Meet Baloo! ❤️ "Baloo (@Baloopup) came to us in a bit of a flurry. My boyfriend and I knew we wanted to rescue a dog, but weren't sure when or if we wanted an adult dog or puppy. We lived in a small town in the mountains of British Columbia, Canada and there happens to be two great animal rescue organizations there: GALs (Global Animal Lovers) and ICAN (Invermere Companion Animal Network). I would stalk the Facebook page of GALs pining over all of the beautiful dogs.
Then one day, after we had put our name in for another puppy but were about 6th or 7th on the list so we didn't get her, a few photos of these fluffy brown mutts popped up. One out of the 3 photos stood out to us, with her big paws and sad eyes. We knew we needed to meet her.
So we met her and her foster Dad at the beach and took her home for a 2 day 'trial.' Yeah right... We were in love from the first moment we saw her. She was so calm and loving and playful and we knew she was ours.
Her story before she got to us is really heartbreaking, as with most rescues. GALs volunteers to help veterinarians go to rural communities in Canada, mainly in northern BC, Alberta, and Saskatchewan, and spay and neuter any animals that come to them for free. While GALs is in these communities, they go around and knock on doors letting people know they are here and asking if they have any strays that hang around or pets of their own. GALs knocked on one door and a guy opens up the door and says 'I think there are some puppies under the shed.' Horrified, the GALs gals go to the shed and sure enough there are 3 little puppies starving and fighting for their lives. There were 3 other little bodies with them, but sadly those ones didn't make it. So, these 3 puppies were pulled from underneath the shed and brought back to Invermere to be fostered and nursed back to good health and eventually get adopted.
Baloo is the sweetest dog I know. She doesn't cuddle other than late at night and early in the morning when she's still a bit sleepy. She gives me looks that only a dog owner understands and I can't imagine life without her. Yes, she's large and needs walks and training, but it's so worth it. - @accarter"