Rosey's Happy Tail ♥ Plucked From the Streets
It was near the end of June 2008 when we first saw Rosey on-line at Petfinder.com; she was being held at the Stark County Pound. We always try to make an effort in our family to adopt an older, large dog, and at least one, large, black, adult dog, as they are typically the first dogs to be euthanized in pounds across America. Rosey's looks were perfect. She was a large 58-pound, adult, black, flat-coated retriever, and she looked identical to our large, 98-pound male, senior dog, Rocco, who was a black Newfoundland/Retriever mix.
Our intention was to find a female companion for our dog, Rocco, as he had lost his senior, yellow lab partner of five-years in April 2008, and was really missing her. My family and I went to the Stark County Dog Warden Department to look at Rosey, and at first she seemed unimpressed with us until we got her out of her cage and walked her to an outside exercise kennel. She was immediately friendly with us, especially the kids, and even showed her belly to us on the first visit! On a separate visit, we brought Rocco with us to make sure that they got along, and were he went, she went.
We had to wait to bring Rosey home until after the pound had her spayed in early July, but once we brought her home, she surprised us by adapting very quickly to our family life. On the first night she stayed with us, she didn't even chase our two cats! We couldn't believe it! It confirmed to us that we made the right choice in adopting a 5-year-old, adult dog, because she was so easy to house train.
We love Rosey and couldn't ask for a more playful, fun-loving family dog, and are grateful that the pound rescued her off the streets so we had a chance to give her a forever, loving home. — Nancy Dollard