Hello and Welcome!
I want to introduce your to my babies and the stars of this page! Their names are Axel and Ivy. Today you will get to meet them and learn more about them! Both of my dogs are rescues and both of their adoption processes and getting them adjusted has been different, but I don't ever regret bringing these wonderful creatures into my home.
This is Axel. He is the most wonderful chihuahua you will ever meet. I adopted Axel 3 years ago from the Barc Animal Shelter in Houston. When I adopted Axel he was heart worm positive and my first dog. I had no one idea what I was in for.
Axel has always been a shy quite dog. The first week I brought him home we had several issues. He peed blood, barely ate or drank and ended up getting kennel cough. My love for him already ran deep and it broke my heart to see him hurting.
I started Axel on the necessary treatment to get rid of his heart worms pretty soon after I adopted him. It wasn't easy. For several months he wasn't allowed to jump or walk very much. He had to be on a short leash at all times.
Three years later, Axel is a healthy fun loving dog. He loves being outside and he loves walks more than anything. He loves to give cuddles and he loves me so much. He is one of the highlights of coming home.
Meet Ivy! I recently adopted Ivy. She is two years old and I am now the longest home she has stayed in. I adopted Ivy from Austin Pets Alive, a local non-kill shelter here in Austin. Ivy is known for her mood swings and irritability, but she is always really sweet when she wants to be.
When I went to look at her and I did her meet and greet with Axel I knew she would be coming home with me. She had so much energy and love and that was what I was looking for. The counselors at the shelter did have some home requirements, and I met everyone of them. Ivy is not allowed to be around kids and has to be in a low traffic home because she tends to bite new people.
Ivy gets scared, which is why she will nip people. I have idea what has happened to her but I refuse to stop loving her. She is in her forever home and I am so beyond happy she is mine.
Both Axel and Ivy are my Emotional Support Animals. I love them to death. I plan to go more in depth on their adjustments to my home and how they have changed over time. I also plan on sharing more about the health plans I use and their yearly health treatments.
Adoption can be scary, but these two have made my life whole. I would love to be able to help you feel more comfortable in adopting, because every dog deserves a forever home.