She was thinking of adopting a dog from a shelter after her pet passed away
After losing her dog in April 2017, Karine was thinking of adopting a dog from a shelter. Her crush fell on Ayanna, a Romanian dog that had just been saved. But Ayanna was not alone.
Ayanna came from a shelter in Romania, partner of the association the Ark of Eternity. In her country of origin, she had narrowly escaped death … “It was the crush of this pretty pooch looking so sad,” Karine said. Her choice was made: Ayanna would join her family!
Ayanna had a puppy
But Ayanna was not alone … “We learned that the puppy that was in her cage … was hers! We must admit that they are not alike at all, so we did not imagine that when seeing their pictures in the first time, fortunately, because we might not have chosen Ayanna if we knew she had a baby “, Admits Karine. “But there, our heart was already ready to welcome her, so we decided to take him too”.
In June 2017, Ayanna and her baby, Malongo, arrived at the airport: “We had only one hurry: bring them back home quickly so that they finally find rest, together,” says Karine. The first days were not simple: “Ayanna has adapted very quickly, but for Malongo, things have been more difficult because he is very fearful of humans. How could such a young puppy (he was 4 months old when he arrived at home) have been so traumatized by humans? Asks the happy owner.
Subsequently, it was necessary to teach everything to the two dogs: walking on a leash, the wearing of the harness, cleanliness … For Karine, “they are very intelligent, and their love for us does the rest.” Very close, the two dogs move together, at their own pace, and protect each other.
We must take into account the past of the dog
Today, the whole family is happier than ever, and Karine testifies: “The relationship is very strong between us and full of respect because Ayanna was really an exemplary mother who managed to save at least 2 of her babies, she can be proud of her. And her love for her son is seen every day, she continues to educate it is very cute! As for Malongo, “he finally discovers what it’s like to be a puppy, to play, to do stupid things, everything he did not do when he arrived; and we are happy to see him discovering things like making bubbles in the water dish with his snout! ”
To those who think about adopting a dog from a shelter or somewhere else, Karine has only one advice: “to understand that an abandoned dog has had a life before the one you offered to him, that you had to understand his good and bad character, ” She readily admits that even having had the first dog for 10 years, she was far from knowing everything about the canine companion and its needs: “With Malongo and Ayanna, I discovered dog language. I make discoveries every day on the positive education, the respect of the animal instinct, allow them to tell us no when they don’t want to caresses … “And conclude:” There are many things to learn from our animals and from education websites! ”