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ADOPTED & ADORED: Indie and Tanner double the love

August 14, 2016

Few things compare to the love of a shelter pet – just ask any adopter. For some, adopting a shelter pet is so rewarding and fulfilling that they don’t stop at one.

Michael and Caroline have always loved dogs. Spending their time surrounded by their family and friends’ dogs, they thought it was about time they adopted one of their own.

LDH-adopted-adored-indie-tannerIn November 2014, Michael and Caroline visited our Campaspe shelter, where they met a black Staffy cross, called Indie.

They immediately knew Indie was ‘the one’ and were thrilled to welcome her into their family. But, that was just the beginning of their pet adoption journey.

“We had such a great experience with Indie that fast-track a year later, we were on your website again looking for her future brother,” said Michael.

It was at our North Melbourne shelter that they met Tanner, a cheeky dog with that unmistakable Staffy smile.

Indie and Tanner have filled their new home with double the love. Michael and Caroline said their household just wouldn’t be the same without them.

They’re both very affectionate dogs, their best traits are their loyalty. You never feel alone when these two are about,” said Michael.

LDH-adopted-adored-indie-tanner2“Indie loves any form of a ball – we recently purchased her a Kong’s ball and she takes it with her everywhere. Tanner thinks with his stomach, anything he can eat, he loves.”

Indie and Tanner are certainly a perfect match for their new family, but more so, for each other.

“They’re inseparable. Although adopted from two different shelters (and a year apart), they have really developed a brother-and-sister bond. Despite having two beds, they always sleep on top of each other and you can never find one without the other,” said Michael.

“All dogs are great! But just the initiative behind shelter pets makes the experience all the more worthwhile.

We take great joy and comfort in knowing that we were able to change the lives of these two fur balls and in turn, they’ve certainly changed our lives for the better.”

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