Happy Adoption Update "ISABELLE" aka "NELLY"
adopted 2007- 2008 Multnomah County Animal Services
" Just under 12 years ago, I walked in there with my dad and sister (I was 16), to find a new dog. I had just let my favorite dog go to the rainbow bridge shortly before that.
I did not think I would find one that was meant to be. I almost walked out because I didn’t feel anything for any of them. Then my sister said “Hey look at this one! She’s the only quiet one here, all huddled in the corner of her kennel! It looks like she sat in white paint!” (She had white fur on her butt at that point).
We took her out in the play yard to see how she was. She opened the bucket full of all the hair balls and started eating them🤦🏼♀️ I knew in that moment that I loved her. Something about her. Her name was Nelly with you guys. She had been there 11 days. You guys told me that if she didn’t go home soon, she could be euthanized. (volunteer note: that would be much less likely to happen today)
That dog had me hooked.
We chose her. And no adjustment period was ever needed. She ran to the car on her leash, and picked a bed in the house that was hers when we got home.
Fast forward to now. She’s 14, her name is Isabelle. She is the happiest dog. Has a great life still. Has been loved dearly and taken on many adventures. I know she won’t be with me much longer. And I cherish every day that I get with her. Through the farts and burps of hers. Through the sick and healthy. She is my best friend in this whole world.
I just felt like you guys deserved an update. To know that she has never spent a day wondering if she was loved. She has done her full duty to keep her family safe, even though she’s a terrible guard dog because there isn’t a mean bone in her body.
Isabelle D. is living her best life. And will continue to do so til the end of her time here with me.
I can’t thank you guys enough for holding onto her just long enough for me to find her. I don’t know what I would have done without her all these years. "
- Brittany D.