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ADOPTED AND ADORED: Rosie is a surprise bundle

November 29, 2015

When adopting a companion animal one of the most important things you need to think about is whether your new family member will fit in with your lifestyle. For Rick, knowing what he wanted in his new companion meant that he knew he found the right dog for him in kelpie cross, Rosie.

First meeting Rosie in August, Rick originally came into the Home’s Campaspe shelter to look at another dog after seeing it on The Lost Dogs’ Home website.

“My previous dog passed away earlier this year, and I knew shortly after that I wanted to adopt another dog to keep me company and it was important for me to adopt a dog from a shelter.

“A few months later I saw a dog I liked on the Home’s website I decided to come in to meet them, sadly it was immediately clear to me that the dog was too big for my lifestyle.

“Not to deter me, I decided to take a look around the shelter at the other dogs available for adoption and there in the next pen was Rosie, who was perfect. The rest is history,” said Rick.

According to Rick, it didn’t take long for the loveable Rosie to make herself at home.

“Rosie has made herself at home very quickly; she is eating well and is overall a very happy girl.

Rosie 1“She loves our long walks in the morning and afternoon and I am teaching her how to swim, it is taking a bit of time and a bit of training, but she is starting to get the hang of it and is enjoying her swims at the local creek.”

Despite her shy nature, Rick is working to train Rosie and make her more comfortable in social situations.

“Rosie is a shy girl and can be reserved when meeting new people, but I am finding that her confidence is growing with her daily walks and she is becoming more socialised.

“She is very friendly and once she gets to know someone, she loves spending time with them. Rosie loves being around people and wants to makes friends with everybody,” said Rick.

We have a number of dogs of different breeds, shapes and sizes looking for their forever home at our North Melbourne and Campaspe shelters.

To view the dogs currently available for adoption visit