We often have amazing stories from adopters who are committed to animals and caring for their pet. This is one of those stories, too good not to share! These adopters from southern California adopted a sweet pit bull named Ruth. Now ready to adopt another dog after Ruth’s passing a few months ago, they made the trek to OAS again to sweep up another one of our sweet pit bull mixes. Here is their story.
We really can’t thank you enough.
I met Ruth at the shelter in September 2009. I chose her for her temperament. I looked at other dogs, but she was very impressive. I spent a lot of time with her at the shelter. Adopting her was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
She became an important part of our lives and the lives of our family and friends. We showed her the mountains. We showed her the beach and the redwoods. We showed her a world where people loved her. We hope she forgot all about the mean streets of Oakland where the kindest thing that ever happened was for her to reach your shelter.
When Ruth died we were all very upset. Filling the void left by the loss of such a great animal is never easy. I miss her every day. The outpouring of support we received was substantial and included many offers of a new dog. After much discussion we decided to look at the OAS website and see which animals were available. We saw lots of great looking dogs and an amazingly cute puppy named Moo. After passing the link to many people we knew they pooled money for us to drive up and take a look. We drove 5 1/2 hours in the morning to be at the shelter when it opened. Looked at some great animals, but decided that the little cow patterned puppy was worth all the work that would come with him. 4 hours later we were driving back to southern California with what appears to be the cutest puppy the world has ever known. He knows “sit” already. Mostly.
We chose your shelter because we knew that a place that could bring us together with a dog like Ruth must be able to show us another great dog. You did!