As luck would have it, happened upon the Save a Yorkie website. There, I saw a photo of the miniature schnauzer/Yorkie mix who would later become ours. I was instantly in love with Ripley's furry brown face and chocolate brown eyes. He looked sweet yet shy. I knew he was destined to join our family. We completed the online application and waited.
I didn't realize how much went into adopting a dog from a rescue. After the initial application, there were phone calls, reference checks, and a home visit. Then, we got the call that Ripley was ours! What a wonderful day that was!
Every day is a blessing with our Ripley.
Fast forward to now... Ripley spends his days alone while the boys, JC and I are at school. He's such a good boy while we are gone, and I think that maybe, just maybe it is time to bring Ripley a little sister. :)
JC did not agree at first, but he has agreed to allow me to once again, begin the search for a dog to add to our family. I am so excited! I hope Ripley will be excited too. :)