One morning in December 2017 when I was working from home, I realized how lucky I was. I had just bought my own place with my fiancé and was slowly furnishing our new home. We have one small dog Savannah, a long hair Chihuahua who weights all of 2 lbs. Since our move, she seemed to be a little lonely. In our past home, we had more family around. I decided to go online and see what it takes to rescue a dog. I browsed a few sites and ended up on FreeKoreanDogs.org.
I saw a little poodle I loved and immediately applied. Sadly, I did not get him but something in me kept bringing me back to the site. A few weeks later I went back online and saw “Mini”- a mixed terrier who was just rescued. I immediately applied and even saved her picture on my phone. When I was contacted for a phone interview, my heart literally fluttered. Fast forward to the home visit, I felt like I had to have everything in order. I ran and told my fiancé to make himself pretty and he looked at me like I was crazy but I just wanted everything to be as welcoming as possible and to show how much I wanted to bring Mini into my life. After meeting with a volunteer and reviewing all the paperwork, I got the best news; Mini is coming to me on January 10th.
I was beyond excited and took a full vacation day to go pick her up. When I first saw her, I couldn’t get home fast enough to take her out of the kennel and hold her.
The little angel was all of 6 lbs; shaggy and shy. I bathed her as soon as we got inside and set her up in her new bed. During the first few weeks, Mini who is now named Myra was shy. She didn’t know how to go up and down the stairs or play fetch. Her sister Savannah started teaching her the ropes. One day, I woke up to her on our bed snuggled behind our pillows and my little family suddenly felt complete.
Myra has now been with us 5 months and she has gained healthy weight; she knows how to go down the stairs and plays fetch. She has the most incredible personality. She loves visitors,never barks and can never get enough love.
The more you cuddle her, the more she just wags her tail. Myra even got her picture taken at the vet as they were amazed at how well behaved she was when she was there. My two dogs are total opposite as Savannah hates bathes and she is very independent while Myra loves bathes and sits still wherever you pat her. Once a month, you can even find her hanging out at the nail spa with me while I get a manicure.
I can’t describe how much Myra has made my life better. She makes me appreciate the little things. I even decided as my wedding favor, I want to donate to this organization as it has became so close to my heart.
Anyone wanting to adopt should definitely consider it. You can feel how much the dogs appreciate it and how much love they give back. The only thing I need now is a king size bed as the queen bed is getting small for all 4 of us.
Thank you Free Korean Dogs for everything you do for these amazing furry companions.
Written by Lathleen Lemus