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Indi's Story - Love a Stray

Indi's Story - Love a Stray

Have you ever gone for that  walk down the street  and then… oh, look, there's a dog! You look and smile as they walk by and if you are   close enough you might even ask , ohh, "may I pet your dog?"  You know that feeling right?
So now you have made up your mind to gift yourself with an awesome dog just like the one you saw walking down the road...But now comes the tricky part!  Nowadays  we are exposed to so many options to choose from and there are so many pet shops, breeders and so on. 

Well, if you ask me, if I want a dog my answer will always be yes. But then, when I truly think throught it I realize that getting a dog is a full-time responsibility. Yes, off course that you are going to have wonderful  memories but there are also many other things that people underestimate. Having a dog is indeed not only about taking your dog for daily walks, the  check-ups, vaccinations etc., just to mention a few. The most important part of all the reasons that would make you want a dog is that you are aware that you will have to invest your time, sharing your love and open up your heart to a new member of your family. Once you do that, the results are unbelievable because you are creating a close bond for life!

The other day, I met Indi and my heart melted down, literally! Indi was found at a landfill in Bosnia and was brought to Denmark by a non profit organisation Love a Stray which help as many unwanted street dogs as possible to get a room. So, Indi was one of those lucky dogs who got the chance to be put in a shelter after a general  check-up and vaccinations at a vet and brought up to Denmark to be adopted by a caring family who has so much love to give to her.

The organisation helps the dogs by retrieving them home  and care for them until they find  great new families to adopt them. In addition, they also bring donations of food, blankets, toys, baskets, etc.. The organisation help dogs find a new home not only here in Denmark but also dogs from other countries like Bosnia for example which are later brought to Denmark to be adopted.

After the adoption Love a Stray  follow the dog's life and expect that the new adopter will keep them updated on the dog's welfare. 

Romina and Christopher were the lucky couple to adopt Indi and it was love at first sight (who was named Irina at the time). On the 28th of February Lene ( one of the organisation's owner) came with the little Indi to their newly bought apartment. Indi was so shy at that time and didn't know how to walk on a leash, was scared of traffic sounds, was very skinny, and wasn't potty trained.

 Romina Alvarez  Indi's owner

Romina Alvarez  Indi's owner

 She quickly felt safe living with this couple and learned really fast how to adapt to her new reality and now you couldn't tell if she have ever had a stray. The only main problem that they faced was that they had to work with  her separation-anxiety, but luckily she overcome that stage, and today she is the most happy, outgoing, and thankful doggy! Indi's new family are forever grateful to Lene from Love a Stray as Indi is everything and more than  they could wish for. They truly  love her SO MUCH!!

I could really feel how happy and loved Indi is as she embraced me with open heart and was happy when she was around me. I felt like a strong connection with her. Like if something truly magical had happened! If you ever decide to have a dog you should consider to adopt one from a stray. However, it does not really matter from where the dog comes from,  what really matters is that you got all that unconditional love to share with one of this needy puppies so that they don't end up on the streets.

With Love,

Noe

 

 

 

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