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I have had wonderful pets throughout my life and thinking back on each of them, I can honestly say that the relationships that I had with each of them are all special to me. I always purchased my pets until it was mentioned to me in 2014 to visit one of the local animal shelters before spending top dollar on my new to be pet. Well, I did just that. I searched online for a Doberman Pinscher as this was what I had my heart set on. I found one in Jacksonville, FL and recall the excitement I felt as I was driving to pick him up. They told me on the phone that he was just a puppy! I arrived and followed as I was escorted through aisle and aisle of wire compartments where the longing eyes of so many dogs were glued on me. We finally arrived at the holding place of my new Doberman puppy! I'll never forget the way he was crouch all the way in the back corner, shaking with fear, watching us as we entered his space. It was apparent at first sight that he was not a full-blooded Doberman and based on his markings and facial bone features, I knew that the dominant gene was definitely not doberman. Although, I had my heart set on a doberman Pinscher, it melted immediately into an "I really don't care anymore, this one is mine" kind of feeling. The gentleman picked him up by the scruff of his neck and asked me if this was the one and as this helpless, scared little puppy dangled in the air, I said to him, "Yes, he is exactly what I want". I adopted a puppy that day that had been thrown away and brought BENTLEY Sir Extraordinaire home to the ranch where he would grow up running and playing in the hay fields! (Pictured below with his sweet little sister). I still have Bentley and found out from his veterinarian that he is a Doberman Bird Dog. He has markings of a doberman but his facial bone structure is that of a bird dog and he points! Yes, he does! He points and is the best hunter in the county! I love that he walks close to my side instinctively like a doberman and is extremely loving and loyal like a doberman but I also love to see him freeze and point when he's in hunting mode, lol!
So, now that you've heard my story, let me enlighten you as I have been enlightened, that The Humane Society is not simply in the business to save and re-home pets..... They offer vaccinations, health checkups, spay and neuter services, grooming, dog training and even have a pet food pantry. These are not all free services but are offered at low cost with programs and grants available for low income families. This is not an animal shelter but a full-service organization that you can bring your pets for much needed care!
I wanted to share my adoption story with you because many times, it all begins there! You make the decision that you would love to have a pet and at that point, you must decide where and how you will find your new friend and pet companion. I just want to say that I cannot stress to you how happy I am that I decided to search for my pet at a place for lost and forgotten animals........ I'm all about being a change in the world by outwardly doing things that bring about a positive and choosing a pet, that for whatever reason, was being sheltered because it had no home, was a huge win, for him and for ME. I compiled a video with all the important information that you need to know about The St. Augustine Humane Society and all that they offer. You can view it on our YouTube channel at: https://youtu.be/JTQVo3INI6k
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