by Lee Juslin
Fannie at three and Farley at five were two beautiful Scotties that were living the good life. They lived with a couple who doted on them and even after the wife developed some health problems, her husband was able to walk and exercise them. Then the husband died rather suddenly and the wife was left with the difficult decision of what was best for Fannie and Farley.
Clearly the woman couldn’t handle the two young Scotties on her own, and she wasn’t even sure how long she could stay in her home. Fortunately, she did the right thing and contacted Scottie Rescue.
She already had a history with Greater NY/NJ Scottie Rescue because after the couple got Fannie as a pup, they turned to rescue to get a second Scottie. Eventually, they adopted Farley, and, though Farley’s adoption did not come through Greater NY/NJ Scottie Rescue, Erica from that rescue group kept in contact with the couple. In fact, when Farley developed a problem with one foot that his local vet couldn’t diagnose, Erica made arrangements for her vet to see Farley. This vet was able to diagnose Farley’s foot problem and successfully treat it. All was well.
Then, Erica got a call asking her to take Farley and Fannie into rescue and place them together where they could continue being loved and properly cared for. Arrangements were made for Farley and Fannie’s owner to keep them until Erica could place them in a new home. Healthy and young, Erica felt it would not be a difficult placement.
The two Scotties’ luck held and a couple who had previously adopted through Greater NY/NJ Scottie Rescue called looking for two Scotties. Erica arranged an introduction with the current owner and all went well. The new owners had some prior traveling plans and had to wait a month to take the two Scotties, but the commitment was made.
Today Fannie and Farley are preparing for their first Christmas in their new, forever home and the best part? The adopters maintain a relationship with the previous owner so she is able to get pictures and news of Fannie and Farley.
Recently Fannie and her new mom, who is a Reiki master, were featured on a local TV station. See the video here: Fannie on TV.
Learn more about Scottie Rescue, volunteer, apply to adopt a rescue or make a much needed donation. Rescues, as 501C3 organizations, depend on volunteers and donations from supporters. The holidays are a busy time for rescues and a great time to add rescue donations to your gift list. Visit the Greater NY/NJ Scottie Rescue on their Facebook page or their website.