
Sally’s mom wrote us a great update describing her journey from the start of adoption to how her life is now:
My partner and I had a senior cat that we adopted from the BCSPCA, Wu Cat. Sadly we only had Wu in our lives for 4 years as a hard life caught up with him and his kidneys failed. Although our time was short it was honestly the most rewarding experience of my life and I learned a lot of valuable life lessons from Wu. The way he overcame adversity, always had a great attitude and loved life even when his health was deteriorating.Even though many people said I was crazy for wanting a senior animal knowing that our time together would be short I knew when I was ready to adopt a dog that it had to be a senior.Growing up I had always wanted a German Sheppard so I searched Petfinder.com for a senior Sheppard and found Sally (a Sheppard mix) at WAG.After applying online and completing a telephone interview I was invited to drive from Vancouver to Whistler to meet Sally.