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Rest In Peace Sweet Angel! We are saddened to learn of Angelica's passing due to old age/heart failure. We can not express enough gratitude to her mommy, Carol who gave Angelica everything in the world and loved an old girl like she had been with her forever. Unfortunately, her time with us was short but she left for the rainbow bridge loved and will certainly be missed.
My name is Angelica. I once had a family and I lived with them for many years, but shortly after my 14th birthday my human picked me up and put me in the car. We drove long enough for me to not know which direction was home anymore and then the car came to a stop. My human picked me up and as I snuggled tightly in her arms, we walked into a place that I had never been to before. I was terrified and clung to her. The noise was so loud. It was a familiar sound, the talking of my kind. I never did much of that, but it was so loud that I shivered at the sound and clung tightly against my human. All of a sudden, I was placed into the hands of a human I didn’t know. I was so scared. I looked back but my human was gone. I panicked and did not know what to do. I loved her and in a split second, she was gone and I was all alone in a strange, noisy place.
I was put in a kennel with 4 others about my size and sometimes a human would walk by and look in. I would run up as fast as I could, but it was not my human, instead another stranger. The other dog’s told me their stories and I realized that the human that I loved unconditionally, gave kisses to, snuggled with shared my puppyhood and adulthood with was not coming back to take me home. The days and weeks passed and others went to new homes, but no one wanted to take me home.
All of a sudden on this whirlwind of a day, I was put in a crate and loaded into a big truck. I was so frightened. The last ride on the open road brought me to the shelter, there was no telling where I was going this time. To my relief, my crate door opened, and right there in front of me was the smiling face of my foster mom. I stepped out and looked around. I was in a home again. There was a couch and a TV and beds for me to sleep in. There was food and toys and tons of goodies that I could have to myself. I was a little nervous of the new dogs in this home, so I let them know not to mess with me. HUH! Take That! I showed them my moves and they left me alone to lounge on the dog bed. I have to be careful, I’m only 5 lbs and not so much of a spring chicken anymore! They have been respectful of me and my small size, so I think they are starting to grow on me.
My foster mom and dad are great. I can’t wait for them to come home from work and I cruise right down the hallway to the front door the minute I hear their car door close. My foster mom tells me that I am safe now, but I need to find a forever home, where I can spend my golden years. I like it here, but I guess she is right. I love to snuggle and give kisses and I need a new family that has lots of treats in their house and soft food that doesn’t hurt my teeth.
I would like to find a human that is going to love me for the rest of my life. I have a few missing teeth and a bit of arthritis but I think I am just fine. I just need a human friend that will enjoy my company as much as I will enjoy theirs! Could that be you?? Submit your adoption application today!
Angelica is being fostered in Rochester.
Angelica's adoption donation is $175
Angelica is available through our Senior 4 Senior program! If she is adopted by a Senior (over 50), her adoption donation is $75