May 7, 2008

Denver Dawes – The Rescue Pup

On Sunday we decided that was the day. That was the day we were going to add to our family and finally become a 4, that was the day we found Denver.

We headed to the SPCA in Newtown to view the puppies they had there. We went along the line, the puppies were as you can imagine gorgeous, each with their own individual characteristics, all with there little sad puppy eyes and all just wanting a home. At the end of the line Michael and I looked at each other and said at the same time ‘can we see that black one’.

He was named by the SPCA as Ozzy, we were put into a pen with him and spent 15 minutes getting to know him. Then and there we decided we wanted him. We had to complete some Adoption Forms and were told we would need to buy a kennel as that’s part of the law of having a dog here, so off we trundled to get one. On Tuesday I called in to the SPCA to see him and give him a cuddle before he was to go for his snipping and chipping (he was getting neutered and micro-chipped).

Yesterday the SPCA called to say he came out of his operation well and they were just waiting on a house inspection before letting him go. Luckily later that day we had a visit and all was signed off and here we are!!

I went down today at 1pm and collected him, he came home in his little jersey which he has grown up with and the SPCA staff were so happy to see him find a home yet so sad to see him go, it was heartwarming to see the devotion of the SPCA staff.

So you want to meet him? Well here he is, three months old and just gorgeous – meet Denver.

Coming home:

Enjoying the first night with his new family: Exhaused from all the fun:

Denver Dawes – with a name like that he can be nothing but amazing! 

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  • Mam Lee

    May 8, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    AWWWWWW he is so cute good on you for giving him a chance in life, he will give you so much pleasure(and pain when you see the vet bills) ha! hope you have a lot of fun with him. xx

  • Dawn

    May 8, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    Oh my gosh he is sooo cute!! Can’t wait to meet him!

  • Anonymous

    May 8, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    You guys are an inspiration. What with starting a business and now getting a rescue dog! Wow!

    Ron Beswich

  • Sarah

    May 8, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    He’s gorgeous! Thank you so much for popping in so we could meet him today – I didn’t realise you’d only just picked him up! He has the most beautiful nature and aura. He’s a very lucky pup and I know he’ll return your love and devotion in bucket loads! Hope he settles in quickly and can’t wait to see tons of photos of him growing up in the Dawes household on your blog!

  • Prin

    May 9, 2008 at 1:03 am

    Aw! He’s too cute! I love the puppy belly.

    Yey for a rescue doggy and yey for it being black. How awesome. Smile

    (btw, I’m ok, just flying far far away today and it’s stressy…)

  • The palmer Family

    May 9, 2008 at 7:23 am

    OOOMMMMGGGG just how cute is he!!!!!
    I want one!! lol

  • Mam

    May 9, 2008 at 7:38 am

    Enjoy,he looks adorable!

  • Craig

    May 9, 2008 at 8:51 pm


  • Rachel

    May 9, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Awwwww!!! the cutest puppy ever – he best realise what a lucky pup he is – that his home is with you guys!!! good on you – luv Rx

  • Mam Lee

    May 9, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    Isnt it funny how when you write about dogs or babies that you get the most comments, everyones a big softy. xx

  • Kya

    May 10, 2008 at 5:00 am

    Yay! You really know you’re home when you get a dog. Wink Congrats, and welcome home Denver.

  • Anonymous

    May 12, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Congratulations on the new pup. We have 7 dogs (yes 7!) and they are a mix from Jacks to Rottys!! Maybe this is the start to a bigger family for you!
    Josie (Canterbury Plains, NZ)