People that are interested to find a dog to adopt and make his their forever friends, usually choose to go in shelters to make their choice.
Just like a lot of people a man named Bronwnye Mirkovich went into his local shelter in search of a best friend, he was sure the chances were low to find his furry mate but decided to give it a shot, and had no idea that he would find there Edie, a dog that will become an important part of his life.
Edie wasn’t too sure about the large man first, but when the camera started to roll, the cute dog started to show her bubbly nature and melt hearts around the world.
It’s heartbreaking that 1.5 million shelter animals are put down annually in the United States, and this is one of the reasons that made Mirkovich searching his companion on a shelter and not in a designer dog store.
For some people only the mere thought of adopting a dog is nerve-wrecking, but to help them there are some ways to determine if a dog will suit your personality.
The Huffington Post reports that there exist five easy tests that you can perform to the dog you are interested in adopting, and there you will be able to notice the dog’s personality and traits, and how well they match you and your way of living.
The mentioned tests are:
“1) After letting the dog or puppy sniff around a new enclosure for a few minutes, try to get his attention by calling out to him. Next, extend a toy or treat and walk six feet across the floor. Does he follow you?
2) Take a set of keys or a can filled with five pennies. Discreetly shake it behind your back. Then drop it on the floor five feet from your candidate and note his reaction.
3) Either hop or skip across the floor. Drop down as if you’ve tripped and shout, ‘Ouch!’ What does the puppy do?
4) If you’re still on board with your candidate, see how he tolerates being loved human style. Kneel down and pet him. If you’re testing a puppy or smaller dog, lift him gently into your arms or hold him in a soft embrace. If you sense any stiffening or hear even a soft growl, let go. This dog may not be conditioned to human touch.
5) Now restrain your candidate by a leash or collar, offering treats or toys if he seems startled or uncomfortable. Does he settle down? Try leading him on leash if he is older than 12 weeks and is already accustomed to wearing a leash and collar.”
While searching for a dog to adopt through the kennels rows, Bronwnye noticed a white fluffy ball cowering in the corner being nervous and scared.
The dog was a Maltese mix named Edie and was overlooked by a lot of people, and this was the dog’s last hours since she was scheduled to get euthanized that day.
Bronwnye dismissed the dogs matted fur, the malnutrition state and her scared shiver and looked into Edie’s inner soul and beauty, and knew that the poor animal went through hell and back.
So the man decided to adopt Edie, and give her the love and care she deserves.
It was like the scared dog knew she was getting saved and will be sent to her forever home, because she suddenly started to perk up dropping the nervous state she was in and running around the room excitedly.
Before starting the journey to her new home, Edie had a solid bath, round of shots and hugs from the shelter staff, and then she was off to start a new chapter of her life.
We are sure Edie’s and Bronwnye life will be filled with love and care, that they give each other.