Everyone loves a happy ending, right?
We at BAPBR love to share adoption announcements, but that’s just the start of the next chapter for that lucky dog and that lucky family. We’re kicking off our “One Year Anniversary” series to let those special families share their stories with our supporters directly. We hope you like them!
Cory and True adopted Zoey, formerly Adopt-a-Bull Bibs, on November 12, 2012.
Zoey’s most common nicknames:
Zoey Bear, Zoey Girl, Zo Zo
What drew you to adopt Zoey in the first place?
We saw a picture of Zoey online and were very interested to meet her. We had an opportunity to visit a Portland pet store where she was available, and we immediately felt a connection with her and felt that there was something about this first meeting — almost like she was meant to be a part of our family. We feel very fortunate and blessed that we were chosen to adopt her.
Do you have any other pets in the house?
Yes, a turtle and two cats.
What’s been the most surprising thing about Zoey as she’s settled in and grown up?
Zoey is very uncomfortable around barking dogs, even little ones. She is very tough physically, but she has a very soft, sensitive personality. She plays differently with each of our family members depending on our own individual tolerance for how rough she can get with us. We see that she tones it way down with our 2-year-old, but she gets very excitable when playing with dad.
Does Zoey have any funny habits or quirks that make you laugh?
Zoey loves running in the sand at the beach, but she is afraid to go into the ocean water. She is extremely attached to her dad and wants to follow him around literally everywhere he goes. She loves naps and cuddles and we often find her and our 2-year-old napping, huddled together on the couch. Sometimes when she gets off the couch after a nap she stretches out and moans really loudly while her back legs stay straight back on the edge of the couch cushion, until only her toes are left holding her hind weight. Then she drops her legs straight off onto the floor with a loud “Thump!”
What has Zoey brought to your life?
Zoey has brought so much joy to our family. We couldn’t have asked for a better addition to our family. She is very loving, loyal, patient and very well mannered. She never barks and is very friendly with everyone she meets. Many people say rescued animals are fortunate to find their forever homes, but we truly feel it is us who are the lucky ones to have found her.