This Pomeranian rescue story begins with my husband and I going to the Maricopa Animal Shelter to help a friend find a dog to rescue and wound up stumbling upon a cute multi-colored dog… that was cute, but we weren’t looking for a dog for us. When my husband passed this little furball by, all she could was yip…yip…yip. As my husband was trying to be tough walking away, she stuck out her paw, as if to say, hey where are you going? Talk about a girl charming a guy… my husband went over and she demanded she lick his hand. It was hilarious to watch a grown man being charmed by a cute little dog. My friend must have thought I was crazy because we went there for her… and I was begging my husband if we could have this dog licking his hand… I fell head over heels in love her right there. Pomeranian rescue
If I could have taken her with me right then I would have but as fate would have it that little cutie wasn’t available for adoption until the next day. The cruel games people play… I had to wait. Like any adult would handle the situation… I set my alarm clock and demanded we get her. I couldn’t sleep the whole night. I woke up before the alarm, got dressed, had coffee in my hand and made my husband drive us all the way back to the county shelter before they opened to make sure we got this little cute ball of fur.
An Automatic Pomeranian Rescue
We were let in and I asked if we could see the little furry one. The volunteer went back and got her. When she was brought out all she could do was sit on my lap and cuddle. She affectionately licked my chin once… and that was it, I looked up at my husband with my own “puppy-eyes”, and he agreed; Tonks was ours and we took her home the next day.
Tonks’ history is a major mystery to us because when we got her they refused to divulge any information to us. We don’t even know her real birthdate (we just count back 7 months from her adoption date). She has separation issues and loathes being left in her crate. She barks incessantly when someone leaves the house and shakes with nervousness when left with just her Pommy sister.
We’ve spoken to several dog experts (and dog “people”), who have given us some ideas as to what could cause these behaviors. One person suggested she was left in a crate or alone for hours at a time and that is why she is so clingy. Another suggested that she could have been abandoned in a crate, thus fueling her anxiety to being alone. Pomeranian rescue
I’ve had dogs but never a Pomeranian… especially a Pomeranian rescue. I was amazed at how smart she was… potty-trained and learn to sit on the first day. Being a rescue, we didn’t know anything about Tonks medical history and what a history it is. We’ve nursed her through countless illnesses and ailments, but now she has a clean bill of health. Adopting Tonk was a decision that we as a family have never once regretted and my husband likes to say that we are the lucky one’s that she is part of our family. Tonks is a wonderful, loving companion who, despite her separation issues, was (and still is) a dream to be with. She is my own little shadow and follows me where ever I go… I don’t know what I did without her before she came to be with us. I’m just glad she did.