During my former animal rescuing days, I developed a big heart for senior dogs. Since that time my personal dogs have always been seniors. So, when it came time to search for a new companion dog, my adamant desire was to adopt a small senior.
After searching the Pasadena Humane Society’s very up-to-date website for canine residents in November 2015, I visited the shelter to adopt one of two possible senior dogs.
The Lhasa Apso I had viewed online was in surgery that day, so he was eliminated from my adoption list. That left a 10-year-old, male, black Corgi mix to be adopted. The adoption counselor informed me that there were two factors inhibiting his adoption. He was 10 years old and he was all black. Neither of those factors was important to me, so it was obvious that he should be my choice.
It took me a month to name him Angel. I sense his prior home had been a good one, possibly being a companion dog to a senior citizen.
Angel hardly ever barks and he has become accustomed and obedient to our daily routine. Almost every day before sundown he takes my senior neighbor on a brisk walk through the mobile home park. This activity is a big day brightener for Angel.
My experience with the Pasadena Humane Society was excellent. My adoption counselor was very knowledgeable, helpful and caring. It was also very handy to be able to immediately visit the shelter’s store and purchase an identification tag.
At the end of my visit, I truly didn’t realize what a blessing I was taking home. In my opinion, I was just being a Good Samaritan. But as time passed, I [realized I had] an angel in my presence to provide me with daily companionship.”