Sunday, May 4, 2014

Introducing Marcy.

During my last few day while I was in London, I started to get serious about the dog adoption process.  I had been stalking petfinder for weeks now and was ready to make the leap. After my initial research I was planning on adopting an Australian cattle dog, but then one day I was cruising the Perfect Pet Rescue's site and saw a sweet German Shepard mix.  I put in my application and heard back quickly.

The rescue group called my land lord, two of my friends, and moved me along.  I convinced my landlord to approve the sweet girl and began moving forward in the process.  I spoke with the foster mom and set up a time to meet. Her given name is Virginia - and she dropped off at animal control in Georgia with a litter of puppies.  The rescue group grabbed her and her puppies and began caring for them.  She was  then transported up north. Because she was a stray, there is no real way of knowing her age but they believe that she is a year and a half.

My dearest friend Julie came with me as we met her at a dog park about 45 minutes south of Albany.  When we approached the park we found that she had cleared the fence of the park and was running free.  I wasn't sure I would be able to handle her free spirit.

Once some other dogs had come to the park, she ran around and played nicely.  After the play date in the park I decided she would be perfect for me. So after signing lots of paperwork and handing over some cash, she came home with me.  Virginia wasn't responding to her name ( either it was never really her name - or she too wanted the change)  so I have renamed her to Marcy which is also the name of the highest peak in New York State.

The first night she cried and wasn't particularly interested in me,  I gave her space and come the morning she began to warm up to me.  She is a great dog that was clearly loved by someone once.  She loves humans, other dogs, children, birds and squirrels.

Marcy has been completed house trained but needs some work walking on a leash.  She is so excited to meet new people that she often forgets manners and jumps  and still uses her mouth to play, but she is eager to please and quick to learn.

It's only been a week and I am completely in love.  While I haven't been running much (so much for my 30 days of running before 30)  Marcy gets me out and walking. As we continue to adjust to our new life I'm excited for us.


  1. What a cutie! Congrats on adding to your family and adopting this sweet girl!

  2. Aw, what a gorgeous pup! And props to you for rescuing her. So sweet.

  3. Love her name! Congrats on the new addition. :-)