Several years ago my daughter and I were volunteer dog walkers at the rescue (there are never enough dog walkers). My very first day at the rescue, I spotted a crazy wild dog throwing himself against the run door. I looked at my daughter and said “that dog is going to be mine”. She laughed. Time went on I helped to adopt him out on more than one occasion. I said to myself, if he is meant to be mine, he will be. I did his meet and greet with a wonderful family from Spokane and everything went well. Cathy and I delivered him to his new home and I cried all the way back, thinking this was it, this is his new forever home. About a month later, Cathy called me and told me they could not keep Buddy Joe and he had to come back to the rescue. I told her to have the people bring him to me. He got out of the car came and sat at my feet and has been there ever since. I have other dogs and I love them all, but there is a very special bond with Buddy.
By: Renee Wehrung, Priest River Animal Rescue Volunteer