Pet dog finds household in West MI soon after 8 a long time in shelter system

The pair fell in love with Kashmir soon after viewing her on 13 ON YOUR SIDE’S weekend morning undertake-a-pet section.

MUSKEGON, Mich. — Hundreds of hundreds of animals sit ready at area shelters and rescues for a loved ones to get in touch with their own.

A single dog’s journey to fortunately ever soon after took just about a ten years. Her title is Kashmir, and in the eyes of Dave and Teresa Dekkinga, she is perfect.

“Being a senior doggy, she matches our energy degree extremely very well. I mean, I love puppies and so does Dave but, you know, becoming seniors, we just, she’s best,” Teresa Dekkinga claimed.

When we initially satisfied Kashmir back in September of 2021 she experienced just arrived at the Noah Job in Muskegon following remaining transferred from a shelter in Florida.

“She was on a euthanasia checklist. So they had to discover a dwelling for her speedily. She has been in the shelter her complete lifestyle,” Michelle Artwork, govt director of the Noah Job, mentioned.  

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Kashmir put in eight a long time receiving shuffled all-around in the shelter method.

She was picked to be showcased on 13 ON YOUR SIDE’s Sunday early morning adopt-a-pet section. Which is when she caught the eye of Dave and Teresa.

“We had your demonstrate on. We usually observe the present Sunday morning and I sat down and said, ‘Honey, it is a attractive story about Kashmir. Let us go and see her,'” Dave Dekkinga stated.

The pair was not confident if they were being all set for an additional canine immediately after their 16-yr-aged Maltese-Yorkie combine Mia passed absent two a long time back, but they could not resist Kashmir.

“My coronary heart was broken his heart was damaged and it was like, all of a unexpected, I just felt like I was lacking a little something in my lifestyle,” Teresa claimed.

They moved swiftly to fill out an software and through the satisfy-n-greet, it was love at first sight.

“They arrived back and acquired us, and asked us what do you assume? Assume about overnight? And we said no, we are not going to feel about it overnight, we want her now, and she just gave us kisses and she wanted to go household with us,” Dave stated.

They all went household that day with massive smiles on their faces.

The Dekkingas say there’s practically nothing like the really like and companionship of a dog…

“I believe that the imagined is that if you’re getting a dog from the shelter, there should be something erroneous with them. And you require to go go to these pet dogs mainly because there are so lots of of them. You will find nothing mistaken with them,” Teresa stated.

Kashmir has now been in her household for about five months. She’s paying the winter down South going for prolonged walks with her pet mothers and fathers.

“You can find just a little something special about supplying a senior puppy a possibility to dwell out the relaxation of their everyday living with you,” Teresa stated.

Kashmir will be spending the rest of her everyday living curled up by the hearth with her spouse and children nearby.

“Yeah, it really is going to be very heartbreaking when her time is up, but she’s just so nicely well worth it and we would do it once again,” Teresa mentioned.

From 8 several years in a shelter to fortunately at any time right after in a permanently home: that is Kashmir’s tale. 

The Dekkingas say they hope some others will take into account adoption from a shelter or rescue and perhaps even a senior doggy like Kashmir.

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