by Helene J. Goldfarb
I’m a true animal lover: always have been, always will. After growing up with a family pet female dog we named Fluffy, saying goodbye to her my senior year in college was one of the worst days of my life. Although I vowed to someday have another special dog in my life, apartment living and then becoming a traveling “career woman" prevented my dream from becoming a reality sooner than later.
Finally, after 25 years of living without a pooch, both living and career changes allowed me to begin my search for that special dog for me. I knew I wanted to adopt a young adult dog in need of a home rather than purchase one or go through the puppy stages; visits to two of the local animal shelters did not result in my finding the special little dog I was looking for, so I began to search the internet. Before I knew it, I had found him on the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network web site!
Quincy (aka: Harrison) was described as a little ball of happy energy rescued from a local shelter in Houston, Texas. His foster Mom said he turned out to be a most loveable boy who loved to play with his toys and was in need of lots of love and attention. I submitted my application for adoption and anxiously waited to be approved. A few short weeks later I was on the phone with his foster mom getting all the cute little details on this adorable little guy and the next thing I knew, I was making travel arrangements to Houston to pick up Quincy and bring him back to his new home in Florida.
Ever since his August arrival to his “forever home", Quincy has been the perfect little addition to my family. His transition has been completely uneventful thanks to his foster mom, Sandy, and I will be forever grateful to her for his rescue from the shelter. Quincy has the run of the house, yet prefers to be in the same room with us. He was already house-trained and rarely barks except when the doorbell rings or he hears a noise outside. Quincy loves his daily walks down to the community duck pond and enjoys chasing the little Florida geckos than run along the sidewalk. He enjoys outings at the beach and park where he can socialize with other dogs, but his most favorite thing to do is to curl up on my lap for his afternoon siesta. We could not have asked for a better pet; Quincy is the love of our lives and we look forward to many happy years together. Thank you Col. Potter!