It was love at first sight for Harleys new mum

Posted by Nerilie Watson on 27 May 2014 | 3 Comments


I first met Harley (formerly Roger) on the internet and it was love at first sight.  I was sitting at home in a moon boot after a broken ankle, and desperately missing my dog of 15+ years, Tess.  However, I couldn't drive at that time.


I looked on the Home's website and saw Harley. His picture and profile had me thinking that this could be the dog for me, but I was convinced that when I could finally drive to the Home, he would already have been adopted.

As soon as the moon boot was gone, I drove down to the Home.  My friend Ingrid came along to play 'Devil's Advocate'.  To my surprise, Harley was there and so the adoption process began. I got to meet him and that confirmed it for me - here was my new best friend.

The profile said he would need time to adjust to a new environment, and was very sensitive.  Somehow, I think they forgot to tell Harley that, because he strolled through the front door with a 'well, I'm home' attitude.  From there on I was amazed how quickly he settled in.

The first night he declined to sleep on his beanbag bed, and laid on the carpet at the foot of the bed.  Early next morning, he decided it would be better to be on the bed so he could get his cuddles.

He is a beautiful natured dog, my vet said I had 'a gem'.  He loves to play with other dogs and has tried to befriend a couple of cats without success. He is so affectionate and well mannered, and loves his toys too.  In short, I have  adopted a truly wonderful dog who brings joy to me every day.

Leslie Duxbury

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  • What a wonderful homing story! Fantastic all around!

    Posted by Ali, 02/06/2014 8:35pm (4 years ago)

  • Glad to see that he's gotten himself a gem of a mum as well... =)
    Love it when dogs try to befriend cats... =)

    Posted by Johnson, 02/06/2014 12:18am (4 years ago)

  • These are the stories I love to read,he certainly has hit the jackpot with you Leslie,I'll bet those cats will gradually warm to him as well,a match made in heaven.💞

    Posted by Dot , 29/05/2014 9:31am (4 years ago)

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