helps families in many ways. Meet Reggie. He started out in life with a
Mom and Dad. He was actually a gift for his Mom. Before long he had two
little girls to play with. Reggie taught them how to walk by holding on
to his fur.
When the girls were
about 8 yrs old, their family was faced with the tragedy of a divorce.
Dad would raise the girls and Reggie. So far Reggie was still a happy
No one wins in a
divorce and Reggie was about to become the "Biggest Looser" of all.
Life smiled on Dad and he remarried a lovely lady. Sadly she did not
want Reggie to share their new found happy life. They would get a new
puppy that would be their very own puppy. Surely someone would want to
adopt a 9 yr old Basset Hound.
Openheart was so
touched by Reggie's plight. The night we picked him up the girls were
crying and begging for him to stay. Reggie was confused and tried to
We brought Reggie home
with us that night. We could not bear to have him sleep alone. He was
depressed and refused to eat for a few days.
Lots of love and TLC
made the difference. Reggie was coming to the adoption events at the Pet
Stores and interacting with families. Week after week people pet him and
played with him but picked out the young puppy to adopt.
One day a beautiful
lady with two little girls about 8 yrs old came to the store. Reggie got
so excited. They looked just like his little girls. The lady pet
him and without hesitation said "What do I have to do to Adopt this Dog
- I'm in love with him" When we told her his story she cried. Reggie had
spent 8 long months in Rescue - he was waiting for the right family.
Look at his picture. That's his forever little girl smiling with him.
Donations helped us care for Reggie until the perfect family showed up.
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are true Openheart Angels! We hope you are too!
Reggie is 12 now and
comes to visit with his wonderful family.