Second Chance: Rescued A Human!

Second Chance: Rescued A Human!

Second Chance Humane Society’s Animal Resource Center and Thrift Shops have been serving San Miguel, Ouray & Montrose Counties for 27 years. Call 626-2273 to report a lost pet, learn about adopting a homeless pet, or about our Emergency Response, Community Medical, Spay/Neuter, Volunteer, or other services. View shelter pets and services online:


I rescued a human today. Her eyes met mine as she approached peering apprehensively into my kennel.

I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her. I gently waved my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn’t be afraid. Her body softened.

As she stood outside my kennel I gazed at her, encouraging her to not move away. I willed her to focus on me and not the fact that I was in a kennel. (That said, I am grateful for this temporary place that I call home). She stayed.

As she spoke with my staff about my history I hoped that she wouldn’t feel sad about my past like she was about hers. I live in the moment and feel that since arriving at Second Chance my future will only be getting better. I will finally get to make a difference in someone’s life.

They brought me out to meet her. She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me. I pressed up against her to comfort her. Gentle fingertips caressed my neck, she was seeking a true companion. A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well.

She left with my staff person and walked toward the office. My heart dropped and I felt like I had failed her. But then she was back with my adoption papers in her hand. Her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms.

I promised to keep her safe and to always be by her side. I promised to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes. I knew I had picked the right person.

I was so fortunate that she came to the shelter today. So many more are out there who haven’t yet come.
So many more to be saved. At least I could save one.

I will let her teach me to sit…down…stay. I will teach her patience…acceptance…uncomplicated love. I might shed a little, snore occasionally, get into the trash and I might even pass gas. But I will brighten her life and make her laugh. I rescued a human today.

My name is Pip. My friend who was adopted the other week sent me the above letter about his adoption. It gave me great hope as I patiently wait for my chance to rescue a human.

I am a fun, athletic, lovely-natured, people-loving girl. I am a very well-behaved bull-mix dog who loves to hike, ski, bike, play with other dogs, and meet new people so I can make them smile. My tail is often quite busy moving from side to side. I am also a skilled cuddler, as I love to give and receive love.
And yes I am still waiting for my person that most needs me. Is it you?

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