We first met Poppy when her owner contacted us seeking someone to help her with walking Poppy. Poppy is a beautiful, young greyhound who was adopted from GAWS into a loving home and quickly became a close companion. After having a fall, Poppy’s owner was not able to take Poppy on the daily walks she needed. Her kind next door neighbour helped out by taking Poppy for a couple of walks a week but Poppy needed a daily walk. We introduced Poppy and her owner to one of our caring volunteers who started taking Poppy for walks.
However, it wasn’t long before Poppy’s owner had another health incident, which meant she could no longer take care of Poppy. Because of the unexpected changes to her health, she made the heart-wrenching decision to ask us to find Poppy a new home.
Our respite care volunteers invited Poppy into their homes and gave her the best of care while we searched for the perfect new home. By sharing Poppy’s story through our community and friends of Cherished Pets we found her a home that was the perfect fit. Poppy was enthusiastically welcomed by a family of three, who couldn’t wait to get to know her. On the day she arrived they had a new coat and bed ready for her. Cherished Pets helped ease Poppy’s transition to her new home providing advice and support throughout the entire time. Poppy has settled in just fine and bonded with her family. She loves going for walks to the nearby park, meeting other dogs, snuggling up in her bed and keeping her new “mum” company, staying close by her side.