An Adoption Story

I thought this short trip to my friend's house after church would be uneventful.  I would just go to make her happy.  She was a foster mom for two puppies whose homes had burned leaving their families with no choice.  They were forced to put their dogs up for adoption.  One just happened to be a very cute, puppy schnauzer.

Wiry hair and scraggly, he sat in the floor looking at me.  He was cute, but truthfully, this was no love at first sight kind of thing.  We played on the floor for a while.  It was fun, but I really didn't know if I was ready for the commitment of a dog.

For one night.  That was the deal.  One night.

One night has now turned into close to four years of endless love, joy, yelling matches, bites, scratches, spot cleanings, baths, and thunder storms.  But there is one thing I can attest to.  Every moment has been worth it.

Pet adoption is such a wonderful activity.  Do it as a family.  Do it as an individual.  But when you open your life to a dog I know you too will see the excitement they can bring.

To read some of Jackson's adventures you can find them hereherehere, and here.


  1. He is too cute. I too have had various ups and downs with my dog but I wouldn't give him up for anything. He even comes to work with me from time to time. <3

  2. I'm so happy I found your blog!
    And I grew up with a schnauzer!!! Love those dogs! I have 3 dogs now (no schnausers tho). haha
    -Stephanie @

  3. When John and I got together we decided to adopt a dog from the pound and it was one of the best things we have ever done! She is so absolutely loyal and such an amazing dog ♥ Not to mention she puts up with our crazy son :D

  4. He's such a cute dog. And yes pet adoption is a wonderful thing. Pets just add a little something extra to our lives.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

  5. So much happy to see this type of cute puppy
    Look at him :)
    Adorable look

  6. Ah, yes. That is how it begins. They get into your heart very quickly.
    Usually I share my life with 100+ pounders. I told my friend I would care for a 3 pound pup for her.
    I think you can guess the rest of that story!


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