Our Rescue Story – The Dog Perry
A few months ago, my husband Ben & I made the best decision of our lives (aside from getting married of course). We decided it was time to add to our little family by rescuing an animal who deserved a second chance.
Ben grew up with Siberian Huskies and knew that he’d love to have a husky again one day. We searched high and low at local shelters to find a husky mix and finally found a shelter exclusively for husky’s located a few hours from our home. On a Sunday afternoon, we drove down to the rescue shelter and met with multiple dogs. The volunteers brought out a dog named Perry who they thought was a Husky/Australian Shepard mix. The second we laid eyes on Perry, we knew he was the one for us!
We were told that Perry was pulled out of a shelter in California with 10 other dogs and transported to Illinois, only a few days before they were about to be killed. His previous owner had somehow managed to break this poor puppy’s jaw & as a result he is missing about 7 teeth. We feared Perry may have trust issues given his past but Perry wants nothing more than to love you and shower you with kisses.
Ben & I spoil our pooch and let him snuggle in bed with us every night (he loves to spoon). Perry has a very high energy level and we run him 4 miles every day (he’d go forever if you’d let him!). We suspect he is part Australian Cattle Dog because he can jump about 5 feet high with no effort at all! Because Perry is missing many of his bottom teeth, his tongue always hangs out on one side – which only adds to his charm! We love Perry more than words can express and are so happy to have given him the life he deserves.
If you’re interested in saving an animals life, please consider adopting from Free Spirit Siberian Rescue. There are so many dogs who deserve a second change at life.