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When is the right time to say goodbye to your rescue dog?


by Amy Lynch
29th Dec 2021

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Saying goodbye to your rescue dog

Despite the challenges of adopting rescue dogs, Amy Lynch’s two were THE best dogs. What she didn’t think about was how things might end. Because, when your dog is your fitness buddy, companion, teacher and bodyguard, how do you say goodbye?

Christmas 2007 was a special one. That was the year my husband and I took home two rescue pups from WSPCA.  You could have predicted it a mile off. There we were, love’s young dream volunteering at the animal shelter. It was only a matter of time before we’d fall in love with some fluffy shivering thing and say ‘ah, look…’ A female and her five black and white Collie mix pups had been found...

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