A Pomeranian Rescue Story: Puppy Mill Survivor… Rose
My furry baby Rose was a puppy mill survivor whom I fell in love with through fostering for a Pomeranian and Papillon, small dog rescue known as South Paw Animal Rescue. Rose, without a doubt is an Alpha Pomeranian even though she is a girl… everyone knows she’s The Boss, even us humans.
She wound up coming to me as a case of happenstance. Me and another foster parent had to switch fostering our Pomeranians due to them also having an Alpha Pom… two Alpha’s don’t make a comfortable Pommy environment the two Poms went at it night and day. So the switch was on.
Rose suffered in a puppy mill until she was offered to us as a foster… she was a sight when we got her, she was completely matted over almost all of her body and was in needed of Veterinary attention.
Despite the harsh treatment of puppy mill life and being bred for her puppies and having them ripped from her, she is one of the sweetest dogs I have ever met… I couldn’t do anything but fall madly in love with her. I fostered Rose for about a month when she got an adoption application, I then realized I couldn’t let her go, a symptom of fostering… but in reality I knew that she should be mine. I couldn’t let her go… our bond was too strong.
Through fostering for our rescue, fosters have first say in adopting a foster dog and determining what home is the right fit for them, with that I called the rescue owners and ask if I could adopt her… and they agreed, there was no better home than mine for my little Rose.
Rose was adopted on 8/24/08 and has been with me ever since, I adopted her at the age of 7/8 and couldn’t be more happy to adopt my puppy mill survivor… Also stay tuned because I am officially adopting her future pommy sister from our rescue Monday. So expect another rescue story.
- Submitted by Julianne Panobianco