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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A traveling companion!

For the past few weeks I have been thinking about a traveling companion.  Several readers recommended a dog as the perfect traveling companion.  I don't make decisions easily; especially ones that require a long term commitment.  I decided it may be time to take the plunge so I started looking at pet adoption sites and also checking out craigslist.org in search of the right dog for me.

Sunday I came across the following ad: http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/pet/2343494672.html

I made a decision, that even though Charger was a little larger dog than I thought appropriate for Dod's small size, I could not let this beautiful dog be put down!  It felt good to have finally made the decision.  I called the animal shelter and learned that Charger had been adopted just a few hours before I called.  Good for him!

There are hundreds of other dogs facing the same fate Charger was so I will continue my search and even plan on visiting the local shelter.  I am hesitant about the shelter visit because I am such a softy.  The first dog to lick my hand will probably be starting a life long relationship.


  1. Congratulations! I think a dog is the perfect partner for a life on the road.

    Even though you didn't bring Charlie home, choosing a black dog is really special! Black dogs are the least likely to be adopted, in a shelter. Check out Black Dog Syndrome

    I look at Dogs In Danger a website that lists dogs with a limited time left, before euthanasia. I'll be adding a second dog to my family in the near future.

    I'm looking forward to meeting your new partner!

  2. Glad Charger made it out alive. We have three thay all came from a shelter.Annie our black lab is the sweetest thing and very smart,its true black dogs get a bad break.

  3. The right companion is waiting for you somewhere. I know what you mean about going to the shelter..we want to bring them all home. Good luck.

  4. Sometimes smaller dogs are hard to find, but (at least in the San Diego area) Chihuahuas are plentiful. I Googled all the shelters, printed out the ones that looked good to me and drove from one to the next to the next. At the third one I saw Katie. She's almost perfect, except she barks (going to be a problem in the RV) and Chihuahua's SHED big time. I LOVE her madly, though, and we'll figure out the barking. No one's perfect. :) Can't wait to see who you adopt.

  5. Having a four footed companion along sure beats talking to the television! They're a lot of work, but they keep you on the move. Hope you get a partner a little less of a wild child than Emma! :)

  6. Just a thought, but you could easily adopt a street dog in Mexico. Unfortunately there are many underfed and unloved dogs running lose, and we have come across more than one that we have wanted to take with us...and many RV visitors to Mexico do exactly that.